Category Archive: Health & Wellbeing

  1. 5-A-Side Suicide Awareness Football Festival

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    On Sunday 11thAugust Rotherham United Community Sports Trust hosted their second successful Suicide Awareness football tournament. The tournament was planned and delivered by a group of local young men who earlier this year lost their friend who also attended the football sessions with the trust to suicide.

    The day saw over 100 people attend and £346 was raised for the bereaved family. Services such as Samaritans and working win attended to offer additional information and support on the day.

    Inclusion Manager Trudi Race said “I am still overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity of all the people that attended. I cannot thank all the volunteers enough who gave up their time to help make this day a success. The feedback that we have received is that the day was thoroughly enjoyable whilst at the same time highlighting and raising awareness of a very important issue”

    Suicide prevention is key priority for the local authority and Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are also taking the matter seriously. We deliver Youth Mental Health First Aid training to local businesses, schools and colleges hoping to give people the skills necessary to be able to spot signs and symptoms of poor mental health early and signpost people to the right support. Early intervention can prevent issues from developing further and may also decrease the risk of suicide.

    The success of Sunday’s tournament has inspired the Trust to run this tournament every year and link it in to World Suicide Prevention Day. We are currently looking for local businesses to sponsor the yearly event so they can increase the reach and expand what is on offer on the day. If this is something your company would be interested in please email Trudi Race on trace@rotherhamunited.net

     

  2. Living with and beyond cancer

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    You may have seen the research that physical activity can help to improve quality of life, reduce cancer reoccurrence or progression, and improve prognosis. However hitting the gym when you’ve been, or are going through treatment can be very daunting. We often have participants tell us that they feel they will be judged because of how quickly they get tired or because their fitness levels are much lower than they used to be.

    In response to this we developed a weekly fitness session for those living with or beyond cancer. The sessions which are delivered at New York Stadium are circuit based and allow everyone to work at their own pace. Participants can take as much rest as they need to, they can even do the session seated if they wish. Everyone in the session has been through a similar experience and can help and support each other.
    We have had a number of participants who have built their fitness and confidence and now attend a variety of sessions with us.
    To get involved in our next free course starting Monday 30th September book your place by emailing eschofield@rotherhamunited.net or call Emma 01709 827767

  3. Free Yoga Course at New York Stadium

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    Free Yoga Course at New York Stadium

    Reduced Stress levels

    Anxiety relief

    Reduced levels of depression

    Reduced inflammation

    Improved heart health

    Improved quality of life

    Reduced chronic pain

    Improved sleep

    Improved flexibility and balance

    Improved breathing

    Increased strength

    Improved energy levels

    Do you fancy benefitting from the above?

    Yoga has been proven to provide all these benefits and more. Join us for a free 6 week course to see the benefits for yourself.

    Sessions will be delivered at New York Stadium every Tuesday from 29th October.

    Booking is essential.  Please email eschofield@rotherhamunited.net or call Emma 01709 827767

  4. Sports fans urged to tackle charity challenge

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    A charity event for children, young people and adults is pushing the boundaries to get more people involved in fundraising and sport this summer.

    England may have recently won the Cricket World Cup, but a bigger accolade is now up for grabs thanks to the Charity Challenge event at Parkgate Astro in Rotherham on Thursday 26 September.

    The event aims to bring school friends, work colleagues and families together to participate in kwik cricket and penalty shoot-out tournaments to raise funds for the Rotherham United Community Sports Trust and the and the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity.

    Emma Schofield, Health and Wellbeing Manager at Rotherham United Community Sports Trust, said: “Hot on the England cricket team’s World Cup success this summer plus the new football season and the Ashes beginning recently, we think it’s the perfect time to host a Charity Challenge.

    “We’re really passionate about supporting people in Rotherham to lead healthy and happy lives, whatever their age or sporting ability, and we couldn’t think of a better way to do that than with a sporty event which raises funds for charity.”

