Jersey Bulls name Elliot Powell as new manager

Jersey Bulls name Elliot Powell as new manager
Elliot Powell will combine his Bulls role with managing the Jersey FA men - photo credit Andy Dovey

Just ten days on from guiding Jersey to a thrilling Muratti Vase victory over Guernsey, Elliot Powell has been named as the new manager of Jersey Bulls.

The island's men's representative boss, who led Jersey to Island Games gold last summer, takes over the reins at the Bulls from departing Gary Freeman who recently stepped down after defeat in the Combined Counties promotion play-offs.

Powell spent the past four seasons in charge of Jersey Premiership side St Peter. On his latest appointment he said: "I am honoured to join Jersey Bulls Football Club, something I have been ambitious about doing for some time, and I am excited for the opportunities we can create.

"The club has a strong foundation and a passionate fan base in Jersey and the UK. I am committed to bringing success to the Bulls and building on the club’s proud traditions and culture."

Lorne Bickley was Jersey Bulls' top scorer in the 2023/24 season - photo credit Adi Topley

A further announcement about the backroom team to support Powell will be made by the Bulls in the near future.

The club's CEO Ian Horswell added: "We are thrilled to have Elliot and his team join the club. It’s a large and experienced backroom team which can really help the club continue its year-on-year successes to date.

"There has been a lot of managerial changes in our league, and we would like to think we will have one of the smoother transitions as Elliot has worked with much of the squad before.

"We have an exciting schedule of pre-season matches and look forward to welcoming supporters to Springfield again, very soon for what should be the start of another exciting spectacle for the island of Jersey."