Eight things to do at Derby clash


Attending the Addicks’ opening home clash of the season against Derby County on Saturday? Here are eight things to look out for…

With a bumper crowd expected at The Valley, supporters are being encouraged to be in their seats early to help ease congestion at the turnstiles.

Visiting The Valley for the first time? Click here to read our First Time Visitors' Guide.

Season-ticket holders, a quick reminder to get to the kiosk bars by 2.30pm to get your 20% discounts on food and drink. Please note the discount stops at 2.30pm, so if you have not completed your transaction before then you will not be entitled to the discount.

Get your 2022/23 Charlton kit in the club shop

All three of the Addicks’ 2022/23 Castore kits have now been released and are available to purchase from the Valley Superstore.

The club shop will be open from 10am until kick-off (3pm) and will then open for an additional 30 minutes after the full-time whistle.


Get your photo taken with Floyd and Harvey

Meet the Addicks’ popular mascots, Floyd and Harvey, in and around The Valley ahead of the game.

The duo are always happy to pose for photos! Be sure to share your selfies with us at #cafc for your chance to be featured on the big screen.


Have fun at our Family Activity Zone

All young Addicks are invited to kick the ball around with us in the Family Activity Zone (FAZ) before we kick off against Derby County this Saturday. 

Our indoor and outdoor FAZ are open from 12.30pm until 2.15pm on matchdays and are located in Valley Central and the West Stand car park.  

What's more, women's players Sian Rogers and Mia Ross will both be in the FAZ for an hour from 1pm.

Inside Valley Central's FAZ, join in the fun and take part in a game of table tennis, table football, pool or represent Charlton Athletic on FIFA! Younger Charlton supporters can show off their colouring skills and also draft a letter to their favourite Charlton men's or women's player in our letters to players box! 

Outdoors, in the West Stand car park, jump into our famous two-v-two panna cage, take a shot at our inflatable target shooter and target donut games, and put your football skills to the test against fellow young fans. High scorers have the chance to win a prize!

Entry and all activities are free of charge, so why not come down and join us before the game…

Autograph signing session in the Fans' Bar

Supporters can meet Mandela Egbo, Ella Rutherford and Angela Addison in the Fans' Bar from 1.45pm for an exclusive autograph signing session.

The Addicks trio will be in the Fans' Bar meeting and greeting supporters until 2.15pm.

The Fans’ Bar will be opening its doors to supporters from 12pm and will be screening Fulham v Liverpool (12.30pm) and Everton v Chelsea (5.30pm), as well as the CharltonTV pre-game show from 2.15pm and the CharltonTV post-game show.

George Dobson 2022 Player of the Year presentation

Addicks midfielder George Dobson will be presented with the 2022 Player of the Year trophy at 2.15pm on Saturday afternoon.

The 24-year-old excelled for Charlton in his debut campaign at The Valley and won with a mammoth 77% of fans' votes.



Thomas Sandgaard interview

Owner and CEO Thomas Sandgaard will be interviewed pitchside at 2.25pm ahead of the Addicks' first Valley fixture of 2022/23.

Jason Pearce presentation

The club will be paying tribute to former skipper Jason Pearce ahead of Saturday afternoon's encounter with the newly-relegated Rams.

Pearce will be joined pitchside by his family at The Valley from 2.40pm as the club give their former captain’s playing career a well-deserved send off.

The defender arrived at The Valley in 2016 and went on to represent the Addicks 175 times, captaining his side to promotion to the Championship in 2019 by lifting the League One play-off trophy at Wembley.

As part of his decision to retire, Pearce took the option to remain at the club as part of the academy coaching staff, working alongside Hamza Serrar with the U18s.


Valley Gold crossbar challenge returns

The Valley Gold crossbar challenge will return to SE7 this weekend - with one lucky member in with a chance of winning £10,000.

The competition will take place in front of the Covered End during half-time.

Charlton fans can support the academy by signing up to the Valley Gold scheme. Valley Gold enables fans to support the club's academy in unearthing the talents of tomorrow, as well as giving them the chance to win cash prizes. 

Click here for more information on how you can become a Valley Gold member. 

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