Standard Award

OFF PITCH

CLUB MANAGEMENT
Affiliate to the appropriate FAW Area Association via membership of the respective local junior league.
Club committee structure including as a minimum Chair person, Secretary, Treasurer & Safeguarding Officer
Detail what does your club want to achieve over the next 12 months

WORKFORCE
Appoint Chair Person, Secretary, Treasurer, Safeguarding Officer (no more than 2 roles per person)                                                            
Appointed Club Safeguarding Officer must attend an FAW Safeguarding Award 
Adhere to FAW Trust volunteer recruitment and management guidelines
Ensure all persons with access to children display the FAW Safeguarding Card or COMET ID at all appropriate times.

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
All people involved within the club adhere to the working practices and procedures of the

- FAW Safeguarding Policy and Welfare regulations

- FAW Code of Conduct and Good Practice

DBS
Ensure all persons who have access to children participate in the FAW national DBS programme.

INSURANCE
Ensure all coaches are protected through either club or individual indemnity insurance if coaches aren’t registered on the COMET system.

ON PITCH

EQUIPMENT & FACILITIES
Use appropriate and safe facilities for games and coaching sessions.
Ensure all portable goalposts are used in accordance with the GOALPOST SAFETY guidelines issued by the FAW and risk assessment and goalpost safety form is completed and stored appropriately by clubs

CLUB WORKFORCE AND DEVELOPMENT
Minimum ONE qualified coach per age group squad (minimum Football Leaders Award)  
Ensure each club has at least ONE First Aid qualified person at each training or playing venues (FAW 1st Aid Award or approved equivalent)   
Minimum ONE qualified coach (minimum FLA) and FAW 1st aider is present during all matches/training 
Ensure coach:player ratios set out by FAW are adhered to (coach:player ratio support available below)

CLUB PROVISION & DEVELOPMENT 
Adopt an equal playing opportunities policy for all registered players, regardless of gender, ability or ethnicity. 
For U6 - U12 age groups, all players should have a minimum of 50% playing time when participating in matches.

The club runs:
MINIMUM 1 team at U7 – 11 OR U12 – 16

Bronze Award

OFF PITCH

CLUB MANAGEMENT
Affiliate to the appropriate FAW Area Association via membership of the respective local junior league.
Club committee structure including as a minimum Chair person, Secretary, Treasurer & Safeguarding Officer
Detail what does your club want to achieve over the next 12 months?

WORKFORCE
Appoint Chair Person, Secretary, Treasurer, Safeguarding Officer (no more than 2 roles per person)                                                            
Appointed Club Safeguarding Officer must attend an FAW Safeguarding Award 
Adhere to FAW Trust volunteer recruitment and management guidelines
Ensure all persons with access to children display the FAW Safeguarding Card or COMET ID at all appropriate times.

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
All people involved within the club adhere to the working practices and procedures of the

- FAW Safeguarding Policy and Welfare regulations

- FAW Code of Conduct and Good Practice

DBS
Ensure all persons who have access to children participate in the FAW national DBS programme.

INSURANCE
Ensure all coaches are protected through either club or individual indemnity insurance if coaches aren’t registered on the COMET system.

ON PITCH

EQUIPMENT & FACILITIES
Use appropriate and safe facilities for games and coaching sessions.
Ensure all portable goalposts are used in accordance with the GOALPOST SAFETY guidelines issued by the FAW and risk assessment and goalpost safety form is completed and stored appropriately by clubs

CLUB WORKFORCE AND DEVELOPMENT
Minimum ONE qualified coach per U7 - U11 age group squad (minimum Football Leaders Award) 
Ensure each club has at least ONE First Aid qualified person at each training or playing venues (FAW 1st Aid Award or approved equivalent)   
Minimum ONE qualified coach (minimum FLA) and FAW 1st aider is present during all matches/training 
Ensure coach:player ratios set out by FAW are adhered to (coach:player ratio support available below)
Minimum TWO qualified coaches per U12 - U16 age group squad (minimum Football Leaders Award)

CLUB PROVISION & DEVELOPMENT 
Adopt an equal playing opportunities policy for all registered players, regardless of gender, ability or ethnicity. 
For u6 - u12 age groups, all players should have a minimum of 50% playing time when participating in matches.

