Top honour for Millwall manager
Millwall manager Ian Holloway will be inducted into the Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) Hall of Fame at a special event at London's Living Room, City Hall, London on Thursday 11th September.
Ollie is to be recognised for his support of the UK's anti-racism education charity at a showcase event, hosted by Murad Qureshi AM.
Millwall FC was inducted into the Hall of Fame in April of this year for over 10 years of work to challenge racism. Danny Shittu, Paul Robinson and Ian Holloway received the award at a SRtRC educational event at The Den.
Ged Grebby, Chief Executive of SRtRC said: "Everyone with even a passing interest in football knows what an engaging speaker Ian Holloway is, when he talks, people listen. SRtRC has been lucky enough to enjoy his support at educational events at Millwall and Blackpool.
"When he has answered young people's questions about racism, he's done so thoughtfully and on a very personal level. You can see young people really listen to the anti-racism message. I'm delighted that Ian can join us at this event and he has agreed to join our Hall of Fame."
Millwall CEO Andy Ambler added: "This is a tremendous honour for Ollie, and also a welcome acknowledgement for the extraordinarily hard work we at Millwall continue to do in the community.
"When Millwall FC were inducted into the Hall of Fame in April this year Ollie described us a 'down-to-earth football club with down-to-earth people and supporters who care'. He is absolutely right.
"We share SRtRC’s commitment to promoting greater equality and understanding within football and the wider community which we have demonstrated through our 'Millwall For All' initiative. We remain fully committed and will continue to be at the forefront of the fight against intolerance, prejudice and discrimination."
The SRtRC Hall of Fame was established to recognise the support of players, former professionals, managers, individuals, football clubs and other organisations for their consistent support of the campaign. There are now over 100 individuals and organisations which are members.
The event of September 11th at City Hall will also feature presentations about the work of SRtRC over the last year, including work in schools. Guest speakers include Murad Qureshi, Len McCluskey, Christine Blower and Marc Elliott – Millwall for All Development Manager.
After the formal proceedings, there will follow a Stand Up Against Racism evening, hosted by Ava Vidal and featuring stand-up sets from Patrick Monahan, Prince Abdi and Marlon Davis.