England Football Accreditation
THE ACE OF CLUBS
Take the lead. Set the tempo. Raise the roof.
The Beating Heart of It
Football leagues and clubs accredited by The FA have positively changed the football landscape over the last 20 years. They create the ideal environments to nurture players, coaches and volunteers. The result is greater diversity and inclusivity through football. England Football Accredited replaces The FA Charter Standard and is the next chapter in this amazing story as we unite even more communities by supporting Leagues and Clubs over the next ten years.
Who is Accredited for?
England Football Accredited is for all non-professional leagues and clubs. It helps them create the experiences and environments where players, coaches and volunteers can thrive. Accredited clubs are more sustainable, more resilient and built to last.
How do you become England Football Accredited?
The England Football Accredited Programme has different criteria for leagues and clubs to attain in order to achieve Accreditation status. A full breakdown of the Accreditation programme and criteria for leagues and clubs can be found below.
Get in Touch
Football Development Officer
9am- 5pm, Monday - Friday
Phone: 01208 262988
Staying Accredited has moved online. Take a look at your dashboard which will show you everything you need to keep your accreditation. From your coaches qualifications, DBS checks to uploading and accepting your policies – this is your one place to go to renew your club’s Accreditation.
Cornish clubs and leagues that are currently England Football Accredited will undergo a renewal window starting on the 1st November 2022 and closing on the 30th April 2023 to provide an opportunity for clubs and leagues to updater their club information to ensure they still meet the England Football Accreditation criteria.
Click here for the England Football Accreditation Guidance.
How do Clubs stay Accredited?
After the 1st November 2022 to stay Accredited, clubs will need to ensure all the information on the club portal is up to date and meeting the Accreditation criteria requirements. During this process, there will be different options to submit and update evidence or provide comments and declarations to ensure an action plan is in place for any missing requirements to be completed before the 30th April 2023.
Guidance for 1 Star Accredited Clubs - Click here
Guidance for 2 and 3 Star Accredited Clubs - Click here
Important areas to consider for Accredited Clubs:
Youth Clubs - Do you have a fully qualified coach with each of your teams?
Adult Clubs – Do you have a FA qualified 1st Aider with each team? If this is a player, then you must a second FA qualified first aider.
Development Plans – Does your club have an up to date club development plan?
CLICK HERE FOR 1 STAR ACCREDITED CLUB DEVELOPMENT PLAN TEMPLATES
CLICK HERE FOR 2 AND 3 STAR ACCREDITED CLUB DEVELOPMENT PLAN TEMPLATES
Pathways – What does the player pathway look like at your club? Do you need to try and grow new teams to enhance the player pathway and meet the Accreditation guidance?