The club runs:

MINIMUM 2 teams (different age groups) at U7 - 11 OR U12 - U16 age groups  

Silver Award

OFF PITCH

CLUB MANAGEMENT
Affiliate to the appropriate FAW Area Association via membership of the respective local junior league.
Club committee structure including as a minimum Chair person, Secretary, Treasurer & Safeguarding Officer
Detail what does your club want to achieve over the next 12 months? 

WORKFORCE
Appoint Chair Person, Secretary, Treasurer, Safeguarding Officer (no more than 2 roles per person)                                                            
Appointed Club Safeguarding Officer must attend an FAW Safeguarding Award.
Adhere to FAW Trust volunteer recruitment and management guidelines
Ensure all persons with access to children display the FAW Safeguarding Card or COMET ID at all appropriate times. 
Appoint ONE nominated Club Volunteer Coordinator within your club

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
All people involved within the club adhere to the working practices and procedures of the

- FAW Safeguarding Policy and Welfare regulations

- FAW Code of Conduct and Good Practice

DBS
Ensure all persons who have access to children participate in the FAW national DBS programme.

INSURANCE
Ensure all coaches are protected through either club or individual indemnity insurance if coaches aren’t registered on the COMET system.

ON PITCH

EQUIPMENT & FACILITIES
Use appropriate and safe facilities for games and coaching sessions.
Ensure all portable goalposts are used in accordance with the GOALPOST SAFETY guidelines issued by the FAW and risk assessment and goalpost safety form is completed and stored appropriately by clubs

CLUB WORKFORCE AND DEVELOPMENT
Minimum ONE qualified coach per U6 - U11 age group squad (minimum Football Leaders Award)  
Ensure each club has at least ONE First Aid qualified person at each training or playing venues (FAW 1st Aid Award or approved equivalent)  
Minimum ONE qualified coach (minimum FLA) and FAW 1st aider is present during all matches/training 
Ensure coach:player ratios set out by FAW are adhered to (coach:player ratio support available below)
Minimum TWO qualified coaches per U12 - U16 age group squad (minimum Football Leaders Award)  
Minimum ONE qualified GK Award per club
ONE Nominated Club Coaching Coordinator (minimum C Certificate)

CLUB PROVISION & DEVELOPMENT 
Adopt an equal playing opportunities policy for all registered players, regardless of gender, ability or ethnicity. 
For U6 - U12 age groups, all players should have a minimum of 50% playing time when participating in matches.

The club runs:

MINIMUM 2 teams (different age groups) at U6 - 11 AND U12 - U16 age groups

Gold Award

OFF PITCH

CLUB MANAGEMENT
Affiliate to the appropriate FAW Area Association via membership of the respective local junior league.
Club committee structure including as a minimum Chair person, Secretary, Treasurer & Safeguarding Officer
Detail what does your club want to achieve over the next 12 months?

WORKFORCE
Appoint Chair Person, Secretary, Treasurer, Safeguarding Officer (no more than 2 roles per person)                                                            
Appointed Club Safeguarding Officer must attend an FAW Safeguarding Award
Adhere to FAW Trust volunteer recruitment and management guidelines
Ensure all persons with access to children display the FAW Safeguarding Card or COMET ID at all appropriate times. 
Appoint ONE nominated Club Volunteer Coordinator within your club

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
All people involved within the club adhere to the working practices and procedures of the

- FAW Safeguarding Policy and Welfare regulations

- FAW Code of Conduct and Good Practice

DBS
Ensure all persons who have access to children participate in the FAW national DBS programme.

INSURANCE
Ensure all coaches are protected through either club or individual indemnity insurance if coaches aren’t registered on the COMET system.

