England Football Accreditation

England Football Accreditation

Take the lead. Get Accredited

England Football Accreditation renewal for clubs is open for the 2022-23 season. 

The FA introduced England Football Accreditation to replace the former Charter Standard Scheme. 

Existing England Football Accredited Clubs are required to renew before Sunday 30 April 2023 in order to keep their Accredited status and show that they remain committed to creating environments where players, coaches and volunteers can thrive.

Cumberland FA is committed to assisting local Clubs to complete the process ahead of the national deadline and use Accreditation to assist Club’s both on and off the field. All Club Secretaries with Youth teams have received an email detailing the support, from ‘Support Sessions’ to bursaries.

County FA Support is available to all Club renewals with a range of bursary options for 1,2 and 3 Star Club Status. Scroll down for details of upcoming support sessions.

How to RENEW

The new streamlined online process via Club Portal should make this easier than ever. The new accreditation platform is now hosted within the Club Portal with all Club Secretaries having access as you have previously with Whole Game System.

Clubs can take a look at their dashboard on Club Portal which will show everything you need to keep your Accreditation. From coaches' qualifications and DBS checks to uploading and accepting your policies – there is one place to go to renew your club’s Accreditation.

Clubs need to complete their accreditation checklist and submit for renewal via the Club Portal before April 30th. If you aren’t sure about something relating to the renewal process, there are detailed guidance notes from FA Grassroots Technology Support which show exactly what to do step by step.

Coaches and Volunteers can help Clubs with their Accreditation by ensuring their qualifications are up to date along with The FA DBS check.

More information on courses can be found HERE

FA Introduction to Coaching Course 

FA Safeguarding Children Course 

FA Introduction to First Aid in Football 

For more information relating to England Football Accreditation, CLICK HERE


To assist Clubs with completing the process, Cumberland FA offered 7 face-to-face Accreditation drop-in sessions across the County. 

A number of Clubs accessed these sessions to get support from a CFA Team member.

Ahead of the 30th April closing date for renewals, Clubs can still request a specific face to face meeting with CFA staff to assist in more detail where needed. Please contact Development@CumberlandFA.com to request a meeting to support the Accreditation renewal or if you have any queries regarding the process.



Congratulations to the following Cumberland Clubs who have already renewed Accreditation!

1 Star Accredited Clubs

Aspatria (Juniors / Adult)
Border Towns Utd
Blue Bell FC
Bransty Rangers Jrs
Bransty Jrs
Castletown Juniors
Carlisle Utd Ladies
Carlisle Centurions
Carlisle United Community Trust
Crusaders FC
Crown Newlaithes Juniors
Cumbria Football Academy
Dearham Commercial
Dearham Rangers
Kingstown United Juniors
Newlaithes Ladies
Penrith Walking Football
Pirelli Jrs
St Bees FC
Silloth (Juniors / Adult)
Seaton Rangers
Sun Inn
Tubby FC
Langwathby Utd Jrs
Lowca Pirates
Workington Reds Ladies
Workington St Josephs

2 and 3 Star Accredited Clubs

Carlisle City (Junior / Adult / Veterans)
Carlisle Reivers
Cleator Moor Celtic (Junior / Adult / Veterans)
Dalston Junior Black Reds
Gillford Park Jrs
Harraby Catholic Club Jrs
Maryport Amateurs
Maryport Athletic
Moor Row Juniors
Unisun Athletic (Juniors / Adult)
Warwick Wanderers Jrs
Windscale (Junior / Adult )
Abbeytown Jrs
Northbank (Juniors / Adult)
Penrith AFC (Juniors / Adult)
Stanwix Jrs
Workington Diamonds
Keswick (Juniors / Adult)
Seaton FC
St Bees Juniors
Workington Juniors
Whitehaven AFC (Juniors  / Adult)
Whitehaven Miners Social (Juniors / Adult)

(data correct on 28/04/2023)


Cumberland FA Football

Adult team support

Cumberland FA recently launched the adult football team support package for season 2022-23.

Teams across Cumberland who are playing in Leagues can now access the following support package:

• 2 FA DBS Checks for Coaches (usually £10 each)
• 2 FA First Aid Qualifications (usually £30 each)
• Access to England Football Accreditation for further support