    The two charitable organisations are working alongside the 0-19 Weight, Health, and Attitude Management (WHAM) Service to host the family-friendly event. The service supports children and young people, together with their families, to achieve and maintain a healthier weight.

    Jennie Swift, WHAM Service Coordinator, said: “We’re really excited about this summer’s Charity Challenge because we’re passionate about encouraging families to make healthier lifestyle choices. We know sport and exercise is a big part of that but to really inspire people to take part, it needs to be fun.

    “The event is perfect for families and neighbours, school friends, work colleagues or members of existing sports clubs.  Everyone is welcome. We hope to see a host of people full of competitive spirit signing up to take part.”

    Groups of family members, colleagues or friends are welcome to attend but participants must register as individuals who are then scored on the number of penalties and runs they make.

    Sponsorship forms can be downloaded from www.rucst.co.uk or collected from the main reception areas at Rotherham United, the WHAM team at Rotherham Community Health Centre and Riverside Library.

    A signed RUFC shirt is up for grabs for the individual who raises the most sponsorship with smaller goodies on offer to all participants who raise more than £10.

    To register your place in the Charity Challenge, which is due to run from 6pm to 8pm, email health@rotherhamunited.net or call Jennie Swift on 07824 545583.

    Barry Mellor, Chair of the Charitable Funds Committee, added: “We’re always very excited to hear about the amazing fundraising ideas people have and an all-inclusive sporting event like this is first for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity. It’s a wonderful way for partner agencies in Rotherham to work together to benefit their community. I’m sure there will be lots of camaraderie and competitive spirit.”

    The Charity sponsorship form can be downloaded here.

  5. Support the badge community day

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    Support the badge community day will be taking place on the 30/07/2019. Come along for a free day of football at the Parkgate Astro facility.

    All you need to do to receive this offer is turn up in any Rotherham United football club gear at Parkgate astro for 9am. The offer is open to any child boy or girl up to the age of 14, with the aim of encouraging the children to continue to participate throughout the summer. Taking place on the day will be drills, skills and small sided games coached by Level 2 FA qualified coaches.

    To book onto the day simply call 01709 827767 or email health@rotherhamunited.net

  6. RUCST and WHAM’s Healthy Lifestyles Project makes the big screen

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    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust and Rotherham NHS Foundation trust Weight Health Attitude Management Scheme have been working hard on a pilot of a healthy lifestyles project for the town.  Children identified as overweight or obese by the national childhood weight measurement programme were invited to attend a 6 week course along with their families.  The course which was delivered weekly at Parkgate Astro took families through interactive sessions looking at the effects of food, drink and exercise on their weight and health. This was followed by fun family activity sessions which included rounders, cricket, football, team games, relays and even Zumba.  The programme ended with a tour of New York Stadium for all those who completed the course.

    The project was a huge success with 100% of the children reducing or maintaining their BMI over the 6 week period.  86% increased their active minutes each week and 70% reported an improved attitude towards health.

    Due to the huge success of the pilot project we are excited to have secured funding via a Heart Research UK and Subway Healthy Hearts Grant.  This grant will allow us to expand the programme to include education on how to keep your heart healthy and the importance of having a healthy heart.  Starting in September we will be working with 200 families from across Rotherham for a 12 month period.

    Take a look at the programme in action when we featured on Calendar News.

    If you would like to get involved in the project contact Jennie Swift jennie.swift@nhs.net

  7. RUCST | Launch season 5 of Man Vs Fat football

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    Following another fantastic season of weight loss and lifestyle changes the Trust are proud to be launching season 5 of Man v Fat Football.

    MAN v FAT Football is a league for guys who want to lose weight. Every player is in the same situation and wants the same thing – to enjoy football, lose weight and get healthier. Uniquely, the league is decided not just on points won, but pounds lost. We give support to every player with unique resources, inspiration and 24/7 support to help you lose weight, get fitter and enjoy the beautiful game.

    With over 60 men currently registered at the Rotherham league it’s not just about the football, it’s about meeting like-minded men who will become your mates and support you on your journey to a healthier lifestyle.

