The Leicestershire Youth League have recently submitted a new 3-year development plan, which will commence immediately, running up until 2022, and with this have achieved Charter Standard League Status.
Through achieving this status, the league have committed to developing in a number of key areas, including; the running of the league, sustaining and increasing participation, support for coaches and development of referees. In addition the league has committed to ensuring at least 85% of its clubs are Charter Standard which means all coaches will need to be Level 1 Qualified Coach and have up-to-date Safeguarding Children, Emergency and in-date FA DBS Check as minimum.
This commitment by the league will lead to a better playing experience for all those participating in the league, with the overall aim of retaining the number of players playing the game.
Shaun Waite, Football Development Officer – “The MDH Leicestershire Youth League continue to go from strength to strength. Over the next 3 years, the league have high ambitions support coaches, develop their competition structure and support links into adult football which are all imperative for the development of youth football. This, along with a better use of technology to ease the administration burden of all those involved, means there are exciting times ahead for all those involved in the league.
As a County FA we congratulate the league on this achievement, and thank the hard working volunteers on the committee that have dedicated time to grow the league. We look forward to continue supporting the league in achieving its ambitions over the next 3 seasons.”
Tim Deacon, League Secretary said “Achieving Charter Standard League status is a fantastic achievement for the Leicestershire Youth League. The recognition will help us to continue to develop the league in a structured and effective way, and look forward to improving the environment for all those involved in the league.”
For more information about the Charter Standard programmes, please click here