Guide To The Game | Shrewsbury


The Addicks return to The Valley for the final time this season on Saturday to host Shrewsbury Town (KO 3pm BST).

Tickets are still available for this weekend's clash - click here to purchase yours now.

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

This is your guide to the game...

Upbeats themed matchday

Over 180 supporters will be walking nine miles from the club's Sparrows Lane training ground to The Valley prior to Saturday’s fixture, raising money for Charlton's much-loved Upbeats team.

Ahead of kick-off and upon their arrival, the Upbeats will be taking on Everton in the Community’s Down’s syndrome team on the pitch.

Lap of appreciation

The men’s first-team squad will be doing a lap of appreciation at full-time, thanking all of the supporters for their continued support both home and away throughout 2023/24.

Pitchside presentations

At 2.35pm, Charlton Athletic Supporters' Trust will be presenting the club with their recently acquired Asset of Community Value (ACV) certificate. To find out more about the recently awarded ACV status, please click here.

Shortly after, Maheta Molango, Chief Executive of the Professional Footballers' Association, will be presenting the club with its EDI Silver Award. Both the Bronze and Silver were awarded to the club, recognising its ongoing commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI). Click here to find out more.

In addition to this, representatives from the club will be presenting the EFL Community Club of the Season award to the Charlton Athletic Community Trust, highlighting their fantastic commitment and impactful work within the local community.

Get your matchday programme

Charlton Upbeats stars Tom and Jonathan join Alfie May on the cover of the final Valley Review of 2023/24.

Inside, find an exclusive interview with Nathan Jones where the gaffer assesses his time with the club so far and outline his plans for future success.

Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT) outline the activities taking place as the club celebrates its annual Upbeats Day, with more than 180 fans set to take on the nine-mile walk, sponsored by We Are Brandnew, from the Addicks' training ground in New Eltham to The Valley. The much-loved Upbeats will then take to the pitch in SE7 to play Everton in the Community’s Down’s syndrome team. Click here to donate to the 2024 Upbeats Walk.

Elsewhere, you can read all about Charlton Upbeats William Cottrell and James Bowers' recent appearance on Golf Life with Addicks legend Scott Minto, former Soccer AM star 'Tubes' and his brother Ange.

Former Addick Mark Aizlewood features in Cult Heroes, Zach Mitchell stars in Academy Ace and Kayne Ramsay reveals all in The Last Word.

As always, Valley Review rounds up all of the latest news from the men's U21s, U18s and the women's first-team and Joe Rochester provides the lowdown on Salop.

All that and more can be found in Saturday's matchday programme, available for just £4 from in and around the ground (cash only). Those paying by card can purchase the programme from the club shop.

Head over to the Meantime Fans’ Bar

The Meantime Fans’ Bar will be opening its doors to supporters from 12pm and will serve a range of food and drink options in the build up to kick-off.

You can enjoy a variety of food and drink options in the Meantime Fans’ bar, including the following:

  • BBQ pulled pork and pickled red onion, courgettes and a brioche bun with fries
  • Pickled red onion, courgettes and a brioche bun with fries (VE)
  • Kids meal - goujons and fries

The screens in the Meantime Fans' Bar will be showing Saturday's early kick-off which will see Leicester host West Bromwich Albion, while post-game supporters will be able to watch the Emirates FA Cup semi-final between Manchester City and Chelsea (KO 5.15pm).

To help with the speed of service, supporters can order from their phones or devices directly to their tables using QR codes positioned around the Meantime Fans' Bar

Try the new Meantime About Time beer

If you are in the Meantime Fans' Bar, Bartram's, Vista Lounge, Kiosks 8 and 9 and Club 1905, make sure you try a pint of the new About Time beer, created in collaboration between Charlton and club partners Meantime Brewery. Every pint sold will see Meantime donate 25p to Charlton Athletic Community Trust for women’s football initiatives in the local community.

Visit the Family Activity Zone

Young Addicks can enjoy plenty of fun in The Valley's Family Activity Zone (FAZ), which will be open from 12.15pm until 2.15pm ahead of Saturday’s clash.

Join the fun inside Valley Central’s FAZ and enjoy games of table tennis, table football, pool or represent Charlton on FC24! Younger Addicks can show off their colouring skills or draft a letter to their favourite Charlton men’s or women’s player in our letters to players box! 

Outdoors, weather-permitting, you can jump into our popular two-v-two panna cage and take a shot at our inflatable target shooter and target donut games. What's more, you can also put your football skills to the test against fellow young fans with high scorers winning a special prize!

Make huge savings in the Valley Superstore

Supporters can enjoy big savings on the majority of club shop items this weekend. 

The Valley Superstore will be open until kick-off (3pm) and will then open for an additional 30 minutes after the full-time whistle.

Snap a picture with Charlton’s mascot duo

Both Floyd and Harvey can be found in and around the ground ahead of kick-off!

Make sure to grab a picture with the pair and share your photos on social media using #cafc for a chance to feature on the big screen.

Enjoy 30% off Frankie and Benny’s on a matchday!

Fans can access 30% off their food bill on men's and women's Valley matchdays at Frankie and Benny’s Bugsby’s Way branch!


Please see below the food options by kiosk:

West 2: Selection of pies and Rollover Hot Dog

West 3: The Upbeats bhaji burger, Upbeats' pie of the match     

West 4: Rollover Hot Dog 

West Upper 5: Selection of pies and Rollover Hot Dog 

West Upper 6: Selection of pies and Rollover Hot Dog

North 7: Selection of pies

North 8: The Upbeats bhaji burger, prime beef burgers, Posh Dog

North 9: Korean spiced chicken wings and cut fries, Korean spiced cauliflower wings and cut fries

North 11: Rollover hot dog

North 12: Selection of pies and Rollover Hot Dog

North 15: Kids Corner: Tasty Sausage Roll, Rollover Hot Dog

East 17: The Upbeats bhaji burger, prime beef burgers, Posh Dog 

East 18: Selection of pies and Rollover Hot Dog

Kiosk map at The Valley
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