Testimonials

"The support that Le Tournoi are able to provide, through their corporate sporting events, is gratefully received and in particular the awareness that the Sailing Challenge has presented us with is astounding – we can’t thank them enough for their hard work and generous donation of the use of the boat. The fact that a part hearing and part hearing-impaired crew have won the event and come runners up in the Eurpoean Championship really cements Earsay’s mantra that every person, irrespective of hearing ability, can take part in every available opportunity given the right support and awareness of the community.
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Mark Burby, Chairman, Earsay

"We would have loved to have put a boat in this year (as you know it was always my plan). However, we saw the benefit of just taking clients out on the Oceanis for a day and I think it is a very good investment, so I would certainly hope to put a boat in, and once again sponsor a leg. We will still be involved with Le Tournoi next year so we will be involved in the planning process and we can prepare for an Orchid boat in good time. I can’t tell you how proud Sam and I were last night to be a (small) part of such a major success and we will be making as much as we can of it among our clients to get them a bit more fired up.
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Allan Watts, Director - Orchid Communications

"Many thanks for a great 5 days everyone of my team thoroughly enjoyed the sailing and the whole event, even Ray sent a great note thanking us and saying what a time he had despite being sick the whole way across the channel. You should be proud of what you achieved.
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Tim Ringsdore, Managing Director, JT

"Firstly I would just like to say thank you for you absolutely fantastic hospitality over the weekend. It was the first time I had been to Jersey and I was taken aback by the people you work with and support they are a credit to yourselves and to Le Tournoi. The children were very well behaved in the sessions we took and it was a pleasure to be a part of the weekend on a whole. I cannot thank you enough for everything you guys and your team did for us we were made to feel right at home. I will definitely be visiting Jersey again with my family as it’s a fantastic place to visit. I would love to meet up with you guys as well - the work you do for the Island is unbelievable and it didn’t go unrecognised with us".
Joseph Rowe, Youth Coach, Everton FC

“Many thanks to you, John and everyone that was involved with Le Tournoi over the weekend. My group really enjoyed the day and it was especially good to have a few games in the inflatable 5-a-side pitches, thanks to Dave K. The highlight for us all was to have Kevin Kilbane and Colin Nell join in one of our games, which also attracted a good crowd. We certainly had a full day and there were no injuries except for the coaches joints which still ache today!”
Gary Norman, Head Coach, Learning Difficulties St Pauls Squad



"I would like to say what a wonderful initiative the Le Tournoi sport and music weekend was. This initiative was held by Le Tournoi with David Kennedy and the Jersey Youth Service. As the Safer St Helier group supported the event, I went to it in St Helier and was extremely impressed with the young people who took part and the drive and enthusiasm of those who organised it. This is just the sort of initiative we need to show our young people that we want them to grow into responsible and caring community members. Events like this need to be encouraged".
Colin Russell, Chairman, Safer St Helier Community Partnership


“Although still a little bleary-eyed, I am now back at the millstone and thought I would drop you a quick line to both thank you again for a great couple of days and to congratulate you on an excellent festival of football. I know Kevin really enjoyed the weekend and I hope that his presence helped in further demonstrating how strong and progressive your tounament now is. It was great to meet 'the team' on Saturday night (my feet still hurt!!!) It clearly demonstrated just how much time, effort and planning you all do to ensure the success of Le Tournoi. It would be a privilege to work with you in any way I can over the next twelve months, so please never hesitate to give me a call if you think I can help with anything. With very best wishes”.
Christian Smith, Senior Executive Head of London Commercial Department PFA Enterprises Ltd



“Andy - just a few words in appreciation of you and your team's efforts over the weekend (and beyond). It was a privilege to be a small part of it yet again and make a contribution to your noble fund raising efforts.  I know I slept soundly last night after two exhausting days, and a few slugs of the amber fluid (never has it tasted sweeter!!). It was a good idea to have the referees tent up, as it doubled up as a focal point for all the guys and stimulated quite a bit of interest in our recruitment programme. Well done to John, Fitz et al for their parts”.
Paul Daniel, President, Jersey Football Referees Association



"Was just emailing you actually, yes myself, turnip and mange tout are back safe and well and we can’t stop talking about what a fantastic weekend we’ve had. Thanks so much for everything, we were made to feel so welcome by everybody and we feel very lucky to have been present at such a great event. If there is anything else at all that we can help you with, please DO NOT hesitate to let us know".
Nicola Mouyia, Account Manager, Callard UK Limited

"Hi Andy, firstly well done on a great tournament, the kids had a great time and really enjoyed themselves, we as a club were very happy with our lads' performances and were very proud of them... Our club president had a couple of calls from some of his contacts from Jersey saying how well our lads did and played some good football (which as a coach is great to hear as you know)... We haven't sent a minis squad off island for about 7 years so our Y3's were the first, so with that in mind we will be bringing a couple of squads next year, hopefully a team for each of the groups... Again well done and see you next year...."
Shane Burtenshaw, Northerners Y3 Coach