Mancunian Brown, formerly Child Protection officer for the Jersey Football Association and manager at Grouville FC, has already taken three training sessions for his new club together with gaining a goal-less draw against Jersey Nomads in flybe Combination Division II.’It’s thrilling to be back,’ said Brown, adding: ‘I needed a break and now that I’ve had one I’m really enjoying the banter and working with players again.’Sporting Club are at the bottom of Division II and I’m surprised, because they have several talented players.
Three sessions together and they are already looking like a new team.’The club has been the whipping boy for several seasons and I’m looking to turn that around – wouldn’t it be great if the footballers could match the achievements of the club’s cricketers!’Paul Kemp and Denis McGee were playing in and running the team, but the pair will now concentrate fully on playing.Kemp said: ‘I approached Colin to take the position and I’m delighted that he accepted.
The response already from the players has been excellent.
Colin’s training methods are very good and his man-management skills have earned him the respect of the players.’Sporting Club play St John at Les Quennevais on Saturday looking to gain their first victory of the season – at the 11th attempt.
Kick-off is at 2.30 pm.