Volunteers for Grassroots Football
Clubs in Cornwall have consistently identified the lack of volunteers in football as a major concern.
The general consensus is that the duties of running a league or club are falling on fewer and fewer people and the consequent burden is making volunteers think twice about carrying on. Clearly football is under threat if the trend cannot be addressed.
Cornwall FA is teaming up with Volunteer Cornwall and the Cornwall Sports Partnership to look at ways which clubs can be supported to develop bespoke plans to recruit, reward and retain volunteers. The initial support will take place at two introductory workshops at Cornwall FA, Bodmin on Thursday 5th June at 7pm and in the Camborne area on Tuesday 10th June at 7pm. This will provide leagues and clubs with the opportunity to hear from Simon Long, Sport and Physical Activity Co-ordinator for Volunteer Cornwall, who will outline the range of support which will be available through the programme. Simon has an excellent knowledge of all levels of the game as a current Premier League Assistant Referee and former development officer for Suffolk FA. Development staff from Cornwall FA will also be present to look at the resources which will be available to support the programme.
Further support will be offered to leagues and clubs as the programme rolls out.
There will be a limited number of spaces on these workshops, due to this it will be a maximum of 3 places per club and will be offered on a first come first serve basis. To book a place on the Introductory workshops please contact Grace Dent at Cornwall FA on:
T: 01208 269010