The FA Charter Standard
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Ivybridge Town Football Club has been awarded the 'FA Charter Standard Community Club' status. Ivybridge Town is one of a small number of Clubs to achieve this status across Devon to have achieved this prestigious award, and is full recognition that we do things to the highest standards, on and off the pitch.

"The Charter Standard Scheme is best practice guide that sets standards of coaching, administration and child protection for clubs working with young people. As a benchmark for quality, it will improve the playing experience for all."

The FA Charter Standard Clubs programme, supported by FA Community Partner McDonald's, was launched in February 2001 and is a core component of The FA Football Development programme.

The project is aimed at boys and girls under sixteen years old and will help children and parents find a club in their local area that meets FA standards.

In order to achieve the FA Charter Standard status, you must have the following;

· A written constitution
· Self-certified screening of managers, coaches and officials
· All managers to have minimum of FA Junior Team Managers Award
· Commitment to attend in-service training
· Acceptance and promotion of Codes of Conduct
· Commitment to provide Mini-Soccer opportunities for Under 10's
· Commitment to promote schools liaison and equal opportunities for all

Once the club has achieved the FA Charter Standard status, it will benefit from the following;

· Use of Charter Standard Crest
· Exclusive Regional Workshops
· Access to Child Protection Training
· Kit and Equipment Grants
· National and Regional Awards
· Subsidies for FA Junior Team Managers and other courses
· Certificates
· Starter Pack, including posters, Codes of Conduct, Certificates
· First Aid Kit