Home   Dartford   Sport   Article

Dartford striker Charlie Sheringham misses game to propose to his girlfriend

By Matthew Panting

Charlie Sheringham has revealed his football managers knew he was planning to propose before his girlfriend did!

The 30-year-old missed Dartford's re-arranged home game with Torquay earlier this season after booking the surprise trip to New York with partner Rosie.

Sheringham initially thought he'd be missing a training session - but the plan backfired when the game was rescheduled.

Charlie Sheringham in action for Dartford against Hampton on Saturday. Picture: Andy Jones
Charlie Sheringham in action for Dartford against Hampton on Saturday. Picture: Andy Jones

"It caught me unaware really when I found out," said Sheringham.

"I thought I was only going to miss one training session but I had to miss a game because I'd booked the flights and it was a big moment in my life.

"I couldn't really chop it and change it around.

"I planned to go away because we didn't have a game but then the postponed game got re-arranged.

"As I'd already arranged to go away to propose to my girlfriend, I had to tell the management before I asked the missus!

"I don't think they were happy but once I told them they understood a little bit more!"

Sheringham was back in the starting line-up for Dartford in Saturday's 2-2 draw with Hampton after recovering from an ankle injury.

Reflecting on his stop-start season, the 12-goal striker added: "I had an injury when I first came (in September), then the proposal, and then another injury."

Join the debate...
Comments |

Don't have an account? Please Register first!

The KM Group does not moderate comments. Please click here for our house rules.

People who post abusive comments about other users or those featured in articles will be banned.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.


Terms of Comments
We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules. If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here, email multimediadesk@thekmgroup.co.uk or call 01634 227989.

Close This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.Learn More