Event a great success
At a time when London is hosting the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics funding from Lewisham Positive Activities Fund gave Millwall Community Scheme the opportunity to provide over 150 children between the ages of 10-15 the chance to try their hand at an Olympic sport.
The children attended a two-day event at the Ladywell Arena and came from a wide range of communities represented within Lewisham.
Rashida aged 12 added "I am really happy that I came to this event. It was fun and makes me feel like I am doing the same sports as those in the Olympics."
The two day event took place at Ladywell Arena staffed by Millwall coaches and volunteers from local youth engagement projects from across Lewisham.
Over the two days children has the chance to take part in a range of athletic events, boxing bouts and fencing rounds. "The event gives young people a chance to learn the correct techniques, develop skills, meet new people and gain a better understanding of the rules of each sport," said Peter Dacres, Social Inclusion Officer for Lewisham.
"I would like to also thank Lewisham Council for giving these young people the chance to try a new sport.
If you would like anymore information on the activities Millwall Community Scheme provide please call 020 7740 0503 or email firstname.lastname@example.org