This award recognises our determination to keep high standards of governance within the club and to do everything possible to help improve our players, coaches, volunteers and committee members.
To achieve Charter Standard Community Club Status the club needs to have the following in place:
- Club Constitution/Rules
- Copy of Annual Accounts and Club bank statement
- Respect Code of Conduct for players, coaches, parents and officials
- Respect Equality Policy
- Respect Safeguarding Children Policy
- Public Liability and Personal Accident Insurance (included as part of CFA affiliation)
- Qualified Coaches: one Coach per youth team must have achieved a minimum of the 1st4Sport Level 1 in Coaching Football qualification, have up to date FA Safeguarding Children and FA Emergency Aid* qualifications and applied for or completed an enhanced FA CRB check
- Minutes from committee meeting’s, AGM’s and EGM’s
- 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. A designated school co-ordinator.
- First Aid Equipment: Club to ensure first aid equipment is available at all coaching sessions and matches
- Regular Briefings: Club to hold a briefing for players, parents/carers and officials at the start of each season to address acceptable standards of behaviour and promote positive playing environments
- Signed up to The FA 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
Putting all of this in place has taken a lot of time and effort behind the scenes, so we are enormously grateful to all the coaches and committee members who have given up even more of their precious free time to make this happen. We are also very grateful to Norfolk FA, especially Craig Terrington for all their help.