The Hucclecote Youth Football Club make great use of their Facebook Group which provides a mechanism for communications between the committee and parents of the young players. The committee can communicate team and match news and the parents can ask questions and receive answers.
This is a closed Facebook Group which means that anybody can see the Group and who’s in it but only members can view the content. As noted in the About section:
“This group is for the parents of Hucclecote Youth Football Club Under 7s. We will be endeavouring to keep you up to date with the latest news, fixtures, results and match reports. Please also feel free to ask questions or post anything you think may be of interest to anyone else within the group.”
A Facebook Group has the following advantages for a football or any other club:
- It’s a closed group – admission is by invitation and only members can view the content.
- Easy wall updates – no need to select a Share button; just hit the enter key.
- Page rendering – the latest Wall Posts rise to the top of the Page.
- Navigation/menu – easy access to all the main actions at top of page – Posts, Photos, Videos, Questions and Docs.
- Docs – Create notes and short docs plus upload Word docs; ideal for Club agendas and minutes.
- Group chat – ability to chat with some or all members of the Group at the same time.
- Update via email – send and receive updates using the Group email address.
Do you have any other examples of Facebook Groups being put to good use? If so please let me know. Thank you.