The Club - Volunteer

More help needed!

Battersea Ironsides is a fantastic club with an amazing history of success.
None of this would be possible without the fantastic group of Volunteers that make our club what it is today.
We welcome support from parents and would be delighted to hear from anyone who would like to help in any capacity.


Age Group Managers (U6 & U14) & Deputy Manager (U7)
Age Group Managers/Deputies play a vital role in the organisation, administration and cohesion of the teams within their age group. They work closely with the Head Coach in fulfilling the responsibilities required by the Club and the RFU. They are an integral link between the Club, the coaching team and the players.

Girls Head Coach
A Head Coach is a highly influential figure in junior players’ lives, particularly within this growing and inspirational group. They are responsible for the development of a players’ rugby skills and attitude to the game and ensure the team/s are well prepared for matches. Plus, they support the individual development of every player. It’s an exciting, rewarding and active role which has a direct influence on performance.

Juniors Social Secretary
One of the defining features of Ironsides Rugby is the social element. It’s fundamental to enjoying the game and building team spirit. The Social Secretary is the glue that brings and binds people together. It requires great personal skill and charm, knowledge of the game and the Club that’s both wide and deep, plus a genuine desire to get everyone involved.

Youth Referee Programme Manager
An enthusiastic volunteer to put in place a programme for teenagers age 14+ to gain their RFU Referee qualifications and join the pool of referees helping across the rugby club.  A new role within our club which helps provide our young men and women with the opportunity to enjoy Rugby as a player, spectator, referee and coach as they grow older.     

Website/Database Support
We are very proud of our website which has been built in house by our brilliant Webmaster, Shahid.  It is a huge task to keep the content up to date and fresh.  Volunteers with experience of websites or website content are always needed as well as volunteers to help keep our database updated.  No formal hours so this allows you to give a little (or a lot) back to your wonderful club depending on your availability.
Juniors Equipment Coordinator
The Juniors Equipment Coordinator will monitor equipment levels across the junior section and replenish/retire old equipment as required.  They will also liaise with Managers and Coaches to ensure they have the right supplies at the beginning of, and throughout, the season in addition to making recommendations to the Junior Management Committee on equipment policy and enhancements.
Kit Support
Michael and Gill have been selling kit for years in sun, rain or snow!  Volunteers very welcome to help sell on Sunday mornings.  A great way to get to know other parents and ‘do your bit’. Perfect for younger age group parents who are at the Clubhouse each Sunday.
We are always looking for Referees and First Aiders in all Age Groups.  Speak to your Age Group Manager about how to get involved.
Check out the website (under News section) for current vacancies or contact Rachel, Junior’s Secretary, on for more information on these and all Volunteer opportunities

Celebrating 75 Years @ Ironsides - 1st Team 1944 -45

Celebrating 75 Years @ Ironsides - Junior Coaches

Celebrating 75 Years @ Ironsides - 1st Team 2017-18

Celebrating 75 Years @ Ironsides - MInis

Celebrating 75 Years @ Ironsides - All Club

Celebrating 75 Years @ Ironsides - 1st Team 1948 - 48

Celebrating 75 Years @ Ironsides - 1st Team 1993 - 94

Celebrating 75 Years @ Ironsides - Youths

Celebrating 75 Years @ Ironsides - 1st Team 1953 - 54

Celebrating 75 Years @ Ironsides - 1st Team 1957 - 56