On Wednesday 31st of May England Futsal opened applications for members of the futsal community in England to join the movement as part of their new ‘Futsal Commissions’. New for the 23-24 season, the England Futsal leadership team are seeking applicants with lived experience of the futsal community, who have energy and motivation to drive the movement, and who are willing to give their time and expertise voluntarily for a 2-season commitment. As outlined earlier in the year, the England Futsal team are setting up 4 Commissions which will feed directly into the Board and Leadership team. These are themed around policy areas and societal agendas which we feel are important to build a progressive and community-led approach to the development and leadership of the sport across England.
The Commissions are:
- Equality, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EEDI) – Developing and leading an approach to an ambition for the game which is inclusive, welcoming and accessible.
- Duty to Care / Welfare of ALL – placing the welfare and wellbeing of Players, Coaches, Referees and Administrators at the core of our work.
- People Planning – ensuring we develop a progressive approach to recruitment, learning, professional development and transition of coaches, referees, administrators and boards (both paid and voluntary).
- Facilities – Ensuring we have a connected network of high quality, accessible, digitally enabled, inclusive and safe places to play.
Board Chair Steve Mitchell said: “We are excited to be opening up our governance structure to the Futsal Community. This sport in this country has survived & thrived to date thanks to the tireless efforts of countless individuals and it is important that their Voice, experience, expertise are given the platform to contribute to the Future. We are committed to these groups representing the communities they serve and would love to see applications from anyone who wants to make a difference regardless of age, race, gender or other characteristic.”
Full information about the Commissions and the application process can be found at the following hyperlink: England Futsal Commissions – Application Information
A list of the application questions & the prompts designed to support applicants with their answers can be found at the following hyperlink: Commissions Application Questions
The online application form can be found here. Please note that we strongly recommend reading both the Application Information & Application Questions Documents prior to completing your application.
The deadline for applications to this tender is midnight on the 29.06.23 and late submissions will not be reviewed. If you have any questions, please email our Head of Operations Beth Jenkinson-Garner (firstname.lastname@example.org).