FA Charter Standard

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The FA Charter Standard Scheme is a core component of The FA’s National Game Strategy.

As a benchmark for quality, it will improve the playing experience for all. It also recognises the club's commitment to coaching, player and coach development and the raising standards of behaviour in football.

The FA Charter Standard Club Programme has three levels:

  • FA Charter Standard Club (Youth, Adult)
  • FA Charter Standard Development Club
  • FA Charter Standard Community Club

Benefits of FA Charter Standard Clubs that achieve the award are able to access a comprehensive range of benefits, including:

  • FA plaque;
  • Nike Equipment Package
  • Use of FA Charter Standard logo on all club literature, material and kit;
  • Enhancement of funding applications;
  • Discounted rates available on Nottinghamshire FA coaching courses;
  • Access to end of season awards at the annual Nottinghamshire FA Awards evening;
  • In-service events organised by the Nottinghamshire FA;
  • Access to tickets for England Youth and Women’s Internationals;
  • Plus various other opportunities throughout the year that may arise (eg. Grassroots Live tickets, Women’s FA Cup tickets, etc).
  • Up to 20% off Sport and Corporate Awards Medals, Trophies and Engraving for Charter Standard Clubs
The FA have undertaken a lengthy exercise to alter the criteria for Charter Standard Clubs and Leagues in order to provide a higher quality of football across the country. All information on the criteria is available to download at the bottom of this page.

 The Nottinghamshire FA have created a Coach Education bursary scheme for Charter Standard Clubs in order to help support this criteria change. More information on how to apply for this scheme can be found here.


Charter Standard Annual Health Check

To support clubs in maintaining the standards of The FA Charter Standard Programme, an annual health check process has now been introduced for all FA Charter Standard Clubs that will replace the existing three year renewal process.

The Nottinghamshire FA will be able to support you with all elements of the Health Check so please do contact them for further support and to receive a copy of your club Health Check form.

All FA Charter Standard clubs are required to complete and return their Health Check form to the Nottinghamshire County FA by the end of March each year. 

If they have not done so their FA Charter Standard accreditation may be suspended. If a club has not completed  their Health Check form or contacted the Nottinghamshire County FA by the end of June each year, their accreditation will expire. 

On completion and submission of the Health Check form the club will receive a Nike equipment package.

To find your local Charter Standard Club please click here!

If you would like more information please contact:

T: 0115 9837413

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