How do I set up a new club?

Modified on Wed, 24 Jan 2018 at 02:29 PM

New teams are regularly set up to meet demand. Before embarking on forming a new team, ask yourself the following questions:

• Are there enough potential players?

• Are there enough volunteers to take care of club organisation and admin?

Below are a few things clubs should think about to set up a new club:

• Select club name and colours

• Appoint club officials

• Write club constitution and organise Annual General Meeting

• Affiliate with your local County Football Association and the league you wish to enter

• Produce a list of running costs

• Understand the rules of competitions you wish to enter

• Familiarise yourself with Safeguarding Children rules if running a team including under-18s or vulnerable adults

• Obtain adequate insurance

• Purchase suitable kit and equipment

• Hire pitches for matches and training

• Raise funds and set up a club bank account

• Notify members of fixtures and liaise with opposition

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