The FA and County FA volunteering roles

Volunteer Opportunities

Doing the small things that make a big difference

Below is a list of current opportunities within the Birmingham FA region

All Volunteers must have, or be willing to undertake, a Criminal Records Check (CRC).

Volunteer opportunities


Saltley Stallions FC

Camera Operator 

The first team are looking for a camera operator to cover matches going forward. Games take place on a Sunday afternoon, with all equipment being provided (including a Canon DSLR, Sony Handyman and Parrot Bebop 2 Drone). 

For more information on how to get involved, please contact:


FC Elite Academy

Volunteer Coach

FC Elite Academy are looking for a committed coach / volunteer to help with their youth development. The club has the means to pay for FA Level 1 and DBS checks for suitable individuals. This is a great way to work within the beautiful game.

Contact Mario on 07873599264


Rising Stars Sports Academy

Multiple positions 

Requirements: FA Qualified Coaches (Level 1, Level 2 and UEFA B) - Male and Female Coaches required.

We require coaches to start in April for our new Wildcat Centre for girls aged 5-11.

U8's Girls Coach / Manager.
U10's Girls Coach / Manager.

We are also looking for a Goalkeeping Coach to work in our centres on Tuesday's and Wednesday's.

Please contact Glen Smith with your CV on - - or via 07807 589655


Cottage Farm Rangers FC

Grassroots Football Coach

Looking for enthusiastic individuals (male or female) 16yrs plus, to manage and coach both junior boys and girls teams, in Tamworth Junior League. Club currently has age bands from under 7s to U13s, but always looking for new coaches to help at all age bands. Club has just started running an FA SSE Wildcats Centre for girls 5 to 11 years, so there’s a great opportunity for new coaches and maybe an opportunity for female coaches to get involved in the game.

Ideally FA Level 1, but will support the right candidates if not qualified

Contact: Nicole Wright,, 07814676947


Burton Albion Ladies

Girls Junior Managers/ Coaches

Burton Albion Ladies looking for managers and coaches for their U10, U11 and U12 junior teams for next season. Established Ladies and Girls club.

Minimum Level 1

Contact: Sharon King,, 07554996907


Birmingham St. Georges


To coach players from the ages of 4-6, 6-8 and 8-10

Minimum Level 2

Contact: James Parker,, 07456428155

Sportsco Football Club

Volunteer Coaches

Sportsco FC are looking to recruit enthusiastic individuals (male or female) coaches for its teams ranging from u9's through to u18's who play in the Lichfield, Tamworth & Central Warwick Leagues.

Coaches would be expected to train once a week, as well as attend matches which could be either Sunday AM or PM.

Ideally coaches should have a minimum FA Level 1 in Coaching Football and be prepared to have a DBS (CRB) Application carried out.

Sportsco FC are a Registered Charity as well as a Charter Standard Club.

FA Level 1 in Coaching Football

Contact: David Cronin,, 07979 241022

Coventrians FC

Volunteer Coaches 

The club are looking for new volunteer coaches to join and get involved in some exciting new projects involving boys and girls teams, as well as expanding their senior male and female sections. The club will look to support the development of coaching qualifications.

All volunteers must be 16 or over and will be expected to complete a CRC.

For more information, contact Jane on 07702829313


Barnsley FC

Volunteer Coaches, Managers and Administrators  

We are a Saturday Football Club competing in the National Junior Premier League. We are looking to expand age groups for the 2018-2019 campaign, focusing on the under 11s, 12s, 13s, 14s, however all other age groups will be considered in this application.

We seek coaches and managers who have, or are working towards, a Level 2 in Coaching Football. A complete CRB and having a current Safeguarding and First Aid certificate is also required.


For further information, please contact Paul Molesworth on 07794329669 or


Coventry United FC

Welfare Officers

Key Roles and Responsibilities The Club Welfare Officer has two key responsibilities these are:

1. To be clear about the clubs responsibilities when running activities for children and young people.

This involves:

• Ensuring these responsibilities are well understood by others

• Working with the Youth League Welfare Officer

• Working with the County FA (CFA) Welfare Officer and other CFA staff as appropriate, (e.g. CFA Disciplinary staff)

• Helping to develop best-practice processes and promoting The FA’s Respect Programme

2. To help club personnel understand what their ‘duty of care’ towards children and young people actually means and entails on a day-to-day basis It is essential that the Club Welfare Officer is perceived as being approachable, having a child centred approach and the ability to maintain this perspective when carrying out their role. 

