Milnrow Juniors FC is applying for Charter Standard Development Club status.

Q) What is it?


A) Charter Standard is the kite mark of grassroots football. The aim of every club should be to achieve this and provide a safe, fun environment for children looking to play football at their club. Being a Charter Standard Development Club shows that you’ve gone beyond the requirements for the Standard Club status and have shown an enthusiasm and commitment to player and club development. This development is shown through a Development Plan put together by the club and a commitment to further education for coaches within the club.

Q) Why have it?


A) Being a Charter Standard Club shows that the club have reached the standards specified by The FA to receive this kite mark. With it comes benefits from Manchester FA and The National FA.

Q) What’s required?

A) To receive Charter Standard Development Club status a club MUST:


  • Be formally constituted

  • Require a set of recent Committee meeting minutes

  • Be affiliated to a County FA

  • Have at least one team playing in an FA sanctioned League

  • Have a bank account in the club’s name

  • Provide a balance sheet and profit/loss account

  • Have a Club Equality Policy

  • Implement the Respect Codes of Conduct

  • Link to a feeder club for players

  • A good disciplinary record

  • A First Aider with every team

  • Have a designated FA Charter Standard Co-ordinator

  • Have a club link to recruit and/or progress players

  • A Club Safeguarding Policy

  • Minimum of one FA Level 1 coach with an in date FA Emergency Aid and Safeguarding Children Certificate with every team

  • Coach:Player ratio of 1:16 max

  • Club Officials with clear job roles and descriptions

  • A minimum of 5 teams covering at least 4 different age groups

  • A Football Development Plan for three to five years

  • At least one Level 2 coach with one of the teams

  • At least one coach who has attended The FA Youth Award Module 1

  • Have a qualified Club Welfare Officer (CWO)

  • All Club Officers and Personnel to have an FA Enhanced CRB Check with one of the teams