Australian Football Consortium in the running to buy English League One team Charlton Athletic

Highlights

  • Charlton Atheltic, the fifth-ranking team in League One, is being sold by current owner Roland Duchâtelet, a Belgian millionaire, following operating costs difficulties which has resulted in protests and disgruntled fans unhappy with Duchâtelet’s management decisions.
  • Australian Football Consortium (AFC) is in the running to win ownership of the English club with an offer said to have been on the table.
  • Australian Football Consortium has been founded to acquire an underperforming English football team with a view to elevating the club back to the EPL.

Following over four years of less than perfect management and operational cost struggles, Charlton Athletic owner, Roland Duchâtelet, is in conversations to sell the team to the highest bidder. Duchâtelet, a Belgian millionaire, has faced disgruntled fans and protests over his years in management due to his operational cost decisions.

In the running for the ownership of Charlton Athletic, also known as the Addicks, is the Australian Football Consortium (AFC). AFC is one of three bidders in the sale confirmed by Charlton’s representative in the takeover, Lieven de Turck.

Based on a Deloitte Feasibility study, AFC will incorporate the best global sports management and science practices. AFC also plans to create a world-class training facility at the training ground to develop young talent.

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