The FA Charter Standard scheme is a best practice guide that sets standards of coaching, administration and child protection for all clubs outside of the Football League and Premier League.
As a benchmark for quality, it will improve the playing experience for all. It also recognises the club’s commitment to coaching, player/coach development and raising of standards of behaviour in the game.
Manchester County FA highlights the importance of club development and the need to develop a more effective club structure, to provide football for all.
The FA Charter Standard club programme now has three levels:● FA Charter Standard club (Youth, Adult)
● FA Charter Standard development club
● FA Charter Standard community club
Annual Health Check
To support clubs in maintaining the standards of The FA Charter Standard programme, an annual health check process has now been introduced for all FA Charter Standard clubs that will replace the existing three-year renewal process.
This will support clubs in:
- Tracking the validity of their voluntary workforce in relation to coach education and welfare
- Identifying their workforce/coach education requirements for the season the health check form presents information held on your club and the volunteers within the club together with asking questions how the club adheres to The FA Charter Standard criteria.
The information gathered year on year will be maintained to help build a greater picture of the volunteer structure at your club so we know what further support you need. In the documents section below please find the FA's "Charter Standard Clubs" literature which provides clubs with guidance on how to receive or generate their unique club health check form, and how to complete it correctly.
All FA Charter Standard clubs are required to complete and return their health check form to their County FA by the end of March each year.
If they have not done so their FA Charter Standard accreditation may be suspended. If a club has not completed their Health Check form or contacted Manchester FA by the end of June each year, their accreditation will expire.
If you would like more information please contact Jimmy Longdin on 0161 203 2990 option 2 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.