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Carr Vale F.C. was 2008 Charter Standard Development Club Award Winners

Derbyshire County Football Association recognised the County Standard Award winners with a presentation at Moor Farm, the Derby County training ground.

The FA Charter Standard Scheme is ‘kite mark’ and the best practice guide that sets standards of coaching, administration and child protection for all clubs outside the Football League and Premier League. As a benchmark for quality, it will improve the playing experience for all. The FA Charter Standard Clubs programme, supported by FA Community Partner McDonald's, was launched in February 2001 and is a core component of The FA Football Development programme.
This year's winners were invited to Pride Park and received their awards from the Derbyshire CFA Chairman, Dave Heron and John Vicars, the Vice President – Operations at Derby County.

All winners received a certificate or pennant, and a bag of kit and equipment. All nominees were sent forward to be considered for the regional East Midlands award.

Jon Woodward, County Football Development Officer, commented, “We would like to congratulate all our winners for their hard work and outstanding contributions to football in the county, and to Derby County for their support with the presentations. It is a great achievement for these clubs and volunteers to be recognised for their hard work and dedication to grass roots football in the county. To be able to visit Moor Farm for a tour of the facilities was of huge interest to them all’’.