U8–U16 Ground Marshals

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. There must be a Ground Marshal for every game. The Ground Marshal is to be nominated from the home team/s playing on a field for any particular game. Where two games are being played on a field at the same time, discuss between the two teams to determine who will fill the role. This can be done on match day, it doesn't need to be arranged in advance.
  2. Once the Ground Marshal is decided, make yourself known to the referees and assist them with anything they might need. Ensure that coaches, managers, and spectators do not discuss the game with the referees for any reason. If they have concerns, they must only speak to the Ground Marshal who can choose whether any further action is required. Keep in mind that the referees are often young players from the club and need our full support.
  3. Whilst carrying out the duties as a Ground Marshal you must ensure that all spectators are well behaved and observe the code of conduct. Please avoid the use of derogatory language and be consistent, objective, and courteous in dealing with any unruliness. Please ensure that you report any incidents to a member of the Junior Committee.
  4. Where safety zones or technical areas are marked, please ensure that only coaches and players are in this zone at any time. This is for the safety of the players.
  5. Also ensure that people aren't pushing prams or bikes across playing surfaces and that people aren't standing on playing areas while matches are in progress.
  6. The Ground Marshal will be responsible for helping to put the goals back up against the fence, coordinating a cleanup of the pitch areas, and returning the marshal's box to the shipping container on Field 1 or a committee member in charge once the last game is finished.