Moors Youth was awarded the FA Charter Community Club award in 2010.

This award was given for the high standards and benchmarks set out and practised by the club in terms of its coaching, First aid, child safeguarding, financial standing and vision. The Club is honoured to hold such an award and strives to maintain high standards throughout all aspects 1014_FA_CREST_CSCC_4C (2) (1)

of the club.

The Football Association’s Charter Standard programme is an accreditation scheme for grassroots leagues and clubs.

Supported by McDonald’s, it launched in 2001 with the goal of raising standards in amateur football, aiding the development of leagues and clubs and recognising and rewarding them for their commitments and achievements.  Clubs can be awarded Charter Standard status after a rigorous checking process designed to assess how well run and sustainable they are. Other factors including child protection, coaching quality and the implementation of the Respect programme are also considered in the decision making process. There are three levels of FA Charter Standard awards for clubs:

  • FA Charter Standard club for youth and adult teams: The entry level accreditation
  • FA Charter Standard development club: For teams clearly enhancing the quality and scope of their football offering
  • FA Charter Standard community club: Acknowledging the most advanced level of club development and football provision

For clubs who have FA Charter Standard accreditation, the challenge is to progress to the next level or to maintain their existing level. For clubs without FA Charter Standard status, the scheme provides aspirational points on its development journey.  There is only one accreditation level for leagues – to become and FA Charter Standard league.  The benefits of becoming an FA Charter Standard club

  • Access to the McDonald’s FA Charter Standard kit scheme granting one free Nike team kit each season up until 2018 for under-7 to under-16 sides
  • Free tickets (on application) for England youth and Women’s internationals
  • Invitations to local events
  • Access to administrative support sessions
  • Support with funding applications

New FA Charter Standard clubs also receive:

  • An official FA plaque and certificate
  • Resources to help promote the club
  • £100 worth of official Nike match balls (FA Charter Standard youth and adult clubs)
  • £150 worth of official FA Nike match balls (FA Charter Standard development clubs)
  • £200 worth of official FA Nike match balls (FA Charter Standard community clubs)
  • Opportunity to become Nike Partner Club (FA Charter Standard development and community clubs)

Securing FA Charter Standard club status demonstrates to parents, sponsors and the public that the team is well organised, safe and provides opportunities for all.  It also confirms the club has FA-qualified coaches as standard and adheres to FA Respect policies and codes of conduct and prioritises child welfare as well as appropriate levels of discipline.  Charter Standard status also gives clubs access to County FA and FA regional workforces and allows them to use the FA crest on its marketing and business materials.

Moors Youth are proud to hold the Community Club Standard.