County FA Code of Governance

North Riding FA Achieves The FA's Code of Governance

We have been presented with a plaque to acknowledge achieving The FA’s Code of Governance for County FAs.

North Riding County FA is delighted to have achieved The FA’s Code of Governance for County FAs, as we officially received a plaque recognising our achievement this month.

The FA’s Code of Governance for County FAs was launched in January 2020 and, in doing so, saw football become the first sport to see its national governing body introduce a code of governance to county level. The County FA Code of Governance builds upon Sport England’s Code for Sports Governance for National Governing Bodies of Sport.

In complying with this code, North Riding FA has shown to have measures in place that allows us to ensure the association is run to the highest standards of corporate governance. The standards set out by the code provide a wide range of benefits to help ensure our Boards, alongside other decision-making structures, are best placed to deliver, safeguard and develop football; in addition to ensuring football is a game for all.

You can find out more about the Code of Governance for County FAs by clicking here

On Thursday 7 December, Tim Foster, The FA’s Head of Operations for Grassroots Football, kindly visited us in Stokesley to present the Code of Governance plaque to the North Riding FA Board of Directors.

Steven Wade, Chief Executive Officer at North Riding FA, said: “Achieving The FA’s Code of Governance is something everybody at North Riding FA is incredibly proud to have done, as we join the initial number of County FAs to become Code of Governance compliant. 

“This accomplishment would not be possible without the work and dedication carried out by our staff and board members. We strive to set the highest standards, as we work to develop and grow the game for all across Teesside and North Yorkshire. Through achieving The FA’s Code of Governance, and with the incredible clubs and grassroots workforce we have in place across the region, we’re in a strong position to deliver our vision for the game.”

Tim Foster, Head of Operations at The FA, added: “As the national sport that millions of people play and support across the country, it’s vitally important that The FA and the County FAs serve and lead the game as effectively as possible. Through this Code of Governance for County FAs, we have set out how they can enhance their governance at county level and ultimately deliver an even better service to their communities. I’d like to congratulate North Riding FA in becoming fully compliant and look forward to seeing many other County FAs achieve this same standard as their ongoing work progresses.”