Who’s the “9 –a-side Boys Fixture Secretary”? And what does that person do?

Mark Crossingham is the current Boys 9 a Side Fixture Secretary of the Club.

The Boys’ 9-a-side Fixtures Secretary represents the Club’s boys’ football teams that play 9-a-side football (as opposed to 11-a-side football). This generally means the teams with the younger boys in the Club from 7-10 years of age.

Skills required include:

• listening

• writing

• accurate recording

• understanding the information

• checking for accuracy

A guide to Roles and Responsibilities for the Secretary

Q: Who is the Boys 9 a Side Fixture Secretary responsible to?

A: The Main Committee.

Q: Who is the Boys 9 a Side Fixture Secretary responsible for?

A: The 9-a-Side coaches.

Q: What is the role of the Boys 9 a Side Fixture Secretary?

A: The main purpose of this job is that of liaising with the leagues and divisions in which the Club plays 9-a-side boys football teams. It involves representing the Club at monthly meetings of the league, and of liaising with Club coaches around the fixing and cancellation of matches.

Q: What sort of tasks are involved?

A: Tasks will include:

• Attending league meetings

• Reporting league views back to the Club.

• Dealing with correspondence from the leagues and forwarding to the Club Secretary where relevant

• Advising the Committee on all issues around the 9-a-side boys teams.

• Representing the club at outside meetings at the direction of the main committee

Q: How much time does the Boys 9 a Side Fixture Secretary give to the job?

A: Approximately six hours each week and many of these will be at weekends and in the evenings.

 Q: What else can you tell me about the Boys 9 a Side Fixture Secretary‘s job?

A: The role of the boys 9-a-side Fixtures Secretary is one of the most important in the Club. It is very often under-appreciated the amount of work that is required in setting up one weekend of matches involving multiple clubs, sometimes involving cancellations or postponements for a variety of good reasons. It’s a critical role in ensuring that a club is well run.

The following is the list of recent boys 9-a-Side Fixtures Secretaries of the Club.