FA Welfare Officer Workshop


There are many people involved in the running of a club

Know your role

Grassroots football wouldn’t exist without the thousands of incredible volunteers.

From secretaries and coaches, to line markers and tea makers, local clubs need volunteers to keep running an provide football for all.

Learn about some roles you can take on below to play your part and keep the game running...


Debbie Preston

Football Development Officer

E-Mail: debbie.preston@northantsfa.com

Telephone: 01604 678408 


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 treasurer's 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 Northamptonshire 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.