Jersey FA Chief Executive Jean-Luc Desbois to leave JFA in summer 2020
Jersey Football Association CEO Jean-Luc Desbois will step down from his position at the end of this season, after two years in the role.
Mr Desbois informed the JFA board of his decision earlier this week, giving advanced notice to allow sufficient time for a suitable replacement to be recruited.
Jean-Luc was instrumental in the merger between the JFA and the Jersey Football Combination and during his time in charge has secured a number of major sponsorship deals, bringing much-needed funding to local clubs.
“I’d like to thank Jean-Luc for his strong leadership of our organisation over the past few years,” said JFA President Bradley Vowden. “His enthusiasm for the game, business skills and round-the-clock work ethic make him a hard act to follow.
“The JFA has made huge strides forward during his tenure and the board would like to thank him for everything he has done, and continues to do, for local football.”
The recruitment process to find a successor will begin immediately.
“I’ve enjoyed working directly with the island’s football community and I’m proud of the work our staff and volunteers do each and every day to develop and support the game,” said Jean-Luc Desbois.
“I will stay on until the summer to aid the recruitment process, complete several ongoing projects and to oversee the preparation for the home Muratti matches as well as our second Jacksons International tournament. I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to work in football and would like to thank the board for their full support and trust during my employment.”