FA Charter


FA Charter

Maypole FC achieved FA Charter Standard in September 2005 after achieving standards set by the FA that represent best practice for coaching, administration and child protection for clubs working with young people.

FA Charter Clubs are required to meet FA criteria, ensuring they provide opportunities for players irrespective of age, gender, religion and ability. The project is aimed at helping children and parents find a club in their local area that meets FA standards.
Clubs must also provide qualified coaches, first aiders and child welfare officers.

FA Community Standard

Maypole FC achieved FA Community Club status in February 2009, and to this day we are very proud of the achievement of receiving the highest accolade within the FA structure, especially for all that have been involved in gaining the different standards from over the years, including managers and coaches who have also attained their FA Level 1, Level 2 & UEFA badges along the way.

Out of 2,500 Birmingham County FA clubs, we are still only one of a handful of affiliated clubs that has FA Community Club status.

What is Community Status?

At first, clubs achieve Charter Standard Club status, it is then followed by Development Club status with the pinnacle of the club development pathway being the attainment of Community Club status.

The FA Community Club scheme builds upon the foundations of the Charter Standard scheme in placing clubs at the heart of their community. Community Clubs have a high quality, multi-team set up with excellent social, training and playing opportunities for all. As such, the number of Community Clubs is one of the truest measures of success for The FA Football Development strategy.

Gaining the Community Club kite-mark has already been a significant factor in assisting clubs like Maypole to fund applications by providing evidence of a commitment to providing a sporting facility for use by the entire community.