The FA Charter Standard League (CSL) is a Kitemark that sets an operational benchmark for FA sanctioned leagues.

CSL primarily offers leagues a process to raise standards within leagues and a practical means to deliver initiatives in line with the needs of member clubs.

The base criteria ensures that clubs within these leagues are consistent in delivering Respect, have a minimum Level 1 qualified coach with every team (Mini Soccer and youth football only), have a qualified first aider, and all volunteers must have an in-date CRC.