Football Brisbane can confirm the launch of new Club Support resources as well as the appointment of Ashley Storie as the organisation’s new Club Support Officer.
Ashley joins the organisation with a strong background in football having been a committee member of one of Football Brisbane’s fastest growing clubs The Lakes FC for over seven years.
This experience means he is well-positioned to provide support to all Football Brisbane clubs on the various challenges they face.
“I am very excited to join Football Brisbane, having already done work of this kind at my own club. I am looking forward to doing it for all Football Brisbane clubs.” said Ashley.
“My main goal is to make the work of volunteers easier and more enjoyable by providing greater support and useful resources that will assist in the operations of their club.”
In addition to Ashley’s appointment, new club support resources have been created by Football Brisbane and been made available to clubs. Central to these resources is the Club Support Guide which is a comprehensive document containing the basics of club operation from Finances, Player Retention, Volunteers and plenty more. Additional resources will continue to be added as they are developed, providing further assistance to clubs.
“Volunteers are the lifeblood of community football,” Football Brisbane General Manager Rafe Griffin said.
“Without them, participants wouldn’t be able to play the game they love each week.
“Football Brisbane is fully conscious that our game is run by those devoting many hours in their spare time outside of their normal occupations.
“We therefore need to make the lives of volunteers as easy as possible and properly support them in an environment where additional requirements are being placed on clubs as well as it becoming increasingly difficult to attract volunteers.
“We hope these initiatives will also encourage more volunteers to help out their local club.”
In explaining the Club Support Officer role, Griffin said, “I’m glad that Ashley has come on board.”
“Being a volunteer himself, he knows first-hand the issues that clubs face with their operations.
“The role of the Club Support Officer came about after observing a similar program at Football Victoria.
“We put this to our clubs who thought it was a great idea and I’m thankful to have the support of the Football Brisbane Board who saw the value in investing back into our clubs and volunteers.
Check out the new Club Portal for yourself here or by clicking the “Clubs Portal” drop-down option under the “Clubs” tab of our website.