Jersey Football Association is delighted to announce the appointment of Jimmy Kelly as Chair of the Board of Directors.
Jimmy’s appointment was made following recent governance changes at Jersey FA’s recent Annual General Meeting, where members agreed to split the role of President between its ambassadorial duties, and running the business functions of the Board. As such, Bradley Vowden will continue in his role as President.
In November 2022, Jersey FA became only the seventh County FA to achieve the FA’s Code of Governance Award, which highlighted the increasing importance of the role of the Chair of the Board. As the role of the Chair of the Board for Jersey FA was incorporated into the role of President, the decision was made to divide the responsibilities into two roles, the Chair of the Board and the President. This will ensure it continues to be accountable to the membership of the Jersey FA, as well as meeting the governance obligations and responsibilities to the Association. Jimmy Kelly has become the Chair of the Board, Bradley Vowden continues in the revised President role.
New Jersey FA Chair, Jimmy Kelly, is a professional performance coach and managing director of Jersey-based Performance Now. Jimmy works with a range of clients in both business and sport to improve individual and team performance. He has coached individuals, organisations and corporations in the UK, USA, Europe, and the Middle East.
Jimmy Kelly, Chair of Jersey FA Board of Directors, said: “It’s a real honour to be appointed the Chair of the Jersey FA. The Association has undergone significant developments in its corporate governance over recent months. It’s been a privilege to support that work as a Director and I now look forward to supporting the Board and the Executive even further as the Chair. The Jersey FA plays such a crucial role in the sporting and wellbeing landscape of the island. With the ongoing development of the sport of football, it’s a wonderful time to be part of this historic organisation.”
Bradley Vowden, President of Jersey FA, added: “Football is embedded in the fabric of our island, and it is important we have a structure in place to oversee that effectively. As our governance evolved in the last year, we recognised we needed to review that structure. Therefore, Jimmy’s appointment will allow us to function at the high level that is required to meet the needs of modern football.”