Wiltshire FA have awarded FA Charter Standard status to youth football club, FC Dilton Wasps.
The FA Charter Standard Programme is the FA’s accreditation scheme, open to all clubs affiliated to Wiltshire FA, that aims to raise standards in the grassroots game.
Tim Hall, Senior Football Development Officer at Wiltshire FA said, “We are delighted to award Charter Standard status to FC Dilton Wasps. This is a new club, established in 2018, with one affiliated under 11 youth team, they have worked hard to create a safe and positive environment for their players.”
Clubs who achieve FA Charter Standard status must maintain high standards and demonstrate they offer well-run and sustainable football clubs, prioritising qualified coaching, safeguarding and respect.
Tim continues, “We are proud to see a new club achieve this status. It is clear to see as a club they have set high standards and want to offer a place for everyone to enjoy football.”
FA Charter Standard makes a positive difference to the way clubs are run and to people’s enjoyment of football. This positive atmosphere encourages participation and helps to both grow and sustain the game.
FC Dilton Wasps Club Secretary, Pam Jamieson-Yeates said, “We are thrilled to have been awarded Charter Standard status, going through the process was helpful for us as we were starting out. Our club aims to ensure each game is an opportunity for children to learn the game and develop skills, confidence and self-esteem. We have developed a fun and safe setting where we hope each player can develop and reach their potential.”
FC Dilton Wasps has joined the North Wilts Youth Football League, joining the thousands of other youngsters playing football throughout the season.
Tim concludes, “The criteria clubs have to meet is challenging but achievable. We support clubs through the process and encourage more clubs to contact us to find out more about becoming an FA Charter Standard club.”
There are benefits for clubs to be accredited to The FA Charter Standard such as information on key events, player and volunteer recruitment and retention and kit vouchers. Wiltshire FA are committed to developing and supporting grassroots football and are working to develop additional, local benefits for FA Charter Standard clubs in Wiltshire.
Find out more about The FA Charter Standard