 • Experience of dealing or working with young people

• Knowledge and understanding of safeguarding children issues¹

• A good communicator in a variety of situations with people from diverse backgrounds

• Committed to and ability to abide by The FA Rules and Regulations and promote The FAs Respect programme and safeguarding children education programme

• Empathy when dealing with individuals, sometimes in demanding situations

• Ability to listen and assess situations fairly

• Ability to handle confidential information sensitively and with integrity

• Reasonable level of administration experience and how to deal with confidential documentation

• Willingness to attend in-service training facilitated by either The FA or the local County FA


Warren Cattell:, 07811255771


Leamington Ladies FC

Head Coach

Head coach for ladies, recruiting new players. Also Long Term development of club, overseeing players and coaches development. New education program due to start September 2019.

Min level Two, preferably UEFA B.

Contact: Paul O’Rafferty,, 07917445594


Olton Ravens FC

Club Coach/ Manager of U6s/U11s

For More details please contact the club secretary (Richard Woodall)

Level one/CRC/Safeguarding

Contact: Richard Woodall,, 07504909393


Leamington Football Club

Sports Coach

Leamington FC are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and dynamic Sports coach

Minimum requirements: FA Level 1, 1st Aid, Safeguarding and DBS Check

Contact: Paul O'Rafferty,, 07917445594

Bournville Warriros FC

Volunteer Coaches

The club are looking for new volunteer coaches to join and get involved in some exciting new projects involving Boys and Girls teams, Foundation stage coaching, Futsal and more. Current coaching qualifications are an advantage, however the club will look to support the development of coaching qualifications.

All volunteers must be 16 or over and will be expected to complete a DBS (CRB) application.

For more information, please contact: Wayne on 07584 242500


Knowle Ladies FC

Team Manager 

The team are looking for an enthusiastic, dedicated and positive person to take on the role of team manager from the 18/19 season.

You must hold a relevant coaching qualification and be able to display a good attitude, a passion for promoting women's football and good communication skills.

If you are interested please submit a covering letter to club chairman, Dave Ratcliffe -

Your letter should detail your qualifications, previous coaching experience and why you are interested in taking on the role.

 Crusaders Football Club

Coaching & Management Opportunities 

To continue the ongoing development and growth of our club, we are about to enter a very exciting period with the launch of a dedicated girls section to compliment what is already a very successful junior and ladies set up.

To assist with the club’s ambitions with this new project, we are also looking to attract dedicated and committed coaches and managers to help run the girls teams. This will include the running and planning of weekly training sessions and management of a matchday.  

We are interested in speaking to people with varying levels of experience – whether that be extensive coaching experience (FA Qualified Coaches Level 1, Level 2) or someone keen to take their first steps into coaching. As always, the club would financially support coaches to gain their coaching badges to help them develop as coaches and to ensure the teams are playing in a safe, fun and engaging environment.

Alongside the growth of the girls section, we will continue to grow the junior division with a new U7’s team (mixed)  – we currently have a core group of players that train and play with this seasons U7’s who will still be eligible to play in that age group next year. We are now seeking a coach / manager to come on-board to run that team.

Open Positions – all teams are already registered in CWYFL for Season 2018/2019:

  • Coach / Manager – Girls U9’s
  • Coach / Manager – Girls U12’s
  • Coach / Manager – Mixed U7’s

Contact Details:

Andrew Dyson - - 07970493005

Danielle Keegan – – 07960204797




 Rubery Juniors


 Manager, Coach


Rubery Juniors are looking for new volunteer coaches to join and get involved in some exciting new projects involving Boys and Girls teams. Current coaching qualifications are an advantage, however the club will look to support the development of coaching qualifications. All Volunteers must be 16 or over and will be expected to complete a DBS (CRB) application.


Contact Details:

Gavin Stocker - - 07984042319



Bright Future Association

Football Coaches / Trainee Coaches / Youth Workers

We require volunteers to join our Football Academy and to help us deliver our weekly training sessions for many children in the local community. We have well over a hundred children - split between Morning and Afternoon Sessions on Saturdays.  We are looking for passionate individuals to start as volunteers and could lead to full paid work depending on commitment and experience.  

