Football Development

Schools Provision

Millwall Community Trust runs a variety of sessions for schools, and work with a number of partner schools across Southwark and Lewisham.

MCT offer the following

Sessions run in PPA time, as well as Lunchtime and After-School Clubs in a range of sports.

Girls Only Coaching Sessions featuring players from the Millwall Lionesses.

Books/Sports Equipment for Keeps sessions, where MCT coaches run sponsored penalty shootout competitions, with funds going towards vital equipment for schools.

Joy Of Moving Programme, MCT in partnership with EFL Trust and Ferrero UK deliver the Joy of Moving programme to thousands of school children in Lewisham and Southwark in South London.

According to research only 30% of boys and 25% of girls aged 5-7 meet the recommended quota of exercise each day. Such inactivity levels are leading to a variety of issues affecting both physical and mental health.

The Joy of Moving programme is designed to help children develop their physical, cognitive and social skills in a fun and educational way. This is done through two national projects, Move & Learn programme and the Joy of Moving Festivals that engage 70,000 children nationwide each year.

Move and Learn, The Move and Learn Programme is a national school-based educational programme for children aged between 9-10 that has been developed by the EFL Trust and Ferrero.

By combining six weeks of practical sporting sessions with classroom sessions, the programme encourages physical activity, promotes nutritional education and builds awareness of the importance of a balanced diet and active lifestyle.

In the 2017/18 academic year MCT worked with 17 schools in Lewisham and Southwark engaging with 1102 school children.

Each year we invite schools to take part in pre match and half time activities during first team matches

Joy Of Moving Festivals, Our Joy of Moving Festivals compliment the Move and Learn Programme. Taking place predominantly in the Summer term, the Joy of Moving Festivals involves the full school from reception all the way through to Year 6, and even the teachers!

The Festivals help develop each child in five major areas: physical fitness, motor (bodily) coordination, cognitive functions, creativity (mental reasoning), and life skills.

The Festivals first piloted in 2018 reaching out to hundreds of schools nationwide engaging thousands of children aged 4-11.

In 2018 season we ran two joy of moving festivals engaging 860 children

For any further inquiries into any of the School Provision programmes that MCT run, please contact our Football Development Manager Sean Daly at