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Charlton Athletic crowned Coca-Cola Community Club of the Year

PUBLISHED: 10:48 25 March 2013 | UPDATED: 10:48 25 March 2013

Charlton Athletic's head of youth and social inclusion Mark Leckie (left) and community director Matt Parish (right) recieve the Coca-Cola Community Club of the Year Award from Coca-Cola GB's assets manager Byrony Vox at the Football League Awards

Charlton Athletic's head of youth and social inclusion Mark Leckie (left) and community director Matt Parish (right) recieve the Coca-Cola Community Club of the Year Award from Coca-Cola GB's assets manager Byrony Vox at the Football League Awards

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Charlton Athletic were crowned Coca-Cola Community Club of the Year on last night (24).

It is the second time in four years the club has been given the accolade which celebrates the work Football League clubs do in the community.

The Royal Greenwich Youth Service delivered by the Charlton Community Trust was hailed as the standout project by the judges.

Trust chief executive Jason Morgan said at the award ceremony in London: “We are delighted to win this award and it’s fitting because we are celebrating 20 years of community work at Charlton this season.”

It employs 80 full-time staff with a pool of more than 100 coaches and delivers 55 programmes and engages with 10,000 young people each week. Last year it became the first community trust to deliver a local council’s youth service.

Football League chairman Greg Clarke said: “The Football League Awards 2013 has given us another opportunity to celebrate success at League clubs both on and off the pitch.

“It gives us the chance to reward those who have achieved fantastic results throughout the year. I would like to congratulate tonight’s winners and all those who were nominated.”


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