More than 200 ecstatic football-mad youngsters and their parents are expected to converge on Wealdstone FC's Ruislip Manor ground next weekend to celebrate their club receiving the prestigious FA Charter Standard.
Representatives of the Middlesex FA will present the award to Ruislip Manor Youth Football Club on Saturday, November 15 during the half-time interval between the Stones' Ryman Premier League clash with Maidstone United.
Ruislip Manor Youth, now playing as part of the Wealdstone FC Youth organisation, has waited 18 months to be granted the Charter Standard.
Howard Krais, Chairman of Wealdstone FC ,said: "I'm delighted that they have achieved this important milestone and we look forward to working together at the Vale. Our affiliation with all of our youth football teams and building this structure is vital to the future of the football club and our community involvement."
The Charter Standard Scheme is a best practice guide that sets standards of coaching, administration and child protection for all clubs outside the Premiership and Football League. As a benchmark for quality it will improve the playing experience for all.
The award is the icing on the cake for Ruilsip Manor Youth. Formed 11 years ago they originally played their matches at Grosvenor Vale before using other venues.
However, they returned home three years ago boasting two U11 and three Soccer 7's teams. Growth has been so rapid they now have seven Soccer 7's sides and the number of U11s teams has doubled while an U14s girls team has been formed.
The club has more than 140 registered players with the majority of them living within walking distance of Grosvenor Vale.