THE Touchline Suffolk & Ipswich League have been re-awarded their FA Charter Standard status.
The league were originally awarded the status in 2012.
By signing up to working towards Charter Standard status, leagues are demonstrating that they are willing to work towards a minimum operating standard.
They are committing to raising standards and addressing poor behaviour within the league and member clubs by encouraging teams to gain Charter Standard Club status.
Leagues are also 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 FA Charter Standard Leagues in Suffolk are:
- Suffolk Girls and Women’s Football League
- Suffolk Youth Football League
- Suffolk & Ipswich League
- Eastern Counties Football League
- Eastern Region Women's Football League
- Suffolk FA WAYS
- Ipswich and Suffolk Youth Football League
Suffolk FA Football Development Manager Jodie Allard said: “We are really pleased to award the Suffolk & Ipswich League with their FA Charter Standard League plaque as recognition of their renewed commitment to achieving the nationally recognised standard for quality leagues.
“It’s a great testament to all the hard work that the league committee put towards the administration of the league and supporting their member clubs.
“The benefits of achieving Charter Standard League status are that leagues will have a clear development plan in place, together with an agreed support package with their County FA.
“Charter Standard Leagues will also be demonstrating that they are committed to the Respect programme and will have procedures in place to improve standards and address poor behaviour, a key priority for all involved in the game.
“Leagues will also gain recognition that they are committed to a quality experience for all and that they are a well-run league.”
Suffolk FA Chief Executive Richard Neal (above left) is pictured presenting SIL Chairman Keith Norton (above right) with the league’s Charter Standard League status plaque.