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Stalybridge Celtic Juniors FC

A volunteer-run football club for players of all abilities since 1975. An FA Charter Standard Development Club

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''Congratulations - Your Club is Among the Country's Best''

Author: Liam Whitehead, 07/05/18

''Congratulations - Your Club is Among the Country's Best'' Charter Standard Development Club Success for Celtic Juniors

''Congratulations - Your Club is Among the Country's Best'' Charter Standard Development Club Success for Celtic Juniors. We are delighted to have again achieved FA Charter Standard Development Club status for the 2018/19 season.

Criteria include:

  • Having an FA-trained Club Welfare Officer
  • An FA Level 1 coach for each youth team (U18 and below) 
  • Criminal Record Checks (CRC) for all volunteers involved in youth football teams
  • FA Emergency Aid-trained volunteers linked to each team
  • Sign-up to and deliver The FA’s Respect programme
  • Appropriate administration governance in place – in relation to the club’s size
  • An FA Charter Standard Co-ordinator recruited for each club.

Additional Development Club criteria:

  • A minimum of five teams covering at least four different age groups
  • A Football Development Plan for three to five years
  • At least one Level 2 coach coaching one of the teams
  • At least one coach who has attended the FA Youth Award Module 1, coaching one of the teams.

Overall, FA Charter Standard status is a clear demonstration to all parents, sponsors and the public, that a club: 

  • Is well-organised, safe and offers opportunities for all
  • Has FA-qualified coaches as standard
  • Adheres to FA Respect Policies and Codes of Conduct
  • Prioritises Child Welfare
  • Maintains appropriate levels of discipline
  • Has access to the County FA and FA regional workforces
  • Can use the coveted FA ‘Three Lions’ FA crest on its marketing and business materials

As a club run entirely by volunteers we are delighted to have achieved FA Charter Standard Development Club status. This is thanks to the tireless amount of work put in by our volunteers, especially in this case club secretary Carl Whitehead, club welfare officer Nic Jackson and club chairman Garry Pearce. Hundreds of hours of work go on behind the scenes to ensure we meet the strict criteria set out by the FA to achieve this status. As a club we couldn't be prouder!

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