England Football Accreditation

England Football Accreditation

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

the beating heart of it!

Football leagues and clubs accredited by The FA have positively changed the football landscape over the last 20 years. 

Those leagues and clubs create the ideal environments to nurture players, coaches and volunteers. The result is greater diversity and inclusivity through football. England Football Accredited replaces The FA Charter Standard and is the next chapter in this amazing story as we unite even more communities by supporting leagues and clubs over the next ten years.

England Football Accredited is for all non-professional leagues and clubs. It helps them create the experiences and environments where players, coaches and volunteers can thrive. Accredited clubs are more sustainable, more resilient and built to last.

All accredited clubs offer a consistent standard on and off the pitch. Stars are used in accreditation to recognise clubs that provide more opportunities for more people to play.
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England Football Accredited
England Football Accredited
When you’re accredited, you’re not just part of it, you’re the beating heart of it.
England Football Accredited

Accredited Clubs

Any non-professional club can become England Football Accredited. To start your journey today, just log into the Club Portal.
England Football Accredited

Accredited Leagues

Any non-professional league can become England Football Accredited. Contact us to start your journey.

Any club can get the support they need to apply for England Football Accreditation. England Football Accreditation accreditation demonstrates how clubs, leagues, volunteers, parents and players play their part in providing fun, safe and inclusive football opportunities for all.

As a minimum clubs must be affiliated to a County FA and have at least one team playing in an FA sanctioned league. 

Clubs should start their journey by logging into Club Portal. 

Help and support is available from our team of experienced staff.

Clubs and County FA's will work together to complete an England Football Accreditation application. Then your County FA will review your application and supporting evidence to award the club with England Football Accreditation. 

It’s free! England Football and County FA's do not charge to become accredited. Clubs also receive benefits and incentives to achieve, maintain and progress their England Football Accreditation.

A club’s accreditation lasts for one season. Clubs are then required to renew their England Football Accreditation.

Clubs which achieve England Football Accreditation status can be proud to be the best place for people to play and enjoy football. They are able to demonstrate they offer positive football environments where people can develop their skills, keep fit and enjoy playing as part of a friendly, inclusive community.

England Football Accreditation clubs receive access to benefits that will help to attract and retain players, volunteers and supporters. The level of support and resources you receive will depend on the level of accreditation a club achieves. Benefits clubs experience include:

  • Attract and retain players, supporters and volunteers
  • Funding for football equipment
  • Access to promotional resources and guidance
  • Tailored support from England Football and County FA's

England Football, Sussex County FA and associated partners offer a number of additional benefits to those above so speak to us today to find out more.