Patcham United FC is a club with a long tradition. For us, it’s not all about serious training: we love it when our teams win, but we’re just as enthusiastic about our groups that simply meet for fun.
We don’t differentiate between our members. Anyone is welcome to join us. Our qualified managers and coaches are team members just like anyone else and will be happy to tell you more about the sports activities we offer and help you find the place that’s right for you.
We’re always happy to welcome new members who are interested in joining in with club activities, helping us organise events or excursions and being part of our community.
All Club Coaches are FA qualified, covering football coaching, first aid and child protection. We are a FA Charter Standard Club, proving via independent inspection, that we are “doing things right”.
The FA Charter Standard Clubs programme, supported by FA Community Partner McDonald’s, was launched in February 2001 with the aim of setting standards of coaching, administration and child protection for clubs working with young people.
The programme is aimed at boys and girls under sixteen years old and will help children and parents find a club in their local area that meets FA standards. Then- Ex FA Chief Executive Adam Crozier explained the importance of Charter Standard: “The FA is committed to raising the standard of grassroots football in England to encourage more people to play, to develop their skills
and to enjoy the game in the right environment. Clubs who become Charter Standard will be taking part in a genuine grassroots revolution. Every club should be aiming to meet the Charter Standard.” Ex Premiership Manager Harry Redknapp helped launch the scheme. “I knew where to send my kids to get a proper football education but most mums and dads aren’t so lucky. That’s why The FA Charter Standard for clubs is such a good idea. For the first time, parents will know the best clubs in their local area to coach their children.”