England Football Accredited

England Football Accreditation

Take the lead. Set the tempo. Raise the roof.

The Beating Heart of It


Football leagues and clubs accredited by The FA have positively changed the football landscape over the last 20 years. They create the ideal environments to nurture players, coaches and volunteers. The result is greater diversity and inclusivity through football. England Football Accredited replaces The FA Charter Standard and is the next chapter in this amazing story as we unite even more communities by supporting Leagues and Clubs over the next ten years.

Who is Accredited for?

England Football Accredited is for all non-professional leagues and clubs. It helps them create the experiences and environments where players, coaches and volunteers can thrive. Accredited clubs are more sustainable, more resilient and built to last.


Our Football Delivery team hosted an informational webinar on the renewal process for clubs, the deadline of which is coming up at the end of April 2023. Watch back the recording below.

Raising Stars of the Future

All accredited clubs offer a consistent standard on and off the pitch. Stars are used in accreditation to recognise clubs that provide more opportunities for more people to play.
To find out more click here

England Football Accredited


For England Football Accredited clubs, having a strong season plan or club development plan will help you to be more sustainable, more resilient and built to last.

Below are the FA templates for 1-star clubs and 2/3-star clubs. You can use the template that applies to your club; don’t forget to upload this on the Club Portal once completed.
Go to the England Football website to download the documents

England Football Accredited

Want to know more? 

For more information on any of the above contact Max.Humphreys@HampshireFA.com.

Check your accreditation dashboard on the Club Portal
Each season, between 1st November and 30th April, our accredited clubs will need to complete their renewal. This is completed within the dashboard section of the club portal.
Until the 30th April 2023.
Clubs can apply to be accredited through the dashboard section of the Club Portal. There are a number of on-pitch (e.g. coaching qualifications) and off-pitch (e.g. club policies and plans) criteria that clubs need to meet before they can apply. Within the dashboard, you will be able to see your progress against each of these criteria, and any actions that need to be completed.
England Football Accreditation is for all non-professional leagues and clubs. For clubs, this is those that have teams playing within grassroots, the National League System steps 1-6 or the Women’s pyramid Tier 3 and below.