FA President Prince William in Birmingham Monday

The day at Kingshurst Sporting Club will give the Prince a chance to see The FA’s Charter Standard programme in full effect with the football club demonstrating good practice within the grassroots game.

Kingshurst Sporting Club FC secretary, Gary Leake, commented: “It’s fantastic that The Football Association have chosen our football club to highlight the Charter Standard programme and it’s going to be an unforgettable day for everyone connected with Kingshurst Sporting Club FC.”

The FA’s Les Howie explained more about the Charter Standard programme: “The scheme originally launched in 2001 and is all about raising standards and recognising quality and best practice in football.

“Over 55% of all youth teams in the country are signed up and we’re now aiming for 75% which is a very achievable goal.”

Kingshurst Sporting Club FC will put on a football demonstration with four of their youth teams taking part in coaching sessions including their U12 and U16 boys Special Needs side.

Les Howie added: “We chose Kingshurst Sporting Club FC to host this event because they have a fantastic reputation in the local area and are a real community club with passionate volunteers that are providing football opportunities for all regardless of their background.”