Charlton collect community award again at ceremony

David Button with a wreath for Rob Knox at the Millwall game, an event organised by the Street Ruins Lives campaign and Charlton Community Trust. PICTURE BY EDMUND BOYDEN.

David Button with a wreath for Rob Knox at the Millwall game, an event organised by the Street Ruins Lives campaign and Charlton Community Trust. PICTURE BY EDMUND BOYDEN.

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CHARLTON were crowned Community Club of the Year for the second time in four years on Sunday.

Just six days after the Addicks celebrated the fifth year of the pioneering Street Violence Ruins Lives campaign, the Charlton Community Trust scooped the honour at the 2013 Football League Awards.

Charlton also won in 2009.

FANS who purchase their 2013/14 season ticket before April 8 will make substantial savings, including up to £169 on purchasing tickets on a match-by match basis, the club announced on Monday.

Both existing season-ticket holders and new applicants can purchase online, and places for next term are available from just £300 adults – just over £13 per game.

All U18s are £100 and all U11s are £50.

A full list of prices can be found via cafctickets.co.uk, and fans can also buy in person at the Valley commercial centre or call 0871 226 1905 from 9am-5pm weekdays and 10am-1pm non-matchday Saturdays.

LOAN capture Mark Gower could make his Charlton debut against Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.

The 34-year-old was recruited from Premier League side Swansea City earlier this month until the end of the season.

TICKETS are on general sale for Charlton’s home matches against Bolton Wanderers on Saturday and Wolverhampton Wanderers on April 20, but only Red Card holders and season-ticket holders can purchase places for Leeds United on April 6 (all 3pm).

Standard prices apply for Bolton and prime prices for Wolves and Leeds.

Call 0871 226 1905 or see cafctickets.co.uk.

The commercial centre is closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday.

DESPITE taking a 2-0 lead with a side featuring the likes of Ben Hamer, Dale Stephens and Mark Gower, Charlton’s U21s suffered their first loss in six matches when they were beaten 4-2 by Brentford on March 18.

Semi Ajayi and Joe Pigott found the net, but the Bees fought back after half-time.

The development squad is next in action against Barnet at The Valley on April 3 (1pm).

FANS can join Charlton’s first-team squad at this year’s player of the year dinner at The Valley on Sunday, May 5, but less than 60 tickets remained at the start of the week.

Tickets are priced £30 and include a hot meal and dessert.

They are available by calling 0871 226 1905.

The annual event is organised by the Fans’ Forum.

TICKETS for Charlton’s away matches against Barnsley on April 13 (3pm) and Cardiff City on April 16 (7.45pm) are on general sale.

However, all tickets are sold out for the trip to Brighton & Hove Albion on Tuesday (7.45pm).

For more details, or to buy tickets, call 0871 226 1905 or see cafctickets.co.uk.

PARALYMPIAN Andy Barrow, the new disability and mental health ambassador for the Charlton Community Trust, will help mark the Addicks mark a special disability awareness day at Saturday’s match against Bolton Wanderers.

CHARLTON’S Kent Senior Cup semi-final clash with Thamesmead Town will be played at Bayliss Avenue on April 23 (7.45pm), it was confirmed last week.

Ticket details will be publicised when available.

TWO-TIME world darts champion Adrian ‘Jackpot’ Lewis was the winner of the second Charlton Masters tournament held at The Valley on Saturday.

He defeated Paul ‘The Asset’ Nicholson in the final of an exhibition tournament that also featured Andy ‘The Viking’ Fordham and Bobby ‘The Dazzler’ George.

Charlton will stage another darts event later this year.

FANS have until the end of March to take advantage of a free trial to CAFC Player, the club’s premium video website, and subscribers can now listen to live match commentaries through their smartphones.

The Football League app on iPhones and Android devices has been updated to allow fans to access the BBC LONDON commentary of Addicks matches, and fans can test the service for themselves by signing up to a 14-day trial before March 31.

See cafc.co.uk for more details.

WITH 21 fewer opportunities to book to play on the Valley pitch this summer, fans are being urged to reserve their place as soon as possible.

Slots are available from £1,750 (plus VAT) from May 6-26, with benefits including the use of the home and away changing rooms and dugouts, the use of the lower west stand for up to 500 spectators, and three official match footballs.

Email sales@cafc.co.uk or call 020 8333 4040 for more information.

SEASON-ticket holders are being offered an Easter treat at the match against Bolton Wanderers on Saturday (3pm), with two extra adult places available for just £10 apiece and up to two U18 tickets for just £5 apiece.

The additional tickets must be located in the same stand as the purchaser’s season ticket.

Call 0871 226 1905 but be aware the commercial centre is closed on Good Friday.

FANS can enjoy musical entertainment at The Valley over the next five months in shape of tribute nights dedicated to Grease/Dirty Dancing and the Rolling Stones.

The Grease/Dirty Dancing night takes place on April 12, while the Rolling Stones evening is on July 12.

Tickets are £19.95 and include a two-course dinner.

Call 020 8333 4040 or email sales@cafc.co.uk to book or for more details.

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