Without the time, dedication and commitment Volunteers demonstrate each and every week across our county, Clubs and Leagues would simply not exist.
A Football Club or League is more than just the players on the pitch.
If you're part of a club or league and it feels you have too much to do it's time to be looking to recruit volunteers.
Most volunteers already have a link with the club, be it a parent, grandparent, friend, former player or sponsor. Through committing time and effort to running the club, volunteers will play a major role in giving players the opportunity to enjoy football each week – and should feel rightly proud of the contribution they make.
Clubs today require a varied number of volunteers to fulfill important roles to help them operate and develop. A well-run club should feature the backroom staff of a fixtures secretary, fundraisers, a welfare/child protection officer and a chairperson to oversee the club's constitution, as well as the frontline first-aiders to act as physiotherapists and team coaches.