FA Charter Standard Community Club

Cromer Youth FC are proud to have been awarded Charter Standard Community Club status in June 2014.

This is the pinnacle award for Charter Standard Clubs. The main focus of the Community Club Award is to become the centre of football within the local community. Achieving this award required the full support, guidance and advice on hand from Norfolk County FA’s Football Development Team.

To achieve this prestigious award the Club needed to have attained the FA Charter Standard Development Club criteria, and must must have the following:

  • Club Constitution/Rules
  • Copy of Annual Accounts
  • Code of Conduct for players, coaches, parents and officials
  • Equity Policy: To show equal opportunities in the club
  • FA Child Protection Policy: Appoint a designated Child Welfare Officer who should have attended FA Child Protection workshop & completed a
  • FA CRB check
  • Public Liability & Personal Accident Insurance
  • Qualified Coaches: One Coach per youth team should have achieved Level 1 & applied for or completed an enhanced FA CRB check
  • Minutes from committee meeting’s, AGM’s and EGM’s
  • School-Club link established – clubs should have a link with at least one school. This could be an informal link to help recruit new players or a more formal link where club coaches may help deliver football sessions
  • First Aid Equipment – club to ensure first aid equipment is available at all coaching sessions & matches
  • One coach to have attended The FA Age Appropriate -Introductory Module by July 2009 (new clubs) or July 2010 (existing clubs)
  • Regular Briefings – club to hold a briefing for players, parents / carers & officials at the start of each season to address acceptable standards of behaviour & promote positive playing environments
  • Signed up to the RESPECT Programme
  • Designated Volunteer Co-ordinator
  • At least ten teams ranging from youth through to adult including a minimum of one female team
  • Mini Soccer provision
  • Boys and girls teams
  • 5 year football development plan
  • One person to have attended The FA Mentoring Course
  • One coach to have achieved The FA Youth Award – Module 2
  • A designated school co-ordinator