CLUB AND LEAGUE ROLES
Running a football club or league is a large project which requires time and effort.
This means there are a number of roles which need filling in order to maintain the workload successfully.
The role of a chairperson is to oversee the running of the club or league and ensure that it is run efficiently and managed appropriately. They will lead club or league meetings and provide leadership in all areas.
The Secretary is one of the most important roles in a club or league. The main point of contact for the Amateur FA, team managers, clubs and leagues, the Secretary will look after the administrative duties for the club or league.
The treasurer’s role will be to ensure that the club or league stays financially sustainable, paying all expenses, collecting any monies owed and keeping a record of the accounts. The treasurer may also be tasked with obtaining additional funds, such as grants or sponsorship.
The club or league welfare officer ensures that the club or league operates a safe, child friendly environment and promotes good practice in line with the relevant Child Protection Policy.
A club fixtures secretary will be responsible for organising pitches for home games, liaising with opposition and officials and ensuring that the club’s teams can play all their games. The league fixtures secretary organises fixtures for the teams in the league.
PLAYER REGISTRATION OFFICER
A club player registration officer will sign on all the players for their teams to ensure that players are able to play. The league player registration officer will then sanction the registrations.
MANAGER OR COACH
All teams will require an individual to organise, manage and lead their team for their fixtures on matchdays. In addition, they will deliver training to develop the team’s ability.
The social secretary is responsible in organising social events to bring all club or league members together to enhance relationships within the club, this can involve Christmas parties, end-of-season award ceremonies and football tours.