The Wheelchair Football Association celebrated recent National League success, after it was confirmed last month that the National League was awarded The FA Charter Standard League status.

The FA Charter Standard League is an accreditation that sets an operational benchmark for FA sanctioned leagues. Since 2009, this has been awarded to leagues which can demonstrate their commitment to providing well-organised football in safer, more inclusive environments.

The Wheelchair Football Association National League is a two-tiered league, featuring 12 teams in each division. Based at Nottingham Trent University, teams take part in five league weekends throughout the season, culminating with an end of season event.

Charter Standard League Success

David Lewis, WFA Chairperson, said: “We are delighted to be recognised as an FA Charter Standard League, which highlights the standards our league is reaching.

“I would like to thank our member clubs as we could not have achieved this award without them achieving their own Charter Standard status at a local level.

“Collectively, we must continue to work together to maintain these minimum standards and showcase the National League for the high-quality league it is.”

Jasbir Batt, Football Development Officer (Disability), said: “There was a real commitment by its club members and league committee to achieve The FA Charter Standard League accreditation.

“We [Birmingham County FA] are proud of what the National League has achieved. This achievement will now be used as a measure to drive league standards”