Bulls FC ‘building momentum’
JERSEY Bulls FC co-founder and operations director Russell Le Feuvre is moving away from his role as joint-manager at St Ouen’s Football Club.
The former Muratti player, who was on the touch-line at St Ouen’s recent Le Riche Cup win over Grouville, says momentum is building with Jersey Bulls and his focus is shifting towards concentrating fully with the new club, which is seeking to play in the English FA League pyramid next season.
Jersey Bulls will shortly be advertising for a team manager, something Le Feuvre says is vitally important so that players and Jersey Football Combination clubs are fully aware of what is going on.
Le Feuvre, a school teacher at Les Quennevais, said: ‘Momentum [for Jersey Bulls] is certainly building. The management team at St Ouen have known for a long time that I would gradually stop being part of their team. I’ve really enjoyed being involved with them.
‘I’m no longer involved with team selection, but I’m happy to help out at training if they want me.
‘It makes sense, I have to be impartial with the new club. I don’t want there to be any conflict of interest and everyone understands that.
‘Senior footballers are showing an interest in Jersey Bulls and we will shortly be advertising for a manager.
‘We’ve had interest already and it’s only fair that we advertise the position.
‘A manager will have to speak with the players to find out how committed they are because there will be a lot of travelling and we hope to do same day travel for fixtures as much as possible.
‘Clubs will have to know what is going on, it’s only right that they know early who will be signing for us, so that they can get ready ahead of next season and not find out next May that they are losing players and it’s late to get replacements in.
‘A question I’m continually being asked is “will there be dual registration’’ and I believe now everyone knows that there will be.’
Jersey Bulls FC will welcome leading figures from the FA Leagues Committee to Springfield Stadium next month to showcase their proposed home venue.
Officials from the new Island club have applied to enter a team into the Combined Counties League for the 2019/20 season, but must first have their bid ratified and facilities inspected.
Bulls will affiliate directly with the Jersey Football Association and then, subject the FA Leagues Committee approval, will become members of the Combined Counties at their next annual general meeting.
Findings from the FA visit, scheduled for 29 November, will be presented to the English FA Leagues Committee on 4 December, when Bulls could be handed formal approval.