Volunteering in a League or Club
GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL WOULDN’T EXIST WITHOUT THE THOUSANDS OF INCREDIBLE VOLUNTEERS.
There are lots of different roles required to run a football club, from secretaries and treasurers to coaches and welfare officers, local clubs need volunteers to keep running and ensure they provide football For All.
club and league 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.
Manager or Coach
All teams will require a manager to organise the team for fixtures, lead the team on match days, and organise training. In a lot of cases this will also include coaching the team as well to develop their ability.
Need some hints and tips? Check out The FAs Guide to Managing in Grassroots Football.
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 (Club)
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.
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 (League)
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.
help at every step
Setting Up A Club
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