What is an FA Charter Standard Community Football Club ?

FA Charter Standard Community acknowledges the most advanced level of club development and football provision. As a Club achieving the FA Charter Standard accreditation we are challenged to maintain high standards and, where appropriate, to improve and progress to new levels.

We are proud to be recognised as a “best place” for people to play and enjoy football. We are able to demonstrate positive football environments where people can develop their skills, keep fit and enjoy playing as part of a friendly, inclusive community.

What is the structure of the Club ?

There are two management structures at the Club.

  • The Hub.  Steyning Community Hub Limited (SCHL)

To raise the finance for the 3G Pitch HSBC required a Limited Company. This was set up by four local parents involved with the club who were prepared to invest their own money to ensure our Club were able to install the pitch. The Hub act as the landlord of the Football Club dealing with the pitch, capital improvements etc. The Hub is a not for profit organisation  – all income is used to improve the facilities and run STCFC. The directors receive no remuneration. The Hub acts as the Landlord.

  • The Football Club.  Steyning Town Community FC (STCFC)

The Football Club is run by the Football Club Committee, all volunteers, that includes members of The Hub. The football club comprises:

  • Senior Section – including First Team, Reserves and Veterans.
  • Women Section – First Team.
  • Youth Section – U18’s.
  • Youth and Junior Section – mini-kickers to U16’s
  • Girls Section.

The Committee meets monthly and sets the policies for the Football Club. The Football Club acts as the Tenant.

Note that the land is owned by the Church of England.

Tell me more about the 3G Pitch ?

The 3G Pitch was paid for by:

  • Grant from The Wilson Memorial Trust
  • Loan from HSBC
  • Investment from The Hub (four local parents)

The pitch has a twice-weekly, quarterly, and  maintenance program and is tested annually to retain both FA and FIFA accreditation. Each year the club puts aside £25K for replacement every 10 years. To assist the pitch is hired out to third-parties, for example Albion in the Community and The Chelsea Foundation.