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
SAFEGUARDING IS EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY
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.