Reigate Priory Boys FC achieved FA Charter Standard status shortly before Christmas and last week, the club were invited by Crystal Palace to receive their official plaque on the pitch at Selhurst Park during half-time in the match against West Bromwich Albion. The club, which runs 15 youth sides and provides football for more than 300 boys between the ages of 5 and 18, was praised by the Surrey FA as being “a fantastic advert for grass roots football in Surrey”. Club Secretary Richard Stephen said that the award of Charter Standard status was recognition of the good work done by all those involved with the club and that he believed it would be a platform for further growth and success in the future.

Back row: Colin White (Surrey FA), Crispin Heath (U10 Hawks manager), Stuart Porte (U14’s manager), Richard Stephen (Youth Secretary), Mark Chladek (U11 Predators Assistant Manager), Gary Mulcahey (Crystal Palace Foundation)

Middle Row: Lawrence Porte (U12), Oliver Frampton (U12), James Godwin (U14)

Front Row: Adam Chladek (U11 Predators), Ben Burrows (U11 Predators), Eben Heath (U10 Hawks), Harrison Porte (U14)