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New Enterprise programme begins at CACT

Tuesday 28th February 2017

Charlton Athletic Community Trust’s news Enterprise programme began last Friday, 21st February.

Students from St. Matthew’s Academy in Blackheath got an introduction to professional life at Charlton Athletic.

Speaking after the session Head of Business at St. Matthew’s Academy teacher Moona Green said:

“What an amazing start to the enterprise experience being delivered by Charlton Athletic Community Trust.  Pupils thoroughly enjoyed the tour of the stadium, having lunch in the youth club and more importantly they fully participated and learnt lots about how a football club makes money other that just on match days.”

Pupils toured the commercial and community facilities at The Valley and spent time speaking to Charlton Athletic FC Commercial Manager Ravi Patel about the challenges and opportunities he works with in his role.

Their course will now continue in the classroom delivered for the next 8 weeks by Charlton Athletic Community Trust staff.

This is the first programme to start as part of the new Enterprise programme established at CACT in January with funding through the Kicks Discretionary fund from the Premier League.

Reflecting on the event CACT Enterprise Officer Dale Mullings said:

“We are pleased to see this project getting off the ground. We really want to stoke the entrepreneurial fire of local young people and provide them with skills and confidence to begin and grow new businesses. We’re really grateful to Charlton Athletic Football Club for their ongoing support with the project too.”

For more information about CACT’s Enterprise Programme, please e-mail Dale Mullings on dale.mullings@cact.org.uk