Having an FA-trained Club Welfare Officer
An FA Level 1 coach for each youth team (U18 and below)
Criminal Record Checks (CRC) for all volunteers involved in youth football teams
FA Emergency Aid-trained volunteers linked to each team
Sign-up to and deliver The FA’s Respect programme
Appropriate administration governance in place – in relation to the club’s size
An FA Charter Standard Co-ordinator recruited for each club.
Additional Adult Club criteria:
To be formerly constituted
Require a set of recent Committee meeting minutes
Have at least one team playing in an FA-sanctioned league
Have a bank account in the club’s name
Provide a balance sheet and profit and loss account
Have a Club equality Policy
Link to a feeder club for players
A good disciplinary record
A first aider with every team.
Additional Development Club criteria:
A minimum of five teams covering at least four different age groups
A Football Development Plan for three to five years
At least one Level 2 coach coaching one of the teams
At least one coach who has attended the FA Youth Award Module 1, coaching one of the teams.
Additional Community Club criteria:
A minimum of ten teams covering mini-soccer, youth and adult football
Has a minimum of one male and female team
At least one coach who has attended the FA Youth Module 2 coaching one of the teams
One person who has attended the FA Mentoring Adults course.