Variety of Ways to Get Involved
GOOD MANAGEMENT ENSURES GRASSROOTS CLUBS THRIVE
Paying consideration to the management of your club will help it succeed both on and off the pitch.
For some clubs, with just one team this may seem a simple task but for a community club with multiple age groups and teams, this can be a daunting prospect. Luckily we're here to help and point you in the right direction of everything you need to ensure your club is well managed and in good shape. Distributing the various responsibilities and tasks involved in managing a club amongst a team of club officials and volunteers is a brilliant way of reducing the workload and increasing the community feel of your club.
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.