#CAFC Board For Fans’ Valley ACV – CAS Chair Urges all to Sign Petition

CAFC add support to Valley ACV in another landmark for CAS Trust.

Steve Bradshaw

Steve Bradshaw - COO CAFC

Today saw Charlton Athletic's Board release a statement supporting CAS Trust's application for Asset of Community Value status for the Valley.  In the statement Steve Bradshaw Chief Operating Officer recognised the special status of the Valley to Charlton Fans, and underlined a committment to consultation over any future plans -  he also pointed out there were no plans to relocate, read more here.

Craig Sloman - Vice Chairman, CAS Trust

Craig Sloman - Vice Chairman, CAS Trust

 CAS Trust Vice Chairman Craig Sloman welcomed the news, and said:"Club support is very important for ACV status, but Addicks must not rest on our laurels, we need a good showing of support for the appliction so please keep those signatures coming.

Michael Slater

Michael Slater - Chairman of CAFC

We wrote to the the Chairman of Charlton Athletic Michael Slater recently letting him know our intentions before we launched the campaign last week. He rang our Chairman a few days later to let us know the club's view, and I am very pleased to now read this statement which confirms that.We will continue to engage with the Board and Management of CAFC in the hope of building on  recent achievements, and forging a constructive relationship, we do after all have a lot of interests in common - the main one being the success of Charlton Athletic on and off the pitch.

Barnie Razzell, CAS Trust Chairman also added:

"CAS Trust are committed to giving Charlton fans an independent voice"

Chairman CAS Trust

Barnie Razzell

"ACV is a no brainer for the Valley, and we are glad the club agree. CAS Trust are an independent group aiming to represent Charlton fans' interest in the running of our club and for its long term preservation. We are recognised by national governing body Supporters Direct, and are very aware of the realities we face, and the influence of commercialism on todays game and our club in particular. As I have said from day one, we will continue to operate in what ever environment exists and remain vocal in the interests of Charlton fans and in areas where we think improvements can be made - where at all possible in a positive and constructive way.

We now have 600 paid members and a growing network well in excess of 3000 subscribers, and social media followers, I do however want this organistion to include all those who care about our club, this is the Addicks' Trust. I cannot stress enough how important I feel it is that we all join, and participate in CAS Trust as a network for the preservation of our football club.

We cannot forever rely on wealthy investors alone, it is time we stood together and established a community based partnership that acts as a solid foundation to help our club in the good and bad times. The ACV campaign is one example of the work CAS Trust does. The legislation is new, and we hope that politicians will turn words into actions and  continue to build on it to encourage fan participation and forms of ownership.

People talk to me about the Swansea success, and I remind them that SE7 is the birthplace of partnership that includes fans and board, and the success that can bring. Events like Club Day are a small but significant example of the potential for such partnerships.

I urge all Charlton fans to join us today so we can continue to do this and other important work to preserve our football club for this and future generations and give our fans a voice. It will be nothing without your support"

"Please Support the Campaign - All fans must sign the petition to make this happen, and join CAS Trust today"

Please sign the Petition here

You can also add to our campaign publicity fund here

Finally you can also volunteer to help with match day activity by emailing or writing to us care of the Beehive Pub, New Eltham.

Thanks for your support