Community Activity Guidelines
As part of developments to our club accreditation programme, we have introduced clubs’ community activity into the criteria at Gold and Platinum levels.
At Gold level, clubs must run a minimum of ONE of the below Community activities. At Platinum level, clubs must run a minimum of THREE of the below Community Activities
Open days / Festivals
· Does your club run at least 1 club open day or festival during the season?
· Open days and festivals are a fantastic opportunity to raise the profile of your club, increase engagement with your local community, recruit new or reward existing volunteers or sponsors or recruit new players A guide to running a successful club open day A webinar to running a successful club open day
Disability football sessions
· Does your club run regular disability specific football sessions?
· Can be a registered disability team playing in affiliated league festivals or weekly recreational sessions for players with a disability of any age
· Sessions can be pan-disability or impairment specific sessions
· Does your club run or support at least 1 charitable event or cause through activities or fund raising?
· Running or supporting charitable events can have a positive impact on your local community and increase support for your club from the community
· Does your club sessions run after-school for school pupils to promote your club and support the transition of players from local schools to your club?
· A club must run weekly or regular sessions within at least 1 school or across a number of schools during the season
Turn up and play sessions
· Does the club run weekly or regular turn up and play sessions for players not currently registered with the club to play affiliated league football?
· Options can include:
o Pre-mini football age group training sessions
o Mini football age group (u6 -u11) recreational training sessions for non-registered players
o Junior football age group (u12 – u16) recreational training sessions for non-registered players
o Youth football age group (u17 – u19) recreational training sessions for non-registered players
o 5-a-side, 7-a-side or 11-a-side kickabout for junior, youth or adult players
· Does your club run recreational Walking football sessions?
· Walking Football is recognised by the Football Association of Wales as an inclusive small-sided format of the game.
· While primarily aimed at the over 50s, it offers the opportunity to maximise participation for all groups and to encourage sustained participation for players of all abilities.
FAW Huddle Centre
· Does your club host an FAW Huddle centre as an entry point for new girls players? · More information on our Huddle programme can be found here
FAW / Mcdonalds Fun Football Centre
· Does your club run an FAW / Mcdonalds Fun Football Centre? · More information on the FAW/Mcdonalds Fun Football programme can be found here
Additional support and guidance
Your club as a community hub webinar
Your club as a community hub guide
How to grow your club’s community profile webinar
How to grow your club’s community profile guide
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