Liverpool FA are encouraging England Football Accredited Clubs to get a head start on the upcoming Accreditation Renewal window which closes on 10th March 2024.
Introduced in the 2021/22 season, and replacing the previous FA Charter Standard Programme, England Football Accreditation 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.
Merseyside clubs that are currently England Football Accredited will undergo a renewal window starting on the 1st November 2023 and closing on the 10th March 2024 to provide an opportunity for clubs to update their club information to ensure they still meet the England Football Accreditation criteria.
To stay Accredited, clubs need to ensure all the information on the club portal is up to date and meeting the Accreditation criteria requirements.
Important areas to consider for Accredited Clubs:
- Youth Clubs - Do you have a fully qualified coach with each of your teams?
- Adult Clubs – Do you have a FA qualified 1st Aider with each team? If this is a player, then you must a second FA qualified first aider.
- Development Plans – Does your club have an up-to-date club development plan?
- Pathways – What does the player pathway look like at your club? Do you need to try and grow new teams to enhance the player pathway and meet the Accreditation guidance?
Development Plan Templates and Bursary
Development Plan Templates
We have put together examples of Club Plans for Liverpool FA clubs to utilise in their renewal application. Click the links to download each one.
To help clubs have more qualified coaches, England Football offer a fully funded Introduction to Coaching Football qualification. More information on this can be found here.
Why you should be England Football Accredited?
David, from Merseyside club MSB Woolton FC, gives his take on one of the many reasons why you should be England Football Accredited.
What to do if my club are not England Football Accredited?
If your club isn’t England Football Accredited, please get in touch with Liverpool FA on 0151 523 4488 to find out how you can become an England Football Accredited club.
For more information on the England Football Accreditation programme, please click here.