“To play exciting, winning, competitive football at the highest level; through the daily pursuit of excellence both on and off the field of play”
Charlton Athletic WFC have built the club on the principle of excellence. Our philosophy is driven by developing players to maximise their potential, to represent themselves, their family and the club with pride, both on and off the field.
Our people are at the centre of everything we do, and our staff are committed to providing a high performance culture that encourage the behaviours of creativity, positivity, honesty, trust and teamwork for our players at all levels. Ultimately as a club we are dedicated to growing our youth players into competitive women, who achieve excellence and success with a winning mentality.
Adult & Youth Playing Philosophy
To dominate possession with positive decision making.
Quality passing, awareness, intelligent movement and support off the ball.
Creative, incisive and varied attacking play leading to goal scoring opportunities.
Out of Possession
A tactical approach to defending, in which all players contribute.
Controlled, assertive and intelligent defensive behaviors.
On regaining possession our immediate thought is to counter attack with pace and precision.
To organize quickly in order to restrict the opponents opportunities to play.
Look to exploit attacking opportunities when defending set plays and look to restrict the oppositions attacks with appropriate defensive decisions during our attacking set plays.
Additionally, the playing philosophy actively encourages the individualistic player.
Encourage the players to develop varied and unique dribbling skills and the dexterity to go past defenders.
Individual creativity particularly in the final-third should be also encouraged.
About the club
Charlton Athletic Women's Football Club is part of Charlton Athletic Football Club. We are an FA Charter Standard Club and also an FA Girls Regional Talent Club.
We run two Women's Teams (First and Under 21) and four Junior teams (Under 10/12/14/16).
The Women's matches take place on Sunday afternoons and the teams train three times a week (see location section for full details).
A number of players are sponsored by PHSC plc who have been the womens and girls main sponsors over recent years.