Jersey Bulls’ league opponents confirmed
JERSEY BULLS FC can begin mapping a route through their debut season in English football this week, after having their opponents for the 2019/20 Combined Counties League Division One campaign unveiled.
The new Island club have had their inclusion in the tenth tier finalised and publicised by CCL officials, with the 20-team division featuring sides from Greater London, Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire.
Bulls’ new rivals, who all play within an hour’s drive of Gatwick Airport, include Farnham Town and Godalming Town, plus three clubs based in the shadows of Heathrow – Bedfont & Feltham, British Airways and FC Deportivo Galicia.
Ian Horswell, Bulls’ director and commercial manager, said: ‘It’s great having the league down in black and white now and the CCL have confirmed that we will start on Saturday 3 August. We don’t know if we’ll be home or away yet.
‘We don’t know much about the opposition but we have a great relationship with Guernsey FC and we’ve got other contacts in the UK who are happy to give us a bit of background on these clubs.’
Eligible teams will play FA Cup fixtures on 10 August, but as it stands Bulls will only be entering CCL cups in 2019/20.
‘It is in our business plan to play in the two Combined Counties League cups in season one,’ Horswell explained. ‘Then for season two we plan to enter the FA Vase, and the FA Cup in season three.'
Prospective Bulls players met the management and committee for the first time on Tuesday as the club’s inaugural game against Stevenage approaches. They welcome the League Two side to Springfield on Saturday 6 July.
Combined Counties League Division I
AFC Hayes, Ash United, Bagshot, Bedfont & Feltham, British Airways, Chessington & Hook, Dorking Wanderers Reserves, Epsom & Ewell, Eversley & California, Farnham Town, FC Deportivo Galicia, Fleet Spurs, Frimley Green, Godalming Town, Jersey Bulls, Kensington Borough, Sandhurst Town, Tooting Bec, Walton & Hersham, Westside.
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