19 local clubs were represented at the Jersey Football Association's 2020 AGM on Wednesday night (29th July 2020).
The meeting was held at the Great Hall at Highlands College, with physical distancing policies in place and a restriction on the number of attendees in line with Government of Jersey guidelines.
Jersey FA President Bradley Vowden opened the evening by describing the past year as "difficult and challenging". He said "The Jersey FA and football has unfortunately not been immune to Covid-19 and the virus managed to stop football in its tracks for the first time since the second world war.
"It was, of course, the first season of our merger – the Jersey Football Combination and the Jersey FA joining together to run the local leagues and cups. We’ve made a solid start, and we hope you will have noticed through the recent affiliation process the removal of some duplicated processes which will assist in time and administration for your club secretaries.
"It was clearly a huge disappointment in my first full year of Presidency not to be able to complete the 2019-20 season but, as you are all aware, we had no choice locally, once the FA at Wembley ended all grassroots football when the pandemic kicked in."
Clubs voted to approve a series of new rules for the 2020-21 season, which include a simplification of the promotion and relegation system in the Jacksons Premiership, Jacksons Championship and Jacksons Division One. From this season, the top two will be automatically promoted (if the club does not already have a team in the division above) and the bottom two will be automatically relegated (if the club does not already have a team in the division below). Meanwhile, in the women's league a play-off will now decide the title winners if two teams are tied on points at the top of the table.
The new rules have been uploaded to the Jersey FA Rules page of this website.
Earlier in the meeting ABC Accountancy was appointed as the Jersey FA's new accountants. The accounts will run from July-June moving forward, to align with the football season rather than a Jan-Dec calendar year.
Football Development Manager Brian Oliver announced the local winners of the FA & McDonalds Grassroots Football Awards.
Grassroots Coach of the Year for Youth - Allan Ferey (St Ouen)
Grounds Team of the Year - Julian Wright (JTC Jersey Wanderers)
Volunteer of the Year - Peter Gully (St Clement)
Rising Star of the Year - Harry Walker (Referee)