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Washington Rangers Youth FC have recently been awarded the FA Charter Standard Youth Club award from the English FA. The FA award the charter standard to clubs who place child protection, safety and quality coaching at the forefront of their offering. The Youth Award also requires the club to fulfil the following criteria:

  • Appoint a Club Welfare Officer
  • CRB-checked volunteers associated to each team
  • FA Emergency Aid-trained volunteers associated to each team
  • Minimum Level 1 coach associated to each team
  • Respect programme sign-up
  • Club administration in place

Vince Moran, Club Secretary and Charter Standard Coordinator for the club, said ‘We set up the club for the start of the 2017-18 season with one of our main priorities to be a charter standard club by the end of the season. It’s great that the club committee has successfully completed the process and we’re proud to have the charter standard in place. ’

Washington Rangers FA Charter Standard

Club Treasurer Lisa Morgan, a contributor to the charter standard application, added ‘Achieving the charter standard means that we’re committing to providing a safe footballing experience for all those that are part of the club. We’re a club of volunteers with safety and enjoyment key to our club ethos of Respect, Fun And Inclusivity. ’

With the charter standard now in place, an annual ‘health check’ to ensure the standards of provision are being maintained will need to be completed per season.