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Roles and Responsibilities

Chairperson & Vice-Chairperson


  • Provide leadership and direction for the Club.

  • Oversee the work of the Club Committee.

  • Chair meetings of the Club.

  • Advocate of the football Club for the local community.




  • Official contact between Club and County FA and other Clubs.

  • Ensure Club affiliation and league membership.

  • Ensure effective correspondence and communication.

  • Provide minutes of meetings for official Club records.

  • Match day duties to support teams and officials.




  • Manage and administer finances of the Club.

  • Create annual income and expenditure sheets and balance sheets.

  • Create and maintain a cash book for at least two years.

  • Ensure all payments and fines are paid on time and recorded.

  • Support all fundraising and sponsorship opportunities.


Development Officer


  • Recruit new coaches and volunteers.

  • Ensure all new-comers are inducted in to the Club.

  • Provide all new-comers with a brief of their role.

  • Ensure there is sufficient training for new coaches and volunteers, and ensure all existing training and qualifications are valid.

  • Establish links with local schools, and ensure they are aware of all forthcoming events.

  • Develop opportunities for young leaders and players.

  • Ensure all coaches and volunteers are recognised and rewarded.

  • Ensure all examples of FA Best Practice are followed and adhered to.


Child Welfare Officer


  • Understand and Communicate the club’s responsibilities when running activities for Children and young people

  • Work with the FA and League’s Welfare Officers

  • Understand the FA’s Respect Programme and develop best practice processes

  • Help all Club members understand what their Duty of Care is towards Children & young people

  • Responsible for FA CRB check on all new recruitments within the club

  • Monitor repeat incidents of poor behaviour and liaise with the committee and league or FA Welfare officers where necessary 

Manager / Coach

  • Player Development:  Design age-appropriate training sessions to enhance individual and team skills. Provide constructive feedback and encouragement to help players improve.

  • Teaching Fundamentals:Focus on teaching fundamental techniques such as passing, dribbling, shooting, and basic game strategies. Emphasise fair play and sportsmanship.

  • Creating a Positive Environment: Encourage a supportive and respectful environment where players feel comfortable learning and making mistakes. Promote teamwork and camaraderie 

  • Safety and Well-being: Implement appropriate warm-ups, cool-downs, and injury prevention strategies. Be aware of any medical conditions or allergies among players. Follow safety guidelines during training and matches.

  • Communication with Players and Parents: Keep players and parents informed about training schedules, matches, and any relevant updates. Address concerns or questions in a timely and respectful manner.

  • Understanding Age Groups: Tailor coaching approaches to align with the physical, emotional, and cognitive abilities of players within specific age groups.

  • Promoting Enjoyment and Love for the Game: Create a fun and enjoyable learning environment. Encourage a lifelong love for the sport by emphasising the joy of playing football FOR ALL

  • Team Management: If coaching a team, handle administrative tasks related to match schedules, player availability, and team logistics. Foster a sense of team unity and cooperation

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