We want a broad range of experience in local grassroots football to be represented on our Council so that it can best reflect the needs of the game in our County
Hertfordshire FA is the not-for-profit, governing body of football in the county and our goal is for everyone to have the opportunity to develop their love of the game. We work to create an environment in which football can flourish, supporting the delivery of quality provision, promoting diversity and regulating the sport for everyone to enjoy.
The Hertfordshire FA Council plays a key role alongside the Board and staff in delivering grassroots football, as well as providing direct input into specific working groups. The Council members represent football in our county and contribute by providing first-hand knowledge and experience to help to inform plans, priorities and programmes.
In recent years we have been making changes to the structure of our organisation to ensure it meets best practice standards for corporate governance and better reflects the diverse grassroots football community in Hertfordshire. These changes include reform of our Council which have created opportunities for new members to join.
Once approved, the proposed changes will create 10 new Council vacancies based on the 10 local authority areas across the county, with representatives to be elected by the clubs based within those areas. This means we are now looking for nominations for individuals to fill these roles once the process is complete.
Could you represent your area on our Council?
The modernisation of our structure provides an ideal opportunity for a wider range of voices to be heard. Football in Hertfordshire is played by people from many different backgrounds and we are keen to ensure that our Council better represents the diversity of football in our county so that we can continue to develop the game for all.
In particular, the rapid growth in female participation across football in recent years means that we are particularly keen for more women to be involved in our Council, giving their unique perspective on the challenges facing this specific area of the game.
Whatever background they may come from, it is vital for prospective Council Members to be dedicated supporters of local grassroots football. Their role is to add value through expert first-hand knowledge, ensuring Hertfordshire FA is connected to its products, programmes, and people and serving its participants, volunteers and coaches.
This does not mean you need to have run a club or league before, and this could be your first formal role in the game. You do however need to have significant experience of grassroots football in Hertfordshire. Most importantly, you will care deeply about making a difference to how football is governed, regulated and developed in our county.
What does the role involve?
We are conscious that many of those who are volunteers in grassroots football will already be giving up large amounts of their time to support the game. As such we want to stress that becoming a Council member at Hertfordshire FA should not be something that would take away from your ability to serve your existing commitments.
The core requirement is to attend four Council meetings a year and engage in at least one committee looking at a specific area of the game you represent. Further information about the nature of the role and exactly what it entails can be downloaded below.
How does someone get nominated?
In order to be nominated for one of the Geographical roles on our Council you will first need to have the support of two clubs based in one of the ten local authority areas in Hertfordshire (the clubs will need to have their home ground in the same local authority area that you wish to represent on Council).
As a first step we would suggest approaching clubs and discussing your intention to stand, your suitability for the role and if they are willing to support your nomination.
Once you have this confirmed you can complete the form below to provide us with your contact details and those of the clubs who have agreed to put you forward. We will of course follow up with clubs to ensure nominations are valid. Please be aware that nominations close on Wednesday 19th May and will not be accepted after this date.
COMPLETE THE NOMINATION FORM
In the event of there being more than one nomination in a given area, we will hold a ballot among the clubs in that area to determine which of the candidates will be elected to the Council to represent them. This process will take place in the week after nominations close and results will be confirmed by 4th June.