How your feedback has inspired change in our club accreditation programme
24 June 2019

How your feedback has inspired change in our club accreditation programme

Thanks to your feedback, the FAW Trust Club Accreditation Programme is set to improve.

In order to help our 500 clubs and the hard-working volunteers who run them, we’ve made some exciting changes to the programme for the 2019/20 season.


We have created a platinum level of accreditation as well as splitting the criteria to ‘off-pitch’ and ‘on-pitch’ sections.

Platinum level will be awarded to our leading clubs. They will all have a full pathway, from junior to senior and will serve as hubs in their communities.  

We will now ask clubs to set-out their ambitions for the upcoming 12 months and requiring silver, gold and platinum clubs to appoint a volunteer coordinator, who will work closely with us to recruit and develop the appropriate workforce at your club.



Here are some of the rewards on offer for clubs who engage fully in the club accreditation process…

Club Insurance

Accredited clubs will get access to our bespoke insurance product, created by Watkin-Davies Insurance consultants. This will protect club assets, such as equipment, storage units and changing rooms. Discount will be awarded as follows… (5% - Bronze, 10% - Silver, 15% - Gold and Platinum).

Discount will be allocated to clubs based on accreditation level during previous season as discount is built into the quoting system.

Coach education support

At Silver level level, one B Certificate course for nominated coaching coordinator (if only at C Certificate level) will be part-funded.

The level of funding support will vary based on number of candidates.

Referee award

Once they reach Bronze level, each club will get access to one complimentary refereeing course.

Club coaching support

At Gold, one mentoring visit from coach education department mentor to deliver CPD workshop to support the development of grassroots coaches.

Clubs can choose from a menu of workshop themes and areas.


We have developed an exciting new brand for our club accreditation programme.

The programme has a new logo and identity system that reflects our ambition to improve the profile of clubs and recognise their achievements.

On completion of their audit, clubs will be given access to a suite of different versions of the club accreditation programme logo linked to their awarded accreditation level to use for their own social media, website and promotional material.


To explain these changes in more detail, we will be hosting workshops, in each area association, throughout July.

These are open to clubs and leagues and there is no need to book in advance.