Stokesley FC is based at Stokesley Sports Club on the outskirts of Stokesley in the county of North Yorkshire. Stokesley FC is proud to say that they are an FA Community Club. This is the highest level of award in the FA sponsored scheme and indeed we are one of only 9 such clubs in North Riding and one of only 100 in the UK. The FA Charter schemes were introduced to increase the quality of provision of youth football, to sustain participation and to raise standards. Achieving Community status is recognition of the quality of football experience being offered to players both on and off the pitch at Stokesley FC. To achieve this award a club is measured against a range of specific criteria that illustrate the clubs commitment to achieving and maintaining the highest standards. The criteria include: - A written Club Constitution to reflect FA guidelines; A defined Child Protection Policy; An Equal Opportunities and Anti-Discrimination Policy; FA Coaching Qualifications for coaches to specific levels; In-Service Training for managers and coaches; A written Code of Conduct; Links to schools in the local community: A Club Development Plan and the provision of a broad range of Playing Opportunities.
A great deal of effort has gone into this achievement and it is one that the whole club should be rightly proud of achieving.