Ebbsfleet United FC, including Ebbsfleet youth and ladies section, have held the FA Community Club Charter Standard since 2006.
The FA Charter Standard Scheme is the best practice guide that sets standards of coaching, administration and child protection for all clubs outside the Football League and Premier League.
As a benchmark for quality the award will improve the playing experience for all. The FA Charter Standard Club Programme now has three levels of the award FA Charter Standard, FA Charter Standard Development and FA Charter Standard Community Club Award.
Ebbsfleet United are proud to be at the pinnacle of FA Clubs, holding the highest accolade of Community Club Award, award has been held and successfully renewed since 2006.
At least one person working with every Under 16 team must be in receipt of an accepted FA CRB as well as a Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Football, a current FA Child Protection certificate and a recognised first aid certificate. 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, the pinnacle of the club development pathway, will be those that have a high quality, multi-team set up with excellent social, training and playing opportunities for all. All FA Community Clubs are required to meet FA criteria, passing annual health checks ensuring they provide opportunities for players irrespective of age, gender, religion and ability.
Club spokesperson explains “The Fleet applied for the FA’s Community Club Charter Standard Award to provide the club with recognition for the quality provision we provide our members. It is a statement that we are a well-run and motivated club, with a good base of volunteers moving the club forward. The member’s welfare is at the forefront of everything the club does, through codes of conduct and good practice. By achieving a Charter Standard Award, we are demonstrating to all members, parents and the public, that we are a well-organised and safe club. The ‘hidden’ benefits are also an excellent way of promoting your club to potential members, parents, volunteers and sponsors.”
Further information on Charter Standard can be found on the Kent FA website