CAST welcomes the news that Charlton Athletic has been purchased by East Street Investments.

We are greatly encouraged by the sentiments expressed by Chairman Matt Southall that "the true spirit of this football club rests with the fans" and that the priority will be to "make contact with fan groups in order that their views play a major role in the club going forward"

Charlton supporters have a wealth of knowledge, skill and good will ready to be tapped, and the new owners have a glorious opportunity to re-establish Charlton's reputation as a stable but ambitious club which values its supporters and which is rooted in its community.

We are excited at the opportunity being offered to work with them, Lee Bowyer and his team towards that end.

The official club statement is here:



Richard Cawley (London News Online) provides more details here: