"Charter Standard in Partnership with the One Foundation"
Launched in 2001, The FA Charter Standard Programme supported by McDonald’s is The FA’s accreditation scheme for grassroots clubs and leagues. The FA Charter Standard accreditation is awarded to clubs and leagues rigorously adjudged to be well-run and sustainable – and which prioritise child protection, quality coaching and implementation of the Respect programme.
Football in Jersey is to receive a £17,500 cash boost from the One Foundation as part of an investment in club development and improving standards in grass roots football. Individual cash incentives will be available to clubs who achieve specific targets set out in their annual development plans, which are submitted for approval to the JFA.
There are three levels of FA Charter Standard Awards for clubs:
- FA Charter Standard Club for youth and adult clubs: the entry-level accreditation
- FA Charter Standard Development Club: for clubs clearly enhancing the quality and scope of their football offering
- FA Charter Standard Community Club: acknowledging the most advanced level of club development and football provision.
For clubs who have FA Charter Standard accreditation, the challenge is to progress to the next level or to maintain that level. For clubs without FA Charter Standard status, the scheme provides aspirational points on its development journey.
There is only one accreditation level for leagues: FA Charter Standard League.
One Foundation Sponsors of the Jersey FA charter Standard programme
The sponsorship from the One Foundation will be targeted to support clubs in the production of their annual football development plans that link to the FA National Game Strategy plus, the completion of the annual FA Charter Standard Health Check process. Plans will focus on a range of objectives and targets, including effective administration, the development of players and coaches, promoting the FA RESPECT programme and implementing FA Safeguarding Children Policy and Procedures. Targets for the Jersey Football Combination League (JFC) will be to produce an annual league development plan, completing the FA Charter Standard health check, implementing recommendations from the FA Youth Development Review, supporting the development of new referees, fair play awards and improving efficiency in administration.
Steve Jacobs, One Foundation Council Member said: “We are delighted to be partnering with the JFA to provide assistance to football clubs to support the development of the game, particularly at the grass roots level. The objectives of the F.A. Charter Standard programme, which focuses on delivering best practices across football, align with our own core vision and values for supporting sport locally. We have been impressed with the way in which local clubs have implemented the requirements of the scheme and we are keen to support them as they continue to improve and maintain these standards as well achieving other key objectives identified in their development plans”