Jason Pearce retires from playing
Former club captain Jason Pearce has taken a coaching role with the Addicks’ academy and will work with the U18’s. Interview here: Pearce retires.
Pearce has decided to retire, after turning down a couple of playing opportunities elsewhere, including some local club offers, to join the academy coaching staff at Charlton and will work with Hamza Serrar and the exciting group of U18’s.
Pearce is a leader of men and a real asset to the football club. What he didn’t have in talent he made up for in commitment and professionalism. 600 appearances over 15 seasons and captain everywhere he played. So much to give.
Good luck Jason.
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Good decision, Jason. Charlton are much better off having you stay to pass along your vast experience, loyalty and professionalism to the next generation. All the best in this new venture.
Jason will be an excellent addition supporting the U18 squad.
His leadership skills are outstanding and above all his playing knowledge will influence players.
Good luck Jason !!
I am glad that Jason has joined the coaching staff at the CAFC academy. But I hope his efforts are not confined solely to the U18s. There are several promising defenders in the U23 group including two that have missed the best part of two years with severe injuries i.e. Seydil Toure and Billy French who would surely benefit from JP’s tutelage whilst they rehabilitate.