Volunteers and Parent Helpers: Be The Difference, Make The Difference​, Join The Team

"Thanks for taking the time to visit our Parent Helpers page, we really appreciate your interest. We are looking for you to help our existing team on the Senior Committee. Your support in invaluable and greatly assists us with the day-to-day running of the club. We have some great opportunities to become involved and help us "future proof" Southwater Royals FC and we do need your support.

Contact me today, secretary@southwaterroyals.uk and we can talk it through.

You can spend as much time as you wish helping the club, all your help will make all the difference".  Stu Bussley - Club Secretary


Events | Parent Helpers: Working alongside our Events Team Coordinator, Nat Howe. Together you would be looking to organise fundraising events for the club. You wont need a wealth of experience or time, you will need lots of exciting ideas and be organised.

Sponsorship | Parent Helper: Working alongside our Club Treasurer. This really is an exciting opportunity to deliver our Exclusive Sponsorship opportunities to the wider market. Local business needs to know we are looking for their support and you will want to make sure they know all about it!!

U6's Development Team Manager and Coach From Sept 2020 : As we continue to look toward the future, if you want to start at the beginning of a rewarding, exciting and fulfilling journey, the Team Manager is for you. Sussex FA and Southwater Royals FC provide Full FA Level 1 training. You will not be alone, all our Managers started with the little ones and have guided teams right up to current U16's. This position has been advertised outside of the club, so if you are interested contact us asap.

Following our most successful Presentation Day in the clubs 21 year history, our 1 st ever Xmas Raffle and 1st ever Xmas Football Tournament, our focus and attention now switch’s to preparations for the 2020 / 2021 season.


With over 270 registered players across 9 boys teams, 4 girls teams, our exciting U6’s Development, highly successful U7 Pre-League team and 2 Senior’s Teams, we certainly have a lot more organising and planning than ever before!

Southwater Royals FC welcomes parents and volunteers, and we very much value the help and support they provide. Helpers usually commit to spending a regular slot of time helping our Managers and Committee each week, but there are opportunities for parents to become more involved if they wish, for example helping to organise our club events.


It is also possible for parents to help run our open training sessions – for many of the children a first introduction to grassroots football.. 

Our parents and volunteers help in a variety of ways; for example,

  • monitoring a safe area on the side lines during games

  • helping Team Managers communicate essential information to your team

  • assist with team / parent meetings

  • work alongside Committee members, planning, coordinating key roles across the club

  • represent your team at monthly general committee meetings

  • help with promoting our club to prospective sponsors

  • help organising the bookings of training venues

  • assist on match day with pitch set up

  • join our open training sessions to assist the managers when teaching the children

Our parent helpers and volunteers prove to be invaluable when at every level; those who help regularly are already known to both the parents and the children, and this helps significantly with the organisation and support whilst ensuring all children have access to a familiar face while having fun playing football.

Adults helping with the children are always under the supervision of the FA Registered and qualified Team Manager or Coach, who explains the task, what is required of the children and the helper’s role within that setting.


All regular adults must have a clear DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) certificate before helping with the children, reinforcing our commitment to achieving the FA Charter Standard and Safeguarding certification, something that we are passionate about, of course the club will assist with this application. Our team are committed to offering football to as many local boys and girls as possible.


In the first instance, please contact your Team Manager who would be delighted to hear from you and you can arrange and discuss how you can help with your team.


If you would like to discuss helping the Committee on a regular basis and become involved in the running of our fantastic club or joining our manager / coaching team then please contact Stu Bussley, Club Secretary at secretary@southwaterroyals.uk .

And please remember, every bit of help goes a long way to maintaining the professional running of our club!