The low-down on the Charlton women's team ahead of their Championship opener

Charlton kick-off their FA Women's Championship campaign on Wednesday evening when they host Aston Villa at The Oakwood. Ahead of the game, supporters can learn a bit more about Riteesh Mishra's team...

What division are the Charlton women’s team in?

Charlton play in the FA Women’s Championship, the second tier of women’s football – competing with the likes of Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur. The women’s team gained promotion to the second tier of women’s football by beating Blackburn Rovers 2-1 in the FA Women’s Premier League Play-Off final in May.

How many games do they play in a season?

The women’s team will play 20 league games this season, ten at home at ten away. They play their home games at The Oakwood in Crayford, DA1 4DN.

Three players to watch?

Kit Graham: Kit Graham won the Golden Boot last season with 32 goals, and scored her 200th goal for the Addicks in just 207 games – against local rivals Crystal Palace. In total she has scored 207 goals in 212 appearances.

Katie Startup: 19-year-old Katie Startup had a phenomenal first season with the club last campaign, and has represented England at youth level multiple times. Startup recently went on a training camp with the England U19 squad.

Gemma Bryan: Gemma Bryan finished last season as second-top goal-scorer with 31 goals, just one goal behind new teammate Kit Graham. In three seasons with Crystal Palace, Bryan scored 104 goals in 71 appearances.

Tonight’s game

Charlton host their first ever FA Women’s Championship fixture on Wednesday night against Aston Villa at The Oakwood in Crayford. Tickets cost £6 for adults and £2 concessions and will be on sale from the turnstiles.​

Charlton women’s team season tickets are on sale, priced at Just £40. For more information and to purchase yours, please click here.

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