Women's Technical Director Paul Mortimer started his career with Farnborough Town in 1986, joining Charlton Athletic the following year. Paul became an established first teamer with the Addicks, appearing 117 times and scoring 17 goals in his first stint with the club.
In 1989 Paul represented England at U21 level on two occasions, finding the net twice in the game against Senegal.
In 1991 he moved to Aston Villa where he played a dozen matches before returning to London with Crystal Palace. Injury limited his appearances and in 1994 he returned to The Valley where he played until 1999, clocking up a further 86 appearances and 17 goals. He moved to Bristol City in 1999, where he finished his playing career in 2001.
Paul went on to undertake a number of coaching roles including at Arsenal, Brentford and Wimbledon, and in May 2007 assisted with the management of Sierra Leone in their Nations Cup international qualifiers.
From the start of the 2007/08 season, Paul has been at the helm of Charlton Athletic Women's and Girls' football on behalf of the Community Trust.
Representative Honours - England U21's
Previous clubs, Farnborough Town, Charlton Athletic, Aston Villa, Crystal Palace, Bristol City
Occupation - Education Tutor, football coach & Superstar!!
Favourite football team - QPR, AC Milan and Celtic
Favourite male footballer - John Barnes
Favourite football boots - Puma Spa King - Yellow heel
Favourite colour - Blue
Favourite number - 8
Favourite food - Chinese
Favourite sweets - Blackjacks
Favourite TV programme - Modern Family
Favourite group/singer - ABBA
Favourite place you have been on holiday - Algarve
If you were an animal what would you be - A gorilla (a slim one !!)
Best sports achievement - Winning promotion to the National Division
Most memorable moment in football - Singing we are the champions in the dressing room after the last game of last season