YOUNG FAN OF THE WEEK | Charlie Gunning

Young Reds member Charlie Gunning became the latest winner of Charlton’s Young Fan of the Week award when we played Bradford City on Saturday.

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

At the weekend, Charlie was presented with a signed football by Arsenal loanee Krystian Bielik and we have asked the 10-year-old for his Charlton memories…

Why I became a Charlton fan: When I was 4, my dad took me to the games and even though we got relegated I became a more loyal fan.

My first game at The Valley was: I was too young to remember my first game. The first game I remember was when we played Shrewsbury in 2016. We won 3-0 and Ricky Holmes scored from a corner.

My first away day with Charlton was: My first away game was Southend in 2018. The most memorable part was the end of the game when Oxley (their goalie) got sent off and the hype was amazing.

My favourite Charlton game has been: Shrewsbury away this season. We won 3-0 at the New Meadow stadium. Karlan Grant missed loads of opportunities and when he got fouled in the penalty area Lyle Taylor let him take the penalty, which was really nice of him.

My favourite Charlton player is: Lyle Taylor. On his debut, I didn’t know who he was and I used to call him sheep head. He scored a penalty but we lost 2-1 to Sunderland. I was on holiday at the time in Cyprus.

My favourite Charlton kit is: 2014-15 home kit. I liked it because it looked nice and stylish. The stripes made it look like a v neck and it was nice and fresh.

The best part of being a Charlton fan is: The fan support and the dedication that other people have makes you want to be like them. Also the uncertainties, as we can beat or lose to anyone.

The Charlton player of the season will be: Lyle Taylor because he has been outstanding and impeccable with his goal scoring.

The game I am most looking forward to is: Luton Town at home on April 13th because Luton are a good side and are top of the league and if we beat them it means we might push for automatic promotion.

If Charlton could sign any player in the world: I would sign Neymar Jnr because he is good on the ball and does sombrero flicks and everything to win for his team.

Tickets for Charlton's next home game - against league leaders Luton Town on Saturday, April 13th - are on sale and can be purchased online by clicking here.

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