FA Charter Standard Adult Club

The FA has drawn up the following criteria for clubs wishing to achieve The FA Charter Standard Adult Club status.

Application Criteria

• Have a designated FA Charter Standard Coordinator

• To be formerly constituted

• Require a set of recent Committee meeting minutes

• Be affiliated to a County FA

• Have at least one team playing in an FA sanctioned League

• Have a bank account in the club’s name

• Provide a balance sheet and profit and loss account

• Have a Club Equality Policy

• Implement The FA Respect Codes of Conduct

• Link to a feeder club for players

• A good disciplinary record

• Club officials with clear job descriptions

• A qualified first aider with every team having an in-date FA Emergency Aiders qualification or FA recognised qualification. If the first aider is a player an additional first aider is required, this could be another player.

• A minimum of 90% of all FA qualified coaches to be members of The FA Licensed Coaches Club


Annual Commitment

• Complete the annual health check

• First aid kit at all training sessions and fixtures

• Organise an FA Respect briefing for all officials, managers and spectators

• Attend one County FA in service event

• If the senior team plays in the National League System (steps 1-7) one coach to attend a six hour or two, three hour coaching workshops annually.