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Lions inducted in SRtRC Hall of Fame

28 April 2014

Top award for Millwall

Over 120 youngsters helped Millwall celebrate the club's induction into the Show Racism the Red Card Hall of Fame at The Den on Monday afternoon.

The children, from Gloucester, Bellenden and Camelot Primary Schools took part in an annual educational event held at the club and they participated in a range of activities, before watching a screening of a special SRtRC film.

A panel including Lions players Danny Shittu and Paul Robinson, manager Ian Holloway, former Den striker Mark McCammon plus Shadow Minister for Sport (and Millwall season ticket holder) Clive Efford MP, then answered some thought-provoking questions from the floor.

After an enlightening Q&A session, Millwall received a rapturous round of applause from the Year 5 pupils and their teachers as CEO Andy Ambler received the SRtRC award in recognition of the club's continued support of the campaign.

Lions boss Ollie said: "Millwall doesn't always get the credit it deserves for the work we do in the community.

"I think this club does more than any other I've been at. That's what makes it real. This is a down-to-earth football club and we are down-to-earth people and supporters - and we actually care."

Ged Grebby, Chief Executive of Show Racism the Red Card added: "Millwall FC are stalwart supporters of our campaign, hosting educational events for local schools with the SRtRC annually and supporting our work and aims whenever and however they can.

"It is fitting that we were able to induct them into the Hall of Fame at this event, which was fantastic and greatly enjoyed by everyone.

"We believe that education is vital in tackling inter-generational racism which is why we are delighted that Millwall again hosted one of our education events. It was very positive and will hopefully have a long-lasting impact on those youngsters who attended."

Look out for a Lions Player special on today's event later this week.

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