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Charlton owner Thomas Sandgaard agrees terms to historic takeover of women’s side

THOMAS SANDGAARD has agreed terms of a historic takeover of Charlton Women.

The women’s side has been a separate organisation from the men’s team for more than a decade.

Thomas Sandgaard has agreed terms of a historic takeover of Charlton Women


Thomas Sandgaard has agreed terms of a historic takeover of Charlton Women

The takeover would bring the two clubs under the same ownership for the first time since 2007.

Addicks Women were controversially booted out and were kept afloat initially by Charlton Athletic Community Trust and then by fan and local businessman Stephen King.

Sandgaard completed a takeover of the men’s side from East Street Investments in August.

He said: “I am looking forward to being able to complete the takeover of Charlton Athletic Women.

“I have loved my first few months in charge of the club and people will have probably seen that I’ve been bitten by the Charlton bug. 

“One of the first things I did when I was in London after the takeover was go and watch Charlton Athletic Women play and I knew then that I wanted to bring the two clubs back together.

“Women’s football is one of the fastest growing sports in the world and you can see that a lot of the big clubs are investing in their women’s team.

“My long-term aim for Charlton is to reach the highest levels with both the men’s team and the women’s team, so I’m looking forward to getting started.”

The team currently play in the Championship and signed five aces ahead of the January transfer deadline.

King added: “I am delighted to be able to direct Charlton Athletic Women into such safe hands.

“The last ten years has been an exciting yet challenging time in charge with some great highs, including the promotion in 2018 and turning semi-professional.”

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