LTYFC are a Charter Standard Club, the FA’s accreditation scheme for grassroots clubs and leagues. Its goal is to raise standards in grassroots football, support the development of clubs and leagues, recognising and rewarding them for their commitment and achievements.

With this in mind, the FA Charter Standard accreditation is awarded to clubs and leagues rigorously adjudged to be well-run and sustainable – and which prioritise child protection, quality coaching and implementation of the Respect programme.

It is effectively English football’s equivalent to the Kitemark, with well-run, sustainable clubs and leagues with a commitment to quality coaching and Respect being recognised.