5 Days Of A Coach, Chairman & Welfare Officer

We have some amazing, dedicated, and valued volunteers at our club and without these the club just wouldn't function.

After a recent conversation with a parent, I wanted to show just how much time gets put in and decided the best way to do this was to show my bit part and commitment to Port of Bristol Youth.

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Day 1

Sunday 6th March 
  • 09.00-13.30 (4½ hours)
    Had to go to the club to make sure I had all medical supplies and POTW trophies before travelling to game in Clevedon for a 10.30 kick off.
  • 18.00-22.15 (4¼ hours)
    Made a number of phone calls after a couple of internal and external issues at games. Also had to go through 317 football related WhatApp messages from age groups and create website post sharing our results throughout the club...finished in time for MOTD. 

Day 2

Monday 7th March
  • 10.00-11.00 (1 hour)
    Helping a number of our coaches re apply for their DBS check and starting of the FA Playmaker course.
  • 15.30-16.30 (1 hour)
    Updated the website so that the weekend results could be posted out to our members on social media.
  • League Meeting 18.00-20.30 (2½ hours)
    Travelled over to Cadbury Heath for the monthly HML meeting. 

Day 3

Tuesday 8th March
  • Throughout Day (2 hours)
    Really busy day dealing with enquiries from our website on players joining our club and ensuring DBS applications were verified and paid.
  • Session Plan Design (1 hour)
    Planned my session for my U10s based around possession of the ball to penetrate.
  • Training Session 17.30-19.30 (2 hours)

Day 4

Wednesday 9th March
  • 09.00-11.15 (2¼ hours)
    Spent the morning digging out an old post hole that had been left in the ground. 
  • Training Session 17.30-19.30 (2 hours)
    Spent time facilitating our U10 Green squad coaches, speaking to other coaches on site and parents.
  • Meeting 19.45-21.15 (1 ½ hours)
    Arranged meeting with some of our U12 coaches and possible coaching additions to the age group 

Day 5

Thursday 10th March
  • Throughout Morning 9.45-11.45 (2 hours)
    Speaking to a number of our committee and volunteers getting updates.
  • Training Sessions 17.30-19.30 (2 hours)
    Going to both training sites to speak to coaches and parents.

All in all, a very busy five days totaling around 27 hours for me but this is just a little of what goes on in our club. 

Every day of the week a dedicated team of people makes football happen. Whether it is a coach just putting in a 1hr 30mins at both training and a match, someone doing things behind the scenes for hours or a parent putting a piece of rubbish into a bin on match day...it all helps...it's our club.