How can I, as a parent/guardian, help?

There are many ways to be involved in the club and every contribution is warmly welcomed.

Of course there are many committee roles, but we appreciate that level of involvement might not suit everyone. You might be able to help in the following ways, though (this is not an exhaustive list):

Coffee shop – On Saturdays, while training is taking place, parents, visitors and youngsters can buy hot and cold drinks and snacks from our club house. We rely on helpers for this and even if you can only offer an occasional Saturday morning while your child trains, you would be welcomed and your input very much appreciated.

Refereeing – Our games on Sundays and during tournaments all need referees and for older age groups, two people running the lines as well. Sometimes it’s hard for our managers to arrange referees and lines people, so the more we have available the easier it makes their job. At many levels no more than a normal understanding of the basic rules of football is required. We can provide a whistle 😉

If you’ve ever played the game, you’re probably ideal for this. There’s usually some boot lace tying involved as well…

Setting up – There are some pieces to put in place before matches, such as putting up goal nets and setting out Respect Lines and corner flags. It doesn’t take a lot of effort but it is one more thing the managers, coaches and committee members don’t have to worry about.

Be a sponsor – If you run a business or have an employer you can talk to about his, we’re always looking for support at all levels. It doesn’t cost a fortune to make a huge difference to a team, buying new strips, waterproof jackets and other bits and pieces. We’re actively looking at more ways of exposing the names and logos of our generous sponsors so that you can see the benefit. Your community will be grateful when they see your name!