Ayrshire Tigers Powerchair Football Club (South Ayrshire)

Charity registered in Scotland SC048926

To encourage and promote the development of powerchair football as a sport within the community of Ayrshire.


Current opportunities

Ayrshire Tigers PFC is a community-based Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) based in Ayr which works in partnership with the Scottish Powerchair Football Association (SPFA) to provide equal opportunity for powerchair users in Ayrshire to engage in team sport. The Club is an independent organisation run by its own board of trustees which is elected by its members. The club is focused on providing opportunities to play, coach and support powerchair football and is open to everyone. The team is currently playing in the Scottish Powerchair Football Premiership. The Club was formed to benefit powerchair users living in Ayrshire to engage in team sport and prevent isolation by offering a place for people to come and feel welcome, have fun and be part of a team. The Fundraising officer role is important to the sustainability of the club as they help organise fundraising events to raise much needed funds. We are looking for someone to help the Chairperson and Treasurer with funding applications and also help plan, co-ordinate and oversee fundraising activities. What you will be doing  Putting collection tins in local shops or community areas.  Holding a ‘tin shake’ in a local town – this is where players/club supporters stand outside shops with collection tins and get donations  Holding a sponsored event such as a swim or walk.  Holding an event for local people to attend – quiz night, auction, raffle, talk, coffee and cake morning – people will give donations when they come.  Having a section on the club website that people can click on if they want to give money.  Talking to Charity Trustee/Committee Members about different ways to fundraise and deciding what to do as a club.  Publicising events, distributing flyers/leaflets or fundraising forms  Support people who are fundraising on behalf of the club  Working with the Treasurer to ensure that the money is collected safely and banked accurately  Home based (plus travel to club activities). Ideally you will live in Ayrshire. We seek applications from anyone interested in the role, but particularly welcome applications from people with prior experience of fundraising for other clubs/groups. You will be asked to attend committee meetings and also have knowledge of the local area so we ask that you live locally to be able to do this role. We process applications as we receive them, we will close the role when we find a suitable volunteer for the role. Consequently, the role may close before the advertised closing date. A full UK driving licence is essential. To apply for this role, please upload a covering letter (maximum 2 sides of A4) and CV to info@ayrshiretigers.co.uk. Interviews will take place, via video conference and will be conducted by a small panel of current Board Trustees. Benefits Benefits of being a committee member with Ayrshire Tigers PFC include:  Improve support to powerchair users and their families in your local area.  You could build up knowledge and hands on experience of disabled people.  Access free training and learn new skills.  Meet new people.  A worthwhile achievement to add to your CV.  Having fun whilst carrying out a valuable role.  This is a rewarding and fulfilling opportunity and will allow you to make a difference to those you are supporting and their families.  Volunteering can keep you mentally stimulated and provide you with a sense of purpose.

We are currently looking for a coach to help our head coach run our weekly Friday training session for the first team at Queen Margaret Academy between 7pm and 9pm. The role will be part time and is a volunteer position. Previous coaching experience would be helpful but not essential. This role is ideal for graduates of sports degrees or those that are still currently studying and want to earn money on the side of their degree. Powerchair football is an adaptation of football and no previous coaching experience is required; only an enthusiastic approach, commitment, and a willingness to learn. There will also be opportunities to gain coaching qualifications, through the Club’s affiliation with SPFA and the Scottish Para-Football, as part of the individual’s continued professional development. The Club is committed to increasing opportunities available to participants with a disability and therefore would like to offer inspiring coaches the chance to learn how to coach Powerchair Football. You will be supported to develop your ‘personal’ coaching skills (communication, organisation, adaptability, and compassion) and your ‘how to’ coaching skills (instruction, demonstration, observation, analysis, feedback and questioning). A full UK driving licence is desirable but not essential. In return for your time, the club will assist with you gaining SFA coaching qualifications, First Aid training and put you through your PVG. We are interested in speaking with people that have a background as/or worked in:  Sports Coaching  Football Coaching  PE Teachers and Teachers with a love for Sport  Teaching assistants with a love for Sport  Primary Teachers with a love for Sport  Experience of working with disabled children/adults Opportunities: Opportunities will include:  Observation and the chance to deliver Powerchair coaching sessions.  Coach observation and feedback.  Mentoring opportunities.  Opportunity to gain coaching and refereeing qualifications  Coaching at SPFA match days. Our aim is to support your understanding, knowledge and experience of coaching to support the long term sustainability of powerchair football in Ayrshire. Requirements to be a Football Coach at Ayrshire Tigers:  You must be reliable, honest and trustworthy.  Have a full UK driving licence.  You must be a people person and enjoy interacting with others.  Motivate players and be motivated themselves  Prior coaching experience within football (all sports) desirable but not essential  Prior experience working with children and/or adults with disabilities desirable but not essential.  Be well organised and forward plan.  Have a willingness to develop personally and learn new skills.  Communicate effectively.  Make things FUN.  Use time efficiently and effectively.  Develop an appropriate level of technical knowledge.  Observe and analyse players’ skills and make improvements. Main Duties:  Assisting/leading small group or whole team drills and games.  Laying out equipment ahead of the session.  Dynamic risk assessment of powerchairs and equipment before and after sessions.  Equip players as required e.g. attaching ‘Strikers’ to powerchairs.  Organise players with consideration to ability and individual needs.  Consult with the Head Coach about the aims of the sessions.  Plan, deliver, evaluate and progress the coaching sessions.  Brief all players on the aims of the session and the purpose of each activity.  Undertake organisational jobs e.g. register, equipment checks, delegate to parents and carers.  Ensure that you are well briefed about any special needs of the participant involved i.e. medical condition/disabilities etc  Give constructive feedback to all players.  Abide by and promote sound ethics, club policy, code of conduct, child protection, health and safety, equal opportunities to all members. Further Opportunities:  Coach at league and cup matches. Offering touchline support and coaching to players.  Attend any meetings with fellow coaches, players, parents and children where appropriate.  Develop your own skills by attending SFA coach education courses and any training that is organised by the club.