Council Member Recruitment

Council Member Recruitment

Could you represent your area of the game on our Council and help develop football in Hertfordshire?

We are seeking enthusiastic individuals from across football to represent their area of the game on our Council and help promote and develop football in Hertfordshire

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 staff and committees in delivering grassroots football, as well as providing direct input into specific working groups and committees. The Council represents football in our county and members contribute by providing first-hand knowledge and experience to help to inform plans, priorities and programmes whilst also achieving the key elements from the Association’s football strategy. A strategy which is currently being updated to deliver the key initiatives identified by The Football Association for the next 4 years.

We currently have 12 vacancies based upon different categories of football in the County, to represent the views of that particular area of the game and assist with its development. This means we are now looking for nominations for individuals to fill the following roles for the 2024-25 season:

  • 1 Club Representative for Steps 1-4
  • 1 Club Representative for Steps 5-6 and Regional Feeder Leagues
  • 1 Representative for Disability Football
  • 1 Representative for Small Sided Football
  • 1 Representative from Girl’s football who are associated with an affiliated club
  • 1 Representative from Women’s football who are associated with an affiliated club
  • 1 Representative from any group established to reflect the views of young persons in football and where such a group is recognised and approved by Council
  • 1 Representative from the HFA Youth Council and where such group is approved by Council
  • 2 Representatives from the Accredited Clubs with more than 40 teams affiliated to the Association
  • 1 Representative from any group established to promote the interests of managers and coaches of clubs affiliated to the County and where such a group is recognised by the Council
  • 1 Representative from any group established to represent the interests of referees in the County and where such a group is recognised by the Council

We also are looking for representatives across the County to represent the interests and views of all of the Clubs (Open-age, Youth and Women’s and Girls) based in the particular local authority areas. We therefore are looking to recruit a further 10 individuals to represent a geographical area listed below:

  • Broxbourne
  • Dacorum
  • East Herts
  • Hertsmere
  • North Herts
  • St Albans
  • Stevenage
  • Three Rivers
  • Watford
  • Welwyn & Hatfield

Could you represent your area of the game 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, 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 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 and be able to represent the views of those within the area of the game for which you are looking to be nominated.

We are conscious that increasingly women and those from a diverse background are involved at delivering football at grassroots level and wish to increase their number as Council Members of the Hertfordshire Football Association.

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 Representative member of the Hertfordshire FA Council should not be something that would take away from your ability to serve your existing commitments.

You will be required to attend the following meetings during the season as well as some committee meetings, representing your interest and involvement in the game.  The Council meetings are held at Hertfordshire FA, commencing at 7:30pm and on the following dates:

  • Monday 22nd July 2024
  • Monday 14th October 2024
  • Monday 27th January 2025
  • Monday 21st April 2025

How does someone get nominated?

In order to be nominated for one of the Football Category roles on our Council you will first need to have the support of two clubs or other recognised football organisations from the category for who you wish to represent in Hertfordshire.

As a first step we would suggest approaching them 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 relevant form below to provide us with your contact details and those of whoever has agreed to put you forward. We will of course follow up with them to ensure nominations are valid. 

All nominees are required to submit a football CV with their application which can be uploaded using the relevant nomination link below. The football CV should provide some detail on the experience you have generated in football to support your nomination.

Please be aware that nominations close on Friday 31 May 2024.



In the event of there being more than one nomination in a particular category, we will hold a ballot to determine which of the candidates will be elected to the Council to represent them.

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