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Strategy Consultation

tell us what you think

We're producing our next three year County Strategy to identify local priorities within in football.
 
We want to hear from you, what you think about grassroots football in Somerset and how we can make it better. 
 
You can access our anonymous and responsive online survey using the button below. Our survey only asks you the questions that are relevant to your role(s) and should take no more than between 5 and 10 minutes to complete.

Alternatively we are hosting two face-to-face sessions at County Headquarters for anyone to take part in.

There is a prize draw open to all respondents at the end of the survey!

Prizes include: FA Community Shield Tickets, England Tickets and Nike Kit.

A football club or league is about more than just the players on the pitch.

Volunteers  are the backbone of grassroots football in Somerset. If you are a Volunteer, without the time, dedication and commitment you and thousands of others demonstrate each and every week. Clubs and leagues would simply not exist. 

Somerset FA recognises the value of volunteers in running and developing football at every level, and through the Somerset FA programme of courses, in-service and CPD events will: 

•Support and develop existing volunteers 
•Recruit more volunteers into football 
•Recognise and reward volunteers

Clubs and Leagues today require a varied number of volunteers to fulfill important roles to help them operate and develop. A well-run club/league will feature important backroom staff including fixtures secretary, fundraisers, a welfare officer and a chairperson to oversee the organisations constitution, as well as the frontline first aiders and team coaches. Because we recognise the importance and value of Volunteers, our FA Charter Standard clubs now require a volunteer co-ordinator and it is their role to recruit, reward and support volunteers in their club. 

Volunteers are people who willingly give their time and effort without financial reward. There should be no barriers to being involved and some roles can be undertaken without even leaving the house. In Somerset there are thousands of adults and young people who give up time to volunteer each year. There are many benefits to getting involved in football as a volunteer.

These include:
•learning new skills 
•helping others and giving something back into sport 
•becoming part of a team and meeting new people 
•to do something different to the day job 
•to build self-confidence

Most volunteers already have a link with the club or league they help to support. This could be a parent, grandparent, friend, former player or sponsor. Through committing time and effort to running the club or league, 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.

If you are a volunteer and looking to develop your skills and knowledge, or if you are looking to get into volunteering within football please contact us at Somerset FA.

 

Get In Touch

Phone: 01458 832 359

Email: Support@somersetfa.com
Safeguarding and Welfare

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 Somerset FA manages safeguarding nationally and locally. You’ll also find detailed information on the game’s safeguarding strategy, and how it applies to you.

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