Katie joins the Women Addicks 100 Club
Report by David Brenchley
Page last updated at 1:20PM BST, Wednesday, 02 April 2014
After helping the Charlton women’s team extend their unbeaten FA Women’s Premier League (FA WPL) South streak to six matches, captain Katie Flack spoke of her pride at joining the Addicks’ 100 club.
“I’m very proud to represent Charlton and to get to my hundredth game is a big thing for me and my family.
Flack made her 100th appearance for Charlton in the 1-1 draw with Portsmouth on Sunday, five years and eight days after her debut against Colchester United as an 18 year old, a game that also ended 1-1.
Standing in as skipper for the past few games, Flack was presented with a plaque by chairman Stephen King of PHSC plc.
Speaking after the match, she said: “I’m very proud to represent Charlton and to get to my hundredth game is a big thing for me and my family.
“To get to 100, it’s taken me five seasons, I’ve managed to win a few trophies, win the league so it has been great.
“I really enjoy it here and am happy to play for Charlton. I’m really honoured to get to my 100th appearance and hopefully I will get a few more.”
That five years has included a number of achievements, including last season’s London FA Women’s Cup final victory against Arsenal reserves.
However, it was the other trophy won with Charlton that stands out as the right back’s highlight of her time at the club: she lifted the FA WPL title in 2010/11 as club captain.
And now the Addicks’ recent upturn in form since the Christmas break has put them back in contention to challenge for the title yet again. A win next weekend against Gillingham would take them to within touching distance of top spot.
“I think we created enough chances on the whole to get the three points against Portsmouth,” she added, “but it keeps our run going, unbeaten in the league since October, which is really good.
“We’re taking each game as it comes. We have a tough game next week against Gillingham so hopefully we can get a result there and that will put us right back in looking at the title.
“It will be a really tough game, they are the in-form team in the league at the minute. Hopefully we will go there positive and come back with the three points.”