Long Bennington FC have been awarded the Charter Standard Community Club status by the Football Association.
The FA Charter Standard Programme is The FA’s accreditation scheme for grassroots clubs. Its goal is to raise standards in grassroots football and support the development of clubs.
The FA Charter Standard accreditation is awarded to clubs rigorously adjudged to be well-run and sustainable – and which prioritise child protection, quality coaching and implementation of the Respect programme.
There are three levels of FA Charter Standard Awards for clubs, the FA Charter Standard Community Club status is the highest award and acknowledges the most advanced level of club development and football provision.
The FA Charter Standard kitemark was launched in 2001 and now has 4,500 clubs, with 460 advanced level Community Clubs.
Long Bennington F.C. have been working closely with the Lincolnshire FA to achieve this target and have recently submitted an aggressive Development Plan, which aims to provide the best football experience for all players.
Allied to this, the FA will be providing LBFC with a coach mentor for the remainder of the season, who will work with all the team coaches in helping to deliver improved football coaching.
On the back of the redevelopment of the playing field, courtesy of a substantial Sport England grant, these really are very exciting times for Long Bennington Football Club.
Long Bennington F.C. have junior teams for boys and girls from Under 6 up to Under 18, plus a senior team and veterans (over 35) team. If you would like more details on how to get involved with the club, contact Club Secretary, Steve Rowley, on 07909 857441.