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Volunteering

Throughout the season, there will be calls for volunteers. As a community club, when social parents and active players, volunteering not only supports the smooth running of the club, but is a great way to contribute, lean in with special skills/capability and to ensure our club can do the things we like doing.

Parent Involvement

Our club is run by a small number of volunteers. To ensure training and match days run smoothly, we require parents to actively engage with their child’s preparations and the club’s requirements.

This is a two way process, and parents are expected to participate, volunteer and be supportive.

 

Our club is a ‘Stay and Support’ club which means under normal playing conditions, parents are expected to watch matches, cheers on both sides and congratulate players for trying – win or lose.

 

If parents expect the club to be ‘child minders’ and ‘drop and go’ then please consider if this club is the right choice for you.

 

Team Manager Coordinator

The club’s Team Manager Coordinator will communicate with individual Team Mangers important information throughout the season. This is a volunteer role and an opportunity to coordinate key messages, updates and be a link between Team Managers and the coaches.

 

Team Managers

All teams have a Team Manager who is usually a parent volunteer. The Team Manager duties include:

  • Rostering for oranges and scoring

  • Rostering for Canteen or BBQ duties

  • Communication with the Team Manager Coordinator/coaches

  • Point of contact for player absences

  • Distribution of information to your team via email/SMS/Whatsapp or other

 

There is a Team Manager manual for further guidance.

 

Scoring

All parents, including dads, are expected to volunteer to score matches throughout the season. It is a shared responsibility and should not be left to one person. Scoring is easy and provides added insights into match days. Score sheets are provided by the association, and the scorer is expected:

  • To pick up the score sheet prior to the match start.

  • Know how to score and fill in the playing positions

  • Sign the sheet and complete to the scorers office at the end of the match. To view a typical looking scoresheet, click here. The SANDY/CDNA/SFNL are all slightly different, but this will at least provide a visual of what to expect.

Oranges/Fruit

All parents, including dads, are expected to provide fruit/oranges when ask to by the Team Manager. Fruit/Oranges are shared among players during half time.

SANDY Canteen & BBQ

All SANDY clubs have to run the canteen and BBQ on a roster system throughout the season. Typically, this is twice a season. It is a shared responsibility and parents should not assume someone else will do it. All parents are expected to volunteer. It’s a fun opportunity to interact with other parents, feed hungry kids and be supportive. The system is not complicated and the time passes quickly.

CDNA and SFNL canteens are run by the associations.

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