Newtown Football Club is set for a big change in the way it operates when the new artificial pitch is installed. There will be more people than ever coming into the stadium and bringing with them increased opportunities for the Club to attract extra customers, but will also bring with it new demands with more people needed to help run the club and to have a say in the way it is run.
The Club will need to boost its already excellent volunteer support with new volunteers to help meet these new demands. A recruitment drive will begin shortly with Club Officials keen to attract people from across the skill spectrum.
More matches will be held at the club and that will require more stewards on match days. Training will be provided to new volunteers, but the Club will also be working with the FAW to hold training courses for stewards to equip them for their duties, with the keenest going on to get a qualification in the role which can be taken into industry.
Catering, bar and refreshment hut staff will need to increase, and again training and qualifications will be provided for new volunteers.
Two new young volunteers (pictured left) have just started working with the Latham Park ground crew and are assisting Gareth Owen with the pitch maintenance duties. They are providing excellent help and getting some work experience and training at the same time.
Are you the parent of a young footballer in the Junior section, or the girls section? Are you an ex-player or are you related to current players at the Club? Do you have skills to offer the club – just two or three hours a week is all that it can take, and often less, to make a big difference. What about helping out with being the Club Mascot - ROCKY THE ROBIN?
Other areas the Club is looking to extend are in photography, videography, website development, extending social media use, match analysis for all the club teams, Academy and Development squad administration and Physiotherapy experience.
Maybe you know of someone who has experience in marketing, promotion and fundraising. Those are key areas of expertise the Club needs to equip itself with and help drive the club forward in these exciting times.
As well as trying to fill new roles, the club needs to be mindful of succession planning with existing positions needing new people to shadow existing post-holders to learn the roles such as Programme Editor, Club Licensing Manager, Academy Administrator, Finance Director, Invoicing Clerk, Data inputting Clerk, Bar Manager, Club Secretary, General Manager, Catering Manager, Hospitality Manager, Supporter Liaison Officer, Press/Media Liaison Officer and many other jobs.
If that’s not your cup of tea, then how about just helping out our maintenance crew with a couple of hours of tidying up in the stands and around the ground; a little bit of strimming or grass cutting; 3G pitch maintenance tractor work, etc.
Those people who consider themselves “movers and shakers” can get involved with running the club with positions on the board available for Directors who have contributions to make to the strategic direction and decision making at the Club.
Please contact the Club today - email - email@example.com, ring Club Secretary, Owen Durbridge on 07967 979089 or speak to any Club Official.