Bottesford FC awarded FA Charter Standard Community Club status

Bottesford Under 7s with Steven Smith and Sunny Johal from sponsors Nottingham Building Society EMN-150104-104353002
Bottesford Under 7s with Steven Smith and Sunny Johal from sponsors Nottingham Building Society EMN-150104-104353002
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Bottesford FC have taken another big step forward after receiving a significant FA award.

The village club has achieved prestigious FA Charter Standard Community Club status. Launched in 2001, the FA Charter Standard programme is The FA’s accreditation scheme for grassroots clubs and leagues and is given only to an elite number of clubs across the country.

The status was a vital element of the club’s successful funding bid for a new clubhouse, but it has been achieved well ahead of schedule.

The FA Charter Standard is awarded to clubs and leagues rigorously judged to be well-run and sustainable and which prioritise child protection, quality coaching and follow the Respect programme.

Bottesford FC chairman Daniel Gribby said: “We are delighted. It’s a wonderful achievement for our club to be recognised in this way and is further evidence of our growing stature.

“It’s a great credit to all concerned that after six months of hard work we’ve been awarded this status around two years ahead of schedule!”

* Bottesford FC are on the hunt for coaches for its youngest junior age groups, and its under 14 team.

The Bottesford under 5s and 6s are looking for an enthusiastic coach to help develop and engage the youngsters. The role requires a minimum Level 1 coaching certificate.

The club are also looking for a coach to take over its under 14s team which plays youth league football in Nottinghamshire.

For more information, or to apply, email Daniel Gribby at news@bottesfordfc.co.uk