Eartha Cumings named Proud Valiants ambassador

Charlton Women’s goalkeeper Eartha Cumings has been named as an ambassador for Proud Valiants - the club’s LGBTQI+ supporters’ group.

The announcement comes ahead of Tuesday's Rainbow Laces matchday and follows the news that the club will host its first ever Football v Homophobia Weekend in February 2022 as part of Football v Homophobia’s weekend of action.

The club has run a Football v Homophobia-themed matchday in each of the last five seasons and this season, and for the first time Chartlon Athletic Women will also host a themed matchday on the same weekend as part of Football v Homophobia's month of action.

Charlton Athletic men’s team will host AFC Wimbledon at The Valley on Saturday, February 5th, while Charlton Athletic women’s team will host a dedicated matchday at the Oakwood against Watford on Sunday, February 6th. 

The themed matchdays will be run in conjunction with the Proud Valiants.

Commenting on her role, Cumings said: “I feel really proud and privileged to become this year’s Proud Valiants ambassador. Promoting equality and inclusion is something I’m really passionate about.

“We recently announced as a club that we are hosting a joint Football v Homophobia weekend for the first time, which I think is fantastic. It shows as one club that we promote inclusivity and equality amongst all supporters and I’m looking forward to celebrating that during our fixture against Watford at The Oakwood that weekend.”

Charlton Women are back in action at The Oakwood, in Crayford on Sunday, January 9th against Sheffield United. Supporters can purchase tickets here.

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