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FA honours Longwell Green with Community Club distinction

LONGWELL Green Sports are celebrating a major off-field accomplishment after being given a prestigious FA Community Club award.

English football’s governing body were impressed with the fact that as well as running three senior teams, the Bristol-based club parade a thriving junior section, with no fewer than 18 boys teams and six girls teams in operation for children and young adults from under-5s to under-18s.

While many of these sides feature regularly in the Hanham Minor, Avon Youth and Bristol Girls leagues, Longwell Green also pitch under-18s teams into Gloucestershire County Youth and Bristol Combination League action, ensuring there truly IS football for everyone at the club.

Longwell Green, formed in 1966, received an FA Charter Standard award two years ago. The FA Community Club initiative builds upon the foundations of the Charter Standard scheme in placing clubs at the heart of their community. All new FA Community clubs are required to meet FA criteria, ensuring they provide opportunities for players irrespective of age, gender, religion and ability. Clubs must also provide qualified coaches, first-aiders and child protection officers.

Longwell Green, who have also purchased a defibrillator for all their teams to have access to, are among a comparatively small number of clubs in the country to achieve a Community Club distinction.

Club spokesman Paul Griffin acknowledged: “Longwell Green are proud to be recognised in this way. Only those clubs that have a high-quality, multi-team set-up with excellent social training and playing opportunities for all achieve this accolade.

“This recognises the high-quality services provided throughout the club, high levels of coaching qualifications, child welfare, facilities and first aid, as well as administration and finance. We are required to pass FA health checks and to hold a detailed five-year development plan which is checked by the FA and maintained.

“This accolade is not awarded lightly; we have worked hard to achieve this. Only around one per cent of clubs in the country can proudly display the badge.”

Author: Paul Griffin

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