Davenham Junior Football Club are proud to be an F.A. Charter Standard Club status and were one of the first larger clubs to succeed in this quest.
The FA Charter Standard Clubs programme, supported by FA Community Partner McDonald’s, was launched in February 2001 and is a core component of The FA Football Development programme. The project is aimed at boys and girls under sixteen years old and will help children and parents find a club in their local area that meets FA standards.
The FA, in conjunction with various bodies, has drawn up the following set of criteria for clubs wishing to reach Charter Standard:
- A written constitution
- Self-certified screening of managers, coaches and officials
- All managers to have minimum of FA Junior Team Managers Award
- Commitment to attend in-service training
- Acceptance and promotion of Codes of Conduct
- Commitment to provide Mini-Soccer opportunities for Under 10s
- Commitment to promote schools liaison and equal opportunities for all
Clubs that are successful in achieving the Charter will get access to a range of benefits:
- Use of Charter Standard Crest
- Exclusive Regional Workshops
- Access to Child Protection Training
- Kit and Equipment Grants
- National and Regional Awards
- Subsidies for FA Junior Team Managers and other courses
- Starter Pack, including posters, Codes of Conduct, Certificates
- First Aid Kit
There is a DJFC club handbook available which contains summary information and details of codes of conduct, disciplinary procedures etc. This handbook is distributed to every member of the Club and is also available online.
For more information on the FA Charter, visit the FA.com website.