Annual Health Check 2017-2018

With this season's FA Charter Standard Annual Health Check window now open, Club Volunteers please #PlayYourPart in demonstrating what it means to be an FA Charter Standard Club by completing the process on the Whole Game System. For the majority of clubs, the policies or documentation evidenced when applying for FA Charter Standard do not change, so the process serves as a reminder of what qualifications and CRCs need updating, progressing or renewing.

FA Charter Standard Leagues and clubs have a huge part to play across the game of football as they are proven to:

  • Grow and retain more teams and players
  • Create a fun, safe and inclusive environment for volunteers to thrive and for players to develop
  • Access more funding opportunities and strive for better facilities
  • Be part of the FA's vision to Unite the Game & Inspire the Nation

Completing this process shows you are FOR FA Charter Standard, which means you are ALL FOR what it provides FOR Parents, FOR Players, FOR Volunteers & FOR the Game. You are #ForAll.

This season's Annual Health Check Guide covers all the information clubs need to complete the process, making sure they continue to satisfy the criteria and action plan around evidencing or completing qualifications. The Annual Health Check Guide and all other documents are attached below.

Additional resources to support this process are also available to download. These include:

Acceptable Ofqual First Aid QualificationsThis list shows what The FA will accept as a first aid qualification for adult FA Charter Standard criteria purposes. Evidence needs to be accompanied by a completed FA Emergency Aid Bridging Document.*

FA Emergency Aid Bridging Document: This document is for the named individuals within Adult teams (who hold an acceptable first aid qualification which is not the FA Emergency Aid*) to read, acknowledge and complete.

Safeguarding Children Online Recertification: This guide explains how individuals that need to renew their Safeguarding Children certificate can do so online.

Recognition of Prior Learning: This pathway explains how the existing FA Youth Award qualifications for coaches fit within the new Coach Education pathway, and identifies their next steps to continue their coach education.

Club Development Plan: This plan is for clubs to use as a template to highlight areas of development over a three to five year period, and as an opportunity to meet with London FA development managers for additional support, highlighting initiatives that can support the plan.

*More information can be found within the Annual Health Check Guide 2017-18

If you need any additional assistance in accessing or completing this season's Annual Health Check, please contact your local Football Development Manager:

Nathan Simpson, Nathan.simpson@londonfa.com - Haringey, Hackney, Westminster, Camden, Enfield

Rakhi Shingadia, Rakhi.Shingadia@londonfa.com - Hammersmith & Fulham, Lewisham, Kensington & Chelsea, City of London, Southwark

Luke Thomson, luke.thomson@londonfa.com - Greenwich, Newham, Waltham Forest, Bexley, Islington

Laura Foster, laura.foster@lodonfa.com - Lambeth, Wandsworth, Bromley, Tower Hamlets