Without the thousands of dedicated volunteers throughout Lincolnshire, grassroots football just wouldn't exist.
From secretaries and coaches, to line markers and tea makers, local clubs need volunteers to keep running and provide football for all.
Here are some of the roles you can take on to play your part. See our dedicated Volunteers section too for more information.
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 the county, 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 many cases, the manager will also be responsible for coaching the team, helping them develop their ability.
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 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.