FA Charter Standard
Launched in 2001, The FA Charter Standard Programme supported by McDonald’s is The FA’s accreditation scheme for grassroots clubs and leagues.
Its goal is to raise standards in grassroots football, support the development of clubs and leagues, recognising and rewarding them for their commitment and achievements.
With this in mind, The FA Charter Standard accreditation is awarded to clubs and leagues rigorously adjudged to be well-run and sustainable – and which prioritise child protection, quality coaching and implementation of the Respect programme.
Our Club has achieved the following criteria: FA qualified coaches, safeguarding children policies including CRB-checked volunteers, club constitution and development plans, codes of conduct, a commitment to offer Mini-Soccer for Under-10s and providing equal opportunities.
There are over 4,500 FA Charter Standard Clubs in England and over 70% of youth football is played under The FA Charter Standard kitemark.