Southwark Council pay tribute to community work and Cup run
There is no doubt which side Southwark Council is supporting in the FA Cup Semi-Final this Saturday, after the Millwall flag was raised at the council’s offices in Tooley Street this afternoon.
Council Leader, Cllr Peter John, and Chief Executive Eleanor Kelly, welcomed Millwall club captain Paul Robinson and Chief Executive Andy Ambler to the council HQ near London Bridge.
Together they raised the Millwall flag to mark the club’s achievement in reaching the semi-final of the world’s longest running football tournament. They were joined by young people who have benefited from Millwall's community projects, and club mascot Zampa the Lion.
Cllr Peter John, Council Leader, said: “Southwark is proud to be the spiritual home of Millwall FC, and many of our residents are lifelong supporters of the club. Flying the Millwall flag is our way of showing our support.
Their fantastic achievement in reaching the Semi-Finals of the FA Cup is something we can all enjoy, and there will be a real buzz of excitement across Southwark on Saturday. I will be at the match cheering them all the way to the Final, and I’m sure they will feel the support of the borough behind them as they take on Wigan.”
Robbo added: “It's fantastic to be part of an event like this. The players and staff are grateful to Southwark Council for marking this occasion and also for recognising Millwall's good work in the community, which often goes unnoticed."