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Issue 329 – Club awarded FA community club status

Frome Town Football Club has been awarded the highly prestigious FA Community Club Charter Standard award.

Ian Pearce, club secretary explained, “The FA Community Club scheme builds upon the foundations of the Charter Standard scheme in placing clubs at the heart of their community.
“Community Clubs, the pinnacle of the club development pathway, will be those that have a high quality, multi-team (minimum of 10 teams) set up with excellent social, training and playing opportunities for all. As such, the number of Community Clubs is one of the truest measures of success for the FA Football Development strategy.
“All new FA Community Clubs are required to meet FA criteria, ensuring they provide opportunities for players irrespective of age, gender, religion and ability. Clubs must also provide qualified coaches, first aiders and child protection officers, as well as ensuring their adminstration is in order.
“A lot of hard work has gone into achieving this award which the club hopes will benefit the whole community in the long run.”
The club wish to thank in particular Gary Collinson (community development manager), Ian Pearce (club secretary), Jon Curle (youth development officer) and Jamie Malley (club welfare officer) as well as Sandy Whitton (Frome Town Ladies) for their efforts in ensuring this award was achieved.
A full launch and presentation of this award will be made in due course by the Football Association.

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