The club can not function each year without a number of people volunteering their time each year to run the club. At the end of every year at the AGM, each role is up for election, whether than be the same person from the current year or a new person stepping forward.

Click on each roles below for more details on what each role entails:

Note: Only Committee roles also involve the participation of a monthly meeting.

Committee Roles

President – Responsible for chairing committee meetings, providing affiliation information to England Hockey and acting as member of club’s disciplinary panel.

Secretary – Main point of contact for the club with England, Midland and Leicestershire Hockey Associations, enters club teams into National Knockout Competitions and attends meetings of Leicestershire Hockey Men’s Section and Leicestershire Joint and Men’s Section A.G.M.’s on behalf of the club. Responsible for supply of club and team contact details on an annual basis to Midland Men’s League. Records minutes at club committee meetings and A.G.M. and arrange venues for the meetings. Member of club’s disciplinary panel, together with the President and Club Captains.

Treasurer – The treasurer watches over the finances of the club. This includes managing the club bank accounts, compiling the season budget as per the requests of the committee, monthly finance reports to committee, tracking income and outgoings, paying invoices, collating match fee sheets and banking cash collected by club/team captains. The treasurer does not make decisions on spending, this is done by the committee.

Club Captains (ladies’ & men’s) – Management of the section activities and being an impartial person that any member of the section can come to with problems or concerns. Running of the activities involves coordinating coaching of all teams, support captains in their role, arranging umpires with captains, promote club involvement and activities, ensure all players are registered to relevant leagues, ensure all fees are paid correctly and on time, and to respond to any enquiries regarding joining the section.

Fixtures Secretary – The main parts of the Fixtures Secretary role are to make a fixtures schedule when fixtures are released (usually July) and book pitches for training and fixtures. Most of this can be done before the start of the season but there will be some adhoc bookings to organise throughout the year.

Junior Coordinator – The role of the junior coordinator involves the management of all the clubs junior activities. This involves communicating about matches to both players and coaches, ensuring membership fees are paid on time, and ensuring the club provides a safe playing environment for all our junior members.

Welfare Officer – The key role of the Welfare Officer is to support the club to promote good safeguarding practice across the organisation, to be the named point of
contact for all members, to implement England Hockey’s Safeguarding and Protecting Young People in Hockey Policy & Procedures where a concern has been raised.

Diversity and Inclusion Officer – As a club we want to ensure that we are open, accessible and welcoming to all. The role of the Inclusion and Diversity Officer will be to support the club in meeting these aims. The role will be shaped by the role holder.

DBS Officer – The main role of the DBS liaison officer is to organise for DBS checks to be undertaken for individuals identified by the club as requiring them and verifying documentation submitted by applicants for DBS checks in order confirm their identity.

Team Captains (4 x ladies’ & 5 x men’s) – The role of a captain is to organise and run their team throughout the season. This includes selection of players (with help of coaches), match sheets on GMS, allocation of match fees and organisation of the team on match days.

Umpire Secretary – Responsible for organisation of umpires for matches, and for overseeing umpire development within the club.

Website Officer – Maintenance of website public and club pages, including adding fixtures and results and match reports.

Media Officer – Responsible for sending match reports across to the local newspaper, and updates of social media pages.

Social Secretary – Organises club socials throughout the year, in particular fundraising socials such as quiz nights and the end of season dinner.

Development Officer – A key part of this role involves overseeing the clubs Clubs Mark application, which is a sport accreditation scheme to prove we meet standards of delivery, welfare and programmes within clubs.

Club Roles

Quicksticks Festival Organiser – This will involve running our regular Quicksticks festivals, aimed at primary schools. Key roles will include getting entries in from schools, organising a schedule and ensuring the event runs smoothly on the day.

Hockey Heroes Coordinator – This role involves co-ordinating our delivery of the hockey heroes programme for 5-8 year olds. This role would be ideally suited to somebody considering primary school teaching as a career.