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Volunteer Stories

Volunteers can often be the unsung heroes of grassroots football.

However, here at Gloucestershire FA, we want to make sure that your hard work, dedication and success is celebrated.

Here are the stories of just a few of the thousands of grassroots heroes that volunteer in Gloucestershire every week.

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vicky clayson

Being a volunteer has allowed me to be a part of a well-established community, enabling me to develop, assist and enhance football opportunities.

I have been supported to develop various initiatives with Redmarley Girls FC and the Gloucestershire FA, enhancing women’s football. There has been opportunities to observe football coaching, enhancing my personal development.

The buzz I get from helping others and more importantly our future players, providing positive influences and coaching in the direction of developing new talents, is what makes it all worthwhile!

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ALAN pearce

Having carried out various volunteer roles within the GFA since 1969, currently the Chairman of the GFA Referees Committee a post I have held since 2005. Other volunteer roles include being one of the eight Disciplinary Chairman of the GFA,  Supply League and local league Referee Assessor/Observer.

I carry out the appointments of referees and assistants for the local Academies under 18, Senior Trophy and Senior Challenge Cup.

Being passionate about local football, I do attend at least three or four matches every week mainly to see our local referees in action