Northamptonshire FA has 158 affiliated clubs that currently hold the FA Charter Standard kite mark; a highest-ever total recorded for the county.
This figure shows the dedication and commitment that these clubs have in ensuring that football is both well-run and, more importantly, safe for all their players and members.
As the Charter Standard scheme enters its 18th year, The FA is reviewing Charter Standard with regard to its relevance – and to assess whether it is time for change.
If you represent an FA Charter Standard club within Northamptonshire, we’d love to hear from you.
PLEASE CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE A SHORT SURVEY AND TELL US WHAT YOU THINK
Debbie Preston, Northamptonshire FA’s Charter Standard Lead Officer, explained: “Since the scheme was introduced in 2001, the average number of teams within clubs has increased dramatically. As an example, the requirement of a Charter Standard Community Club in 2001 was, and continues to be, a minimum of 10 teams. In 2018, the average number of teams a Charter Standard Community Club had was 25.
“Clubs are doing so much more – and the Charter Standard scheme should reflect the work carried out by our hard-working volunteers. I encourage all associated with a Charter Standard Club to have their say.”
Please note: this survey will close on Sunday evening (29 July).