Proud to support clubs get up to the standard
The FA Charter Standard accreditation is for clubs who can be proud to be places where people want to play. These are the clubs who demonstrate they offer well-run and sustainable football. Clubs which achieve The FA Charter Standard status are proud to prioritise qualified coaching and safeguarding as well as the values of The FA’s Respect campaign as part of their game.
There are two entry levels for The FA Charter Standard club accreditation:
- The FA Charter Standard Youth
- The FA Charter Standard Adult
Advanced levels are for clubs who look to grow participation, involve a variety of different people and offer different formats in their football environments:
- The FA Charter Standard Development is aimed at clubs who are enhancing the quality and scope of their football offering
- The FA Charter Standard Community acknowledges the most advanced level of club development and football provision
Clubs which achieve The FA Charter Standard accreditation are challenged to maintain high standards and, where appropriate, to improve and progress to new levels.
Accreditation makes a positive difference to the way clubs are run and to people’s enjoyment of football. The FA aims to support all grassroots clubs to reach Charter Standard status through the County FA network.
London FA works in partnership with Clubs and Leagues to meet the criteria needed to achieve accreditation. Funding is currently available to clubs for The FA Level 1 Coaching Football qualification – to enable all youth teams to have access to a Level 1 qualified coach.
Please click on the links below to download the relevant guidance document packs for each Charter Standard accreditation.
Note, this are downloaded in ZIP files, so to access the documents please right click on the downloaded ZIP file and select 'Extract Here'.
To check which supporting documents your club should upload, please contact your London FA Football Development representative:
Laura Foster (firstname.lastname@example.org) – Lambeth | Wandsworth | Bromley | Lewisham |Tower Hamlets | City of London | Southwark
Aquila Burgess (email@example.com) - Hammersmith & Fulham | Kensington & Chelsea | Westminster | Islington | Camden | Haringey
Amanda Lewis (firstname.lastname@example.org) – Bexley | Greenwich | Hackney | Newham | Waltham Forest