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Twinning Project launches at HMP/YOI Isis Belmarsh prison with Millwall FC

24 December 2020

Millwall Football Club is delighted to announce the launch of its first Twinning Project delivery at HMP/YOI Isis Belmarsh prison.

The accredited FA football-based course will be delivered in HMP/YOI Isis Belmarsh prison during January 2021 by Millwall Community Trust. Sixteen individuals will participate in the course both in the classroom and out on the field, and on top of providing them with knowledge and education, it will also have a wider impact with regard to their life skills and lead to an upturn in behaviour.     

Launched in October 2018 by David Dein, the former Vice Chairman of Arsenal and the Football Association, and supported by the UK’s leading professional football clubs and footballing bodies, the Twinning Project aims to support prisoners whilst in custody and on release to help prepare them in their search for employment and reduce the likelihood of reoffending.  

Sean Daly, CEO at the Community Trust, said: “The project shows again the ground-breaking work the Community Trust is completing to support individuals and families in our local areas.”  

Hilton Freund, Chief Executive at the Twinning Project, added: “Football has the power to change lives. Sadly over 83% of those leaving prison will do so without any form of employment available to them. The Twinning Project plans to upskill by delivering a football-based educational provision in an attempt to reduce the re-offending rates, create safer communities and save lives. The Twinning Project is absolutely delighted that Millwall Community Trust and HMP Isis have joined the programme.”

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