FA Charter Standard
The FA Charter Standard programme was launched in February 2001 to establish, reward, and encourage good practice at grassroots levels, so that parents and children can demand a minimum standard of provision from schools, clubs, and holiday courses.
Horsley Football Club was granted the FA Charter Standard in February 2009 and we are now one of the Surrey Football Associations official Coach Education venues aiding in the training and development of grass roots football locally.
In December 2012 Horsley Football Club became an FA Charter Standard Community Club. This is the pinnacle of the FA's development strategy and only 460 clubs out of a total of over 40,000 in the UK have achived this award.
The project is at the heart of The Football Association's investment programme for grassroots football, and the status is awarded where The FA's minimum standards of coaching, administration, and child protection are met.
Many grants and funding opportunities provided by The FA and the Football Foundation are only available to clubs who have gained, or are working toward, Charter Standard.
In 2013 Horsley Football Club became the Surrey FA Charter Standard Community Club of the Year. This is a prestigious award and puts the club at the pinnacle of the FA's club development pathway.
Charter Standard aims to...
- provide a nationally recognised quality control 'kitemark'
- identify clubs and organisations where best practices exist
- improve the quality of provision of football for everyone
- sustain participation of football players for a longer time
- raise the standards of the grassroots game