Like most sports clubs, Port United 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 Port United, 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 Port United and we’re very appreciative of our existing and new coaches. Coaches are volunteers from within the club, commonly parents and caregivers, older players and others interested in football and committed to keeping teams kicking.
All Port United teams require a coach. For U6 and U7 teams, coaches are known as team leaders and, due to the nature of non competitive MiniRoos, have a less formal coaching role. Combining 2-3 teams in these young age groups (that have a small number of players) on training days is a great idea to help kids build skills and enjoy having a kick against each other. As players age and team numbers grow there are plenty of coaching resources to help volunteer coaches grow with their teams.
Volunteers don’t have to be experienced or qualified to get involved in coaching. Skills and experience vary according to age group/grade, but generally we hope that all Port United coaches have:
- Good people skills
- A passion for football
- An understanding of the game
- High level commitment to fair play and good sportsmanship
Coach education and training are key to player enjoyment and development. Coaches at Port United are supported by:
- Regular emails containing links to various coaching resources from NNSWF and FFA
- Notification of FREE training courses and coaching sessions from FMNC
Interested in coaching?
Contact us at email@example.com to learn more.
Become a Team Manager
All Port United 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or volunteer to be manager at grading days.
Take Part in Ground Control
The one way just about everyone at Port United 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 the team coach/manager emailed when rostered.
Please get involved when you’re team is rostered on for ground control/canteen – don’t leave it up to someone else!
Join the Port United Committee
Joining the Port United committee is a great way to make a contribution and have a say in the way in how Port United is run. The Port United committee oversee club operations. There are a range of committee roles and anyone in the club is encouraged to get involved.