Second Division champions Brunos Magpies have announced the appointment of former Watford owner and vice-chairman, Haig Oundjian, as their new joint-chairman.
Oundjian, who also represented Great Britain in figure-skating at two Winter Olympics, takes up the role alongside fellow joint-chairman Louis Perry, who in a club statement commented: “I am delighted to welcome Haig to the club. His vast experience and contacts will help guide us over the next few years as we establish ourselves as a major local football force on and off the field with some interesting initiatives to come.”
The 69-year old, who resides in Gibraltar, has had a long career working in football, including serving on the board of the English Football League, and in the statement, he says: “My initial attraction to the club started with my appreciation of the club’s desires to grow on and off the pitch. The club has a vibrance, a supporter base and a desire. I believe I can assist them further whilst also bringing some value to youth development and education of young sports men and women generally in Gibraltar”.
According to the statement from Magpies, Oundjian’s interest in FC Brunos’s Magpies stems from his desire to help youth development n professional and educational qualifications. He will also take a minority stake in the club.