Addicks host depression conference

Chris Powell attended the event. PICTURE BY EDMUND BOYDEN.

Chris Powell attended the event. PICTURE BY EDMUND BOYDEN.

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A NUMBER of figures connected to Charlton, including manager Chris Powell, spoke candidly about the reality of depression in football at a conference last Thursday.

Up to 100 chaplains were present to hear from the likes of Powell and former Addicks Linvoy Primus, Mickey Bennett and Leon McKenzie, who revealed last December that he had attempted suicide during his time as a player at The Valley.

The Dealing with Depression conference was organised by Charlton chaplain Matt Baker, who has been the national pastoral support director in English football since 2009.

PLAYERS and staff from Charlton made a record number of appearances to support Addicks events and programmes last season.

Figures show that a total of 549 visits were made to club and Charlton Community Trust events across London and Kent from July 2011 to May 2012.

Boss Chris Powell said: “It’s good for the players and staff to support different trust and club initiatives and give something back to the community.”

ALL tickets for Charlton’s match against Barnsley on October 20 (3pm) are just £5 due to the club’s Football for a Fiver promotion and the Addicks revealed last Friday that the attendance for the game was already approaching 18,000.

The £5 tickets are on sale now on 0871 226 1905, in person at the Valley commercial centre and via cafc.co.uk,and fans can also download promotional posters and flyers from the club’s official website.

SEASON tickets for Charlton’s 2012/13 Championship campaign have now been reduced to cover the final 17 games of the season.

They are now available from £230 adults, with over 60s and U21s from £160 and U18s £99.

All U11s are just £49.

They can be bought in person at the Valley commercial centre or by calling 0871 226 1905 from 9am-5pm weekdays and 10am-1pm non-match Saturdays.

Fans can also purchase online via cafc.co.uk or download and complete an application form.

LOAN recruit Adbul Razak made his Charlton debut in Saturday’s 2-0 win against Blackpool and helped the Addicks prevent the Tangerines from scoring on their home ground for the first time since December 2011.

Razak became the 751st player to represent Charlton after Rob Hulse became the landmark 750th first-team Addicks player the previous midweek when the on-loan Queens Park Rangers striker featured against Watford.

STANDARD home matchday prices apply for tickets to the home games against Middlesbrough on November 3 (3pm) and Cardiff City on November 6 (7.45pm).

Tickets are on general sale and can be bought online via cafc.co.uk or by calling 0871 226 1905.

Fans can also take advantage of reduced prices for both the Boro and Cardiff games by purchasing a Perfect Pair £10 advance discount for adults and many over 60s and U21s.

The same ticket for the two games must be bought at the same time, and tickets cannot be refunded. For more details, or to buy, visit cafc.co.uk or call 0871 226 1905.

COPIES of last season’s 2011/12 Champions DVD should again be available from the Valley commercial centre by the end of this week.

The club sold out of the 90-minute production, priced £12.99 last month.

The DVD features every goal and all of the key action, plus interviews and extensive bonus promotion celebration footage, from Charlton’s title-winning campaign, and it can also be ordered via shop.cafc.co.uk/shop.ink or by calling 0871 226 1905.

TICKETS are on general sale for Charlton’s away matches against Leeds United on October 23 (7.45pm) and Wolverhampton Wanderers on October 27 (3pm), while places are due to go on sale this week for the trip to Bristol City on November 11th (3pm).

For more details, or to buy, visit cafc.co.uk or call 0871 226 1905.

YADO Mambo featured in his second Football League match for AFC Wimbledon on Saturday after joining the League Two side on loan for 28 days.

The 20-year-old centre-half faced Oxford United last midweek and then played in a 2-1 away win against Plymouth Argyle over the weekend.

ALL private parties at The Valley are half-price in October and November as part of a special offer.

Rooms at the stadium can accommodate from 20-450 people, and are available from as little as £125 (plus VAT).

Call 020-8333 4040 or email info@thevalleythevenue.co.uk for details.

GEMMA Bryan proved to be the match-winner for the Charlton women’s team for the second weekend in a row when her goal proved decisive in a 1-0 win at Cardiff City on Sunday.

The victory lifted the Addicks to fifth in the Premier League, National Division, and Charlton next entertain Brighton & Hove Albion at Thamesmead Town’s Bayliss Avenue on Sunday (2pm).

ALMOST 85 Charlton Live podcasts are now available to download from iTunes, featuring exclusive interviews with Addicks stars past and present.

The podcasts, which generally last around 45 minutes apiece, are edited versions of the Saturday and Sunday shows broadcast on CAFC Player.

Podcasts can also be found in non-iTunes format at CharltonLive.com

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