Why Join Valley Gold?
SUPPORT THE CLUB
Valley Gold enables fans to support the club in unearthing the talents of tomorrow – as well as giving them the chance to scoop up to £5,000 in regular cash prizes. The matchday draw scheme was originally set up in 1989 to help finance the return to The Valley, which was achieved in December 1992.
WIN WITH VALLEY GOLD
For an annual subscription of £120 – which can be paid monthly, quarterly, half-yearly or yearly by online payment, standing order, cheque or cash – members are entered into cash draws at every home league match.
Prior to each home league and cup match, Valley Gold conduct a random draw to invite Valley Gold members to watch the game in style from our Executive Box in the Alan Curbishley Stand. We select five members per match, each of whom are invited to bring a guest along to enjoy the experience.
One lucky Valley Gold member is given the chance to take part in the Valley Gold Crossbar Challenge. The competition is simple, take one shot, hit the crossbar in front of the Covered End and win a cash prize.
Benefits of Membership
- £15 full season ticket discount*
- 10% discount in the Valley Superstore – and 15% on two selected Christmas shopping days!
- Greater ticket priority to away games, and those matches that are in high demand*
- An exclusive Valley Gold pen
- £5 discount on Junior Addicks VIP membership
- Annual newsletter and monthly e-newsletter
- Entry into U18 and U21 academy matches†
* In order to qualify for the £15 Full Season Ticket discount and priority tickets, you must have paid at least £60 towards your Valley Gold membership
† Valley Gold Members must produce their membership card for entry to U21 games, and email firstname.lastname@example.org to apply for U18 games.
£120 for 12 months
WHY IS VALLEY GOLD SO IMPORTANT?
Under the Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP), the club’s academy is currently assessed as Category 2.
Becoming a Category 1 club is important for recruiting and retaining the very best youth talent, as it enables them to compete against the best sides in their age group on a weekly basis.
Category 1 clubs are also able to freely ‘scout’ lower category clubs. The average cost of running a Category 2 academy is £1.6m per annum. From a financial perspective, this represents the second biggest cost centre of the club, with the largest being the first-team squad.
This is a huge level of cost to support each year, which is why the Football Club continues to be so grateful to Valley Gold members for its fundraising efforts.
Terms and Conditions
Valley Gold membership is open to individuals over 16 years of age. You can buy as many memberships as you wish and, as long as your subscriptions are up to date, your numbers are in the draws. Membership of Valley Gold is an extra commitment made by Charlton supporters to help support Charlton Athletic Football Club and football generally. If that commitment becomes too much for whatever reason, please simply halt the payments and inform the Valley Gold office either by phone or in writing. Your Membership Card remains the property of Valley Gold and must be returned if you decide to leave the scheme.