Volunteers play a vital role in the development and administration of golf in the County. Without the many people who give up their time to help with juniors, administer the various sections within clubs golf would not be the well run sport that it is.
Most sports volunteers rarely use the term 'volunteer' to describe their activities, they see themselves as club personnel, event organisers, club captains, chairman, junior organisers or artisans. Behind the scenes there are treasurers, committee members, planners, researchers, IT website managers, journalists and photographers. In short, there is a vast array of roles supporting and surrounding golf, without which the game would not be able to function.
The Active Norfolk Club and Coach Development Programme is a six monthly programme of workshops for volunteers and coaches. It is subsidised by Active Norfolk and a new programme comes out every September and March. Courses include Safeguarding and Protecting Children and Equity in Your Coaching courses both of which are pre requisites for clubs who are going through the GolfMark process.
For more information about the Club and Coach Development Programme and to book a place, check the Active Norfolk website - www.activenorfolk.org/courses.
For a copy of the England Golf Partnership volunteer Strategy and information about encouraging and supporting people to take on roles within your club, go to the volunteer in golf website - www.golfvolunteers.org.