A youth football team in Abbots Langley has been recognised as one of the best grassroots football clubs in the country at a recent inspection.
Abbots Youth Football Club (AYFC) has retained its chartered status when it passed its FA Charter Standard Health Check.
The Charter Standard Health Check is a scheme designed to ensure that all people and policies are up to the required standard to make them the best possible place to play football.
Abbots Youth’s latest accreditation certifies that the club upholds values that appeal to players, coaches, officials and supporters alike.
AYFC, established for over 50 years, was one of the first clubs in the UK to achieve Charter Status by the FA in 2002.
Commenting on the announcement Tim Denyer, Abbots Youth FC chairman, said: “We are delighted to have passed our FA Charter Standard Health Check and to be acknowledged as being amongst the best clubs in the country.
“This demonstrates our commitment to having the very highest standards of community youth football and that our club is place where everyone, of all abilities, can enjoy and play the game they love.
“I’d like to thank each of the 53 volunteers who directly help in many different capacities to get our 18 teams playing every week and to keep the club running to such high standards, as without them it couldn’t happen.”