Alan Curbishley and Steve Gritt to captain teams in 25th anniversary charity match

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  • Former joint managers Alan Curbishley and Steve Gritt to reunite and return to The Valley for CACT 25th anniversary charity game

The 25th Anniversary Committee is proud to announce a once in a lifetime event to commemorate 25 years of the community programme and the club’s return to The Valley.

Charlton legend Keith Peacock and Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT) Ambassador Dave Berry will be managing two teams of former Charlton players and celebrities on Sunday, September 17th, kicking off at 1pm. All proceeds from the game will be going to CACT.

The first players announced are captains Alan Curbishley and Steve Gritt, who were joint managers when the Addicks famously returned to The Valley in 1992.

Earlier this week, the pair reunited at The Valley with Keith Peacock and Dave Berry to announce the date of the game.

Speaking pitch-side, Charlton-born radio presenter Dave Berry said: “On Sunday, September 17th, everybody here will remember it for the rest of their lives.

“We really hope for a full house, and all proceeds will be going to the Charlton Athletic Community Trust.”

The event is being organised by the 25th Anniversary Committee, chaired by Sir Stuart Etherington. This event is part of a series to raise money for CACT and celebrate 25 years back at The Valley and 25 years of the community programme.

Keith Peacock, who sits on the committee and is spearheading the organisation of former Charlton players for the game, said: “There has been a great commitment from a number of players from the last 25 years. This is something that will be a complete one-off, something that will never be repeated again.”

The funds raised from the match will go to CACT for initiatives to improve health, reduce crime and increase education and employment opportunities for people across South East London and Kent.

Tickets will go on sale next week at www.cafc.co.uk/tickets, with fans encouraged to keep an eye on CACT’s social media channels in the coming days and weeks for ticket details and announcements of former Charlton legends returning for the game.

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