Clubs & Leagues


The lifeblood of the grassroots game

our grassroots heroes

Supporting an invaluable workforce

Without volunteers, grassroots football simply wouldn't exist. From managers to coaches to officials, a club consists of many crucial parts.

It's our task to support these diamonds to ensure everyone has a part to play in the game's overall success. Secretaries, treasurers and welfare officers. Matchdays wouldn't be as safe, enjoyable and efficient without unpaid grassroots heroes like the first aider, kit manager and groundsman.

Publicity officers, fundraisers and football in the community. Volunteers donate their time and expertise for the benefit of others, so it's vital we make our sport an inclusive environment for new individuals to come forward.

We must also providing our existing workforce with everything they need to operate effectively. Via our website and social media, we advertise the vacancies available within clubs and leagues.
next generation coming through

finding new volunteers

'Football Futures' develops our next generation, providing guidance, support and opportunities for 14-21s. We also present Long Service Awards to thank individuals who have dedicated themselves to the game over an extended period of time so they know they're valued. Do you have time and knowledge which would benefit grassroots? We know people who need you! Please get in touch to find out more.
Safeguarding and Welfare


Whatever your involvement in football, you have a responsibility to make our game as safe and enjoyable as possible for everyone.

This is particularly true if your role as a volunteer involves working or being with children and young people under the age of 18.

Please click here to find out more.

Let's Make football safe, not sorry we take safeguarding seriously
Reporting Concerns


If you feel that an adult connected to your league or club (e.g. a referee, coach or a volunteer) is mistreating someone under the age of 18, there are various confidential ways you can report this.

By ‘mistreating’, we mean behaving towards under 18s in a physical or verbal way you believe is threatening or makes the young person feel scared or bad.

Find out more and watch a short film The FA has produced explaining how to report your concerns. Of course, everything is completely confidential.