United get Charter Standard status

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WINSLOW United Football Club have been awarded the Football Association’s nationally recognised Charter Standard status.

John Fenner of the Berks & Bucks Football Association was at Elmfields Gate on Saturday to present United Chairman Colin O’Dell with the status award in front of Spartan South Midlands League Committee member Bob Flight and the club’s senior and junior sections.

The Charter Standard Scheme is a best practice guide that sets standards of coaching, administration and child protection for all clubs outside the Football League and Premier League.

The project is aimed at all clubs outside the Football League and Premier League, to help players, children and parents to find a club in their local area that meets FA standards.

United have a total of 19 junior sides from U7s up to U18s, including two teams for girls, in addition to their two senior outfits under their club umbrella.

United chairman Colin O’Dell said: “This is a landmark day for our football club and another positive step forward.

“The Charter Status is a reward for all of those people who have, and continue, to work very hard to ensure our club runs so efficiently.

“On behalf of the club, I can only say a big thank you to everybody who has made this award happen, especially our Club Welfare Officer Denise Nicholls.

“Winslow United remains committed to producing players that will ensure the future health of the club.”