YOUNG FAN OF THE WEEK | Mitchell Porthouse

Young Reds member Mitchell Porthouse became the first winner of Charlton’s Young Fan of the Week award on Saturday.

The accolade – which will now be awarded at every home game – rewards junior Addicks fans for showing great support for the team.

At the weekend, ahead of kick-off against Southend United, Mitchell was presented with a signed football by Charlton captain Jason Pearce and we have asked the 11-year-old for his Charlton memories…

Why I became a Charlton fan: Because my mum, dad & grandad have supported Charlton since they were children.

My first game at The Valley was: My first game was on Tuesday, October 1st 2013 when I was 5. We drew 1-1 with Nottingham Forest.

My first away day with Charlton was: April 2017 against Peterborough, we lost 2-0 but I had a great day.

My favourite Charlton game has been: At home to Sunderland this season, the atmosphere was amazing and we played SO well.

My favourite Charlton player is: Josh Cullen because he is so competitive and his set-piece delivery is the best since Ricky left! I can’t forget the mighty Lyle Taylor either – what a legend.

My favourite Charlton kit is: This season’s home kit.

The best part of being a Charlton fan is: I love Lee & Johnnie’s passion for the club and the excitement of climbing the stairs to the West Upper. The excitement this year is immense – will we go up?!

Charlton’s Player of the Season will be: Lyle Taylor or Krystian Bielik, both awesome players and fan favourites.

The game I am most looking forward to is: I am most looking forward to Portsmouth at home. They bring loads of fans so The Valley will be buzzing.

If Charlton could sign any player in the world, who would you buy? I would love to sign Virgil Van Dijk. He makes defending look so simple!

Know a Young Reds member who deserves to win our Young Fan of the Week award? Email and explain why they would be a worthy winner. 

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