STOWUPLAND Falcons FC have been awarded ther FA Charter Standard Community Club status.
The FA's Charter Standard Award recognises and rewards high quality of levels of provision in clubs and the FA’s Community status is the highest accolade a club can achieve within this.
The club become the 14th club in the county to currently be awarded FA Charter Standard Community Club status.
Suffolk FA Football Development Manager Jodie Allard said: “This is a fantastic achievement for the club and committee, and a testament to all of the hard work that has gone in behind the scenes to set the highest standards at the club.
“Can I take this opportunity to thank the volunteers at the club for everything they do to provide a great football experience to individuals in their local community. They are making a direct difference to people in the area through football and are a great example of a Community Club.”
Stowupland Falcons’ Chairman Pete Mayhew said: “We’re delighted the cub's efforts have been recognised, but we're not resting on our laurels. We’ve been able to launch an Ability Saturday Morning Club this season and we have ourselves a target of having teams competing in every single age group for boys and girls as well as launching our first ladies’ team in the next couple of seasons.”
Charter Standard Officer Marcos Toffanello added: “Just as on the pitch, none of this is possible without a team effort. From the managers, coaches and supporters I’m really proud of all of their efforts to deliver a safe, supportive and fun environment for all our players.”
Suffolk FA Chief Executive Richard Neal is pictured above alongside Stowupland Falcons’ Charter Standard Co-ordinator Marcos Toffanello (holding certificate) at the presentation with other club officials.