The Charlton Athletic Supporters' Trust formally launched on the 5th of December 2012 to mark the 20th anniversary of the Club's return to the Valley from the exile years.
The CAS Trust steering group first met in late July of 2012 and voted to form a supporters trust while also electing a chair and vice chair. There are two other known of attempts to form a trust, although only the second of these made more than two or three meetings. The make up of the current steering group is diverse and ranges from young supporters of 18 or so, to some who are old enough to have witnessed the years before and during our exile at Selhurst Park. The Trust has been formed to give fans a voice.
The Trust has been formed to give fans a voice and to act as positive force to help preserve Charlton Athletic Football Club for its fans and community. CAS Trust is committed to being a representative, professional, independent, democratic and accountable body.
Our aims and objectives were outlined at the second meeting of the interim steering group, the Trust aims "To Preserve Charlton Athletic Football Club for This and Future Generations". This is broken down as follows:
- To give the fans a voice and represent their interests in the running of the Club.
- To actively support Charlton Athletic Football Club in achieving success both on and off the pitch.
- To assist in preserving the long term future of the Club, it’s history, culture, values and identity in our Community.