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

Start: Thursdays Time: 5.00pm – 7.00pm Venue: Coylton Activity Centre, Hole Rd, Coylton, Ayr KA6 6JL The Club runs its own powerchair football training sessions on Thursdays between 5pm and 7pm at Coylton Activity Centre. Session specifically designed for powerchair users across the Ayrshire region. The Club is a registered charity 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. We are currently looking for coaches and volunteers to support our Head Coach with facilitating weekly training sessions. 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 provide full SFA coaching qualifications, First Aid training and put you through your PVG. Powerchair is a competitive team sport for people with disabilities who use power wheelchairs. 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. Main Duties: 1. Assisting/leading small group or whole team drills and games 2. Laying out equipment ahead of the session. 3. Dynamic risk assessment of powerchairs and equipment before and after sessions. 4. Equip players as required e.g. attaching ‘Strikers’ to powerchairs. 5. Organise players with consideration to ability and individual needs. 6. Consult with the Head Coach about the aims of the sessions. 7. Plan, deliver, evaluate and progress the coaching sessions. 8. Brief all players on the aims of the session and the purpose of each activity. 9. Undertake organisational jobs e.g. register, equipment checks, delegate to parents and carers. 10. Ensure that you are well briefed about any special needs of the participant involved i.e. medical condition/disabilities etc 11. Give constructive feedback to all players. 12. Abide by and promote sound ethics, club policy, code of conduct, child protection, health and safety, equal opportunities to all members. Skills & Attributes Required Coaches should: a.Motivate players and be motivated themselves b.Have a flexible working approach and be willing to go the extra mile. C. Be well organised and forward plan. D. Have a willingness to develop personally and learn new skills. E. Communicate effectively. F. Make things FUN. G. Use time efficiently and effectively. H. Develop an appropriate level of technical knowledge. I. Observe and analyse players’ skills and make improvements. Further Opportunities 1. Coach at league and cup matches. Offering touchline support and coaching to players. 2. Attend any meetings with fellow coaches, players, parents and children where appropriate. 3. Develop your own skills by attending SFA coach education courses and any training that is organised by the club.

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. Closing date for applications is Friday 25th February 2022 at noon. 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.

The Club runs its own powerchair football training sessions on Thursdays between 5pm and 7pm at Coylton Activity Centre and between 7pm and 9pm on Fridays at Queen Margaret Academy. Sessions specifically designed for powerchair users across the Ayrshire region. 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. Ayrshire Tigers PFC is seeking to recruit suitably experienced and qualified people onto our Board of Trustees. This is a rewarding opportunity to join the founding charity trustees of Ayrshire Tigers Powerchair Football Club, to help it develop, grow and become sustainable. In an increasing challenging financial environment, we are seeking to increase our working partnerships, improve our effectiveness, continue to develop creative approaches to meet need and increase our income. To help achieve this, we are seeking new volunteer Board Trustees, particularly those with an appropriate level of the following knowledge, skills or experience:  Grant Funding Applications  Fundraising  Marketing (selling and promoting the club in the community)  Admin  Social Media  Club Development As a trustee you will help to set and maintain the charity’s vision, mission and values. You will also help to ensure that the charity: • pursues its charitable purposes as defined in its Governing Document • complies with relevant legislation or regulations • works towards sustainability by developing a funding strategy • maintains the financial stability of Ayrshire Tigers PFC, • resources are well managed and used effectively As a trustee you will also be involved in appointing and supporting Ayrshire Tigers PFC volunteers. New Trustees should be able to attend at least 75% of meetings per year, actively participate, to read papers in advance of meetings and participate in other tasks as arising from time to time, It is important to note that no one individual is responsible for the governance of the charity, rather we act collectively and make decisions based on collective responsibility. Not had experience as a trustee? Don’t worry - We have support in place to support all new trustees. A full UK driving licence is desirable but not essential. In return for your time, the club will provide any training deemed necessary and put you through your PVG. To apply for this role, please upload a covering letter (maximum 2 sides of A4) and CV to info@ayrshiretigers.co.uk. Closing date for applications is Friday 25th February 2022 at noon. Interviews will take place, via video conference and will be conducted by a small panel of current Board Trustees. Benefits Benefits of being a board member with Ayrshire Tigers PFC include • Supporting the work of organisation. • Meeting new people. • Being part of a team. • Developing new and existing skills.