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Big week for Bulls

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JERSEY BULLS FC intend to advertise for a first team manager this week.

Jersey Bulls FC are waiting for affiliation papers to be completed before approaching potential managers

Jersey’s newly-formed club, who will sign the paperwork to affiliate to the Jersey Football Association tomorrow, are confident that they will also get the backing of the FA National League System committee when they meet today.

FA and Combined Counties League officials – the league Bulls are hoping to join – were in Jersey for a ground grading and club presentation last Thursday, at Springfield, and both parties were happy with their findings.

Bulls co-founder Russell Le Feuvre said: ‘All the paperwork should be completed on Wednesday and when that’s done it will give us the security to go ahead and advertise for a manager on Thursday.

‘We will be signing an agreement with the JFA as well outlining how we [the Bulls] will work together with local football – the league, the JFA and clubs – to protect each other as a whole.

‘We’ve received two CVs from prospective managers and I’ve also heard of a couple of others are interested. We’ll have to wait and see what happens.

‘Last week’s visit went well. There were no problems with the ground grading and both the FA and the CCL are happy for this to happen.

‘They were happy with our business plan and our presentation. There are a couple of things to address re the ground, but they are minor and we will address them.’

The next step will be for the CCL management to rubber-stamp their officials’ findings. Their next meeting is on 17 December.

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Le Feuvre added: ‘The CCL are desperate for us to join their league, but that will be an FA National League decision. We’ve applied to join at Step 6 and we will go where the FANL put us.

‘This is not only an opportunity for local players and coaches but match officials as well.

‘We are keen to have a Jersey official as fourth official on home matches and the CCL are keen for us to send officials away, but they are aware of the shortage we currently have and that it would not be right to take officials away and leave games in Jersey short.’

Andy Bradshaw

By Andy Bradshaw
Sports Reporter

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