Young Charlton Athletic centre-back signs first professional contract – South London News

Young Charlton Athletic centre-back signs first professional contract – South London News

Charlton youngster Mason Hunter has signed his first professional contract.

The 18-year-old has skippered the club’s U18 side, bossed by Jason Pearce, as they won a fourth successive Professional Development League 2 South title.

Hunter, who scored in the play-off semi-final win over Barnsley earlier this month, also collected the 2023-24 Pierre Bolangi Award.

Hunter told the club’s official website: “I’m honoured and delighted. I’m really proud of myself for achieving this contract.

“It’s been an enjoyable ride – I’ve had many ups and downs but I’ve kept my head down, kept working hard and I’m really enjoying my football.

Charlton Athletic U18 v Barnsley U18 – Premier League Professional Development League 2 Play-Off Semi-Final , CAFC Training Ground, Sparrows Lane 18 May 2024
Picture : Keith Gillard

“Working with Jason Pearce has really benefitted my game. He was a similar player to myself – not the tallest, but wanted to defend and could also play. He has incredible knowledge of the game.”

Academy director Steve Avory added: “I’m delighted that Mason has achieved a pro contract. It’s fully deserved after a successful scholarship, including a particularly impressive second year. He’s been an inspirational leader, leading by example with his consistent performances in a successful team.

“He’s a local boy, who has been with us since the foundation phase, so I’m really pleased to see another player make that development from foundation phase to signing a professional contract.”

PICTURES: KEITH GILLARD

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