Fan-funded organisation Valley Gold to be celebrated on Saturday

On Saturday, the club will pay tribute to Valley Gold, who play a huge role in funding our academy and also provide support to our women’s team, deaf team and more.

We will celebrate our annual Valley Gold Day on Saturday when Charlton host AFC Wimbledon at The Valley (3pm).

The day will also see the launch of the Charlton Club Crossbar Challenge, a new half-time entertainment initiative that could see supporters win up to £10,000 throughout the season.

As has become the norm in recent years, the Addicks’ weekend squad is likely to include a number of players that have graduated through our esteemed academy system – something that Valley Gold plays a huge part in.

Vice-captain Chris Solly has made over 200 appearances for the club, while fellow full-back Morgan Fox recently made his 100th appearance in senior football.

Ezri Konsa, so impressive for Russell Slade’s men so far this season, has made a seamless transition into senior football since making his debut in August. Ezri has been with the club since the age of 12.

Brandon Hanlan has also made his senior bow this term and, as well as proving funds for the academy – as many supporters are aware of, Valley Gold also contributes to our women’s team, deaf team, the Charlton Museum and our academy transport vehicles, amongst other things.

Please watch the video below for more information on how the money donated to Valley Gold by its members has influenced the club since its inception in 1989.