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The Race | Charlton Athletic against the Charlton Upbeats, Round Two

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Ahead of today’s World Down Syndrome Day, four Charlton first-team players took on the Charlton Upbeats in the second annual Players vs. Upbeats swimming race. The Upbeats, run by Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT), are a Down’s syndrome football team who regularly win tournaments up and down the country. The swim was to promote the upcoming Upbeats Walk – to raise money for the project – which will take place on Saturday April 13th ahead of the Addicks’ league match against current table-toppers Luton Town. Last year the Upbeats, led by multiple international gold medallist swimmer Billy Birchmore, beat a Charlton team that included Jake Forster-Caskey and this year he and his teammates wanted revenge.