Volunteering at AAFC

Behind every great sporting and community club is a great team of passionate and dedicated support staff, and Arncliffe Aurora Football Club (AAFC) is no exception. Put simply, the volunteers at AAFC are the heartbeat of the club and without their dedication, support and time, we could not operate at the standard expected by the fans, the club, its board, the community and the respective football associations.  

At AAFC, we pride ourselves on being more than a football club. We value our position as a community organisation and are always on the lookout for volunteers to assist in any capacity. If you are interested in contributing to a worthy cause either as a Coach, RTO or a Volunteer, AAFC would love to hear from you.

Please note, all AAFC Volunteers or applicants must hold a current Working With Children Check (WWCC) or be willing to apply for one (this is a government requirement and there is no associated cost with a WWCC application). The WWCC must be on your possession either physically or digitally (such as within the Service NSW app) at any function representing AAFC.


Registration Process for Coaches, RTOs and Volunteers

To begin the registration process, please follow the below steps:

  1. Apply and attain a Working With Children Check. Please note the application can take up to four weeks to be finalised
  2. Once a WWCC certificate has been attainted, proceed to Play Football Registration Page to register your interest to be a Coach, RTO or Volunteer
  3. Upon receiving your application, AAFC will reach out to discuss your application and your particular areas of interest
  4. Review and familiarise yourself with Football St George Code of Conduct
  5. Review and familiarise yourself with AAFC Code of Conduct

Checklist for Coaches and RTOs

To ensure a smooth onboarding experience for players, parents, coaches and RTOs, AAFC have put together a Coaches Checklist to remove any ambiguity in the management of your team. 

In addition to the above steps mandated for all Volunteers; it is recommended Coaches and RTOs complete the additional steps below:

  1. Review, familiarise and share Football St George Code of Conduct with your appointed team
  2. Review, familiarise and share AAFC Code of Conduct with your appointed team
  3. Identify the respective Cost of the Referee for your appointed team. Payment must be made before commencement of each game
  4. Setup a WhatsApp Group for your appointed team and add players/parents to use as the communication medium 
  5. Organise and communicate preferred (and if required backup) training schedule with AAFC Committee  
  6. Download DRIBL app from either iTunes or Google Play Store
  7. Register and Review DRIBL Training Material
  8. Communicate and train parents on DRIBL
  9. Organise uniforms, balls and bottles with AAFC Committee
  10. Save link for the reimbursement of any Cost of the Referee fees
  11. Save link to the Match Incident Report to advise of any potential incident which could impact AAFC, FSG or football in general
  12. Take photos throughout the game and upload to Matchday Pics
  13. Have fun! 
Finally, feel free to download and share the AAFC Coaches and RTOs Checklist with all members of the AAFC Community. 

Need Help

AAFC are committed to making the registration process as seamless as possible, if you require support or guidance please do not hesitate to reach out to one of our Registration Officers to help through the process. Our Registration Officers are more than happy to assist and can be reached by email at regos@aafc.com.au.

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