Accredited part of England Football

Football leagues and clubs accredited by The FA have positively changed the football landscape over the last 20 years, creating the ideal environments to nurture players, coaches and volunteers. The result is greater diversity and inclusivity throughout football. England Football Accreditation 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 10 years.
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"No matter how big your league or club is, England Football Accredited shows you're making a difference to your community. It's for leagues and clubs that offer male, female or disability football from U7s to open age."

England Football Accredited

Club Pathways Raise Stars

On-pitch and off-pitch criteria is the foundation to providing safe, respectful and inclusive pathways and environments for the game of football in England. 

In addition, we recognise Clubs that provide one or more of the accredited player pathways, either for male, or female, or for disability players. 

The star that a club achieves and is then recognised for, demonstrates that they have football teams within their set-up that support the three accredited player pathways. It helps us to align the relevant support and services you need to become the best version of your Club. 

So, where do the teams your Club offers sit on the new accredited player pathways? Please download the England Football Accredited Brochure to find out more.
England Football Accredited

The Transition

All existing FA Charter Standard leagues and clubs will automatically become England Football Accredited.

Clubs will be given until the 2023/24 season to build their pathways before determining initial stars rating.

The transition will take time and we look forward to connecting and working with leagues and clubs to help provide best possible standard of football up and down the country.

Download the brochure to find out more here.

England Football Accredited

How to get Accredited

If your league or club was part of The FA Charter Standard programme in the season 2020/21 you will automatically be part of England Football Accredited.

Non-accredited leagues and clubs can apply to join after November 2021.

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Get ahead for next season

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