Angus MacKay appointed GFA development officer

Angus MacKay

Guernsey's FA have appointed Guernsey FC player Angus MacKay as the island's new football development officer.

The 25-year old was a trainee with Oxford United and played for the British Universities side before moving to the island.

He replaces Paul Mooney, who left the post in February after three-and-a-half years in charge.

MacKay is also an FA Level Two qualified coach and has a degree in sports science.

"I'm very much looking forward to taking on the role and excited about the opportunity we have to support dozens of enthusiastic coaches in their work of developing young footballers in Guernsey," MacKay said.

In January the Guernsey FA set up a new academy to try and improve the standards of the best young players in the island.

GFA chairman Chris Schofield said: "Angus has, during his short time in Guernsey, demonstrated his footballing abilities on the field at domestic club and island representative level as well as with Guernsey FC in the Combined Counties League.

"He clearly has a lot to offer in terms of knowledge of the game.

"We are sure that with the support of the Football Association development personnel, the GFA board, and the local football community, that he will prove to be an excellent motivator for our younger players and provide effective delivery of the National Game Strategy."

Meanwhile, the GFA is looking for a new secretary after Mike Kinder resigned from the role.

He had been in post since June 2010 and leaves in April to pursue coaching interests.

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