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Football leagues and clubs accredited by The FA have positively changed the football landscape over the last 20 years. They create the ideal environments to nurture players, coaches and volunteers. The result is greater diversity and inclusivity through football. England Football Accredited replaces The FA Charter Standard and is the next chapter in this amazing story as we unite even more communities by supporting Leagues and Clubs over the next ten years.

Accredited. Part of England Football

A video introduction to England Football Accreditation.


Getting and staying accredited is simple, and it shows you are committed to staying the best place for people to play and enjoy football.

Raising Stars Of The Future


Accredited Clubs raise stars

A video introduction to accredited player pathways.


Having a strong Club Development Plan will help you be more sustainable, resilient and built to last. We have Club Development Plan templates available for England Football Accredited Clubs. Each is aligned to Accredited Club Stars and can be modified and amended to reflect your club.

For 1 Star England Football Accredited Clubs we recommend starting with this plan here, or if you prefer a seasonal approach then use our Club Season Planner here.

For 2 star and 3 star England Football Accredited clubs we recommend starting with this plan here.

Once you’ve completed your Club Development plan upload a copy to your club portal to meet the application or renewal requirements.



Any league outside of the professional game can become England Football Accredited. To start your journey contact your local County FA.

07 Apr 2022 2:12

In a league above the rest

Find out what it means to be an England Football Accredited league, watch the video here

Accredited League Webinar

14 Apr 2022 1:00:43

Find out what your league needs to do

Watch this webinar to find out what you need to do and contact your County FA today.