"Working with Millwall has been great. They're an amazing organisation that has continued to give structure to the PE delivery within the school. The pupils have been positively affected by the work the trust is doing with them. The project is also supporting development of our teaching staff."

Claire Eames, PE lead at Riverside School, Southwark

"I think the programme so far has been fantastic. All the kids are really engaged, and they love the PE sessions.

"It's really nice to see what they're being taught in class about healthy eating. They've really benefitted from what they've learnt about health, nutrition, and wellbeing. They're also set tasks and go home to cook healthy meals, and every child is really engaged and send pictures of their meals.

"The team at MCT are so professional and teach the kids so much. It's so nice that they're always buzzing about the sessions. I would definitely recommend this programme to all schools, and it been a great addition to our school."

Katie Richards, Teacher at William of York school, Lewisham

"I would like to say thank you for organising such an amazing summer camp for children! I have three siblings (two of which have special educational needs) that have attended the first week of the event and they absolutely loved it.

"Your staff are amazing, compassionate, and patient to integrate and support children throughout the day especially when it comes to SEN.

"The Summer Sports Camp gave them an opportunity to meet and play alongside other children and prepare for a big change in their lives. Big thank you to you and Millwall for creating wonderful opportunities for the local community!"

Parent of holiday camp participants

"Millwall FC Academy is committed to developing young footballers and providing them with a pathway into professional football.

"Teams run from ages U8s through to U23s within a safe and professional environment which allows young footballers to flourish.

"The Millwall Community Trust's Player Performance pathway centres aims to help identify and nurture local talented players. It has been specifically designed to help players improve and progress, whilst providing a clear pathway for any player who excels to the Academy level."

Scott Fitzgerald, Millwall Academy Manager

"It was a really good opportunity to be active, socialise, and become a little more independent. I've met and interacted and even befriended people who I never thought I'd be able to, and I've done activities I'm pretty certain I wouldn't do anywhere else.

"The activities are amazing. The team leaders are great and understanding. It's a great experience to have. It teaches you teamwork and independence. Genuinely loved my experience and believe it's something everyone should partake in.

For someone with anxiety, I was expecting the worst of the worst, but with the support of my team leaders I achieved unimaginable things - extremely likely to recommend NCS."

NCS Participant

"The Post 16 academy offered me many opportunities - and not just football - it also helped me gain a fully qualified coaching job and I have been working regularly. Throughout my time in the academy, I have enjoyed the fact I have been able to train and play matches in a regular, professional environment.

"Training three days a week and playing regular matches has really helped with the development of my fitness and technical ability. The educational side of it is also a good route into a university or a job role, because I will gain qualifications and opportunities to further my education. The college is mostly related to football and sports which makes education enjoyable."

Frankie Collins, Post 16 Student

"Millwall's AP programme has really helped support me in my future career. It's given me time out of school where I struggle to really focus on what I want to do in my future. The staff have been amazing to help me realise my potential and have been really encouraging on my journey into the football world."

Alysia, 15

"After graduating from university, I took on retail roles to build up my savings. Coronavirus made it difficult to have a consistent job, so I applied for universal credit and then the Millwall Kickstart Media post and I was successful in securing the role which helped me improve my skills and work towards a long-term role.

"At end of placement, I was offered a full-time role as the trust's Media Officer and oversaw the whole trust's Media department and supervised two Kickstart placements."

Fleuranelle Duwhaz commenting on her experience of the Millwall Kickstart programme.

"Going inside a prison is an enlightening experience, they are not pleasant places. Nearly 64 per cent of adults commit another crime within 12 months of their release.

"The prisoners have a very low level of self-esteem, and the programme will deliver coaching and other qualifications aimed at boosting employment chances.

"Football clubs have a community responsibility to support these prisoners, and their release into the local community."

David Dein, Former Arsenal FC Vice Chairman

"My daughter loves the girls' kicks football sessions run by Millwall.

"Each session is run with care and never lacking in fun. The girls develop their skills, are aware of targets they can aim towards and are constantly praised for their achievements.

"The coaches are approachable, polite, and supportive to the girl's individual needs. I highly recommend the sessions to any girl who is wishing to improve her football skills or to gain confidence both on and off the pitch."

Parent of PL Kicks Participant

"The sessions are fantastic. Not only does it help to keep them fit and active, but they are now taking part in competitions against other clubs as part of a team.

"This would never have happened without the support, care and patience given by their Millwall coach Steve. The work Steve has done with them to boost their self-belief has been remarkable over the years."

Susan, Parent of Disability Sports participant

"We are delighted to be able to offer opportunities to young people in our communities through the Kickstart programme.

"A key part of our strategy at the EFL Trust is to raise aspirations and realise the potential within our communities, and a scheme like Kickstart enables us to have a significant impact on the young people who need our support most right now."

Mike Evans, Former CEO of the EFL Trust