In order to stage all the events on a weekly programme, we need lots of parent helpers. To make things fair, all parents are rostered on to help on a fortnightly basis. Without enough hands to help, we simply cannot run the events. A typical Saturday would need the following teams: Equipment set up, Canteen duty, Age Group Leaders, and Event Officials.
So you can imagine that to do all that, there has to be about 50 adults on hand to manage things safely.
When you are on duty, you should take your child over to the warm up area then report to the table in front of the pavilion prior to commencement of competition. You will then be issued with a name tag and hi-visibility vest, plus your age group or event folder, depending on where you are on duty. You can choose a specific job or be allocated where you are most needed, it’s up to you.
You are on duty for the duration of the meeting but you should be done within a couple of hours. You’ll get to see lots of different children in action when on duty and you can always follow your own child around next time. If the same people help every week, they rarely get to watch their child compete, so have a heart and help out. You’re there anyway!
Note that for insurance purposes, we cannot allow a child to be left at the club without an adult that is responsible for them. If there is an accident or incident, we need the parent or guardian on the spot.