How does the Club run itself?

The Club for the first 4 decades of its existence operated as an unincorporated association. In 2009 the Club Committee recognised that the adoption of status as Company Limited by Guarantee would lead to a greater professionalism in the running of the Club, including greater transparency, accountability and protection for members. We are a not-for-profit club open to all public members. We have policies and practices that encourage participation regardless of gender, age, race or ability.

The company is run by a Board of Directors (5) who delegate day to day running of the club to the Club Committee which is voted in annually at the AGM. Committee members are encouraged to commit to serve 3 years after which an opportunity for a ‘fresh set of legs’ is made available where at all possible.

The Club is currently in the process of finalising its 2013-2018 5 Year Club Development Plan.

All administration is carried out by the club secretary, fixtures secretary (of which there are 3: 11-a-side Boys Secretary, 9 a-side Boys Secretary, and the Girls Secretary), entirely on a voluntary basis.

We carry out players/parents surveys on all aspects of the club which form part of the strategic review

A Committee member attends local Community Forums where representation is requested, required or deemed appropriate.

The Club attended the Croke Park Club Development Seminar in November 2011.

We have a best practice club membership registration form that includes details for both parents/guardians, contact details for 2 emergency contacts in the event of a medical emergency, medically relevant disclosure details, and consents for all SMS/email communications, team photos, data protection and disclaimers as appropriate.

The Club is attempting to roll out to all adult volunteers appropriate Irish Sports Council & FAI education and training.

Enniskerry FC is working at the coalface of the challenge of encouraging a cross-community increase in the number of qualified sports coaches, leaders and volunteers in our area of North Wicklow.

Enniskerry FC is working hard at becoming one of the leading County and National voluntary soccer organisations encouraging the participation of girls into sport from an early age right through their teenage years, reflecting a key target group from Wicklow Local Sports Partnership’s Strategic Plan 2010-2013.

Like most areas, Enniskerry and the wider North Wicklow community has been badly hit by the recession and the severe economic impact of job losses, cuts and austerity measures. Enniskerry FC tries to play its part in providing a fun-filled alternative to so much of the problems besetting our communities and our nation at present.

We are continually endeavouring to increase membership, participation and to introduce new activities and to engage new participants.