Near neighbours Rainworth Juniors and Blidworth Bengals are now both Charter Standard Youth clubs, after satisfying the criteria required which demonstrates their desire to create the best possible environment for their young players.
Football Development Officer for the area Tim Jones made the presentation of the awards to Danny Brickles, the Chairman of Blidworth Bengals, and to James Perry, Rainworth Juniors secretary. Both clubs are keen to provide football for as many local children as possible, and are looking to grow and develop over the next few years. Both clubs received an FA plaque, a certificate, and a supply of Nike footballs as a result of the award.
Tim commented “This season has seen a number of clubs in the County become Charter Standard, and it’s great to see. All of the youth leagues in which the teams play, place great importance on the award, as they realise it helps to ensure stability and that each team has a qualified coach looking after our young players. I’ve worked closely with both Rainworth Juniors and Blidworth Bengals and I’m delighted that their hard work has been rewarded.”
Nottinghamshire FA would encourage all clubs yet to achieve Charter Standard, to contact their Football Development Officer for advice and guidance on the application process. Details are below
Leanne Woodhead - Gedling/City - Leanne.Woodhead@nottinghamshirefa.com
Callum Convery – Bassetlaw/Rushcliffe/Newark and Sherwood - Callum.Convery@nottinghamshirefa.com
Tim Jones – Ashfield/Mansfield/Broxtowe - Tim.Jones@nottinghamshirefa.com