The benefits are many and varied. Some are tangible and some intangible, but no less valuable.

Tangible benefits:

Access to the McDonald’s FA Charter Standard Kit Scheme to receive one free Nike team kit each season 2014-18 for under-7 to under-16 teams (see section 4 of this booklet)

Free tickets (upon application) for England youth and women’s internationals

Invitations to local in-service 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 FA 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

Intangible benefits:

Overall, FA Charter Standard status is a clear demonstration to all parents, sponsors and the public, that a club (or league):

Is well-organised, safe and offers opportunities for all

Has FA-qualified coaches as standard

Adheres to FA Respect Policies and Codes of Conduct

Prioritises Child Welfare

Maintains appropriate levels of discipline

Has access to the County FA and FA regional workforces

Can use the coveted FA ‘Three Lions’ FA crest on its marketing and business materials