An effective President needs to be:
Well informed on all club activities: for example, know about the club’s current financial position, each of the programs run by the club, who is in charge of them and the number of teams within the club.
Aware of the future directions and plans of the club.
Have a good working knowledge: familiarity with the constitution, club rules and duties of office bearers and committees.
Manage committees and/or executive meetings: ensure that all matters are discussed and the best decisions made,
without lengthy meetings.
Chair the club’s annual general meeting: see that the agenda is followed, all business is completed, awards or
presentations made and speakers welcomed.
Represent the club at local and regional levels: for example, a meeting called by your league or council.
A supportive leader for all club members: listen to other people’s suggestions (not just the committee members) and act on
A facilitator for club activities: encourages and motivate members to ensure that planned activities go ahead.
Prepared to ensure planning and budgeting occurs: planning and budgeting for the future should be carried out in
accordance with the wishes of the club members.
A good President should be able to:
Lead without controlling
Involve club members in decisions that affect them
Stimulate balanced discussion
Time meetings to finish on time
Encourage focused discussion and keep meetings on track
Negotiate successfully between members and LISTEN
To provide strong, efficient and effective leadership for the Club.
To ensure the Club promotes the participation and achievement of all junior members.
Ensure the Club is run efficiently administratively, financially and socially to support the on field activities.
To provide support to the Executive and Committee members to ensure the efficient operation of the Club.
To provide a safe an enjoyable recreational environment for all Club members and ensure all football activities are played
in a competitive and fair spirit.
Ensure sub committeeʼs and committee members fulfill their responsibilities to the Club.
Preside at all meetings of the Club Committee.
Report activities of the portfolio to the membership at the Annual General Meeting.
Assist other Committee members in their duties as required.
Undertake tasks at the request of the President, Executive or General Committee.
Reports to the Members and General Committee of the Club.
Acts as or ensure his/her delegate acts in the best interests of the Club at League, or Delegates Meetings.
Supports all Managers, Committee Members and football staff.
The President is accountable to the Members and the General Committee.
Provide a report on portfolio operations to the monthly Committee meeting.
Seek ratification from the Committee member prior to committing the Club to any financial expenditure or action.