The FA Charter Standard kitemark is awarded to football clubs who provide a high quality football experience and have a proven track record of being well run, sustainable, and importantly place child protection, quality coaching and safety above all other factors.
There are three levels of FA Charter Standard Awards for clubs to recognise the different standards:
The entry level for accreditation, and achieved by LBBFC in 2004. Charter Standard recipients are required to demonstrate that they have:
The next progression step is for club to be viewed as has achieved Development Standard. Development Standard Clubs must have:
LBBFC demonstrated compliance with, and adherence to, Developmental stage requirements when awarded FA Community Club status in 2008. To have achieved , and to maintain this, LBBFC must have:
Parents looking for a club, to support their child, will find considerable comfort when choosing an FA Charter Standard Club and be assured that there will be a positive, safe, environment in which to play football.
The good news is we were already doing a lot of great things as a club and we just need to keep up the good work. Examples of ideas the Committee are working on are:
To do all of the above, and, to maintain this key accreditation and recognition of our hard work and great football club, needs support.
We’ve lots of new and exciting initiatives on the roadmap and as a committee we are looking for help. If you or anyone you know would be interested in joining a subcommittee to be part of building and maintaining our Community Club status then please let us know by contacting one of the committee members.
It would be great to have you involved.