Autism Jersey will be bringing babyfoot to life again this year with the second Human Table Football tournament. You get the picture – men on poles kicking a ball, right. Well, in this version, players are restricted in movement by putting their hands into some heavy-duty gloves which are fixed to a scaffolding pole. Last year’s inaugural tournament at Weighbridge Place was deemed such a success that it is being repeated, this time on Saturday 28 April. Some adults who have autism, players from the Jersey Learning Disabilities Football Club and Youth Inclusion take part, as well as big strong guys from the construction industry and some corporate teams. Last year, the trophy, which is sponsored by Normans, was won by a team from Camerons. Both companies support the event with Normans supplying the materials and Camerons constructing the pitch. CPA Global also support, organising everything on the day, including the entertainment and refreshments. They’ve listened to feedback and are shortening the games to eight minutes this year; adding some netting to prevent the ball going out into the crowd, and have dropped the entry fee. Teams need six players to take part. The entry fee is £180, with a commitment to raise a further £150 in sponsorship.

To book a team, contact Caroline Moody as soon as possible

by emailing c.moody@autismjersey.org