So what does FA Charter Standard mean?
The FA Charter Standard accreditation scheme is open to all grassroots clubs and leagues. Clubs which achieve FA Charter Standard status can be proud to be the best place for people to play and enjoy football.
To achieve this standard, clubs must be 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. 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
Every manager has to be FA Level, FA First Aid and FA Safeguarding qualified as well as DBS police checked every three years.
Peacehaven & Telscombe youth chair Mike Bradbury said: “Given we have doubled in size since 2016 to one of the largest grassroots football clubs in Sussex, it has been a huge task to coordinate our army of volunteer coaches to gain these qualifications.” “I’d like to thank everyone involved for their hard work and time this season to ensure we achieved this milestone.”
Bradbury concluded: “The club continues to grow from strength to strength offering a safe environment for the local community to play weekly football. This achievement is testament to the dedication of the volunteers spread across all sections of the club and something each and everyone associated with this football should be proud of.”
AGM diary note…
Updated 10:19 - 10 May 2019 by Pitchside View
The club’s AGM will be held in the clubhouse on Thursday June 27. More details will follow.