Lancashire FA Charter Standard Annual Health Check 2017/18

With this season's FA Charter Standard Annual Health Check window now open, Club Volunteers please #PlayYourPart in demonstrating what it means to be a FA Charter Standard Club by completing the process.

Our FA Charter Standard Clubs that achieved their FA Charter Standard accreditation prior to July 1st 2017 have from now until March 31st 2018 to complete the Annual Health Check for the 2017/18 season via the Whole Game System.

For the majority of clubs, the policies or documentation they evidenced when applying for FA Charter Standard do not change, so the process serves as a reminder of what qualifications and CRCs need updating, progressing or renewing.

FA Charter Standard Leagues and clubs have a huge part to play across the game of football as they are proven to:

  • Grow and retain more teams and players
  • Create a fun, safe and inclusive environment for volunteers to thrive and for players to develop
  • Have potential access to more funding opportunities and better facilities
  • Be part of the FA's vision to Unite the Game & Inspire the Nation

Completing this process shows you are FOR FA Charter Standard, which means you are ALL FOR what it provides FOR Parents, FOR Players, FOR Volunteers & FOR the Game. You are #ForAll.

This season's Annual Health Check Guide covers all the information clubs need to complete the process, making sure they continue to satisfy the criteria and action plan around evidencing or completing qualifications. Click here to download this guide.

Additional resources to support this process are also available to download. These include:

Acceptable Ofqual First Aid QualificationsThis list shows what The FA will accept as a first aid qualification for adult FA Charter Standard criteria purposes. Evidence needs to be accompanied by a completed FA Emergency Aid Bridging Document.*

FA Emergency Aid Bridging Document: This document is for the named individuals within Adult teams (who hold an acceptable first aid qualification which is not the FA Emergency Aid*) to read, acknowledge and complete.

Safeguarding Children Online Recertification: This guide explains how individuals that need to renew their Safeguarding Children certificate can do so online.

Recognition of Prior Learning: This pathway explains how the existing FA Youth Award qualifications for coaches fit within the new Coach Education pathway, and identifies their next steps to continue their coach education.

Club Development Plan: This plan is for clubs to use as a template to highlight areas of development over a three to five year period, and as an opportunity to meet with Lancashire FA development officers for additional support, highlighting initiatives that can support the plan.

*More information can be found within the Annual Health Check Guide 2017-18

If you need any additional assistance in accessing or completing this season's Annual Health Check, please contact your local Football Development Officer:

Nick Birchall ( - Preston, Fylde, Wyre and Blackpool
Andrew Whitaker ( - Ribble Valley, Hyndburn, Burnley, Pendle
Iain Mackie ( - Bolton, Bury, Rochdale, Oldham, Rossendale, Greater Manchester
Mike Nadal ( - South Ribble, Chorley, West Lancs, Wigan, St Helens, Sefton
Iain Kay ( - Blackburn with Darwen
Tony Callister ( - Barrow in Furness and Lancaster