Like most sports clubs, GUFC is run entirely by volunteers – people just like you, who commit to helping run their local sporting club. Our terrific volunteers look after every part of our club - they coach, manage teams, work in the canteen, help with ground set up and work on the committee. Volunteer help means registration fees are kept as low as possible.
To run a club the size of GUFC, plenty of help is needed! There are lots of ways you can get involved.
Become a coach
Coaches are integral to the football experience at GUFC and we’re very appreciative existing and new coaches. Coaches are volunteers from within the club – parents, players and others interested in football.
All GUFC teams require a coach. For u6 and u7 teams, coaches are known as team leaders and, due to the nature of MiniRoos (non competitive), have a less formal coaching role.
Coaches don’t have to be experienced or qualified to get involved. Skills and experience vary according to age group/grade, but generally we ask all GUFC coaches have:
- A passion for football
- A good understanding of the game
- Good people skills
- High level commitment to fair play and good sportsmanship.
Coaches and coach education are key to player enjoyment and development. Coaches at GUFC are supported by:
- Regular emails and updates
- Free training courses and coaching sessions
Interested in coaching?
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Become a team manager
All GUFC teams require a manager to coordinate team operations. Managers are volunteers from within the club – most often a player or parent/relative of a player in the team. Managers must be:
- Over 21 years of age
- Good communicators
- Committed to staying in touch with club issues and news
- Committed to fair play and sportsmanship.
Interested in managing?
- Email email@example.com
- Volunteer to be manager at grading days
Take part in ground control
The one way just about everyone at GUFC lends a hand during the season is via ground control duty which involves:
- Ground preparation and set-up or clean-up
- Help running the BBQ
- General ground duty, mainly crowd behaviour.
Ground control duty is arranged on a roster system, with all teams taking a turn throughout the season. Rostered teams are published on our website and e-newsletter every week.
Please get involved when you’re team is rostered on for ground control/canteen - don’t leave it up to someone else!
Join the GUFC committee
Joining the GUFC committee is a great way to make a contribution and have a say in the way GUFC is run. The GUFC committee oversee club operations. There are a range of committee roles and anyone in the club is encouraged to get involved. The committee is elected in a special meeting held on the third Monday in July.