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about the fa charter standard club accreditation

Be the best place for people to play and enjoy football.

The FA Charter Standard Programme is The FA’s accreditation scheme open to all grassroots clubs and leagues. It aims to raise standards in the grassroots game, supporting the development of clubs and leagues, recognising and rewarding commitment, quality and achievement.

 

The FA Charter Standard accreditation is for clubs who can be proud to be places where people want to play. These are the clubs who demonstrate they offer well-run and sustainable football.  

Clubs who achieve Charter Standard status are proud to prioritise qualified coaching and safeguarding as well as the values of The FA’s Respect campaign as part of their game.


There are two different entry levels of FA Charter Standard club accreditation:

FA Charter Standard Youth Club

FA Charter Standard Adult Club

 

Advanced levels are for clubs who look to grow participation, involve a variety of different people and offer different formats in their football environments:

FA Charter Standard Development Club is aimed at clubs who are enhancing the quality and scope of their football offering

FA Charter Standard Community Club acknowledges the most advanced level of club development and football provision

 

Clubs which achieve The FA Charter Standard accreditation are challenged to maintain high standards and, where appropriate, to improve and progress to new levels.

The accreditation makes a positive difference to the way clubs are run and to people’s enjoyment of football. The FA and East Riding FA aims to support all grassroots clubs to reach Charter Standard status.

 

What The FA Charter Standard Means For Clubs

Clubs achieving The FA Charter Standard status can be proud to be the best place for people to play and enjoy football. They are able to demonstrate positive football environments where people can develop their skills, keep fit and enjoy playing as part of a friendly, inclusive community.

In return for becoming accredited FA Charter Standard clubs receive access to benefits that help to attract and retain players, volunteers and supporters. The level of support and resources available will depend on the level of accreditation a club achieves. Benefits clubs experience include:

- Attract and retain players, supporters and volunteers

- Funding for football equipment

- Access to promotional resources and guidance

- Tailored support from The FA and County FAs

 

Make Your Club Proud To Be FA Charter Standard

If your club is interested in achieving The FA Charter Standard Accreditation, or just want to find out more, please contact either Chris Johnson or Will Dodds at the East Riding County FA. 

FAQs

A club’s accreditation lasts for one season. An annual health check must be completed each year to review a club’s status. The FA Charter Standard accreditation may be withdrawn if a club has a poor disciplinary record, no longer meets the criteria or fails to complete the Annual Health Check within the required time frame.

Clubs which achieve FA Charter Standard status can be proud to be the best place for people to play and enjoy football. They are able to demonstrate they offer positive football environments where people can develop their skills, keep fit and enjoy playing as part of a friendly, inclusive community.

 

FA Charter Standard clubs receive access to benefits that will help to attract and retain players, volunteers and supporters. The level of support and resources you receive will depend on the level of accreditation a club achieves. Benefits clubs experience include:

 

-           Attract and retain players, supporters and volunteers

-           Funding for football equipment

-           Access to promotional resources and guidance

-           Tailored support from The FA and County FAs

 

 

The FA, County FA and associated partners offer a number of additional benefits to those above so speak to us today to find out more.

It’s free! The FA and County FAs do not charge to become accredited. Clubs also receive benefits and incentives to achieve, maintain and progress their FA Charter Standard status

The criteria is outlined within the application form with the criteria for Adult and Youth clubs differing. Broadly the criteria is based around having the following in place:

Code of conduct and operational policies

Coaching qualifications (Youth only)

Links, Pathways & Development Plans

Qualified coaches / managers

 

These criteria are designed to make clubs in the best place possible to play and enjoy football.

Higher levels of accreditation are available to clubs who offer above the minimum criteria. Clubs who achieve Community or Development status are given access to greater levels of support, benefits and equipment.

The East Riding FA will work with your club to complete an FA Charter Standard application if that support is required. The application will then be reviewed by the County FA with any required supporting evidence also reviewed. The East Riding FA will also seek advice from the league you participate in and from our governance team so that and league or discipline issues are identified and challenged.  

Any club can get the support they need to apply for FA Charter Standard accreditation. FA Charter Standard accreditation demonstrates how clubs, leagues, volunteers, parents and players play their part in providing fun, safe and inclusive football opportunities for all.

As a minimum clubs must be affiliated to a County FA and have at least one team playing in an FA sanctioned league. 

Clubs should contact your local County FA to apply for FA Charter Standard status.

 

Clubs work in partnership with County FAs to demonstrate and work toward meeting the accreditation criteria. Help and support is available from our team of experienced staff.

 

Clubs and County FAs will work together to complete an FA Charter Standard application form. Then your County FA will review your application and supporting evidence with a number of experienced individuals within the game. If a club meets the criteria they are awarded a relevant level of accreditation. Support is available to help clubs meet the standard.

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