Some sports clubs and groups face a long spell out of action because of Storm Ciaran.
There has been widespread damage including at FB Fields, padel tennis centre and the Geoff Reed Table Tennis Centre.
Following a visit to the Geoff Reed Table Tennis Centre by Terry and Mike today, due to the damage, the centre will remain closed until further notice.— Table Tennis Jersey (@OfficialJTTA) November 2, 2023
We are all devastated but will be working together to rebuild. pic.twitter.com/Lfalhy8Mr0
It's an area thought to have been hit by a tornado at around midnight on 2 November, ahead of the peak of storm which brought 100 mile an hours winds.
Absolutely gutted for Scott at the padel club, this is really sad to see pic.twitter.com/z06FbU4kYQ— Chris Duhamel 🏆💛💙💛💙 (@ChrisDuhamelJsy) November 2, 2023
A big clean up job is needed at Springfield, and at Les Quennevais and Grainville playing fields.
🚨 Just popped to FB Fields. Trees and fences fallen down onto pitches, goal posts flung about, cricket sight screens everywhere, debris galore and big chunks of grass cut up. Devastating to see, it really is. #StoemCiarán pic.twitter.com/6AplH8PtfG— Daniel Andrade (@d_andradesport) November 2, 2023
States-run sites remain closed today (3 November)
Sports Minister Deputy Lucy Stephenson says the impact on sport will last some time:
"To see such damage is, of course, incredibly difficult and I know it will be devastating for many of our sports clubs and associations who call these facilities their home. For some, recovery is not going to be quick or easy."
Inspections are going on the assess the extent of the damage and cost of repairs.
“I am grateful to all those working to make our sites safe at this time.
Safety is our number one priority and I urge everybody to stay away from the government-run sports facilities while they remain closed and the full extent of the damage is assessed.”
Many of this weekend's sports events are cancelled or postponed, including Saturday's Parkrun at Les Quennevais.