Without volunteers, grassroots football simply wouldn’t exist. From managers and coaches to club officials, a club is made up of many crucial constituent parts who come together to make it a success, and it’s our task to support these diamonds to ensure everyone has a part to play in the overall success of the sport we love.
Secretaries, chairpersons, treasurers and welfare officers. Matchdays wouldn’t be as safe, enjoyable and efficient without unpaid grassroots heroes such as the first aider, the kit manager and the groundsman. For larger clubs there may also be an officer responsible for publicity, fundraising and community relations.
Volunteers donate their time and expertise for the benefit of others, so it’s vital we make football is an inclusive environment for new individuals to come forward, whilst 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.
The ‘Football Futures’ programme 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. They often stay involved for so long as they enjoy being involved, and know they’re valued.