    Emma Schofield, Health and Wellbeing manager at the Trust said: “This season saw the men of Rotherham lose a combined 184kg in just 12 weeks.  With the leading weight loss player losing over 16% of his body weight and a massive 28cm reduction in waist circumference.  Coupled with the increase in physical activity levels and the new ways of eating the men have really made a difference to their lives.  We can’t tell you how proud we are of them.”

    Season 5 will launch on Friday 19th July, 6.30pm at AESSEAL New York Stadium.

    If you are interested in joining the league simply sign up at www.manvfatfootball.org/rotherham

    For more information contact Emma on eschofield@rotherhamunited.net or 01709 827767

  8. Free Heart Screening is a huge success

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    On Saturday 29th June the trust hosted a day of FREE heart screening appointments for those aged 14-35 at New York Stadium.  The day was organised by the Friends of Bruce Cousins Memorial fund who raised £5000 to enable event to happen.
    Doctors, and Staff from CRY (cardiac risk in the young) completed screening for 99 young people with 4 of those being referred for further investigations.
    The Friends of Bruce Cousins Memorial Fund work tirelessly to raise funds to help reduce the number of young deaths through undiagnosed heart conditions.
    Find out more at www.c-r-y.org.uk
  9. You Vs Train

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    RUCST are delighted to be partnered with the EFL Trust to deliver a new initiative You vs Train. Every year hundreds of people unintentionally take on the railway and lose. 170 people have lost their life in the last 10 years and many more have suffered life changing injuries.

    The project aims to educate young people on the dangers of stepping on a railway line in the hope that once they are aware of the dangers they will be less likely to display risky behaviour when it comes to the railway network.

    The one hour sessions will be delivered to 600 young people over the coming months, who will also all be challenged to pass their new knowledge onto at least one other person.

    The sessions which have been delivered so far have received an excellent response with all participants stating that they learnt something new and would now think differently about trespassing on a railway line.

    To find out more about the project visit http://www.youvstrain.co.uk and help spread the message on social media with #youvstrain

    If you know a group of young people who would benefit from this project please get in touch with Emma Schofield, Health and Wellbeing Manager eschofield@rotherhamunited.net 01709 827767

  10. REE heart screening for 14-35 year olds at AESSEAL New York Stadium

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    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are proud to be supporting the family of Bruce Cousins, who will be providing another round of FREE heart screening for 14-35 year olds.

    Bruce sadly lost his life unexpectedly due to a heart condition he knew nothing about.

    Every week in the UK at least 12 apparently fit and healthy young people die due to an undiagnosed heart condition.

    Bruce’s family work tirelessly to raise funds to enable young people to access heart screening, FREE of Charge, to try to reduce the number of young people who die suddenly in this tragic way- thank you – Jackie Cousins

    The screening will take place at AESSEAL New York Stadium on Saturday 29th June 2019.

    Bookings open on the 24th May and can be made at www.testmyheart.org.uk

  11. Trust’s Smear for Smear Campaign in support of International Women’s Day 2019

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    Trust’s Smear for Smear Campaign in support of International Women’s Day 2019

    On Friday 8th March we will be taking a moment to acknowledge all the fantastic women we have here at the Trust, out in our community, and around the world, as part of International Women’s Day 2019.

    It’s sometimes easy to take the women in our lives for granted. For many women being a mum, wife, sister, auntie, friend, running the house, keeping fit and holding down a job is just all part of the daily routine. So today we want to say Thank You!

    Thank you for the contribution you make to the community of Rotherham, and we hope you will take a moment to appreciate just how amazing you are.

    This did get us thinking though, what if these amazing women weren’t here anymore?

    We are often so busy looking after everyone else that we don’t take the time to look after ourselves.

    With this in mind we decided that this year we would use International Women’s Day to encourage the ladies of Rotherham to attend their smear test.

