By signing up to working towards Charter Standard League status, leagues will be demonstrating that they are willing to work towards a minimum operating standardl as well as raising standards and addressing poor behaviour within the league. Leagues will be able to work with member clubs to encourage them to gain FA Charter Standard Club status as part of The FA Charter Standard League criteria.
Leagues will also be demonstrating, by reviewing what they do well, what they want to do better and by identifying how they can improve, that they are committed to developing better players and to investing in the workforce.
The benefits of achieving FA Charter Standard League status include having a clear development plan in place together with an agreed support package with Cumberland FA.
FA Charter Standard Leagues will also be demonstrating that they are committed to The FA Respect programme and will have procedures in place to improve standards and address poor behaviour in the game, a key priority for all those involved in Football. Leagues will also gain recognition that they are committed to a quality experience for all and that they are a well run league.