Volunteering at Blaydon Rugby Club – Your Club needs help to continue and grow its success – Get involved


Successful rugby clubs are more than just victorious teams on the pitch. Players and coaches are vitally important but so are the many dedicated volunteers who work hard behind the scenes to help the club function.
You don’t have to be a rugby expert to get involved. Whether you’re a current player, someone who has hung up their boots or a person who has never picked up the oval ball, you could be a valued rugby volunteer

If we do not have Stewards, 4th Officials, Team administrators, Match day announcer, coaches, referees, fund raisers, marketing experts, securing Sponsorship and maintenance helpers (to name just a few), Rugby (especially Rugby at Blaydon RFC) would not be in the amazing position it is.

Key roles currently recruiting for; Club Volunteer Coordinator, Game stewards, 4th Officials for 2015/16 Seasons, RWC Planning Coordinator, Sponsorship & Fund raising (projects include; Members Lounge refurbish, Physio Room & additional showers, Ground fencing, etc.)

You don’t have to be ‘sporty’ to be a rugby volunteer because there are opportunities for everyone to give time and many benefits that come from being involved in the club and RFU Volunteer Programme:
· Building self-esteem and confidence
· Learning and developing new skills
· Enhancing work experience and building a CV
· Being active and improving health and wellbeing
· Meeting new people and broadening your social network
· Giving something back to the game you love
· Making a difference in the community
· Having fun!

If you are interested in getting involved in building the success of your club please contact; Bruce Costello.

Urgently need: Club Volunteer Coordinator
As the Volunteer Coordinator, you’re responsible for recruiting a team of volunteers, ensuring we give them the right training and making sure they’re engaged enough to want to stick around. You’ll report to the Main Committee; it’s a vital role in any rugby club. Ideally, you’ll need to be:

· A good listener who’s easy to approach
· Confident and good at communicating
· Well-organised and happy to delegate
· Enthusiastic and motivating

What you’ll do:
You’ll liaise with others in the club to…
· Work out who’s needed each year, bearing in mind special events as well as the week in week out running of the club
· Plan where we’re going to find volunteers, making sure your advertising and appointment is as open as possible
· Understand why people get involved in the first place and use this knowledge to recruit them
· Put people in roles that suit their skills wherever possible
· Welcome volunteers to the club and help them get their bearings
· Train volunteers, and give them support, guidance and encouragement
· Recognise and reward success, nominating volunteers for club, Constituent Body, RFU or external awards
· Create a succession plan so that you have a pool of talent ready to step up or provide cover for key roles

How much time it will take up:
Around 2-3 hours a week.

What you’ll get out of it:
This is a very social role. You’ll provide an important service to the club and community, and for a small investment of time you’ll get to meet all kinds of people. Doing something distinctive and worthwhile like this is attractive to potential employers, and the organisational and communication skills are transferable to any walk of life.


If you are interested in this role then please contact; Bruce Costello