    In 2015 3,126 women were diagnosed with cervical cancer in the UK

    In 2016 854 women died from cervical cancer in the UK

    63% of women diagnosed survive cervical cancer for 10 years or more

    99.8% of cervical cancer cases in the UK are PREVENTABLE

    None of us really want to go for our smear test. We feel awkward, and especially if it’s your first time it’s scary not knowing what to expect, but, it could save your life!!!

    The website below gives a really good description of what you can expect, some helpful tips and also has a helpline number if you would like to chat to someone before you go

    https://www.jostrust.org.uk/about-cervical-cancer/cervical-screening/what-happens-during-cervical-screening

    The test takes less than 5 minutes, and the nurses do the tests day in, day out. There’s really nothing to be worried about.

    So ladies, as we celebrate all we are amazing at, let’s take time to recognise that looking after ourselves is just as important as looking after everyone else.

    Make the appointment.

    Much love

    The RUCST Team

    Smeer montage

  12. Train for Rotherham 10K with RUCST Staff

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    On Sunday 12th May RUCST will be entering a team of staff into the Rotherham 10k.

    In order to give this our best shot we will be holding weekly group training sessions on Wednesdays, starting 3rd April.

    We have 20 places available for members of the public to join us at these training sessions.

    Session will start at New York stadium at 5.15pm.  All running abilities welcome.  Training groups will be split so they accommodate beginner runners who may be at the walk / jog stage as well as more experienced runners looking to improve their time.

    Sessions are free to attend but you must sort your own entry to the 10k.

    To book your place on the training sessions email health@rotherhamunited.net or call 01709 827767

  13. Man v Fat Football

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    Most of us know the importance of being a healthy weight, but motivating ourselves to make changes and believing we can achieve that magic number is a whole different ball game.

    If you’re looking for some inspiration take a look at Steve’s story below

    I have always known that I was overweight and out of condition but was never really motivated to do anything about it. For me the motivation to act came from the results of a blood test I had at my GP’s last Spring. It showed that I had a HbA1C of 47 (48 is classed as being diabetic and requires medication). This was a wake up call for me and the first thing I did was look at my diet. I looked at what I was eating and discovered that I was eating too many simple carbohydrates in cereal, rice and pasta (I have always eaten wholemeal bread). I cut out the cereal at breakfast and just started to have grapefruit in natural juice (not syrup) for breakfast. When I do have pasta and rice, I now have wholegrain varieties. I also cut down on the portion size I was eating. I always considered that I had a healthy diet, plenty of fruit and veg, fish and not too much meat (my wife is pescatarian so I tend to eat what she cooks for herself). However, by looking more closely, I found that I could make some small, subtle changes that helped me to lose over a stone in weight. I was 16 stone (101kg) and managed to get down to 15 stone (95kg) just by changing my diet.

    However, my weight loss began to stall and I found that I was stuck at around 15 stone. I realised that diet alone was not going to get me down to a healthy weight, I had to confront the E word. Exercise is something that I had avoided for years. I had tried joining a gym but found the exercise machines and programmes extremely boring and I was never motivated to keep it up. I had to find something that I enjoyed doing that would help me lose weight. It was completely by chance that I saw an item on the local news about a football league in Rotherham designed exclusively for overweight men. I used to play football in my 20’s (over 30 years ago) and this news article immediately struck a chord with me, so I enquired.

    I joined the league in August 2108 as part of a new team. We play for half an hour every Friday night and have fun and meet a group of men who are all trying to achieve the same thing. It is also extremely competitive, not just on the pitch but also on the weigh in. At the weekly weigh in I always feel an extra buzz if I have lost weight and a sense of disappointment if I haven’t. By filling in my book with food and exercise it focuses my mind to keep active and healthy. I have also valued the advice that I have had regarding my diet from yourself and your team.

    I also realised that it will be difficult to lose weight just by playing football for half an hour a week. I downloaded an app on to my phone called Couch to 5. This is a running app that gradually helped me to run longer distances as I improved my fitness and lost weight. Without ManvFat it is unlikely that I would have ever started running. I needed the motivation to lose weigh, not just to help myself, but also to help my team. I now go running 3-4 times a week.

