New FA Charter Standard Criteria

At the beginning of 2015 The FA initiated a review of its FA Charter Standard programme in order to ensure it remains fresh, relevant and useful to its affiliated clubs and leagues.

This, along with the new National Game priorities, has supported the review of the criteria for clubs and leagues. The majority of criteria remain unchanged, with a few changes designed to strengthen grassroots football. 

Download the criteria changes for:

  • FA Charter Standard New Criteria for Clubs
  • Charter Standard Benefits & Support
  • Charter Standard Discipline Process

These documents can be found below.

Please Note: The changes are implemented with immediate effect. The application forms are yet to depict the changes –please consider this when applying. As soon as the new forms are available, we will update the links below.

To complete your Health Check for 2015/16 season, please continue to use the Member Services tab, to download your colour coded health check. Here you can add and remove your coaches, as soon as your coaches qualifications are all valid (emergency aid, Safeguarding Children, DBS check). Once this is complete, you can ask them to sign up free of charge to the FA Licenced Coaches Club (FALCC)

The FALCC will allow your coaches to access CPD's free of charge, at a variety of venues around the county. If your club has a suitable facility and would like to host a CPD event, then please let us know.

If you need any help with Charter Status or Health Check's, please contact your appropriate Geographic Development Officer:

Milton Keynes, Aylesbury Vale, Chiltern,

South Bucks, Maidenhead &

Reading, West Berks, Bracknell Forest,

Vale of Whitehorse, South Oxfordshire –