Promising goalkeeper Henry Molyneux has signed his first professional contract with the club.
Molyneux, who joined the Addicks’ academy as a 16-year-old after impressing in a pre-season game for Dulwich Hamlet’s first team, enjoyed a successful season with Jason Pearce’s U18s last term, lifting the Professional Development League 2 - South title.
The 18-year-old has featured in Michael Appleton’s last three matchday squads having been training with the men’s first-team squad.
After putting pen-to-paper at Sparrows Lane, Molyneux said: “It is an amazing moment for me and my family. We are delighted that I have been able to extend my stay here at Charlton. “Being a local boy from south-east London, I have got a lot of friends and family who support the club and, for me, it was an amazing fit from day one.
“I feel like I have developed a lot off the pitch as well as on the pitch in my time here and I am really thankful to a lot of people who have helped me on my journey so far.”
Academy Director Steve Avory added: “We are all delighted for Henry. He is a young goalkeeper who has has worked very hard every day as a scholar and he deserves his first professional contract.
“He is a natural communicator who has got a great deal of charisma about him as a young man and that certainly helps his goalkeeping. What struck me about Henry straight away was his agility, bravery and his ability to pull off some very good saves, sometimes difficult saves that you might not have expected.”
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.