Any qualification will be an advantage, but full training will be given for those who are not qualified.

Contact: Nassim Saif,, 07896531624

Gornal Ladies FC

Assistant Manager/Coach 

A vacancy has become available for an assistant manager / coach for Gornal Ladies FC's First Team. The team and management are very ambitious and require someone with a minimum Level 2 qualification who can provide input into the team.

They currently play in the West Midlands Regional League Division 1 South.


 Alan Moore, Chairman, via email - - via telephone - 01384 468320 - or via mobile - 07540 722513.


Gornal Ladies

Ladies First Team Manager

An ambitious forward thinking manager is required to continue to build a relatively young squad playing in the West Midlands Regional League.

Preferably at least UEFA B qualified although will accept others with experience.

Contact: Alan Moore,, 01384 468320/07540722593


Black Country FC

Volunteer Coaches

Follow the link to see multiple opportunities with Black Country FC:

They are also recruiting players for all teams from Under 9's through to Under 16's. Applicants must have an up to date FA Safeguarding Children and Emergency First Aid qualification. 

To apply for these roles please send an email with a copy of your CV to either:

Pete Whitehouse - Academy Director - OR

Thomas Albutt - Director of Football -

Black Country Ladies FC


We are looking to recruit coaching for Ladies and youth teams. They don’t have to have any qualifications, however they are beneficial. Full support will be provided to coaches to mentor and grow the coaches as they settle in and make their mark at Black Country Ladies FC.

Ladies and Youth girls- Train Wednesday evenings and Saturday

Contact Cassie on

Stratton Street Community Centre


We are advertising for a coach to help us form a junior football team at our local community centre. There are real issues around social isolation, lack of integration and boredom for the youth in our local area. The emphasis of this project is to engage with and support the physical and mental well-being of our youngsters. We are currently going through the process of a funding application for kit and equipment.

Reassuringly we already have a number of youngsters aged 10 to 12 years old who have expressed a real interest in forming a team. They are very keen to start training and to this end we are looking for a coach who will be enthusiastic as we are about getting this project off the ground.

For further information, please contact Gail Reynolds on 01902 453234 / 07904335786


Sedgley Scorpions East


This role will require you to assist where and when possible during sessions, whilst ideally being able to help and support the goalkeeper.

For information on how to get involved, please contact:

Halas Hawks Girls


 We are a Charter Standard club based in Halesowen and are now in its 37th season and is regarded as one of the largest youth development clubs in the area.

 We have formed a partnership with Halesowen Town FC and we are in need of the following coaches / team managers: U8s girls, U9s girls and U12s girls.

 Come and be part of a well-respected junior football club putting girls’ football on the map.

 Please contact Mark Roper, Girls football development officer on 07725 672183 or

Aqsa United FC

Coaches and Club Welfare Officer 

We are currently looking for two female coaching staff and a club welfare officer. The minimal requirement to be one of our coaches is to have a Level 1 qualification. Applicants with no experience can apply as we will train and mentor on site at one of our own coaching sessions.

For the CWO role, we require a male or female candidate. We can provide financial support for the candidate towards DBS and safeguarding. The CWO will be the face of the club and must have great communication skills to put the best interest of the kids, parents and the club first.



Cradley Town FSC

U18s Coach / Manager

Qualified coach / manager required for u18s team for season 2018/2019 season. Team to play on Saturdays in MJPL League.

Minimum requirements are CRC check, Level 2 coaching certificate and in date first aid in football, level 1 and safeguarding.

Contact: Ash Causer,, 07946541985

Smethwick Raiders


Saturday morning training and Sunday morning games

Contact: Bilhar Biling,, 07411759794

Bearwood Sports FC

Assistant Coach

To assist in the running and planning of training sessions/Friday night’s and to assist on match days/ Sunday mornings/afternoons.

FA Level 1, 1st Aid, Safeguarding and DBS Check.

Contact: John Harrison,, 07857374293


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0121 357 4278
(Monday - Friday)


grassroots heroes

fa community awards

The Awards, supported by McDonald's, aim to recognise and reward grassroots clubs, coaches and volunteers across the County who keep the game alive. 

Nominees can be from any walk of life and Birmingham FA is calling on the local community to nominate their unsung heroes who have gone above and beyond in the name of football.


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