How do I set up a new club?

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 fund and set up a club bank account
  • Notify members of fixtures and liaise with opposition

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