Brixworth Juniors Football Club are pleased to announce they have achieved the Charter Standard Annual Health Check Award for the upcoming 2018/19 season. This is the 7th straight year the club have achieved the award, with it first becoming Charter Standard accredited in 2012.

“As a Charter Standard Club you represent the very best in grassroots football. The accreditation certifies that your club upholds values that appeal to players, coaches, officials and supporters. It demonstrates that your club offers a place where everyone can enjoy football.”

– Tom Lee
National Clubs Operations Manager | The FA

Full requirements to become a Charter Standard club are:

  • Having an FA-trained Club Welfare Officer
  • An FA Level 1 coach for each youth team (U18 and below)
  • Criminal Record Checks (CRC) for all volunteers involved in youth football teams
  • FA Emergency Aid-trained volunteers linked to each team
  • Sign-up to and deliver The FA’s Respect programme
  • Appropriate administration governance in place – in relation to the club’s size
  • An FA Charter Standard Co-ordinator recruited for each club.

Brixworth Juniors also go beyond the basic requirements by (among other things):

  • Specifying that all helpers must hold a valid FA Safeguarding Certificate.
  • Offering coaches the opportunity to achieve the FA Level 2 in coaching.