Football club scores another community award

Richie Claydon shoots for goal for Wantage Town against Abingdon Town

Richie Claydon shoots for goal for Wantage Town against Abingdon Town

First published in News

WANTAGE Town Football Club has won the Football Association’s highest community standard mark for a fifth year in a row.

It is one of only 16 clubs in Oxfordshire to receive the award, recognising the club as safe, sustainable and delivering quality coaching.

Wantage Town Juniors chairman Jeremy Moor said: “We are absolutely delighted to have achieved the most advanced FA Charter Standard Community Club.

“It is great recognition of the hard work that parents, coaches and the children have put in to the club, and highlights the great support we receive from local schools, partner companies, and other clubs.

“We want to push on and keep this award year after year and this means we continue to need the help and support of the local community – and we always need new players.”

The Community Charter Standard is the highest of three levels the FA awards, above FA Charter Standard Club and FA Charter Standard Development Club.

Berkshire and Buckinghamshire FA spokeswoman Lisa Welling said the club should be proud of the achievement.

She said: “We would like to congratulate Wantage Town on this award, it is an extremely well-run club.

“The FA Charter Standard programme is a kitemark, which recognises and rewards high quality levels of provision in club and league football. The kitemark is awarded to clubs and leagues that are well-run, sustainable, which place child protection, quality coaching and safety as paramount.”

  • Do you want alerts delivered straight to your phone via our WhatsApp service? Text NEWS or SPORT or NEWS AND SPORT, depending on which services you want, and your full name to 07767 417704. Save our number into your phone’s contacts as Oxford Mail WhatsApp and ensure you have WhatsApp installed.

Send your Letter to the Editor

11:20am Monday 28th July 2014

What do you think? We welcome letters from our readers on a wide variety of subjects and you can send us a letter through the blue headline above.

Our top stories

Adding extra lanes to A34 through Oxfordshire could cost £800m

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Monday 24th November 2014

PLANS to widen the A34 in both directions through Oxfordshire would cost at least £800 million, a new report has revealed.

Update: Road reopened after two people cut free following collision on the A44 near Begbroke

Oxford Mail:

12:44pm Monday 24th November 2014

THE A44 is closed following an incident between Spring Hill Road and Sandy Lane/ Rutten Lane between Yarnton and Begbroke.

Grieving family watches as motorist appears in court accused of killing Liberty Baker

Oxford Mail:

3:55pm Monday 24th November 2014

A MOTORIST accused of killing 14-year-old Liberty Baker as she walked to school appeared in court today.

Fog warning for Oxfordshire tonight and tomorrow morning

Oxford Mail:

3:25pm Monday 24th November 2014

A SEVERE fog warning has been put in place for Oxfordshire overnight and into tomorrow morning.

Explore today's interactive front page

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Monday 24th November 2014

Want to explore our interactive front page? Here it is...

A44 at Wootton re-opens after accident

Oxford Mail:

9:46am Monday 24th November 2014

THE A44 near Wootton, West Oxfordshire has reopened in both directions after an accident.

 

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree