Stay the Best competition

Charter Standard - Match Day Experiences 

“STAY THE BEST” Campaign gives local grassroots clubs the chance to win a match day experience at the King Power Stadium! 

The Leicestershire & Rutland County FA have teamed up with Leicester City Football Club to offer Charter Standard Clubs the chance to win a match day experience day for their players!

Charter Standard Clubs provide the best places for people to play and enjoy football. They ensure there is a qualified coach with every youth team, support and promote the Respect programme and have quality governance procedures in place off the pitch. We are Proud of our Charter Standard Clubs and have therefore teamed up with Leicester City Football Club to reward clubs that want to be the best or stay the best through their commitment to achieve or retain FA Charter Standard status!

How to win a match day experience?

Leicestershire & Rutland County FA affiliated clubs that achieve or retain Charter Standard on or before 30th November 2019 will be entered into a prize draw to win a player escort match day experience for 10 players* for the Leicester City Premier League match v West Ham on 21st January 2020. (date subject to change). The participants of the winning team will receive x10 free tickets with an additional x20 tickets for sale provided to the winning club. These tickets will need to be processed via LCFC.

*The experience is only available to players aged 6-9 years old.

How to achieve Charter Standard by 30th November?

Achieving Charter Standard requires clubs to fulfil 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.

How to retain Charter Standard by 30th November?

Clubs that are already Charter Standard have until 30th November to submit and pass the Charter Standard Health Check to be in with a chance to win this match day experience for their players.

Mike Gilmore, Leicester City Football Club’s Grassroots Co-ordinator said ‘We have teamed up with Leicestershire & Rutland County FA to reward local grassroot football clubs with the chance to participate in a matchday experience here at Leicester City Football Club. We hope these experiences will incentivise other grassroot football clubs to recognise the benefits of the FA Charter Standard Programme.’

Shaun Waite, Football Development Officer (Male Participation) said “We are committed to recognising and supporting the hard-working volunteers in our Charter Standard Clubs, who week in week out provide high-quality experiences for players to enjoy football. We thank our partners at Leicester City Football Club for their support towards the Charter Standard programme and hope this prize goes some way in emphasising our appreciation for the fantastic work that goes on within our grassroots clubs!”

For more information or to learn how you can achieve or retain Charter Standard, please contact the Leicestershire & Rutland County FA Development Team on or call 0116 286 7828.