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Government 'Actively Working' To Get Own Screen

A big screen was brought in for the 2018 World Cup.

The Chief Minister says she shares people's frustrations that they can't come together to watch the big England Lionesses match on a big screen.

England will play Germany in the final of the 2022 European Championships at Wembley Stadium tomorrow (31 July).

A government spokesperson told Channel 103 that acquiring a big screen was looked into, but it didn't prove to be value for money.

The Assistant Minister with responsibility for sport, Deputy Lucy Stephenson, said it just didn't work for the government on this occasion.

The decision has been criticised by many islanders, who point to the wider benefits that such an event could bring such as bringing the community together and encouraging more young girls into the sport.

Jersey doesn't have its own big screen. One was brought in for the 2018 World Cup semi-final between England and Croatia.

A fan zone was considered for the Euro 2020 final between England and Italy, but it didn't go ahead because of safety concerns amid a rise in cases.

Deputy Kristina Moore says her government is actively working to get a permanent screen to Jersey so the island can enjoy major events together in the future.

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