UoG takeover days set for October

University of Greenwich students

University of Greenwich students will help deliver two Charlton first team games in October as part of the university’s long-running partnership with the club and Community Trust.

Students will have matchday roles at Tuesday’s men’s first-team game against Exeter City at The Valley and at the Sunday, October 8th game between the women’s first-team and Durham at The Oakwood. This is in addition to the long-standing support of the matchday filming by University of Greenwich students.

Working with club staff, students will get the opportunity to take up a variety of roles such as matchday DJ, matchday announcer and stewards, as well as taking up roles within the Ticket Office, hospitality lounges and other teams across the matchdays.

James Rodwell, the club’s Managing Director, said: “The club and university are aligned in a passion for developing young talent. Our University of Greenwich takeover days give their students the unique opportunity to experience what it is like to work at Charlton on a matchday at The Valley.

“This year’s event will be bigger and better than ever before, with students taking up important matchday roles and it will provide an invaluable experience for those taking part.”

The takeover days are just one aspect of an incredible partnership between Charlton and the University of Greenwich - a partnership that unites two organisations through their shared values and ambitions.

University of Greenwich Vice Chancellor Professor Jane Harrington added: “The University of Greenwich enjoys a great relationship with Charlton Athletic Football Club and Community Trust. We have been working together for over 10 years and are both big parts of the community. We both believe that sport and education have the power to drive change - with inclusivity being at the heart of everything we do. I look forward to continuing our work together this year.” 

The takeover days follow news earlier this month that the club, Community Trust, University of Greenwich and Vector Education Sports had partnered to give international students an opportunity to study for a degree and receive elite-standard football coaching.

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