FA Charter Standard Community Club

The FA has drawn up the following criteria for clubs wishing to reach Charter Standard Community 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 officials 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

• A minimum of five teams covering at least four different age groups

• A Football Development Plan for three to five years

• At least one Level 2 coach with one of the teams

• Minimum of one FA Youth Award Module 2 coach for every six teams.


Plus The FA Charter Standard Community Club Criteria

• Minimum of ten teams covering mini-soccer, youth and adult football

• Has a minimum of one male and female team

• At least two Level 2 coaches within the club

• Minimum of one FA Youth Award Module 3 (assessed) coach within the club

• One person who has attended The FA Mentoring Adults course


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

• Review development plan with County FA

• 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.