I am pleased to advise that you’re Clubs unique and pre-populated 2012/13 FA Charter Standard Annual Health Check is now online and ready to be downloaded.


You can download the Annual Health Check Form by visiting


Carrying out this process annually allows clubs to review and track the validity of their voluntary workforce in relation to coach education and welfare while identifying their workforce / coach education requirements in the future.

All FA Charter Standard Clubs (unless they received their accreditation after 1 July 2012) are required to complete and return their Health Check Form to the Kent FA by 31 March 2013. If they have not done so their FA Charter Standard accreditation may be suspended. Below is a detailed schedule of events and deadlines:


October 2012 – 31 March 2013

·         Club downloads Annual Health Check Form

·         Club to complete form and return to Kent FA

·         Club plan to address any gaps in criteria & communicate this to Kent FA


31 March 2013

·         If club has not contacted Kent FA their status will be suspended


30 June 2013

·         If the club has not contacted Kent FA their status will expire and be removed.


The main FA Charter Standard Club criteria requires each affiliated team to demonstrate a minimum Level 1 coach with a valid FA Emergency Aid certificate, FA Safeguarding Workshop certificate and accepted Enhanced FA CRB check while each senior team needs a qualified First Aider.

Once you have downloaded you’re Clubs unique and pre-populated Health Check Form please review while paying particular attention to the ‘Qualifications Record’ page in which you will be required to confirm, complete and amend any details required with the above criteria in mind.


Clubs are not required to forward evidence and/or certificates when returning the Annual Health Check Form but providing us with Qualification details such as dates of achievement and certificate numbers will allow me to inform The FA and update individual records. This will avoid Clubs having to repeat the action the following year.


At the Kent FA we understand that managers and coaches leave Clubs and also that certificates expire which means that teams no longer meet the FA Charter Standard criteria. It is important that you make me aware of your plans to rectify this so we can prevent the club award lapsing. Please note all newly appointed managers and/or coaches have 12 months to meet the award criteria.

Clubs can also make use of the ‘Members Services’ function where you can amend Club Officials and following any updates and amendments.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or require assistance in completing the process.


Yours faithfully

Lee Suter | Football Development Officer

Kent County Football Association

Invicta House | Cobdown Park | London Road

Ditton | Near Aylesford | Kent | ME20 6DQ

T: 01622 792 140 | F: 01622 790 658