Leckhampton Rovers FC
Leckhampton Rovers FC

Charter Standard Club

14 May 2018

Leckhampton Rovers achieves another year’s charter standard accreditation

LRFC has achieved Chartered Standard status for another year. Launched in 2001, The FA Charter Standard Programme is The FA’s accreditation scheme for grassroots clubs. Its goal is to raise standards in grassroots football, and to reward clubs which prioritise child protection and high quality coaching. Maintaining the accreditation means maintaining a continual improvement within the club, in terms of coach development, sustainable financial policies, and the critical area of child safeguarding.

As reflected in the standard, Leckhampton Rovers invests in coaching qualifications for the coaches and managers who work across our 26 teams and our Academy. All managers have attended at least the FA Level 1 in Coaching Football, with some having attended specialist youth modules or goalkeeping courses. A number of coaches will be working on the FA level 2 modules this year, to ensure we continue to improve the coaching environment for the players.

The club’s stated aim is to achieve the next level of accreditation, that of a FA Charter Standard Development Club, by the start of the 2019/20 season.

David Pitts, Club Secretary, said “Achieving the standards needed for FA Chartered Status reflects a lot of hard work for those at the club, and shows our commitment to delivering good quality coaching across our teams. We believe that by delivering in a safe, friendly, environment we can put the fun back into football, while helping the players develop their love of the game.”