Naomi Reid

Naomi Reid kicking a football at The Valley

Naomi joined CACT Invicta FC, CACT's LGBTQI+ friendly football team, in 2019.

"Since joining CACT Invicta, I've seen the outreach and work in the community Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT) does and it's incredible.

"On a personal level, after coming out as transgender, I thought I wouldn't be able to play football again. But the level of diversity and inclusion promoted by CACT and Invicta meant that I didn't have to give up the sport I love.

"The partnership with the University of Greenwich really helps spread that ethos. It gives students an amazing opportunity to have access to the exceptional facilities and people that work at CACT and the club."

CACT Invicta are a key part of the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion strand. Invicta were the first LGBTQI+ friendly football team to be affiliated to a professional football club's community trust.