There are lots of different roles required to run a football club, from physical roles such as a coach or manager to behind the scenes roles where there is a high focus on organisation and support such as club secretary, treasurer.
Every club has an opportunity where any volunteer can support them using their strengths, this could be to support groundsman work, upkeep of the club buildings, financial support, marketing support or overseeing volunteers. If you have a strength speak to your local club who will be happy to get you involved!
Below are some of the roles that you can get involved in and a brief explanation of their responsibilities.
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 the county, team managers and clubs/leagues, the Secretary will look after the administrative duties for the club/league.
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.
All teams will require a manager to organise the team for fixtures, lead the team on matchdays, and organise training. In many cases, the manager will also be responsible for coaching the team, helping them 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 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 undertaking this role, each responsible for certain age groups.
The league fixtures secretary organises fixtures for the teams in the league. In some leagues, there may be multiple fixture secretaries, each responsible for certain age groups.