Becoming Accredited should help with making your club
sustainable, resilient, and built to last. Accredited clubs will plan for the
future, have good governance procedures and policies in place.
also receive benefits such as free Nike footballs, kit & equipment
vouchers, access to England Football Accredited branding, ticket offers,
improved access to funding and investment and numerous other opportunities
through The FA and Manchester FA.
What does it mean if a club is accredited?
England Football Accreditation is awarded to clubs that meet
criteria set by The FA demonstrating they are committed to being one of the
best places for people to play and enjoy football. These clubs renew their
accreditation every year, so work actively to maintain these standards
How does my club become England Football Accredited?
Clubs can apply to become accredited at any stage of the
season through the “My Club” section of the FA Clubs Portal. Once a club has
met all the criteria, it is simply a case of clicking the apply for
For more information on applying for accreditation and
meeting all the criteria please click here.
How do I renew my clubs Accredited status
Accredited Clubs are required to renew their Accreditation every season to ensure they continue to meet the required standards. This is completed with the FA Clubs portal and you can find all the information you require on our Renewals page here.
What does it mean if a league is accredited?
Accredited Leagues uphold standards by working with their
member clubs to achieve and retain England Football Accredited status. They
recognise the benefits of England Football Accreditation in producing well run,
sustainable clubs and the impact of this on football. They also produce a
league delivery plan to help with their future planning and continuing to offer
the best opportunities to teams, players and coaches within their league.