Gloucester Scorpions Soccer Club has been presented with a level one Club Accreditation from Football Federation Australia (FFA).
The commendation is part of the FFA's National Club Accreditation Scheme (NCAS) which is designed to raise standards and to recognise and reward quality clubs, which contribute to quality football experiences for players, volunteers and parents.
It's the first step in a four level accreditation progress clubs can take part in, with Gloucester joining fellow clubs in the region; Taree, Tinonee, Tuncurry Forster, Great Lakes United, Old Bar Barbarians at level one.
Gloucester's club committee worked together with Northern NSW Football Club development officer Phillip Andrews to meet criteria for application, with the outcome viewed as a step forward in further developing the relationship between the two parties.
From the level one accreditation the Gloucester Scorpions can expect continued guidance from FFA and Member Federations to enhance its delivery of community football including support for game development including coach education.
Mr Andrews presented the officially presented the accreditation to club president, John Hughes during a recent visit to Gloucester.
"The Gloucester Scorpions football club is a motivated contributor to the local community providing positive experiences for players and their families engaging with football in the local area," Mr Andrews said.
"We will continue to work with the committee of the Gloucester Scorpions as they strive to provide opportunities for their members and offer the best sporting experience available in Gloucester."