Roles Within a Club

There are a substantial number of roles to be filled within a football club. The majority of these roles are done on a voluntary basis by committed people who ensure the livelihood of Australian Football at all levels.

Roles within a management committee

The most important roles within a football club fall with the leadership of the management committee. 

Getting the culture right

What tends to get in the way of developing an effective football club is the committee becomes a 'talking shop' and individual members fail to follow through on agreed actions. This can be very demoralising for everyone involved.

To counter this tendency, it's important you create a conscious culture of 'getting things done'. You might want to set up some basic ground rules for the committee and incorporate these into your handbook or standing orders. Here are some examples of culture statements you could work by:

  1. Committee members are expected to fulfil their roles between meetings; the purpose of the meetings is to check on progress.
  2. Committee members have full authority to take all necessary actions to fulfil their allocated responsibilities within their allotted budgets.
  3. All briefing papers will be read before the meeting, not at the meeting.
  4. Each committee member shares collective responsibility and ownership of agreed decisions, irrespective of their personal view or vote on the matter.
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