in the context of sport clubs or sporting groups, facilitators will fulfill the roles (even all of them in some cases) of team leaders in their absense which encourages team discussion and cohesion.

FACILITATOR: "Most sports teams will employ a member of the team to assist in the management of the group, they're known as facilitators."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "FACILITATOR," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/facilitator/ (accessed September 28, 2021).