The club is actively seeking volunteers, both male and female, who would be interested in learning more about becoming a match day steward.
Stewards play a vital role in ensuring the safety and comfort of spectators and the club is very grateful to those individuals who either act as stewards at the moment, in some cases for many years, or who have done so in the past. Unfortunately the gradual decrease in steward numbers in recent years has now reduced the number of available stewards to an unacceptable level.
Supporters may be aware that for each game played at Mourneview the club is required to produce a Safety Plan which outlines crowd safety and related measures for match day. An integral part of the plans details the number of stewards required and how they will be deployed. For most games the minimum requirement is 18; in some cases it may be more. Currently our club have less than 10 stewards to call on. That shortfall has to be made up by hiring personnel from a private security firm with the full cost borne by the club. Resources used in this manner are of course then not available to be used in other areas including the playing budget.
If you are over 18 and in reasonable heath and interested in becoming a steward then why not speak to our Safety Officer, Andrew Good, our Chief Steward Raymond Flanagan or any Director to learn more about the role. Full training will be provided.