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Sheffield & Hallamshire FA are pleased to announce that Doncaster Rovers Belles have achieved the prestigious FA Charter Standard and Charter Standard Adult Club Status for the club's junior and adult football development outfits.
Julie Grundy, Girls & Women's Football Development Officer, presented both Charter Standard Plaques to Doncaster Rovers Belles Open Age Section Chairman Jonathan James and Junior Section Vice Chairman Lenny Job.
The Charter Standard Awards for Doncaster Rovers Belles come just in time for the club's 40-year celebrations which will include a get together of first team players past and present on Saturday 13th June 2009.
James Hope-Gill, Chief Executive for the County FA, said: "We would like to offer our warmest congratulations to the club on achieving both Charter Standard Awards. The Charter Standard Award scheme enables us reward these clubs and schools who are striving to consistently achieve and deliver a quality football experience to the best of their abilities.
"Doncaster Rovers Belles are the top women's club in the region which makes the attainment of these awards even more important as our local young female players all aspire to hopefully play against the like of Arsenal and Chelsea for the club."
Jonathan James, Chairman of Doncaster Rovers Belles, said: "The Charter Standard award recognises the efforts of everybody associated with the club. We provide a safe environment for player development, education and encouragement for Coaches and Managers to progress. Also support and guidance from committee members for volunteers who wish to contribute within the club. The Charter Standard Awards reflect our working practices; the awards are very welcome and will take pride of place."
The Charter Standard Award Scheme was launched in February 2001 and is a kite marking scheme that establishes minimum standards of football development in clubs and schools. The Charter Standard scheme is a core component of The FA Football Development programme.
To qualify for the Award the school/club must have FA qualified coaches, a first aider, and encourage both girls and boys of all abilities to play football, and the facilities are of a high standard.
Did you used to play for the Doncaster Belles first team or maybe you were a Manager or Coach? If so, then the club would like you to join them for their 40th year celebrations. The club would really like to track down Janet Miller and goalkeeper Tracey Davidson from the 1983 FA Cup winning side as well as Sue Avery. The get together will kick off on Saturday 13th June at the Keepmoat Stadium's Lakeside Suite. Entrance £1.00.
If anybody used to play for the first team or knows of anybody who was involved with the club, call Jonathan James on (07768) 832726.
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