Charter Standard

The Nene League is committed to support our clubs and raise standards through becoming a Charter Standard League.


Launched in 2001, The FA Charter Standard Programme supported by McDonald’s is The FA’s accreditation scheme for grassroots clubs and leagues.

Its goal is to raise standards in grassroots football, support the development of clubs and leagues, recognising and rewarding them for their commitment and achievements.


The league will be working with clubs in achieving the ‘FA Charter Standard Adult Club’.

Below is a list of some of the benefits to clubs in achieving the award and becoming an FA Charter Standard Club.

The benefits are many and varied. Some are tangible and some intangible, but no less valuable.

Tangible benefits:


  •  Free tickets (upon application) for England youth and women’s internationals
  •  Invitations to local in-service events
  •  Access to administrative support sessions
  •  Support with funding applications
  •  An official FA plaque and certificate
  •  Resources to help promote the club
  •  £100 worth of official FA Nike match balls

Intangible benefits:

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

  • 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 ‘Three Lions’ FA crest on its marketing and business materials.