    At my last weigh in I was 83.2kg (13stone 1lb). I have lost very nearly 3 stone overall and 2 stone since I joined ManvFat football. In August last year my blood sugars were 8.2, when I measured them last month they had come down to 5.4. Looks like I won’t be needing the Metformin after all:))

    My target was to get below 13 stone and I am very nearly there. I successfully completed Dry January as well last month. It is about a complete lifestyle change, not dieting for a few months then going back to old habits I would like to thank yourself and the ManvFat community for helping me achieve my target.

    Steve

    We’re honoured to have been part of Steve’s journey and we can’t wait to help more men invest in their future.

    If you would like to join the 60+ men who are benefitting from Man v Fat Football in Rotherham sign up at www.manvfatfootball.org/rotherham

    Man v Fat before after

  14. Youth Mental Health – Course

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    Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses are for everyone who works with, lives with or supports young people aged 8-18.

    They will teach you the skills and confidence to spot the signs of mental health issues in a young person, offer first aid and guide them towards the support they need. In doing so, you can speed up a young person’s recovery and stop a mental health issue from getting worse.

    Our courses won’t teach you to be a therapist, but we will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and even potentially stop a crisis from happening.

    But more than that, we aim to give you the information and skills to look after your own mental health so that you can set an example for young people. By giving you the tools to have these conversations, we hope to empower you to create a mentally healthy, supportive environment in your family, school, peer group or community.

    Let’s create a future where mental health is treated as a normal part of life, in the same way as physical health. A future where every young person has access to support if they need it.

    If you would like to book on a course in Rotherham, please select the appropriate link below;

    Youth MHFA Lite (09 Apr 2019) – Book here
    Youth MHFA Two Day (04 to 05 Jun 2019) – Book here
    Youth MHFA Lite (27 Aug 2019) – Book here
    Youth MHFA Two Day (02 to 03 Sep 2019) – Book here
    Youth MHFA Lite (31 Oct 2019) – Book here

    For more information on each course please click here.

  15. Rotherham Friends Together project

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    In 2017, Rotherham United Community Sports Trust (RUCST) in partnership with Military Community Veterans Centre (MCVC) and Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council (RMBC) were successful in securing MoD funding to deliver a project on community integration which would include delivery of local services.

    The overall aim of the project was to increase social cohesion by bringing the armed forces veterans together with other diverse communities in Rotherham. This was achieved through activities that helped build positive relationships, improved physical, emotional and social wellbeing, to help combat isolation and loneliness often faced by veterans and their families.

    Links were made between the military veterans and the wider community via activities and events. This created opportunities for people to meet, interact and break down barriers. A range of activities were delivered to promote community integration through culture, art and sport.

    As well as improving health and wellbeing, the project has successfully forged partnerships and community collaborations. This booklet has been created as a tangible memory dedicated to all the veterans of MCVC for their selfless service to their country. The impact of this project has made a significant contribution in bringing a range of groups and cultures together, thereby significantly enhancing mutual understanding, respect and tolerance of the different communities who call Rotherham their home. It demonstrates that communities are stronger together and have more in common than they think.

    The superb booklet produced by Mariam Shah Chair of ‘One Voice’ in collaboration with veterans from the MCVC Lt Col Mac Mcpherson MBE, the Chairman of the MCVC Trustee Board made the following statement:

    “It has been nothing short of remarkable to watch this project flourish. It has been a resounding success and very enjoyable to be involved in the several activities which has brought the veterans community into contact with so many people who we would not have got to meet and become friends with.

    Many of the activities are recorded in this booklet. However, the real lasting impact has been developing an awareness of other cultures, building, growing friendships and having some fun along the way. This will be a bridge to those who we may never have been fortunate enough to meet. It will lead to stronger relationships and a great pathway into the veterans taking an active role in the National Inter-Faith week in November 2018. I would like to thank Rotherham United Community Sports Trust for their support and involvement, which has been magnificent.

