Jimmy Blair Joined

Army Men's Representative Teams Update

Jimmy Blair to step down as Army Men's Team Head Coach at the end of the season.

Following three years at the helm Army Men’s Representative Head Coach Major Jimmy Blair (Infantry) will be leaving his role at the end of the season.

Jimmy, who also plays for the Army Crusaders Vets team, was appointed Head Coach after steering the Infantry from the depths of Massey Division 2 through to winning the Division 1 title in 2020.

Trustee of Men’s Representative Football, Lt Col Tony Frank said ‘I would like to place on record my gratitude for the huge amount of work Jimmy and his staff have put into the development of our senior team. Their hard work and dedication have been clear to see, and the sheer volume of goodwill messages received are testament to their efforts. I know the players and all at the Army FA would also wish to pass on their gratitude. I look forward to appropriately recognising these efforts more formally in due course’.

In addition, and following five years in charge, WO2 Gerwyn Griffiths (RE) will step down at the end of the current season as Head Coach of the Army Men’s (U23) Development side. Griff has seen a wealth of players transition through the development side and make their senior debut and it is not by coincidence that 18 of those players involved in the senior squad this season alone had come through the development set up and that seven have gone on to represent UKAF. His talent has been recognised more widely within Services football as he became the UK Armed Forces Team assistant Head Coach last year. Lt Col Tony Frank added ‘It has been a real pleasure to watch Griff and his staff work to develop our future talent. The dedication Griff has shown to Army football in recent year is unmatched and I am truly grateful for all his has given’.

The process for the advertisement for the vacancies of the positions of Army Men Head Coach and Under 23 Head Coach will be announced in due course.