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Charter Standard & Club Policies

Aylesbury FC is applying for Charter Standard Development Club status.

What is it: 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.

Why have it: 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 Berks & Bucks FA and Nationally.

What’s required:

To receive Charter Standard 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 descriptors
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

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