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Millwall Lion Hearts star in South London Special League

20 September 2016

Event at London Playing Fields is a resounding success

The Millwall Community Trust continued its work with individuals of various disability through their involvement in the innovative and welcoming South London Special League at the London Marathon Playing Fields.

With a huge roster of young talent engaged in the Trust, the event proved to be a resounding success.

In a friendly environment, the individual guidance offered by the MCT (Millwall Community Trust) coaches gave great encouragement to the attendees. It also emphasised the Trust's ethos, which is that of installing belief, confidence and happiness into the lives of the individuals taking part.

The Millwall Lion Hearts team began the day by preparing with various warm-up exercises and refreshments before taking to the pitch.

The underdog spirit of the Lion Hearts shone through on a scorching hot day and they were not daunted by competing with larger, more experienced teams.

Despite putting on a valiant display in their opening game which ended in a 2-0 defeat, there were plenty of excellent contributions, most notably from Omatayo Amodejama (Tayo), the Kilty brothers Joseph Kanu, and Shina Lawall.

When Lion Hearts next took to the pitch results quickly began to turn in favour of the rejuvenated and determined side and they lived up to their name with gutsy, battling performances.

A thoroughly enjoyable day ended with the Lion Hearts handed the Fair Play award for the outstanding sportsmanship and manner in which they conducted themselves. Every player of the Lion Hearts team cheered triumphantly as they each left with a medal reflecting their hard work and determination.

It was certainly an afternoon of great promise for Millwall Lion Hearts with individual players such as the Stephen and Dominic Kilty also impressing, the former of whom is skydiving to raise money for the Millwall Community Trust.

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