FA Charter Standard Club

The FA has drawn up the following criteria for clubs wishing to achieve The FA Charter Standard 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

• Have a club link to recruit and/or progress players

• A good disciplinary record

• Club officals with clear job descriptions

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

• A Club Safeguarding Policy

• All Team Officials to have an FA Enhanced CRC check

• Minimum of one FA Level 1 coach with an in-date FA Emergency Aid and Safeguarding Children certificate with every team.

• Minimum of one FA Youth Award Module 1 coach for every four teams

• Coach: Player ratio of 1:16 max


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.