Adult CS

Adult Charter Standard

Charter Standard Adult Re-Launched

The FA has re-launched Charter Standard for Adult Clubs and today has never been a better time to start your journey to achieving the status.

What is Adult Charter Standard?

Adult Charter Standard seeks to confirm that a club has the basic requirements to run and operate itself in a safe, responsible and sustainable manner. Research undertaken by The FA has demonstrated that clubs retaining Adult Charter Standard:

  • Are much more likely to remain in operation than those that have not

  • Are more sustainable and attract additional teams, players and volunteers

  • Have a better idea of how to develop and sustain themselves and an enhanced commitment to drive up standards

Gaining Adult Charter Standard status is not a long, drawn out or difficult process & the County FA are here to support clubs throughout the application process.

The New Benefits Package

The benefit package for new Adult Charter Standard clubs has significantly improved & is now as follows:

  • Having achieved Adult Charter Standard status, clubs will also be able to apply for The FA and Football Foundation ‘Retain the Game funding scheme, which offers grants to sustain the activity of existing clubs.

  • Nike Match Balls – 10

  • A £100 kit voucher that can be spent at a dedicated e-shop either on some pre-selected bundles of shorts, socks, match balls, manager jackets, roller bags water bottles or First Aid Kits or as part of a larger purchase of kit and equipment.

Criteria to become a Charter Standard Adult Club?

Each club wishing to achieve Charter Standard Adult status will need to meet the following criterion:

  • Have in place a set of club rules/constitution (FA Template can be provided)

  • Agree to a Respect Code of Conduct for Adults (FA Template provided)

  • Hold a Club Bank Account if club has more than one team

  • Have a good disciplinary record

  • Have a trained first aider with every team (FA IFAIF Qualification)

  • Complete a Club Planning Template with the County FA

What Next?

To support clubs in becoming more resilient, Wiltshire County FA is keen to see an increase in the number that hold Adult Charter Standard status.

To formally start the process of becoming a Charter Standard Adult Club please contact or 01793 486047 today.