The annual Veterans Tournament at St Peter in Jersey has welcomed French Rugby Clubs since 1997. The Super Frelons team from Le Rheu in Brittany has participated to the event for more than 20 years and has been joined by other Breton teams such as Les Coquillarts from Saint-Brieuc or the XV et demi from Bruz.
Another sport event that used to gather Jersey and French counterparts is the multisport tournament between Jersey and la Manche, a sporting exchange that started in 2012. First comprising 3 sports (football, tennis, table tennis), the tournament developed and later also included rugby, petanque, and adapted football.
Each year, over 200 children from Jersey and la Manche participated in this 2-day event taking place alternatively in Jersey and in La Manche.
Not only was this a fantastic sporting opportunity for children but also an opportunity to improve their language skills and make friendships.
The last event took place in 2019 before Covid-19 broke in and reinvigorate this tournament in the future is currently being explored.