SUFFOLK County Schools’ Secretary James Morley has been appointed Chairman for the South East England Schools’ Football Association (SEESFA).
The 25-year-old, who works for Suffolk FA as Mini Soccer & Youth Football Development Officer, had his appointment ratified at the AGM of the SEESFA on Monday evening at the Premier League offices.
James (pictured above beside the Premier League trophy) takes on the role after being vice chairman for the past season and will be the chair for one year.
The SEESFA league includes Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Inner London, Kent, Middlesex, Norfolk, Surrey and Sussex as well as Suffolk.
The league has Boys’ teams playing at U14, U15, U16 and U18 level plus Girls’ teams at U14 and U16 level.
James said of his appointment: “I am looking forward to the opportunity of being the chairman of a regional league for schools’ football and representing Suffolk.
“I became secretary of the SCSFA two seasons ago and never thought I would be chairman of the league in this time and am looking forward to the challenge moving forward.
“It will be new to me to be a chairman and I will be learning as I go, but I like challenges, as you can’t improve without those challenges and coming out the other side.
“Taking on my new role at Suffolk FA as the Mini Soccer and Youth Football Development Officer means that my role is to try and develop Youth football in Suffolk, and I look forward to doing the same with other county schools’ football associations.”
Robert Peace, Chairman of Suffolk County Schools' FA (SCSFA), said: “We at SCSFA are very proud that James has become Chairman of South East England Schools Football Association.
“He has brought a high level of professionalism to SCSFA and enhanced our development with the delivery of county competitions and rep teams.
“He will do Suffolk FA and Suffolk football as a whole proud representing the county and this opportunity is great for his personal development.”