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Jonathan Ford steps down as FAW Chief Executive

Jonathan Ford steps down as FAW Chief Executive

The Football Association of Wales can confirm that Jonathan Ford will step down from his position as Chief Executive of the Association on 31 March 2021.

Since Mr Ford’s appointment in 2009, the FAW’s profile in European and World football has greatly increased and there has been significant improvements in world class facilities including the National Training and Development Centres at Dragon Park, Newport and Colliers Park, Wrexham and the new National Elite Centre and FAW Head Quarters at Hensol, near Cardiff.

During his tenure, Wales has hosted several prestigious events such as the UEFA Women’s U19 European Championships in 2013, the UEFA Super Cup Final in 2014 and the women’s and men’s Champions League Finals in 2017. The men’s national team reached the semi-finals of EURO 2016 and secured back-to-back EURO qualification for the first time ever and were promoted to the top division of the UEFA Nations League in 2020 as group winners.

In a statement released by the FAW, a spokesperson said:

The FAW would like to place on record its gratitude to Mr Ford for his efforts over the past 11 years and wish him all the best for future endeavours.