Following the successful completion of their Charter Standard Health Check for 2019/20, we are proud to announce that Birstall United Juniors are the first Charter Standard Club of the season to win a Match Day Experience at the King Power Stadium.
Birstall United Juniors were chosen at random through a prize draw from all eligible Charter Standard Clubs and are one of 36 clubs that have already passed their Charter Standard Health Check this season. To find out who the 36 clubs are, please click here.
The prize now means 10 Birstall United Juniors players will experience the opportunity to walk out with the players at the Leicester City Premier League match against West Ham on 21st January. A truly memorable experience for all the family, and we are proud to be working with our partners at Leicester City FC to offer this exciting prize for a Charter Standard Club.
Moving forwards, clubs that achieve Charter Standard, or pass their Charter Standard Health Check by 31st January, their will be further exciting opportunities this season to win match experiences with Leicester City FC. Keep an look out for further announcements early in 2020.
How to pass your club Charter Standard Health Check?
Clubs that are already Charter Standard now have until 31th January to submit the Charter Standard Health Check. To complete this process, clubs firstly need to ensure their coaches qualifications are in date, and then submit their Annual Health Check via the Whole Game System. This will then be reviewed by County
How to achieve Charter Standard?
Achieving Charter Standard requires clubs to fulfill a minimum set of criteria that will help to provide the best places for people to play and enjoy football.
All details of how to achieve Charter Standard can be found here.
Shaun Waite, Football Development Officer (Male Participation) said “We are proud of all our Charter Standard Clubs, they provide the best places for people to play and enjoy football. They ensure there is a qualified coach with every youth team, they support and promote the Respect programme and have quality governance procedures in place off the pitch. We congratulate Birstall United Juniors for winning this prize, but look forward to working with any club that wishes to achieve this kitemark this season”
Mike Gilmore, Leicester City Football Club’s Grassroots Co-ordinator said ‘Congratulations to Birstal United Juniors for winning their prize, and we now look forward to welcoming them and their players to the King Power for their exciting match experience. We hope these experiences will incentivise other grassroots football clubs to recognise the benefits of the FA Charter Standard Programme.’
For more information or to learn how you can achieve or retain Charter Standard, please contact the Leicestershire & Rutland County FA Development Team on CharterStandard@LeicestershireFA.com or call 0116 286 7828.