#PrideOfTheValley | Jackie Hall

The #PrideOfTheValley campaign launched last season to reward the most dedicated Charlton fans. Each home league game, a fan is selected to win the award and the individual is presented with a signed shirt.

Today the club celebrates the fantastic work of Valley Gold and the group were given the opportunity to select a member for the award. Jackie Hall, who comes from a Charlton family, was nominated.

We asked Jackie for some of her Charlton memories…

Why I became a Charlton fan… It seems I inherited the Charlton gene from my dad and grandad. Dad took me to watch the Charlton Colts at a very early age and from then on I was always a red! Dad became a Valley Gold member when it started and the week after he died he won the jackpot - so I took on his number of course! That was 21 years ago almost to the day, so it is amazing that this number was picked out to be Pride of the Valley this week! He has his stone in Addicks’ Place.

My first game at The Valley was… A very long time ago when I was about 15. I can't remember who it was against but I do remember standing on the terraces with my friend Zoe - no seats then!!

On 25th May 1998 I was… At home with my Mum, my Uncle and my husband watching the match on the TV. Dad was at Wembley and I don't think he could have been happier than he was when he got home.

On 26th May 2019 I was… At Wembley - with my husband and two sons. The atmosphere was unbelievable and the winning feeling lasted the whole weekend at least!

My favourite Charlton game was… On 29th December 2012 when both my sons were mascots in a match against Derby County. They led out Yann Kermorgant and Johnnie Jackson and we drew 1-1 - they loved it!!

My favourite Charlton player is… Yann Kermogant. Solid, reliable and a great team player, such a shame Bournemouth got him!

My favourite Charlton kit is… 1997-98 - so many memories of such great times for my Dad.

The best part of being a Charlton fan is… The Charlton family. Respect for others, amazing support at both home and away games and brilliant sounds from the drummers keeping us all together.

My all-time Charlton XI would be Sam Bartram, Chris Solly, Michael Morrison, Richard Rufus, Chris Powell, Yann Kermogant, Lee Bowyer, Johnnie Jackson, Derek Hales, Lyle Taylor and Clive Mendonca - and manager Alan Curbishley

The Charlton player of the season will be… Either Lyle Taylor or Dillon Phillips - both have given their best this season and hopefully injury won't get in the way of the last part of it.

The game I am most looking forward to is… The one when we definitely know we are staying up so hopefully soon!

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