Northumberland County FA is delighted to announce that it has been awarded charity status, putting the organisation in a much healthier position to improve the service it provides to grassroots football in Northumberland.
Having been successful in its application, Northumberland FA will now use its charity status to invest further into local grassroots football and sustain excellent governance over the county’s thriving football community.
Steve Ord, Northumberland FA President, said: “I am extremely pleased and proud to hear of the acceptance of the Northumberland Football Association’s application into the official register of charities.
“This will allow the organisation to work with existing and new organisations for the good of football in Northumberland, and hopefully allow us to generate new opportunities to offer an even better service to everyone connected with football in our county.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the CEO, John Ackerley, and the staff for their diligence and hard work in achieving this prestigious achievement. Also, I would like to thank everyone who has assisted us in this achievement for their advice and guidance, which was invaluable in our application process.
“I hope everyone connected with football in Northumberland joins us in our continuous efforts to enhance the game in the county and encourage everyone to participate in the game, in whatever position.”
John Ackerley, Northumberland FA Chief Executive Officer, added: ““I am absolutely delighted with our successful application to become a charity; it is another positive step in the achievement of our business improvement plan.
“Charity status will continue to ensure we uphold good governance and business practise, whilst helping us to invest further to improve football in Northumberland.”