Volunteer working with young players.


Without volunteers the grassroots game wouldn't exist

The game's unsung heroes

Some 400,000 people keep the game running through various club roles, such as welfare officers, club secretaries and treasurers.

By volunteering, not only are you helping others, but you are also opening up opportunities to move into full-time roles at professional football clubs or organisations in sport in the future.

A well-run club should feature the backroom staff of a Fixtures Secretary, Fundraisers, a Club Welfare Officer and a Chairman to oversee the Club’s constitution, as well as frontline first-aiders to act as physios and team coaches.

Northamptonshire FA is committed to supporting the volunteers in club football that make up the backbone of the grassroots game. Find out how you can get involved by searching through this section of our website. 


Get into Volunteering

There are many reasons why volunteering is so popular within grassroots football:

  • Increases confidence
  • Increases self esteem
  • Gain experience of speaking to groups
  • Builds your C.V
  • Gain experience of managing accounts and budgeting
  • Provides opportunities in the local community     
Volunteers chat during a workshop.
Safeguarding and Welfare


Whatever your involvement in football, you have a responsibility to make our game as safe and enjoyable as possible for everyone.

This is particularly true if your role as a volunteer involves working or being with children and young people under the age of 18.

Find out how The FA and Northamptonshire FA manages safeguarding nationally and locally. You’ll also find detailed information on the game’s safeguarding strategy, and how it applies to you.


Coaching at the FA

Criminal Records Checks

Keep up to date with our local safeguarding activities. You’ll find details of forthcoming safeguarding training courses and workshops, how to obtain a Criminal Record Check (CRC) if you need one – and lots of other relevant information.
Peterborough United celebrate at Disability Finals Day.


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