The FA and County FA volunteering roles



Clubs and leagues are about more than just the players on the pitch. Volunteers really make football happen and help to create the next generation of sporting stars.

From secretaries and managers, to line markers and tea makers, local clubs need volunteers to keep running.

There are a range of different roles volunteers can take on at a football club - with physical roles such as coach, to behind the scenes roles such as treasurer.

Below are some of the roles that you can get involved in and a brief explanation of each.


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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 Norfolk FA, team managers and clubs/leagues, the Secretary will look after the administrative duties for the club/league.

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.

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.

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