Dulwich Hamlet striker Danny Mills has been named on the 2021 Football Black List.
The annual initiative, founded in 2008 by sports journalists Leon Mann and Rodney Hinds, was created to help shine a light on the pioneering and inspirational work being done across the industry by black professionals.
The names in the seven categories are decided by a panel of experts with representatives from the Premier League, Professional Footballers’ Association, League Managers’ Association, EFL and anti-racism group Kick It Out.
Mills has been named as one of the winners in the practitioners category for his work as an educator with anti-racism charity Show Racism the Red Card.
Mills has also helped to launch the Shout Out for Mental Health campaign, to raise money and awareness for mental health charity MIND and support players and supporters through the pandemic. He is also now part of the Kick It Out Players Advisory Board.
Mills said: “I feel so humbled and honoured to join a list of incredible individuals doing such amazing work in football. The last 18 months or so has certainly been a time of reflection for many of us and this year has seen a lot of progression as a result.
“From launching the Shout Out For Mental Health campaign, to joining Kick It Out’s Players Advisory Board, I’ve managed to do things I never saw myself doing this time last year. It’s amazing what can be achieved in a short period of time and I know that this is just the beginning of what will hopefully be a fantastic journey within the game.”
Mills has enjoyed a decent start to the season with Dulwich in National League South, scoring four goals in seven appearances.