F. A. Charter
In June 2006 Rovers were awarded "Community Club" status by the Football Association.
The F.A. describes community clubs as
"the pinnacle of the club development pathway.......one of the truest measures of success for The FA Football Development strategy".
Rovers are the only Club in Hyndburn to achieve Community Club status, and one of only 12 in the Lancashire FA area.
Charter Standard - F.A. information
Feb 1st 2001 ~ Rovers join an elite group
Thursday February 1st 2001 saw Great Harwood Rovers become one of only 36 Junior Football Clubs from across the entire Country ( 10,000 Clubs ) to receive the F.A. Charter Standard Award. The national and local media gathered at the L.F.A. HQ at Leyland to see the 36 Clubs presented by England star Jamie Redknapp. Mark Pickup and Peter Riding represented the Club, whilst Stuart Dunn, John Mcminn and their under 11s Tigers were one of four Teams who provided a training display for the assembled VIPs and media.
Rovers collected the higher level of the award, that of "Development Club Status". The Club meets all of the best practice criteria as defined by the Football Association. These include : Volunteer Screening, Player Welfare, Coaching Qualifications, Provision of Mini Soccer, Links with Schools and Girls Football, Rules and Constitution, Club Accounts, and Codes of Conduct. The Club also had to present a detailed development plan, and demonstrate that it could provide continuity for Players to develop to gain the higher award............in fact Rovers now caters for Players from the age of 6 to 18 years.