Williams confirms decision to step down as Amateur coach

JUFC would like to thank Ben Williams for seven years as Amateur first team coach following his decision to leave the position due to work commitments.

Having taken over the role in 2012, Williams led the JUFC Amateurs all the way from the lower half of Division Three to a seventh place finish in the Premier Division last time out.

Promotion to the top flight came in 2018 as JUFC took out the league title following a close run battle with local rivals Quinns FC.

Williams also guided the JUFC to the Division Two first team title in 2016.

“This is sad news for both Ben and the club,” said JUFC President John Stone.

“In the last seven years as the Amateur first team coach, Ben has overseen their progression and eventually reached the top division in 2018 which was a huge achievement at our second tier level.

“During his time as a player and coach he is one of the longest serving members of the club and at the heartbeat of our culture.

“A truly passionate and loyal member of JUFC, he’s not gone forever and will still be around the club in some capacity.”

Williams leaves behind a strong squad that performed superbly in the second half of the 2019 campaign.

The Executive Committee will now work through the process to identify and appoint a new first team coach for the 2020 season and beyond, with preseason training details to be confirmed in the coming weeks.