FA Charter Standard

Boothstown Football Club are proud to be an FA accredited Charter Standard Community Club.
The FA Charter Standards Clubs programme, supported by the FA’s Community Partner McDonalds, was launched in 2001 and is a core component of the FA Football Development programme. The project is aimed at clubs in the community that meets FA standards of coaching, administration, development and child protection.

To reach and maintain Charter Standard Development the Club must meet certain criteria, namely :

– A written constitution.

– Self-certified screening of managers, coaches and officials.

– All managers to have a minimum of FA Level 1 Award.

– Commitment to attend in-service training at Manchester FA.

– Acceptance and promotion of Codes of Conduct.

– Commitment to promote equal opportunities for all and Child Protection.

In addition to this basic criteria the Club has adopted the FA Child Protection Policy and Procedures and has two nominated Child Welfare Officers. We pride ourselves on our excellent disciplinary record, both on and off the pitch, to such an extent that internal discipline procedures have been drawn up to ensure that Codes of Conduct are adhered to at all levels, and that we continue to set an example to visiting teams.

We are not, never have and never will be a win at all costs Club. The emphasis is on enjoyment in a competitive environment. Pressure should not be exerted on young player’s performance or results. According to the FA’s own statistics more junior players quit the game because of pressure from parents and coaches than any other reason.

In April 2011 Boothstown Football Club were awarded the highest club award of Charter Standard Community status. It should be noted only a handful of Clubs in Manchester have achieved this much coveted Award.

This Award is a result of everyones hardwork, the executive, the committee members, coaches, players, volunteers and parents! It is an honour that we at Boothstown Football Club are proud of.