Join us on International Women's Day for an important virtual panel discussion

The club and Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT) will be hosting a virtual panel event on International Women’s Day titled: An important conversation discussing Women and Equality: Let’s #breakthebias together. 

In partnership with the Royal Borough of Greenwich and English Football League (EFL), the panel event on Tuesday, March 8th will be held via Zoom from 3.30-4.30pm. 

The panel will comprise Dr Rosemary Lobban from the University of Greenwich, who will host the event; Cllr Denise Scott-McDonald, Deputy Leader of Royal Borough of Greenwich; and Charlton Athletic players Jess King and Vyan Sampson. 

Forward Jess King has shared her views on the event: “I am excited to talk to a group of inspiring women as I believe that it’s important to be able to listen to and encourage one another.”

Addicks defender Vyan Smapson added: “I am very excited to share the panel with other strong women while we talk about what makes women great and why it’s important to discuss equality.”

Adam Matthews, Charlton Athletic’s Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) Equalities Ambassador, commented: “As Charlton’s PFA Equalities Ambassador, I am proud to endorse the virtual panel event taking place in celebration of International Women’s Day. The panel will address important topics and help to educate attendees on the equality of women through a diverse panel of speakers.” 

Dr Michael Seeraj, CACT and Charlton Athletic’s Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, added: “We are really excited to be hosting this important discussion as part of International Women’s Day and with such an impressive panel, I’m really looking forward to it!” 

CACT is also celebrating International Women’s Day by hosting an U11s Premier League Primary Stars tournament with participants being offered tickets to Charlton Athletic's dedicated Women’s Day match taking place on Saturday, March 5th. 

Click here to book your place on the International Women’s Day virtual panel event. 

Click here for ticket information about Saturday’s Women’s Day match against Sunderland. 

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