Football in the Community

Football in the Community

This afternoon, we found out more about Charlton Athletic’s relationship with the community in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Jake Martens is the Marketing and Communications manager at the Charlton Athletic Community Trust, promoting the work that trust does in the area.  This includes running the youth service for Royal Greenwich.

Jack O’Sullivan is the Community and Supportive Development Officer.  He’s been with Charlton Athletic for 18 months and works on initiatives to get the supporters to come to the club.  One of these is to make going to a match more affordable for fans.  Football for a fiver is one of these schemes and returns on 1st October, when the Addicks play Rochdale.

Every pound from Football for a Fiver ticket sales goes towards the Community Trust.

It makes it affordable and gives everyone a chance to watch a match whether they are already a regular or a new supporter.  It is hoped that then people who may not come regularly may become a long term supporter of the team.

Jack told us how proud the football club is of it’s work through the Community Trust.

Charlton Athletic are committed to making football more affordable and already offer a season ticket for £175, which is over £100 cheaper than average for other clubs in the same league.

Find out more about Football for a Fiver on the CAFC website.