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Eight Guernsey Clubs achieve FA Charter Standard

Guernsey Ladies FC, Belgrave Wanderers, Guernsey Rangers, Vale Recreation, Northerners, Guernsey Rovers, Sylvans and St Martins AC have all achieved the FA Charter Standard.

The FA Charter Standard Programme is The FA’s accreditation scheme open to all grassroots clubs and leagues. It aims to raise standards in the grassroots game, supporting the development of clubs and leagues, recognising and rewarding commitment, quality and achievement.

Clubs accredited to The FA Charter Standard are proud to maintain the high standards the programme represents. Each season, clubs make sure that their people and policies are up to the standard to make them the best possible place to play and enjoy football. 

Clubs manage their records through the Whole Game System. This shows clubs where things are ok and helps flag up if something is slipping or needs renewing. This helps us to ensure football is safe, fun and inclusive for all our players who are part of The FA Charter Standard clubs.

The FA is proud to reward clubs who meet the standard. On successful completion of the Annual Health Check clubs receive special benefits and rewards from The FA. These include:

  • Updated club certificate for the season
  • Promotional digital resources and logos to use as part of their club identity
  • Access to funded football equipment including Nike footballs
  • On-going support from The FA and County FAs.

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.

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.

The accreditation makes a positive difference to the way clubs are run and to people’s enjoyment of football.