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LOCAL FOOTBALL CLUB SETS THE STANDARD WITH A TOP AWARD
A Nottingham football club has won a national award from The Football Association for its hard work and dedication to the game.
Calverton Miners Welfare FC has been named The FA Charter Standard Community Club of the Year ahead of thousands of other clubs from around the country, to win one of only six national FA Charter Standard awards.
The club will be presented with its award at the England World Cup Qualifying game against Austria at Old Trafford on October 8, where club representatives will be honoured at half time on the pitch.
Calverton Miners Welfare FC is committed to developing opportunities for football in the community. It maintains an excellently run club for the 17 boys, girls, junior and adult teams that play league football and recreational five a side football for its older members or those who don’t wish to play in a league.
Calverton Miners Welfare FC’s outstanding contribution to grassroots football in the community includes running coaching and nutrition courses, fundraising, developing school club links and hosting tournaments to name but a few.
Calverton Miners Welfare FC’s General Secretary John Daniel said the club is honoured to be receiving the Charter Standard award. “ Our club is extremely proud to have won this national award and realise it is a magnificent achievement for what is essentially a village football club. We are fortunate to have a strong band of extremely willing, enthusiastic and hard working volunteers with a wide mix of skills and talent and this award is a great credit to all of them.
“With the help of Football Foundation funding, our club now boasts some of the best facilities in Nottinghamshire and is now becoming a recognised centre for County FA courses as well as the ‘hub’ of the village. We will not become complacent though, and funding has already been secured to carry out a feasibility study for our next project, an extension to the indoor facilities to provide an additional dedicated training and conferencing suite.. ”
The FA Charter Standard Club awards recognise clubs that are dedicated to providing opportunities for players of all ages, gender, religion and ability.
Sir Trevor Brooking, The FA’s Director of Football Development said: “We congratulate Calverton Miners Welfare FC for its fantastic commitment to grassroots football. It is one of over 2500 FA Charter Standard Clubs around the country committed to putting themselves at the heart of their local football communities, not only for existing participants but for future generations too.
“FA Charter Standard Clubs provide an alternative pyramid for all clubs across the country at any level of the game. Not every club is expected to produce professional players but all clubs can work to achieve FA Charter Standard status and help develop its players to become the best they can be.”
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The following is from the BBC web site....
REPORT FROM THE FOOTBALL POST
CALVERTON Miners Welfare FC was presented- with one of only six national FA Charter Standard awards at-the England World Cup Qualifying game against Austria at Old Trafford last Saturday
The club was named The FA Charter Standard Community Club of the Year.
It beat thousands of other clubs from many parts of the country to win the award, in recognition of its hard work and dedication to the game.
Sir Trevor Brooking, The FA's director of football development and Ray Berridge, chairman of the FA football development committee, honoured club representative John Daniel on the pitch at half time, where he was presented with the award in front
of thousands of England fans.
The FA Charter Standard Club Awards recognise clubs that are dedicated to providing opportunities for players of all ages, gender, religion and ability
Sir Trevor said: "We congratulate Calverton Miners Welfare FC for its fantastic commitment to grassroots football.
“The club is one of over 2500 FA Charter Standard awarded to clubs around the country committed to putting themselves at the heart of their local football communities, not only for the existing participants but for future generations too.