Rhondda League achieves its first Gold Accredited Club
6 February 2014

Rhondda League achieves its first Gold Accredited Club

FAW/McDonald's Club Accreditation Programme

Nigel Williams of the Rhondda League receiving the clubs accreditation certificates.

This year in the Rhondda League there has been an increase in the number of clubs who have achieved accreditation with over 60% achieving the Standard Award. For the first time in South Wales the Rhondda League can boast a Gold Accredited club in the shape of Cambrian and Clydach Boys and Girls Club who met the criteria set out by the FAW.

The FAW Club Accreditation scheme supported by McDonald’s is a charter mark programme, which recognises and rewards high quality levels of provision in club football. The kitemark is awarded to clubs that are well run, sustainable, which place child protection, quality coaching and safety at the heart of their values.

There are four levels to the FAW Club Accreditation Scheme to recognise the different standards. The entry level Standard Award is mandatory for all clubs who wish to enter into one of the 34 FAW affiliated Junior Leagues in Wales. The next levels are Bronze and Silver with the most advanced level being Gold Award. Each advanced level requires additional criteria to be met.

For more information on club accreditation please visit www.welshfootballtrust.org.uk/McDonaldsClubAccreditation