The co-founder and chairman of Kernow Football Alliance has been named as CONIFA's new general secretary.

Jason Heaton, who founded Kernow FA in 2018 alongside Andrew Bragg, has been unanimously voted into the role, vacated in March by Sascha Düerkop, by CONIFA's global executive committee.

Heaton was introduced to CONIFA, which is the international governing body for non-FIFA affiliated football associations, by Bragg in 2016, before joining the organisation as as global business director and was a main organiser for the organisation's 2018 World Football Cup in London.

He also helped set up CONIFA's 'No Limits' international tournament for disabled players.

In his opening statement published by CONIFA, Heaton said: "It is an incredible privilege to hold this position. CONIFA means so much to so many around the world, so it is with great honour that I will uphold the strong moral and ethical standards set by the organisation.

"Any growth principles will be set on the notion of quality over quantity, co-operation an clear channels of communication.

"CONIFA is a family made up of pro-active, hardworking and diligent people from all over the world and we are all responsible for maintaining that ethos and level of understanding for future generations: something I'm very much looking forward to as general secretary."

Kernow FA were due to make their CONIFA tournament debut at the 2020 World Football Cup in Skopje, North Macedonia, at the end of May, but the tournament was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.