Chapter 6

A match day management checklist for grassroots football clubs

The team at Lewes FC have spent years honing their match day approach. But starting with a checklist can help you turn match day management into a series of simple steps.

Here’s a checklist based on Lewes FC’s approach:

  • Estimate attendance numbers based on your ticket sales and previous games
  • Create a list of volunteer roles that need to be filled
  • Start your volunteer call out 2-3 weeks before the match
  • Do a final volunteer call out one week ahead of the match
  • Charge up your devices (think: ticket scanners, payment devices)
  • Review feedback from the previous game
  • Fill cash boxes with change
  • Do a health and safety check of the grounds
  • Check facilities, restock toilets, and tidy anything left over from previous games
  • Restock the bar
  • Set up the club shop (check stock, set up payment devices)
  • Prepare catering for special guests (if provided)