Array of activities planned for the club's first ever Football v Homophobia weekend

There is a host of activity planned around the club’s first ever Football v Homophobia weekend.

On Saturday, Johnnie Jackson’s Addicks host AFC Wimbledon at The Valley before Karen Hills’ side host Watford Women on Sunday at The Oakwood, with both games themed around Football v Homophobia’s month of action. 

The club has run a Football v Homophobia-themed matchday in each of the last five seasons, but this is the first time the theme will cover both of the club’s home games in one weekend.

The weekend, run in conjunction with the club’s LGBTQI+ supporters group, the Proud Valiants, aims to promote equality and tackle discrimination in football. Activity at this weekend’s games includes:

Saturday v AFC Wimbledon...

  • Matchday programme - an in-depth look at the club’s history of work with the Proud Valiants and Charlton Invicta, a column from Football v Homophobia Hero winner 2021 and Proud Valiants co-chair Rob Harris, and a column from the community trust on their work with Charlton Invicta
  • Club partner University of Greenwich will be handing out rainbow wallets to supporters
  • The club’s Family Activity Zone will have Football v Homophobia themed worksheets
  • Proud Valiant ambassador Paul Mortimer will be the club’s guest on CharltonTV and in the CharltonTV Lounge
  • A special CharltonTV Lounge presentation
  • A pre-match pitchside presentation to showcase the club’s award-winning Football v Homophobia work
  • Rainbow imagery across big screen and corner flags

Sunday v Watford Women...

  • Matchday programme - a feature on the Proud Valiants' visit to watch the team train
  • Rainbow imagery on the club’s corner flags
  • Half-time interview with the Proud Valiants
  • Rainbow flags to be handed out to supporters
  • Opportunity to win a Football v Homophobia signed shirt

University of Greenwich Vice-Chancellor, Professor Jane Harrington, said: “I am proud of the work that the university has and continues to do to make sure we live in a society without homophobia. The ongoing partnership with Charlton Athletic is core to ensuring we go beyond our campuses and into the local community to promote these positive messages as set out in our strategy 2030.”

The Addicks are back in action at The Valley on Saturday against AFC Wimbledon. Simply click here to purchase your ticket for Saturday’s game.

Karen Hills' side host Watford Women at The Oakwood in Crayford on Sunday. Simply click here to purchase your ticket for Sunday's game.

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