BEATING HEART OF IT

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.
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Accredited. Part of England Football


A video introduction to England Football Accreditation.

WHO IS ACCREDITATION FOR?

England Football Accredited is for all non-professional leagues and clubs. It helps them create the experiences and environments where players, coaches and volunteers can thrive.

Accredited clubs are more sustainable, more resilient and built to last. To find out how your club can grow your way with England Football Accredited, download our brochure.

HOW TO GET ACCREDITED

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Accredited Clubs

Any non-professional club can become England Football Accredited. To start your journey today, just log into the Club Portal. 


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Accredited Leagues

Any non-professional league can become England Football Accredited. To start your journey, contact your local County FA.


RAISING STARS OF THE FUTURE

All accredited clubs offer a consistent standard on and off the pitch. Stars are used in accreditation to recognise clubs that provide more opportunities for more people to play. To read more on the criteria, download the brochure. To understand what we mean by more opportunities for more players, watch the videos.
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Accredited Clubs raise stars


A video introduction to accredited player pathways.

CLUB PLANS

For England Football Accredited clubs, having a strong season plan or club development plan will help you to be more sustainable, more resilient and built to last.

For 1 star England Football Accredited clubs we recommend having a season plan in place, download the template here.

For 2 star and 3 star England Football Accredited clubs we recommend having a club development plan in place, download the template here.

Once you have your plan upload a copy into the club portal.