The general manager of Jersey Sport, David Kennedy, has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Jersey Football Association.
Kennedy, who won three consecutive Murattis as Jersey manager between 2007 and 2009, is a former professional footballer with over two decades of experience in sports governance.
After time as a Football Development Officer in Midlothian, Scotland he moved to the island in 2005 becoming Jersey’s first Community Sports Development Officer.
He will replace the outgoing JFA CEO Jean-Luc Desbois in the summer.
“I’m hugely excited about this opportunity to drive forward the development of the sport locally,” said Kennedy.
“Football has played a significant part in my life over the years and I am lucky to have played and coached at a good level. More importantly, over the years I have built a successful career in sports development and I am looking forward to using that knowledge and experience to help shape the future of the game in Jersey.”
He will continue with his existing duties as Jersey’s Under-21s manager for the remainder of this season.
JFA President Bradley Vowden added: “David brings with him a wealth of experience in sports governance, and we’re delighted he has agreed to join the JFA at a really exciting time for local football.
“As well as his management and leadership attributes, David is a real ‘football man’ and I’m sure he’ll be a great acquisition to the team.”