ON PITCH

EQUIPMENT & FACILITIES
Use appropriate and safe facilities for games and coaching sessions.
Ensure all portable goalposts are used in accordance with the GOALPOST SAFETY guidelines issued by the FAW and risk assessment and goalpost safety form is completed and stored appropriately by clubs

CLUB WORKFORCE AND DEVELOPMENT
Minimum ONE qualified coach per U6 - U11 age group squad (minimum Football Leaders Award) 
Ensure each club has at least ONE First Aid qualified person at each training or playing venues (FAW 1st Aid Award or approved equivalent)   
Minimum ONE qualified coach (minimum FLA) and FAW 1st aider is present during all matches/training 
Ensure coach:player ratios set out by FAW are adhered to (coach:player ratio support available below)
Minimum TWO qualified coaches per U12 - U16 age group squad (minimum Football Leaders Award)  
Minimum ONE qualified GK Award per club
Minimum of ONE FAW C Certificate coach for every THREE mini and junior teams within the club
ONE Nominated Club Coaching Coordinator (minimum B Licence qualified)

CLUB PROVISION & DEVELOPMENT 
Adopt an equal playing opportunities policy for all registered players, regardless of gender, ability or ethnicity. 

For U6 - U12 age groups, all players should have a minimum of 50% playing time when participating in matches.

The club runs:

MINIMUM 3 teams (different age groups) at  U6 - U11 age groups   

MINIMUM 3 teams (different age groups) at  U12 - U16 age groups  

1 YOUTH or 1 ADULT team (can be direct link to another club that provides this opportunity)

Community activities - does the club run at least ONE FAW approved community activity (list of approved community activity available below)

Platinum Award

OFF PITCH

CLUB MANAGEMENT
Affiliate to the appropriate FAW Area Association via membership of the respective local junior league.
Club committee structure including as a minimum Chair person, Secretary, Treasurer & Safeguarding Officer
Detail what does your club want to achieve over the next 12 months?

WORKFORCE
Appoint Chair Person, Secretary, Treasurer, Safeguarding Officer (no more than 2 roles per person)                                                            
Appointed Club Safeguarding Officer must attend an FAW Safeguarding Award.
Adhere to FAW Trust volunteer recruitment and management guidelines
Ensure all persons with access to children display the FAW Safeguarding Card or COMET ID at all appropriate times. 
Appoint ONE nominated Club Volunteer Coordinator within your club 

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
All people involved within the club adhere to the working practices and procedures of the

- FAW Safeguarding Policy and Welfare regulations

- FAW Code of Conduct and Good Practice

DBS
Ensure all persons who have access to children participate in the FAW national DBS programme.

INSURANCE
Ensure all coaches are protected through either club or individual indemnity insurance if coaches aren’t registered on the COMET system.

ON PITCH

EQUIPMENT & FACILITIES
Use appropriate and safe facilities for games and coaching sessions.
Ensure all portable goalposts are used in accordance with the GOALPOST SAFETY guidelines issued by the FAW and risk assessment and goalpost safety form is completed and stored appropriately by clubs

CLUB WORKFORCE AND DEVELOPMENT
Minimum ONE qualified coach per U6 - U11 age group squad (minimum Football Leaders Award)  
Ensure each club has at least ONE First Aid qualified person at each training or playing venues (FAW 1st Aid Award or approved equivalent)
Minimum ONE qualified coach (minimum FLA) and FAW 1st aider is present during all matches/training 
Ensure coach:player ratios set out by FAW are adhered to (coach:player ratio support available below)
Minimum TWO qualified coaches per U12 - U16 age group squad (minimum Football Leaders Award)  
Minimum ONE qualified GK Award per club
Minimum of ONE FAW C Certificate coach for every THREE mini and junior teams within the club
ONE Nominated Club Coaching Coordinator (minimum B Licence qualified)

CLUB PROVISION & DEVELOPMENT 
Adopt an equal playing opportunities policy for all registered players, regardless of gender, ability or ethnicity. 

For U6 - U12 age groups, all players should have a minimum of 50% playing time when participating in matches.

The club runs:

MINIMUM 3 teams (different age groups) at U6 - U11 age groups

MINIMUM 3 teams (different age groups) at U12 - U16 age groups

1 YOUTH team AND 1 ADULT team  OR 2 ADULT teams (can be direct link to another club) 

Community activities - does the club run at least THREE FAW approved Community activities (list of approved community activities available below)