Football would not take place each weekend without the support of hundreds of thousands of volunteers. For most youth Leagues, it is the parents of players who give up their time to ensure their sons and daughters can take to the pitch and enjoy a game of football.

There are a wide variety of jobs involved with running a League, especially in those that run multiple teams.  A League must have a committee, which is made up of ‘members’ of the League. Members can take on an active role, or could just support the League through having their say.

The Treasurer must manage and administer the League’s finances, maintaining an income and expenditure record and balance sheet, which must be presented at the League’s AGM. A cash book must be retained for two seasons, an annual financial statement prepared and bank account managed in the League’s name. This will involve a few hours a week from home and a monthly meeting of a couple of hours on the 1st Tuesday of the month, as well as an AGM meeting in June.

The League will depend on your support if you take on a new role, so only take it on if you feel you can complete your duties for the whole season. Volunteering can be a very rewarding experience and you will take out of the role what you put in. You will have the chance to learn new skills, make new friends and make a difference to the teams involved in your League.

For further details please contact the League Secretary Keith Thompson on 07887 692530, or keith.tommo1969@gmail.com