Following conversion to a charity the Trustees want to ensure that all members have the opportunity to have a voice in the management of the Club and its future direction. So how can players, parents & carers, and other volunteers share their views and contribute to the success of the Club?
Contact a Club Officer: If you have any suggestions or concerns please share these with the Trustees / Club Officers - contact details can be found on the website (www.lawfordfc.co.uk/contact-us). Sometimes a face to face conversation is easier than an e-mail and at least one Club Officer is normally present at School Lane on match days - just ask at the bar or coffee bar to find out who is around. If you have a specific concern about a welfare issue you should contact Jonathan Sly, the Club Welfare Officer (email@example.com).
Become a Parent Rep: Until a few years ago every junior and youth team had a nominated parent or carer representative to help strengthen the communication between teams and Club Officers. The Trustees would like to reinstate this forum and will be asking for each team to nominate a parent rep (other than the manager if also a parent). The intention is for the forum to meet two or three times a year, initially via Zoom. There are no other responsibilities of being a parent rep other than to help communicate information between parents & carers and the Club. Please let your Team Manager know if you are interested in getting involved. We are planning to host the first meeting in February.
Become involved with running the Club: Our Club aims to increase community participation in football to help contribute positively to social outcomes and health priorities. The Club also depends on volunteers from the community to support its day to day operation. There are currently vacant positions on the management committee and others that will become vacant by the end of this season. These encompass a range of opportunities both in terms of skills and time commitment. This has been a very rewarding experience for many as a chance to "give something back". Please contact Chairman, John Duchars (firstname.lastname@example.org) or email@example.com for more information.