Vote for your Charlton Athletic Young Player of the Year 2021/22

Valley Gold members can now vote for their Charlton Athletic Young Player of the Year 2021/22.

This season’s vote will take place via an online ballot and is open to Valley Gold members ONLY. The closing date is Sunday, April 24th. The winner will be announced at the 2022 Player of the Year awards dinner at The Valley on Sunday, May 1st. Tickets for the event are available to purchase by clicking here.

Members can choose from the following four players who have been selected by Academy Manager Steve Avory:

Voting has now closed

1. Mason Burstow

Mason made his senior debut in August 2021 in the EFL Trophy v Crawley and has gone on to make 12 First Team starts and 10 substitute appearances. He has scored 6 goals.

It has been a meteoric rise for Mason since signing for the Academy in October 2020. His talent was identified in a pre-season friendly when the U18s played Maidstone United. He settled into the Academy environment very quickly and became the prominent striker in the successful team that won the league.

He continued to progress and impress in 2021/22 for the U23s and was then elevated to First Team level. His ability and potential were recognized by a number of interested higher league clubs and in January 2022, Mason was transferred to Chelsea but has continued his senior experience with a season loan at Charlton.

2. Tyreece Campbell

Tyreece made his senior debut in February 2022 against Oxford United and made one further substitute appearance v Sheffield Wednesday. Throughout 2021/22 and indeed his scholarship he has played both U18 and U23 football.

An exciting wide forward player who has exceptional 1v1 skills that have caught the eye of the First Team management. He recovered from a lengthy injury at the beginning of the season and has performed with consistency and effect in his attacking play since returning. A key player in the FA Youth Cup run with the U18s. Tyreece signed a 3-year professional contract in May 2022.

He has been at the Academy since he was a U9, and it is immensely satisfying to see someone come through to the First Team from such a young age. A player of huge potential.

3. Deji Elerewe

Deji made his first team debut in August 2021 v AFC Wimbledon and has gone on to make 10 appearances at senior level including 7 starts in the various cup competitions.

Having impressed in the first year of his scholarship, with consistent starting appearances in the U18 team, Deji has this season made 12 U23 starts and it would have been more until a knee injury curtailed his season.

A young centre back with the necessary profile, potential and an outstanding and dedicated attitude to succeed, we look forward to his continued development in 2022/23.

Deji has also been nominated and shortlisted for the EFL Young Player of the Year.

4. Daniel Kanu

Daniel made his debut coming off the bench against Wigan in February 2022. He has had an extremely impressive first season at full time level with the U18s, scoring 33 goals. A key player in the League title success. He has gone on to score 8 goals for the U23s in 12 appearances.

A forward player who can play wide or central, scoring mainly this season from the central striker position. Daniel has exceptional pace and is clinical in and around the box. These attributes have caught the eye of the First Team management and he was rewarded with his first team debut.

Another long-serving Academy player from the Foundation Phase. Daniel signed a 3-year contract with the club in January 2022 and has done exceptionally well to make a first team appearance as an U17s player, one of the youngest to do so at the club.