New Shetland Managers Appointed

Shetland Football Association is delighted to announce that the new management team for the County side is Niall Bristow, assisted by Kevin Main.

The committee were very heartened indeed with the response when seeking a new manager. Five applicants were received, a subcommittee interviewed three candidates who all presented well with a mix of very good experience and qualifications. After hours of interviews and deliberation it was decided that the aforementioned should be appointed.

Today they duly were.

The committee would like to publicly thank the others who took time to apply and attend interview, it is hoped that they all remain and become involved in our sport moving on.

The new manager told the Association that he was “delighted to have the opportunity to manage the County side again. I know at first hand the quality of the players we have and was very impressed with Kevin’s coaching abilities during the short lead-up and during the fixture with St Duthus. These factors convinced me that the time was right to lead the players into an Island Games campaign and beyond.

We are grateful to the committee, who strive tirelessly for the good of Shetland senior football, to have been selected for the post”.
The management team now have little time to settle in. Looming is the second round fixture of the Football Times Cup on the 1st October in Golspie against Alness United. Added to that, what promises to be a busy winter indeed for the new management team and the players, includes full preparation for the 2017 Island Games in Gotland as well as other Caledonian League cup fixtures.