FA Charter Standard

Proud to support clubs get up to the standard

The FA Charter Standard accreditation is for clubs who can be proud to be places where people want to play. These are the clubs who demonstrate they offer well-run and sustainable football. Clubs which achieve The FA Charter Standard status are proud to prioritise qualified coaching and safeguarding as well as the values of The FA’s Respect campaign as part of their game.

Cerebral Palsy Sport encourage teams and clubs to work towards FA Charter standard accreditation. Your local County FA can support you with the process to become accredited.

There are two different entry levels for The FA Charter Standard club accreditation:

  • The FA Charter Standard Youth
  • The FA Charter Standard Adult

Advanced levels are for clubs who look to grow participation, involve a variety of different people and offer different formats in their football environments:

  1. The FA Charter Standard Development is aimed at clubs who are enhancing the quality and scope of their football offering
  2. The FA Charter Standard Community acknowledges the most advanced level of club development and football provision

Clubs which achieve The FA Charter Standard accreditation are challenged to maintain high standards and, where appropriate, to improve and progress to new levels.

The accreditation makes a positive difference to the way clubs are run and to people’s enjoyment of football. The FA aims to support all grassroots clubs to reach Charter Standard status through our network of County FA’s.

For more information on FA Charter Standard Accreditation and the process please visit http://www.thefa.com/get-involved/player/the-fa-charter-standard