Young Greenwich Day 2019

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17th September 2019 12:12pm

The past few years of Young Greenwich Day have been exciting, successful and memorable, celebrating young people in the Royal Borough of Greenwich in style. 

This year, Young Greenwich will be collaborating with Charlton Athletic FC striker Lyle Taylor to help raise awareness for Cancer Research on Saturday 19 October. 

Supporting Cancer Research 

With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Young Greenwich is teaming up with Charlton Athletic to help raise awareness and support for Cancer Research.  

Cancer is a subject close to Lyle as it has affected him through his family and friends’ experiences, which is why he is raising money and awareness for the cause. This year, Lyle will be dying his hair pink and wearing pink boots to support it. 

Young Greenwich Day 2019 

Young Greenwich Day will take place on Saturday 19 October from 12pm at The Valley, ahead of Charlton Athletic’s home game vs Derby County (3pm kick off). All young people aged 10-19 (or up to 25 for those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) across Royal Greenwich are invited to join the celebration and help raise awareness for Cancer Research. 

What is Young Greenwich Day? 

Young Greenwich is dedicating its annual themed matchday to celebrating young people and youth culture in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. Available to young people aged 10-19 (or up to 25 for young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities), the free event offers a range of activities from live performances to active sports stations. 

What activities will there be on the day? 

Taking place at The Valley, Young Greenwich Day activities will be held in Valley Central Youth Hub and the Family Activity Zone outside the stadium’s West Stand from 12pm to 2:30pm. 

From live music and entertainment to competitions, activities will include: 

  • Football skills 
  • Live boxing sessions with Champions 4 Change 
  • Dance performances 
  • Live judo sessions with Metro Judo club 
  • Games and challenges from B young Stars, Streetwise Law, YMCA Thames Gateway & Royal Museums Greenwich 
  • And much more! 


Support the collaboration & Paint the Valley Pink! 

We ask you to join Lyle Taylor’s pledge by wearing pink on Young Greenwich Day and help raise awareness for Cancer Research. Friends and families who join the day will also have the opportunity to donate on the day in support of the cause. If you would like to get more creative with the colour pink and dye your hair or wear a pink wig to support (matching Lyle Taylor) that would be great! Feel free to get involved either way. 

How can I get tickets to the match? 

 Please visit Valley Central, Avery Hill, Hawksmoor or Woolwich Common Youth Hub and speak to the Unit Manager to get your Promo code cards, follow the instructions and get free ticket from Tuesday 17 – 24 September. Click here to find your nearest youth hub. 

Tickets are free and only available to young people aged 10-19 (or up to 25 for young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) who live or study in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. 

Will there be a photographer on the day? 

We encourage everyone to get involved and put on their best smiles for the camera. 

To capture the fantastic day and how much fun you will have, we will have a photographer on site to film and take pictures. All images and videos will be used for marketing purposes and shared across Young Greenwich and CACT’s: 

  • Website 
  • Social media pages: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn 

Feeling shy? Don’t worry, if you do not wish to be filmed or have your photos taken on the day, please let the photographer know on the day. 

Come along! 

We invite all young people who live, work or study in Royal Greenwich to Young Greenwich Day. There will be many activities and free opportunities for all, and it is a fantastic way to get ready for a key Charlton game and support Lyle Taylor’s pledge to Cancer Research. 

Get social with us and use #YGD19 to connect with us online. 

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