Bucks club achieves The FAs highest accreditation
Established in 1971, Risborough Rangers, has been acknowledged by the FA as achieving the most advanced level of club development and football provision.
Becoming a Charter Standard Community Club is the culmination of the the past continued commitment and team effort from a group of dedicated volunteers to provide the opportunity to play football to everyone - whatever their age, ability or gender.
The Charter Standard award was presented at Risborough Rangers B.E.P. Stadium at the recent FA Vase match between the Senior First Team and F.C.Clacton (unfortunately Rangers lost 0-1).
Risborough Rangers has Junior teams from Minis (under-5) to Senior Youth and Adults. There are over 500 boys and girls playing the 'beautiful game' in Risborough Rangers Junior F.C. Each team has fully-accredited FA coaches and the Club provides a safe environment in which training and matches take place.
There is a clear pathway within the Club to progress through all the age groups - ultimately to play in the Youth and Senior squads.
As part of the Club's commitment to the Community and their established inclusivity programme there are Pan-disability teams for boys and girls aged 6-15; all girls teams and Walking Football for men and women aged 45 and above.
Liz Verrall, CEO Berks & Bucks FA, said: "Risborough Rangers is a shining example of what The FA is committed to achieving in setting the highest standards of organisation, child welfare and adherence to our Respect policy and Code of Conduct. They are a well-run Club at the heart of their community, offering all the benefits that playing and getting involved in football can deliver. They are to be congratulated in receiving this Award."
To find out how your club can achieve charter standard acreditation please visit our Charter Standard pages. Alternatively, you can get in touch with our Club & League Development Officer, Lisa Welling who will be happy to talk to you about it.
Lisa can be contacted via Development@Berks-BucksFA.com or by calling 01235558450.