This club is bigger than you think it is, you can very easily match what goes on in the club to departments in a small business :
- HR = Membership,
- Facilities and Grounds,
- Bar and Catering,
- Fundraising / Sponsorship,
- Welfare of members,
- Special Projects and events
This doesn’t even include the actual reason you are part of a hockey club
- the arranging of fixtures,
- booking pitches,
- organising umpires,
- Captains managing and running their teams,
- league contacts etc.
All these areas are managed and supported by a number of dedicated volunteers who do an absolute sterling job in keeping your club running, and for that you should thank them when you see them !
However we need more people to help this core group of volunteers, who are currently stretched to the limit in what they can do for the club with limited time and resources - most all have day jobs too !!!
These days we all know time is precious, and even if you can give 1 to 2 hours a week to help with the running of the club, it would be time gratefully received and welcomed.
There are a number of other roles that need support:
Communications : Helping with spreading the word, twitter and Facebook updates, Poster designs etc.
Catering Point of Contact : Liaising with the Catering team and fixtures
Membership support : Checking off the membership and helping people with logging onto the new system.
Fundraising : Contact for your section to ensure teams are fundraising
Admin : General Admin help for your sections, be it Ladies, Mens or Colts
Colts : See Colts section for more roles, but in general, Admin support, Fixture Contact, Communications contact, Fundraising help.
If these roles are not filled then the club will struggle to keep running, please have a think about what you can do to help and let your club captain know if you can give a few hours of your time.