Ricky Weir and Paul Creeden to quit Jersey FA jobs

JFA president Ricky Weir
Jersey FA president Weir was appointed in 2006

The president and chief executive of Jersey's Football Association have both announced they are to step down from their roles.

Ricky Weir, president for the past six years, has revealed he does not plan to stand for re-election.

Meanwhile, chief executive Paul Creeden is to take on a senior role with the national FA after May's Muratti final.

"It had been my intention for some time not to seek re-election as president at the next AGM," said Weir.

"My underlying reasons are simply increasing and changing demands both in my professional and personal circumstances.

"I have committed myself fully to the role over the past six years and simply do not feel I can continue to do so in the manner I would expect and more importantly that others would expect of me."

Jersey FA board members have known of Weir's plans for "some time", but he brought forward the public announcement following Creeden's appointment as the FA's regional manager for the east.

Work will begin immediately to find Creeden's replacement but Weir thinks it is too early to say whether the new chief executive will be recruited from the UK or locally.

He said: "Certainly it will be a tremendously hard task to replace Paul, who has taken to his role over the past five years with unsurpassed commitment and passion.

"Regarding my own position, I will remain as committed now as I have ever been in the past six years, to ensure that we recruit and attract the very best individuals to work within the association."

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