Millwall Football Club is excited to announce that it will host its second ‘Community Day’ when Derby County visit The Den this coming Saturday 14th March 2020.
An initiative which proved to be a huge success in its debut season last year, Community Day provides a platform for the club to showcase the wide variety of fantastic work performed by Millwall Community Trust – and 2020’s event is even bigger and better with a long list of events taking place throughout matchday in SE16.
Principal partner Huski Chocolate have kindly and generously forfeited their shirt sponsorship for the day, meaning Millwall Community Trust’s logo will feature on the front instead, and The Lions will also be wearing their white third kit to draw extra attention to the initiative. All match-worn shirts will be available for auction, amongst other items donated by Huski Chocolate and the club, as the Trust looks to also raise as much money as possible to assist with its ongoing delivery of community programmes.
As for what is going on around the ground, things will kick-off on the Lions Centre’s 3G pitch from 10am with a Walking Football game followed by some coaching sessions and a tournament made up of participants on the Trust’s Alternative Provision Academy programme. Lastly, between 1-2pm, Millwall and Derby’s respective down’s syndrome teams will come together for a game. The Sports Hall, also located inside the Lions Centre, will be open between 11.30am-1pm for any fans who wish to take part in some unique fitness workouts and challenges.
The Deptford Rascals will be performing on the Bus Stop Band Stand next to SE16 Bar and opposite there will be a host of local organisations and charities manning stalls which fans are encouraged to visit. Youngsters can also enjoy an inflatable penalty shootout in the same area, and there you will also be able to purchase bottles of Huski Chocolate with all proceeds being donated to the Trust.
Participants on their Post-16 education course as well as RTC players will be holding a bucket collection and giving away limited edition t-shirts and wristbands. Community Day will also mark the start of another new matchday initiative – a 50/50 lottery – from which all profits will go to the Trust.
The players will warm-up in Community Day t-shirts and they will later be welcomed on to the pitch with a Guard of Honour made up of RTC players. Millwall Lionesses and players from DS Lions will also join those from the RTC on a lap of the pitch at half-time.
You can find out more about all of the Trust’s different programmes and initiatives on their website www.millwallcommunity.org.uk.