We adopted a club constitution with a code of conduct for players, coaches and supporters along with anti discrimination, equal opportunities and most importantly a Child Protection Policy at the same time as we embarked on this the F.A. introduced the Charter Standard Award scheme. The club embraced this, and at the end of 2001 we were awarded the Charter Standard Development Award. This shows a clear commitment we placed on training our managers.
In December 2002 we were one of the first clubs in England to be awarded the Charter Standard Community Award. This is the pinnacle of the scheme. We were delighted to gain this award as it recognises the work we are doing within the local community and shows the need to consolidate on our success. We are now looking at ways that we can help school leavers in learning how to teach and train sport to National Coaching Standards.
Caterham Pumas are always expanding and we recognise the need to offer the best possible training. To this end we first ensured that all the managers become qualified in order to provide the best possible coaching for our players.
In 2011 the club built our current club house which will be used for club events and community events, thanks to the help of local trades persons. Also in April 2012 we held our first FA Level One course for our coaches at the club which we have organised with Surrey FA. We now have 40 Level 1 coaches at the club.
We pride ourselves on being a community club. Caterham Pumas wants to build ourselves into a club for everyone so what ever your ability contact the club. With the help of the Caterham Barracks Community Trust, Caterham Pumas wants to be a leader in grassroot Football.
On the 9th April 2013, all the hard work by the current committee paid off and Caterham Pumas regained its Charter Standard status. The current committee are committed to doing the best for all at the club.
The club committee are always looking to improve the club and to develop our coaches so the players get the best possible start in playing the game we all love.
We pride ourselves on our reputation for being a very well run, enjoyable, family club where the kids come first. We play our home games at Joliffe playing field behind the Fox Public House on Coulsdon Road and train at local parks.
Caterham Pumas have also established ourselves as being part of the local community and are working towards providing football for the whole community, we have recently had a coach complete a course in coaching disabled footballers. All our coaches are volunteers and do it for the love of the game.
We also appreciate all the support and help the Caterham Barracks Community Trust has provided to the club over the years and without them we wouldn’t be the club we are today.
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