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Variety of Ways to Get Involved


a role to suit everyone

There are lots of different roles required to run a football club, from physical roles such as coach, to behind the scenes roles such as secretary.

Below are some of the roles you can get involved in, and a brief explanation of them. Click here to see some of the latest opportunities being offered in Essex.
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The role of a chairperson is to oversee the running of the club/league, ensure 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 treasurer’s role will be to ensure that the club stays financially sustainable, pays all expenses and collects 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 with the Essex County FA, team managers and clubs/leagues. The secretary will look after the administrative duties for the club/league.

The fixture secretary will be in charge of organising pitches for home games and ensuring the club’s teams can play all of their games.

All teams will require a manager to organise the team for fixtures, lead them on matchdays and organise training. In a lot of cases this will also include coaching the team as well, to develop their ability.

The club welfare officer ensures the club operates a safe, child-friendly environment and promotes good practice in-line with the club’s Child Protection Policy.

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additional alternatives

specific league roles

Player Registration Secretary: The league player registration secretary will sign-on all of the players for teams in the league to ensure they’re able to play. Depending on the size of some leagues, there may be multiple volunteers doing this job, with a few age groups each.

Fixture Secretary: The league fixture 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.