The FA Charter Standard programme is The FA’s accreditation scheme open to all grassroots clubs and leagues. It aims to raise standards in the grassroots game, supporting the development of clubs and leagues, recognising and rewarding commitment, quality and achievement.
The FA are proud to support clubs, like Bury FC Boys & Girls, that get up to the standard and who can be proud to be places where people want to play. Clubs who demonstrate that they offer well-run and sustainable football. Clubs which achieve the FA Charter Standard status are proud to prioritise qualified coaching and safeguarding, as well as the values of The FA's Respect campaign as part of their game.
Bury FC Boys & Girls have been awarded the FA Charter Standard Community Club status, this acknowledges the most advanced level of club development and football provision. Advanced levels are for clubs who look to grow participation, involve a variety of different people and offer different formats in their football environments.
Bury FC Boys & Girls Chairperson, Diana Golding said: "I am very proud of our fantastic club. Everyone involved in the club strives to create a positive football environment, where people can develop their skills, keep fit and enjoy playing as part of a friendly and inclusive community.
"To have this recognised by The FA and to be awarded Charter Standard Community status confirms we are getting it right. This will now give us a platform to progress even further, with access to additional benefits from The FA and to provide the best grassroots football experience for everyone on behalf of Bury FC."
The award will be presented to the club by representatives of the LFA, at an upcoming Bury FC home game at half time!