We are so pleased that Charlton Athletic Community Trust will be coming along to our 90th Show to help show our young visitors a whole range of sports activities and skills.
The community programme at Charlton Athletic Football Club was established in 1992 and became Charlton Athletic Community Trust in 2003. Affectionately known as CACT, it is famed for its work in its local communities and has scooped numerous prestigious industry awards over recent years.
The community initiative began when the football club returned to The Valley in 1992. It started with just one member of staff, a bag of footballs and a telephone and has now grown into an organisation that employs 100 permanent staff, has a pool of over 100 casual coaches and engages with thousands of people on a weekly basis.
Using the power of football, Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT) works in partnership with local communities to empower individuals to improve their lives and their environment. CACT’s ground breaking and innovative programmes are delivered through a regular presence in schools and working with disadvantaged or socially excluded groups in society, through crime reduction initiatives and community based football coaching sessions.
They run a variety of courses and weekly clubs to encourage children to get involved and we are lucky that they will be at the Show on all three days. We will all be watching the Ladies World Cup 2019 and hopefully the results will help more girls to take up the sport. CACT have a girls team that are always looking to increase their numbers. Pop along to see how you can get involved or simply have a bit of fun with the CACT team during the Show.
The team will be running lots of activities over the three days of the Show:
- Football – they challenge you to beat the goalie.
- Golf – take on their mini golf course.
- Boxing – How many punches in a minute.
- Basketball – Can you land a basket from here.
- Boccia – challenge their coach
- Cricket – How fast can you bowl/throw (using speed gun).
More information about them and all courses can be found on their website.