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Presentation of FA Charter Standard Community Club Award

A delegation from Pride Park Juniors was at the iPro Stadium today to be presented with the FA Charter Standard Community Club Award by the FA's County Welfare Officer, Cath Morton, before the Rams' game against Huddersfield Town. 




Pride Park Juniors FC achieve FA Charter Standard Community Club status

Pride Park Juniors is immensely proud to be granted FA Charter Standard Community Club status and become only the third football club in Derby City to be presented with this prestigious award, joining an elite group of 21 Clubs (the top 5%) across Derbyshire to be awarded this the highest status.

DCFA Senior Football Development Officer, Liam Rooney said, “I would like to congratulate everyone at Pride Park Juniors FC on achieving the FA Charter Standard Community Club Award. Derbyshire County FA have worked closely with the club and this award is recognition of all the time and effort put in by the Club’s volunteers ensuring Pride Park Juniors FC continues to grow every year. It is a great achievement to gain this Award as this is the pinnacle of the FA Charter Standard Club Scheme”.

The club currently have six boys and five girls teams playing in the Derby Junior, City and Derbyshire Girls & Ladies Leagues, from under 8 to under 18, with more planned for next season including, for the first time, a Ladies team.

Club Chairman, David Kwiatek said: “We are delighted the club’s work has been recognised in this way, rewarding the hard work of all our volunteers. It can only help us with our plans for further development, especially when applying for funding. We would also like to thank the Derbyshire FA for all of their encouragement and support during the application process."

The presentation of the FA Charter Standard Community Club Award to Pride Park Juniors will be made by Cath Morton, Derbyshire County FA on Saturday 12th April at the iPro Stadium.

FA Charter Standard Community Clubs

The FA Community Club scheme builds upon the foundations of the Charter Standard scheme in placing clubs at the heart of their community. It is the highest of the three grades of Charter Standard Club that recognises football clubs for their best practice, provision and delivery of grassroots football. It looks at the administration of clubs and the qualification of their coaches. It also promotes links with local schools and looks at the development of more teams and girls sections and development plans detailing clubs aspirations and sustainability for the future. 

Community Clubs, the pinnacle of the club development pathway, are those that have a high quality, multi-team (minimum of 10 teams) set up with excellent social, training and playing opportunities for all. As such, the number of Community Clubs is one of the truest measures of success for The FA Football Development strategy. 


Ladies Football Kickabout Sessions

LADIES! Never played football? Had time away from the game? Football not available at school or college? Don't play enough football? Join us for a Ladies "turn up and play" football session!

This fun, informal 'turn up and play' football session is particularly aimed at any Ladies aged 16+ who are either new to football or returning to the game or Derby after a break. 

The sessions are delivered by a Licensed FA coach and provide fun activities in a game-related format. 

There is no compulsion to attend every week, so come along, improve your skills, make new friends and get away from it all for an hour. 

It is recommended that you wear shin pads, trainers or boots and please bring a drink. See flyer below for more details


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The FA have published updated guidance for parents on how to deal with any concerns they may have in relation to child welfare - the guidance is available at 


As a Charter Standard Club, Pride Park Juniors take its responsibilities for safeguarding and welfare seriously. The club's Policies and Codes of Conduct can be found in the "Codes" section of the website and in the Members' Handbook (which can be accessed via the link on the homepage).

For further guidance the Club's Welfare Officer, Emma Drury, will be happy to help.