Growing your club

Growing your club


Don't forget to check out our pages on marketing and sponsorship and the support available to you. 

Football is played for fun by millions across England every week and is reliant on volunteers to deal with club administration.

It may be a daunting thought to think about methods to expand and grow your club, but there is lots of help available.

Chapter 1
Students from Solent University volunteered as part of Chapter 1's Doorstep sport club programme in partnership with Streetgames. The programme involved increased participation with disadvantaged communities at the heart of Southampton. The students began to  work with previously homeless clients who were engaged in a support system to prepare them for greater independence. The students set up a football tournament in April to promote the programme further, to engage with new services and promote a new football league. The event was a fantastic success with teams from all over Southampton attending. 
- Dean Ashton, Chapter 1 National Development Manager Volunteering roles

Charter Standard

FA Charter Standard status is a clear demonstration to all parents, sponsors and the public, that a club (or league):

  • Is well-organised, safe and offers opportunities for all
  • Has FA-qualified coaches as standard
  • Adheres to FA Respect Policies and Codes of Conduct
  • Prioritises Child Welfare
  • Maintains appropriate levels of discipline
  • Has access to the County FA and FA regional workforces
  • Can use the coveted ‘Three Lions’ FA crest on its marketing and business materials.