Boris Johnson supports the Kicks ProjectOn Wednesday afternoon, the Lions Centre, home to the Millwall Community Trust, next to The Den, hosted the launch of the London Premier League Kicks programme, attended by Mayor of London Boris Johnson and Premier League CEO Richard Scudamore amongst various luminaries.
While not a Premier League club, Millwall have been at the forefront of the Kicks programme for many years, and drew praise from the Mayor and others in attendance for their commitment and achievements.
Millwall’s Community Development & Health improvement manager Richard White said: ‘We are very proud that the Premier League chose Millwall as the venue to launch the London Premier League Kicks event.
Millwall are one of 12 professional football clubs delivering the programme and have contributed significantly to the national sustained target which has made a huge impact in Lewisham and Southwark where we have been heavily supported by many local partnership agencies.
It was great to have Richard Scudamore and Commander Chishty in attendance and also the Mayor of London Boris Johnson and Deputy Mayor Steve Greenhalgh showing their support by playing in the Millwall shirts. Unfortunately I don’t think we will be looking to sign them up in this January transfer window."
London Premier League Kicks is a youth engagement programme for 12 to 18 year olds that targets working with young offenders and young people at risk of offending.