The FA Charter Standard Award
Beacon Hill Rovers made the decision to try and become an FA Charter Standard club in 2003. This was embarked upon for a number of reasons.
The following statement is taken directly from the FA website:
- We belive we run our club to the highest standards and wanted to be able to demonstrate that we do.
- It gave us a goal and targets to measure ourselves against.
- Being awarded the Charter Standard would help us open doors to other opportunities.
- The aims of the FA’s Charter Standard match our own.
‘The Charter Standard Scheme is a best practice guide that sets standards of coaching, administration and child protection for all clubs outside the Football League and Premier League. As a benchmark for quality, it will improve the playing experience for all.’
Our efforts were successfull and we were awarded FA Charter Standard status and went on to be named Essex FA Charter Standard Club of the Year in 2008. Following this the club was named FA Regional and then National Charter Standard Club of the Year for 2008.
The club has since progressed through the FA Charter Standard pathway. In 2010 Beacon Hill was awarded the coveted status of FA Charter Standard Community Club and was subsequently named Essex FA Community Club of the Year 2010.
Sir Trevor Brooking and Beacon Hill Rovers