Volunteers are the backbone of grassroots football in Guernsey. Without the time, dedication and commitment demonstrated by hundreds of volunteers each and every week across our county, Clubs and Leagues would simply not exist. A Football Club or League is about more than just the players on the pitch.
Guernsey FA recognises the value of volunteers in running and developing football at every level and recognise our responsibility to:
- Support and develop existing volunteers
- Recruit more volunteers into football
- Recognise and reward volunteers
Most volunteers already have a link with the club or league they help to support. This could be a parent, grandparent, friend, former player or sponsor.
Through committing time and effort to running the club or league, volunteers will play a major role in giving players the opportunity to enjoy football each week – and should feel rightly proud of the contribution they make.
The Guernsey FA supports volunteer development in local football through delivery of a number of courses. See our Development & Courses section for more details, and our main Volunteers section or Roles for further information on getting involved.
Some volunteering opportunities require certain skills such as coaching which may require qualifications but clubs and the Guernsey FA often provide training or will support you to find the right training.
Often clubs are looking for personal skills, such as being able to get on with a wide variety of people, being reliable and being enthusiastic about the sport or club you're involved in.
Football is looking for enthusiastic and confident people just like you to take on a variety of roles and football will give back to you too! Did you know that being involved in a football club can give you the same energy boost as having a pay rise?
Skills and qualities you could expect to develop:
- Self esteem
- Speaking to groups
- Managing accounts and budgeting
- Event organisation
Get In Touch
For more information about volunteering in football, please contact us:
By Phone: 01481 200443
By Email: email@example.com