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 that you can get involved in and a brief explanation of their responsibilities.
Within football there are a variety of roles through which, volunteers can support the local game. These roles include:
Generic Volunteering Roles
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 Guernsey FA, team managers and clubs/leagues, the Secretary will look after the administrative duties for the club.
Specific Club Roles
All teams will require a manager to organise the team for fixtures, lead the team 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 that the club operates a safe, child friendly environment and promotes good practice in line with the club’s Child Protection Policy.
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.
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 that players are able to play. Depending on the size of some leagues, there may be multiple volunteers doing this job with a few age groups each.
The league fixtures 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.