“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.”
Elizabeth Andrew, OBE
Raiders has grown over the years to become one of the most successful youth football clubs in the country – FA Community Club of the Year in 2014, the Silver Award for UEFA European Grassroots Club of the Year in 2015 and Herts FA Community Club of the Year in 2017.
We now have around 1,000 boys and girls in 80 teams plus Senior, Ladies, Walking Football and Inclusive Football sections. Victims of our own success, perhaps?
The Club is run by unpaid volunteers – 7 Trustees, 18 Committee Members, an army of Age Group Coordinators, team managers, assistant managers, match day delegates… supported by a part-time and paid for Club Administrator.
As the club grows, the pressure on our volunteer “management team” increases. So…. we’re always looking for some additional help with running the Club…. whether you’re a Manager, Assistant Manager, or Age Group Coordinator (who may have some additional time to spare…) or you’re a Raiders parent who’d like to give some time to helping run the Club.
We would particularly like to involve some parents from the younger age groups whom we hope will be with the Club for some time.
How much time?
How much have you got…? Seriously, it depends on the role. Most of the positions are not too onerous! Some will have a peak in workload at specific times of the season; others may just require a few hours per month.
Of course you are!
If you’re interested in helping the Club with any of these roles, please contact the Club Chairman – chairman(at)berkhamstedraiders.com or chat to one of the Committee Members at training or at a match.