Your Club Needs You

Since 1897 Eccles RFC has grown to over 400 members, over 300 players and 17 teams and as such it takes significant co-ordinated effort to maintain our facilites and forward momentum. To ensure the club's continued success we need your support. A rugby club doesn't run itself, it needs an army of volunteers to keep the gates open, the lights on, the pitches cut, the kids fed and the beers poured!

Our volunteers often include former players who want to put something back into the club, parents who wish to help out with their child's team or local residents who want to play a part in making a worthwhile contribution to their community.   

Volunteering can be rewarding in many ways and can take on many forms. It could be undertaking a small task occassionally, assisting a fellow volunteer regularly or helping to achieve a larger task annually. It could involve utilising your professional knowledge or provide an opportunity to learn a new skill; and if you have the enthusiasm for greater participation you could take on responsbility for one of the many vacant volunteer roles we need to fill for a full-strength team.

Many hands make light work. If you'd like to lend a hand, below is list of example typical tasks and a list of the roles volunteers at the club. Training and guidance are always available and any help is always welcomed and appreciated. 

To join the volunteer team, offer your services or simply ask a question please drop us an email volunteer@ecclesrfc.org.uk or speak with Chris Gaffey, Dan Nicholls, or Hilary Berry at the club. 

If you are interested in coaching or team managing you'll find information on this page https://eccles.rfu.club/information/coaches-and-managers 


EXAMPLE VOLUNTEER TASKS

SATURDAY AFTERNOON CAR PARK MARSHALLING
SATURDAY MATCHDAY OFFICIALS GREETING
SATURDAY PITCH SET UP
SATURDAY CHANGING ROOMS STEWARDING (marking up the allocation board, sweeping out)
SATURDAY SCOREBOARD
SATURDAY MATCH REPORTING
SUNDAY MORNING GATEKEEPING (unlock gates, changing rooms, containers)
SUNDAY MORNING CAR PARK MARSHALLING
SUNDAY STREET PARKING SIGNS 
SUNDAY CHANGING ROOMS STEWARDING (marking up the allocation board, sweeping out)
SUNDAY MINIS CLUBHOUSE STEWARD (boots off, wash hands) 
SUNDAY MORNING KITCHEN or COFFEE SHOP ASSISTANCE
SUNDAY AFFTERNOON SCOREBOARD (Ladies / Colts)
SUNDAY MATCH PHOTOGRAPHY
COACH EQUIPMENT ROOM STEWARDING (keeping it organised and tidy)  


ECCLES RFC ROLES  2021/22

PRESIDENT - MARK DUTTON
CHAIRMAN - CHRIS GAFFEY
HON. SECRETARY - DAVE NICHOLLS 
HON. TREASURER - MIKE BATEMAN
ASSISTANT TREASURER - GREG WILSON and MATT NOMBELA  
SAFEGUARDING OFFICER - HEATHER THORPE
COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER - CHRIS GAFFEY
FIXTURES & REFEREE SECRETARY - DON EDMONDSON  
RFU COUNTY REPRESENTATIVE - DON EDMONDSON
GROUNDS & BUILDINGS MANAGER - ANDY BRUNT
GROUNDS & BUILDINGS ASST. MANAGER - MARTIN PARKINSON
SOCIAL EVENTS CHAIR - MARTIN PARKINSON
D of E AWARD CHAIR - MARK BAINES
D of E AWARD TREASURER - MARIANNE COOP
VOLUNTEER CO-ORDINATOR - HILARY BERRY
KIT MANAGER - HILARY BERRY 
BAR MANAGER - MARIE WILSON
MINI & JUNIORS CHAIR - DAN NICHOLLS
MINI & JUNIORS PLAYER REGISTRAR - HEATHER THORPE
MINI & JUNIORS FIXTURE SEC - LEEANN ASPINALL
CLUB ARCHIVIST - SHEILA THOMAS
DIRECTOR OF RUGBY - SAM SIMPSON
MENS CAPTAIN - JAMES WRIGHT
SENIOR PLAYER REGISTRAR - MARK BAINES
LADIES HEAD COACH -JAMES WRIGHT
LADIES CAPTAIN - ROWANNE SMALLEY
LADIES TEAM MANAGER- vacant
MENS TEAM MANAGERS - vacant
MENS ASSISTANT COACHES - vacant
COACHING CO-ORDINATOR - vacant 
ASST. FIXTURE SECRETARY and RFU COUNTY REPRESENTATIVE DEPUTY - vacant
MINI & JUNIORS FIXTURE ASSISTANT- vacant
MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY - vacant
D of E AWARD SECRETARY - vacant
HEAD PHYSIO- vacant

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