Former Truro player Billy Jones has joined the backroom staff, after being appointed as the clubs director of football. It is the first time Truro has had someone in the role, with the clubs continual progression allowing for the recruitment of more staff.
Jones played for numerous clubs, pulling on a jersey for Leyton Orient, Kidderminster, Exeter, Crewe, Cheltenham, Newport Co, Burton over 18 years of his career before signing with Truro in 2015. Jones became a cult hero to the fans, especially after the 2016-17 season which saw him named as the fans player of the year after some terrific performances.
Billy Jones during his playing days with Crewe Alexandra back in 2009
“Despite the current situation with Matthew Etherington, my aim is still to have our backroom staff to be from Cornwall or former Truro players.” said Truro manager Chris Griffin “It allows players who join our club to understand they are joining not just a football club, but a community.” he added.
“I was thrilled when David (Cardoza) and Chris (Griffin) offered me the role, I was very enthusiastic in regards to remaining with the club that has brought me so much joy towards the end of my career." said Jones. “I hope to stay at the club and help it continue to grow and move up the divisions.” he added.