England Football Accreditation

Take the lead. Set the tempo. Raise the roof.

England Football Accreditation


England Football Accredited Leagues and England Football Accredited Clubs set the standards, raise the bar and fly the flag of respect and diversity for football in England.

Being Accredited helps you attract players, coaches, and volunteers - with tailored support to build the strong, sustainable, successful league or club you want to be.

England Football Accredited Leagues and England Football Accredited Clubs lead the game by example. They're safer, stronger, more effective and more enjoyable places to play and enjoy football.

When you're Accredited you're not just part of it, you're the beating heart of it.

New Clubs looking to become England Football Accredited can APPLY NOW via your dashboard on the The FA WGS Club Portal.

Current England Football Accredited (formerly Charter Standard Clubs) can retain their accreditation (formerly the health check process) by accessing your club dashboard and completing any tasks highlighted in orange as “incomplete”.

For more information from The FA on the England Football Accreditation programme click on the link below. The link includes guidance videos for clubs and leagues on the new accreditation, videos with information relating to 1*, 2* and 3* accreditation, as well as annual delivery plan and club development plan templates to support your club in it’s growth and becoming the best you can be!

If you need any further information or clarification, please get in touch with your relevant Football Development Officer.


Get in Touch

John Treacy

For clubs in Blackpool, Wyre, Fylde, Lancaster and Barrow in Furness.

01772 644270

Michael Nadal

For clubs in West Lancashire, Wigan, Sefton and St Helens.

01772 644279

Nick Birchall

For clubs in Preston, South Ribble, Chorley, Blackburn and Darwen.

01772 956556

Leigh Jeffrey

For clubs in Bolton, Bury and Rochdale.

01772 644273

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