May 15th 2024
More than 60,000 souls turned up last night in the driving rain to celebrate Charlton Athletic’s FA Cup winning victory parade around Greenwich , Woolwich & Charlton.
Hero of the day was the Premiership’s longest serving manager , Sir Chris Powell . Coming hard on the heels of the Premiership and FA Cup double in 2023 , plans to expand the Cheng Kar Shung Stadium on the Greenwich peninsula to 75,000 are now well advanced.
The Cheng Kar Shung family have indeed proved to be the most successful and ambitious owners in Premier League Football taking Charlton from the lower reaches of the Championship in 2013 when they acquired the entire Greenwich Peninsula site and through a combination of intelligent investment and committed ambition have taken Charlton to the pinnacle of the Premier League in a decade.
Lifelong fan and blogger , Albury Addick commented ‘we all knew that the potential existed for massive success in South East London , given the club’s history and enormous catchment area – however it took the foresight of Mr Kar Shung to make our dreams come true , giving me an honorary directorship for my part in encouraging the investment was just the icing on the cake and obviously it helped that we already play in red .
Henry Kar Shung commented lyrically ‘ since I was young , I followed them, CAFC the team for me ‘
Mr Kar Shung – come on down and make it happen , you know it makes sense