West Riding Development Officer Steve Dorey presents John King with the FA Charter Standard Community Club Award in 2015.
West Riding Development Officer Joanne De Tute presents Nigel Whitworth with the FA Charter Standard Development Club Award in 2007.
"The Charter Standard Scheme is best practice guide that sets standards of coaching, administration and child protection for clubs working with young people. As a benchmark for quality, it will improve the playing experience for all."
West Riding Football Development Officer,Julie Chipchase, presents Greetland Goldstars with the FA Charter Standard - February 2004
The FA Charter Standard Clubs programme, supported by FA Community Partner McDonald's, was launched in February 2001 and is a core component of The FA Football Development programme.
The project is aimed at boys and girls under sixteen years old and will help children and parents find a club in their local area that meets FA standards.
Greetland achieved Charter Standard status in February 2004, and in January 2007 were awarded Charter Standard Development Club Status. Following an expansion of the club with the addtion of not only Open Age but Disability teams the Club was awarded Community Club status. This is the highest achievement a club can get. As a club we take great pride in having gained this prestigious award. From August 2005 only clubs that have gained the Charter Standard or are working towards completing the course will be able to join the Huddersfield RCD Junior Football League.
The benefit of being a Charter standard club shows people that you are serious about raising standards, improving facilities, coaching, first aid and Child Protection.
It shows potentional new players that this is a club that cares.
Clubs are the heartbeat of football in this country. That is why The FA Charter Standard club programme, which raises standards and recognises and rewards quality, is so important.
"Every player at some stage of their career will play in a grassroots club. We have a shared responsibility to ensure that this experience is a positive one - whether you are six or 60.
The FA Charter Standard Programme provides recognition that clubs are well run and sustainable, with child protection and safety paramount. It also recognises a club's commitment to coaching, player and coach development, and the raising of standards of behaviour in the game - all of which are big priorities for both me and The FA.
I am grateful for all the support provided by County FA officials to promote and develop The FA Charter Standard programme. The programme provides a benefit for everyone in the game, The FA, County FAs, coaches, volunteers, parents, but most importantly the players.
So thank you for everything you do to develop the game and the very best wishes for the future."
Sir Trevor Brooking
Director of Football Development
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The FA has drawn up the following set of criteria for clubs wishing to reach Charter Standard, all Clubs regardless of level of status must submit the following evidence with their application form:
FA Charter Standard Club
FA Charter Standard Development Club – As above with the following additional criteria:
FA Charter Standard Community Club– As above with the following additional criteria: