Football leagues and clubs accredited by The FA have positively changed the football landscape over the last 20 years, creating the ideal environments to nurture players, coaches and volunteers. The result is greater diversity and inclusivity throughout football. England Football Accreditation replaces The FA Charter Standard and is the next chapter in this amazing story as we unite even more communities by supporting Leagues and Clubs over the next 10 years.
We know that players, coaches and volunteers who find themselves in an accredited environment are more likely to stay in the game and develop a lifelong passion for it. England Football Accredited exists to fuel that passion: to give everyone the opportunity to have fun, to learn, to grow and develop together. From your first kick-off to the final blow of the whistle and everywhere in-between on that journey – England Football Accredited exists to give you the opportunity
What Does England Football Accredited look like?
Together, you offer all players – whether male and / or female and / or disability players – of all ages the opportunity to fully access the best of football in well run, high quality, safe and sustainable Clubs. Your infrastructure is sound, robust, efficient and effective. It centres around the Respect standards and behaviours needed to make football in England something we can all be proud to be part of. Accreditation is also a clear signal to your community that you value the importance of being sustainable and built to last off the pitch.
No matter how big your League or Club is, if you have England Football Accreditation, it shows that you’re making a huge difference to your community: That you want the very best for everybody: your players, coaches, spectators, volunteers, and officials. Everyone counts. Everyone is valued. As a England Football Accredited Club we will unite and work together to offer more opportunities for everybody – regardless of ability, background, gender or colour of skin. We’ll create more opportunities to play and enjoy football to the highest possible standard that we can achieve. We will work and push forwards together: united in our love of football.
To help you and your club understand what England Football accreditation is, what benefits you receive for being accredited and how to apply to become England Football Accredited we are delighted to be hosting two online Microsoft Teams Calls.
Lasting approximately 30 minutes the The England Football Accreditation explainers will be interactive with you offered the opportunity to ask questions and make comment so that you fully understand what accreditation is and how it will benefit your club.
England Football Accreditation explainers dates and times:
You only need to attend once of the webinars and the invite to attend is open to club chairman, treasurers, secretary's and committee members. To access the webinar you will need a smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer.