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Volunteering Roles

How can you help your club or league?

There are lots of different roles required to run a football club.

These can range from physical roles, such as coach, to behind the scenes roles - a secretary, for example.

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

There's something for everyone, so you're sure to find a role which suits you!

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Nick Birchall

Football Development Officer (Education)

Area contact for: Preston, Fylde, Wyre, Blackpool

01772 282757


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Choose your role - clubs

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

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. Click here to find out how to become a club welfare officer.

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. Click here to find out how to get started as a coach.

Choose your role - Leagues

The league fixtures secretary organises fixtures for the teams in the league. In some leagues, there may be multiple fixture secretaries, each responsible for certain age groups.

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 undertaking this role, each responsible for certain age groups.

A self-explanatory role as the Referee Appointment Officer will appoint referees to every game. They are responsible for ensuring each fixture will be officiated by a qualified referee affiliated to Lancashire FA.

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