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. Three Staffordshire Clubs have recently been awarded Charter Standard Status.
Milford Athletic FC, Three Spires Utd FC, and Westpoint FC have all recently successfully completed Charter Standard Applications and hold the kitemark to FA grassroots football.
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.
Any club can apply for FA CS status, even a one-team club – provided the club is affiliated to Staffordshire FA.
The criteria are challenging, but attainable for every club. Once awarded, FA Charter Standard clubs are given an annual ‘health check’ to ensure the standards of provision are being maintained. For more information please visit www.TheFA.com/CharterStandard and download the Criteria document under useful resources ensuring you get support from your County FA to complete this process.
Congratulations to all three clubs on their achievements.
For further information about The FA Charter Standard scheme please CLICK HERE.