Committee Role Profiles: Team Captain

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Every club and society have three core committee members: President, Secretary and Treasurer. In addition to these core roles, many groups have a range of additional roles. Here you can find out more information about what it means to be a Team Captain of a student group…

Role: Team Captain
Commitment/Duration: Elected position for up to one academic year
Previous experience required: Absolutely none; all training will be provided.

Some sports clubs have more than one, depending on the number of teams they've got: e.g. 1st Team Captain, 2nd Team Captain, 3rd Team Captain, or Men’s Team Captain and Women’s Team Captain


Purpose of role

The Team Captain is the main point of contact for fixtures and competitions. They will select the team for fixtures, and keep the team informed of a fixture details. They will ensure that the team are fully prepared for match days or competition, and will be a positive role model to the rest of the team, dealing with team member disputes when necessary.


Common responsibilities

  • Host trials and select teams fairly for fixtures and competitions
  • Ensure that team members are both physically and mentally prepared for competition; including keeping them informed of fixture details (transport etc.)
  • Ensure that team members are equipped with appropriate playing kit
  • For BUCS specifically, they will enter team sheets on the BUCS Play app prior to fixtures, and upload results immediately after those games. They will also be in regular contact with SU Sports Coordinator on BUCS availability, facilities and transport
  • Attend an induction and additional training delivered by the SU
  • Some fixtures will require the club to arrange a referee or umpire, and provide certain equipment e.g. match standard balls. This is usually the responsibility of the Captain


How you will benefit

This is your opportunity to perform a leading role in a Club or Society that you love, to help develop it to make sure it is the best it can be. In doing this you will get to meet and work with other like-minded students, as well as develop the skills, knowledge and all-round employability of yourself and your members through a variety of opportunities.

By being a committee member, you also gain recognition for your volunteer hours and skills by working towards the Aber Award. You will also have the chance to be nominated for an award as part of the Sports or Societies Awards.


Why we want YOU!

We want Aber students to love student life and be ready for anything. In order to achieve this, we promise to provide you with opportunities to find your Aber Community, support you to be happy and healthy, and help to grow your skills and experiences. Team Aber encompasses so much of this, so if you are passionate about your Club/Society, we want to work with you to make this vision a reality. There is no better way to do this than being elected to a committee. By becoming a committee member, you will have been elected as the best person to fulfil your chosen role.


Got any questions?

Contact a member of the Opportunities Team:
Societies Development Coordinator – Tom (
Sports Coordinator – Emily (


Please note the responsibilities of each role can vary across each club and society. Please see their individual constitution on their webpage, or contact a member of the current committee.


Standing Voting
Opens 10am Monday 15th March to 10am Monday 19th April 2021 Voting will begin at 10am on Monday 26th April to 3pm Friday 30th April 2021




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