The Addicks’ Charter


In recognition of the fact that a football club is far more than a commercial asset, Charlton fans will work in partnership with the owners of our club to ensure the following:

  • Charlton’s community and family values are at the heart of the club and exemplified by Charlton Athletic Community Trust
  • All are welcome and respected
  • It is affordable for fans to watch and attend matches
  • The club is run from The Valley by a competent and experienced CEO with a board of directors which follows legal and best practice governance principles
  • Engagement with the community, partners, sponsors and businesses enables all to thrive
  • Fan engagement is integral – involving, listening, learning, feeding back
  • Our core traditions – red & white home colours, playing at The Valley, running out to The Red, Red, Robin – are upheld and require definitive consent of fans to change
  • Men’s & women’s team managers are given freedom to build squads and play to win without day-to-day ownership interference in on-the-field matters
  • The Academy is supported and developed as part of our DNA
  • There is a clear, considered and costed plan to reunite ownership of The Valley & training ground with the football club


The Addicks' Charter was developed during and after the open fans' meeting in December 2022 and revised following an all fans survey in April/May 2023. It articulates what Charlton fans expect for our club and from its owners. It is a living document and we welcome comments and input via email to