Millwall receive Intermediate Level of Racial Equality Standard
Millwall were presented with the Intermediate Level of the Racial Equality Standard prior to kick-off of their match with Southampton on Saturday (16 January).
Lord Herman Ouseley, chair of Kick It Out presented the certificate to Millwall CEO Andy Ambler.
Millwall have become the first Football League club to achieve this level, which is a recognition of the club’s commitment to race equality procedures within the club and the community.
Situated in the heart of a vibrant multi-ethnic and multi-cultural community in south London, Millwall Football Club has for many years been one of the leading lights, not only in tackling racial problems and issues within football, but also in developing educational programmes and providing opportunities geared towards embracing the local community as a whole.
The Millwall Anti-Racism Trust (now Millwall for All) was established in 1994 and Millwall have not only been at the forefront in supporting Kick It Out initiatives and weeks of action, but in addition have organised annual events and continue to work closely with Southwark and Lewisham councils to engage with minority communities throughout those boroughs.
Marc Elliott, Millwall for All Development Manager said: “Over the past two years Millwall for All and Millwall FC have worked tirelessly together to achieve this Race Equality Standard level.
“This is an excellent accomplishment for Millwall and is yet another demonstration of its commitment to race equality within the club and the wider community.”
Millwall CEO Andy Ambler added: “We’re proud to be the first League club to be awarded this standard by Kick It Out.
“Millwall for All is an apt name for the organisation which does so much hard work in fostering good community relations locally and helping us provide opportunities to engage positively with people from a diversity of backgrounds.”