Volunteer Roles with Oxfordshire FA

Volunteering Roles

Football in Oxfordshire wouldn't exist without the thousands of volunteers who give up their time each and every week to support the grassroots game.

A football club or league is about more than just the players on the pitch. 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.

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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.
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.
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.
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.

The FA Respect

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The FA's Respect programme provides a series of tools for leagues, clubs, coaches, players and parents from grassroots to elite football - to help ensure a safe, positive environment in which to play the game.

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Frequently asked questions about Volunteering

If you’re new to volunteering, many other people within your club or league will be on hand to support you and help you out. Additionally, if you need further support, Oxfordshire FA are on hand to help.
Some roles can be carried out with as little as an hour a week, so there’s definitely a role out there for you!
The only roles where there is a requirement for qualifications are where there is constant contact with youth players (Under 18 and below), such as coach, manager, physio and welfare officer.
There are many benefits to volunteering such as gaining experience in a certain area, personal development, networking, giving back to your local community, gaining a qualification, and much more!
Volunteers can be as young as 12 when young leaders can complete the Junior Football Leaders course.

Get In Touch

By Phone: 01993 894405
(9am - 5pm Monday - Friday)

By Email: Development@OxfordshireFA.com