Clanfield Football Club
Clanfield Football Club
FA Charter Standard Community Club

FA Charter Standard

What is a FA Charter Standard Community Club?
The FA Community Club scheme builds upon the foundations of the FA Charter Standard scheme in placing clubs at the heart of their community. The Community Club award is the pinnacle of the club development pathway with clubs demonstrating high quality, multi-team (minimum of 10 teams) set up with excellent social, training and playing opportunities for all. As such, the number of Community Clubs is one of the truest measures of success for The FA Football Development strategy. All new FA Community Clubs are required to meet FA criteria, ensuring they provide opportunities for players irrespective of age, gender, religion and ability. Clubs must also provide qualified coaches, first aiders and Child Welfare Officers. Part of the criteria is that at least one club official per team achieves the minimum qualification of Level One Coaching Football Award including First Aid and Safeguarding Children Workshops within 12 months of appointment and well as holding an accepted FA CRB. The club have produced a clear and comprehensive five year Club Development Plan which highlights key objectives and ambitions covering growth and retention, better players, volunteer workforce, promotion, raising standards and facility development. Becoming an FA Community club is the ultimate goal for all clubs at grassroots level.

Why FA Charter Standard?
Clanfield FC believes FA Charter Standard is really important to promote best practice and demonstrate to all parents that the welfare and safety of all children is taken very seriously. We also believe we are very pro-active and feel FA Charter Standard can help the development of both the Club and individual players. The Club feels FA Charter Standard is more than just a kite mark and ensures that best practice is adhered; with the right people, appropriate qualifications, who work alongside children in a safe environment. We also see key benefits in recruiting and retaining players and coaches, as well as benefiting from FA Charter Standard resources and workshops.