CHARLTON were named the Community Club of the Year at the 2009 Football League Awards on Sunday night.

Among the aspects of Charlton’s operation praised by the judges were the groundbreaking Street Violence Ruins Lives campaign and the work carried out by the Charlton Community Trust in deprived townships in South Africa.

It was the Addicks’ second major community award in 12 months after receiving the Advance Performance Best Community Initiative honour last year.

FANS and football lovers can play at The Valley next month as access to the club’s facilities is opened to the public.

The pitch lends itself perfectly to corporate football games, supporters' matches, five-a-side tournaments or even an 'It's a Knockout'-style competitions, and can be booked in two-and-a-half-hour slots from May 5 to May 22.

For more information, call 020 8333 4040.

TICKETS are currently on general sale for Charlton’s next three home matches against Birmingham City on April 11, Blackpool on April 18 (both 3pm) and Cardiff City on April 21 (7.45pm).

Birmingham seats are priced at £20, £25 and £30 for adults, £15 for over-60s and under-21s and £10 for under-18s.

Blackpool and Cardiff tickets are priced at £15, £20 and £25 adults, £15 for over-60s and under-21s and £10 for under-18s.

All tickets are available in person from the Valley commercial centre and Bexleyheath retail outlet, online at, via post, or by calling 0871 226 1905.

JOSH Wright was an unused substitute as new loan club Gillingham drew 1-1 with Brentford on Saturday, the midfielder having joined the Gills until the end of the season the previous week.

He will be looking to make his debut against Barnet on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Rashid Yussuff was also bench-bound in his first match for Ebbsfleet United after joining on loan for a similar period.

The midfielder didn’t feature as Fleet suffered a 2-1 defeat to Kettering Town at Rockingham Road.

GRANT Basey is expected to earn his second Wales under-21 cap against Luxembourg tonight after making his bow against the same opposition in a 0-0 draw in a 2011 European Championship qualification match on Friday.

FANS keen to collect season highlights compilations can sign up for a DVD offering an on-screen credit as well as all the action from the 2007/08 and 2008/09 Championship campaigns.

Supporters can pledge £20 up front for the DVD, which will include Chris Powell’s memorable final appearance at The Valley last May, as well as footage from three wins over rivals Crystal Palace.

All money will be refunded if there is insufficient take-up and orders can be placed by downloading a form available at, or by calling 0871 226 1905.

THE latest series of Charlton football courses for children across Greenwich and Bexley began on Monday.

Bookings are still being taken for youngsters aged between five and 15 until April 17. For more information, call 020 8850 2866.

TICKETS for Charlton’s next away match are currently on general sale.

Southampton tickets on Saturday are priced at £24 for adults, £18 for over-60s and under-19s and £10 for under-16s. All tickets are available in person from the Valley commercial centre and Bexleyheath retail outlet, online at, via post, or by calling 0871 226 1905.

TICKETS for Charlton’s 2008/09 player of the year event, to be held at The Valley on April 26 (7pm) are now on sale, priced at £25 for adults and £15 for accompanied under-16s.

All of the club’s playing and management staff will be in attendance, and more details are available on or 07717 827666.

FORCED to rise at 5.30am to get to Bristol City in time for an 11am kick-off on Saturday, Charlton’s under-18s were beaten 4-0 by the Robins.

The senior Addicks academy side isn’t in action this weekend but the reserves face Millwall at Dartford FC’s Stonebridge Road tomorrow night at 7pm. The second XI drew 0-0 with Crystal Palace on March 23.

MASSIVE reductions are still available on Charlton’s white away kit, with adult shirts reduced to just £15 and juniors only £12.50.

Supporters can bag a bargain in Bexleyheath throughout March, with huge discounts in the club’s retail outlet.

Reductions are also available in the Valley Superstore, online at and by calling 020 8858 0391.

A THIRD goal in three games from Charlton women’s team striker Ellie Stenning wasn’t enough to keep the Addicks at the top of the Premier League Southern Division after a 1-1 draw with Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday.

Charlton were overtaken at the summit by rivals Millwall Lionesses.