The Gaffer… Russell Jee

NameThe Gaffer… Russell Jee
Season2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-18, 2018-2019, 2019 - 2020, 2020-21, 2021-22
TeamFirst team
JoinedJanuary 15, 2018
Hometown Cullompton



Russ has had a long and successful playing career before turning his attention to management. He has played for Exeter City, Tiverton Town & Bideford in the past. He took over as manager at Willand in 2016 & has had incredible success ever since.

His knowledge of the league and local football is second to none.

In the 2018/19 season Russ led the club to a historic Quarter Final of the FA Vase, the Les Phillip Cup final and promotion from the Western League Premier Division as Champions into the Southern Football League. This is the highest level that we have played at in the National League Structure.

Russ leads by example and has instilled in the team the ethos of playing entertaining & exciting football; this is illustrated by the 150 goals we scored in our promotion season.

He is enthusiastically looking forward to continuing the recent successes in the Southern League