Charlton Athletic and the University of Greenwich have extended their partnership for the 2020/221 season.

The partnership, which allows students to work with the club and gain vital experience, will be celebrated in an annual themed matchday when the Addicks play Oxford United on October 27.

Professor Jane Harrington, the University of Greenwich's Vice-Chancellor, said the university "has enjoyed a long and mutually-beneficial relationship with Charlton Athletic, and we are delighted to see it continue.

"Both our institutions are big parts of the community and many of our students enjoy working with the club, and of course attending matches.

"Hopefully that can happen again soon. In the meantime, the University of Greenwich match day is always a highlight of our year and today is a great opportunity for us to celebrate our bond and look forward to a successful future together."

Jason Morgan, Charlton Athletic Community Trust's chief executive, said they were "pleased to have extended our partnership with the University of Greenwich for another year.

"The connection with our local university is beneficial for ourselves and for the students who gain work experience with a number of different departments within CACT and the club.

"There have been students that have come across and worked with the club's medical team, filmed on matchdays and taken part in various other areas of work."

The university said they were multiple opportunities this year for students to get involved on match day, from retrieving and sanitising the match balls, working alongside the commentary team and taking part in the media communications activities alongside the Charlton staff.

Last season, students and alumni took part in a half time penalty shoot out in the annual themed matchday. This year success stories from the partnership will be highlighted ahead of the game.

Ravi Patel, Charlton Athletic's Commercial Manager, said: "This is an exciting partnership for the club, it's a great pathway for students gaining vital work experience and internships throughout the club, which has employed some students in various departments, either in part-time roles or full-time.

"Whilst the educational piece is an important one for the club, this partnership also encourages students to support their local team, and the annual themed matchday is a great celebration of this.

"I would like to thank everyone at University of Greenwich for their continued support, especially during these testing times."