Committee

Introduction

Our club is run mostly by volunteers. Quality volunteers are critical to the conduct and growth of the game because they determine the quality of the club environment and enhance the experience for players and their families.

Volunteers are the glue that holds together every football club in Australia. They dedicate hours of time and energy every year, working in a variety of ways and completing many necessary tasks. Without the dedication of these volunteers, football clubs, as we know them, would not exist. Community football continues to thrive through the efforts of volunteers.

What defines a Volunteer?

Volunteers are representatives from the community who freely choose to give their time and skills to support club activities for no payment other than reasonable reimbursement of out of pocket expenses.

Volunteers come from all age groups, educational backgrounds and genders. Almost everyone can be looked upon as a potential volunteer to our football club. You only have to look around the club to realise that all sorts of people volunteer – Mums, Dads, young people, retirees, and grandparents etc.

Without the numerous volunteers helping out behind the scenes and on game day, our club would not exist and our teams would not be playing football.

To register as a volunteer go to Volunteer Registration Form (pdf 142 kB).

This table shows the commitment required for volunteer positions:

Committee Meetings Normally held
General Committee meetings As required
Executive Committee Meetings Once a month and/or as required throughout the year
Sub-Committee Meetings On an irregular basis as determined by that group
Club Helpers Contacted “when needed” on an event or project basis
Coaches meetings Between 1 and 3 times per year (as considered necessary)

 

Working with Children Check

The “Working With Children Act 2005” is being phased in over a 5 year period. It requires all people working with children to undergo and pass the “Working with Children Check”. Year 3 of the phasing in period requires Sporting Clubs to come on line. As from 1st July 2008 all volunteers will need to apply for and pass the check.

Volunteers do not need to pay the application fee as this cost is being met by the Victorian Government. Application forms are available from any Australia Post Office. For further information, visit the Victorian government’s working with children – about the check page.

Executive and General Committee

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is normally held in October of each year. The existing committee stands down and all positions become vacant. Nominations are then read out and a new committee is voted in. Ideally, the new committee is made up of a combination of returning and new members.

If you have missed the AGM, and would still like to help out on committee, please contact the Secretary at any time throughout the year.

To view the committee structure and/or nominate for a committee role, go to:

Job Descriptions

Please email secretary@beaconsfieldjfc.com.au for a copy of job descriptions below.

Executive Positions

General Committee