Volunteer Roles

There are lots of different roles required to run a football club, from physical roles such as coach, to behind the scenes roles such as secretary.

Below are some of the roles that you can get involved in and a brief explanation of them.

Generic Volunteering Roles


The role of a chairperson is to oversee the running of the club/league and ensure that it is  run efficiently and managed appropriately. They will lead club/league meetings and provide leadership in all areas such as club tournaments, etc.


The treasurers role will be to ensure that the club stays financially sustainable, pay all expenses, and collect any monies owed to the club


The Secretary is one of the most important roles in a club or league. The main point of contact for Oxfordshire FA, team managers and clubs/leagues, the Secretary will look after the administrative duties for the club/league.

Specific Club Roles


All teams will require a manager to organise the team for fixtures, lead the team on matchdays, and organise training. In a lot of cases this will also include coaching the team as well to develop their ability.

Welfare Officer

The club welfare officer ensures that the club operates a safe, child friendly environment and promotes good practice in line with the club’s Child Protection Policy.

Fixtures Secretary

The fixtures secretary will be in charge of organising pitches for home games, and ensuring that the club’s teams can play all of their games.

Specific League Roles

Player Registration Secretary

The league player registration secretary will sign on all of the players for teams in the league to ensure that players are able to play. Depending on the size of some leagues, there may be multiple volunteers doing this job with a few age groups each.

Fixtures Secretary

The league fixtures secretary organises fixtures for the teams in the league. In some leagues there may be multiple fixture secretaries to cover certain age groups depending on the size of the league.

At the bottom of this page you can see full downloadable role descriptions for each of the various volunteers roles. These may vary from club to club and league to league but offer a general overview of the positions.

“Buddy” System

When you take over a new role, in whatever capacity at a club or league, we understand it may be daunting, and want to help you settle in to your new role with ease.

To help you with this we are offering volunteers the chance to receive some support through a buddy system. The way it works is, get in touch with us on the details below, we’ll find someone who can offer some support, in the same role or similar. Whether via email, phone, or meeting, you can get then speak to them and get the support you need to get into the flow of your new role.

The support you need may be as simple as one question, or it may be that you need some guidance to the whole role. Whatever it is, we’ll help you find the support you need.

To receive some support, simply contact via email James.Shiplee@OxfordshireFA.com or call on 01993 894403 to discuss how we can support you.

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