FA Charter Standard

The FA Charter Standard Programme is The FA’s accreditation scheme for grassroots clubs and leagues.

Its goal is to raise standards in grassroots football, support the development of clubs and leagues, recognising and rewarding them for their commitment and achievements.

With this in mind, The FA Charter Standard accreditation is awarded to clubs and leagues rigorously adjudged to be well run and sustainable – and which prioritise child protection, quality coaching and implementation of the Respect programme.

What does the achievement of FA Charter Standard mean to the Swindon & District Football League?

  • The League has in place a Development Plan (LDP) showcasing a clear set of actions that will make a practical difference to the league at grassroots, and the progress of their member clubs and players within it.
  • Improved sustainability for the league.
  • The league will become more attractive to clubs as research shows FA Charter Standard leagues grow their team numbers.
  • Greater investment from County FA and sponsors.

The Swindon & District Football League with 60% of its members attaining or working towards their goal of achieving FA Charter Standard league status by the end of the year (2018).

Once achieved we will then be working with the County FA to meet the requirement of ensuring 85% of clubs attain FA Charter Standard status and with the County FA want to start the process with all clubs helping all the way to the achievement of FA Charter Standard Club Adult status.

If you want to discuss FA Charter Standard in more detail please get in touch with the League General Secretary sdflsecretary@outlook.com