    In particular and on behalf of all the veterans who have taken part in this program, I would like to extend our thanks to Zanib Rasool MBE (Partnerships Manager RUCST) and her team who have invested significant time, thought and consideration to supporting veterans. We are extremely grateful to you all.”

    RUCST have been overwhelmed by the enthusiasm and motivation of everyone involved in the project and are keen to continue work with MCVC on future projects.

  16. BUPA Time to Talk Day – Thursday 7th February 2019

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    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are continuing the delivery of a men’s health project across Rotherham.

    The programme aims to reduce social isolation, increase community integration and improve both physical and mental wellbeing amongst middle-aged men who, for whatever reason, whether it be work stress, being financially worried, or a general feeling of being fed up, are at risk of poor mental health.

    According to recent studies, poor mental health can negatively impact on physical wellbeing while poor physical health can lead to an increased risk of developing mental health issues.

    Our project #headinthegame focuses on both physical and emotional wellbeing by offering a combination of free weekly physical exercise sessions and free monthly wellbeing workshops at the ASSEAL New York Stadium.

    The physical sessions will be based around the activity of football whilst the workshops will provide advice and support around managing stress, improving confidence, understanding anxiety and depression and more.

    In addition to the above, any fan that signs up will receive free match tickets to selected home games this season!
    Whether you are experiencing a tough time, need to lose a few pounds or simply want to get out more, we are here to help!

    So if you fancy a kick about then get in touch for more information by contacting Christos Louca on 01709 827767 or clouca@rotherhamunited.net.

    IMPORTANT DAY’S…

    Time to Talk Day – Thursday 7th February 2019

    Time to Talk Day is all about encouraging people to have a conversation about mental health. It’s a chance for all of us to be more open about mental health – to talk, to listen, to change lives. It’s easy to think there’s no right place to talk about mental health, but the more we talk about it, the better life is for all of us. There are lots of different ways to talk about mental health. What will go into your conversations?

    Since Time to Talk Day first launched in 2014, it has sparked millions of conversations in schools, homes, workplaces, in the media and online. While the aim is to get the nation talking on 7th February, the date may not tie in with your on goings so let’s get the conversations flowing throughout February.

    Mental health problems affect one in four of us, yet people are still afraid to talk about it. Having conversations about mental health helps remove stereotypes and stigma, improve relationships, and support recovery. For people with mental health issues, not being able to talk about it can be one of the worst part of the illness. Too often, people who experience a mental health problem are expected to take the lead on talking about mental health in the wider sense. Time to Talk Day encourages everyone to talk about mental health.

    Come along to our Anxiety & Depression workshop on Monday 25th February at the New York Stadium from 6-8pm.

    It will be a chance to improve your knowledge regarding the subject and also provide a safe place to talk about any issues you may be facing.

    Please contact Christos Louca on 01709 827767 or clouca@rotherhamunited.net if you would like to sign up.

    TTT

     

  17. Man v Fat

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    The gentlemen are showing us how it’s done with some fantastic weight loss over the last 9 months in our Man v Fat Football weight loss league.

    Man v Fat Football is part of a national programme which aims to help men lose weight.  Players sign up online where they are teamed with 9 other men to make a team.  Weekly 6 aside games of football follow a weigh in where players score extra goals for losing weight as well as for completing their food diary.  Bonus goals are scored when players lose 5% and 10% of their starting body weight.  Players join a team whatsapp where they are supported by their team mates, and receive weekly diet advice from coaches.  Each 14 week season ends with medals and trophies for the overall league winners and the weight loss winners.

    Season One
    Weight Lost: 368KG
    95% of players lost weight
    4.66% was average weight loss
    97% of completers lost weight
    61% of completers lost 5%

    Top 5 Weight losses:
    17.50kg
    15.40kg
    13.60kg
    13.50kg
    12.40kg

    Season Two
    Weight Lost: 157KG
    76% of players lost weight
    3.08% was average weight loss
    86% of completers lost weight
    38% of completers lost 5%
    Average start BMI: 35.26
    Average finish BMI: 33.36

    Top 5 Weight losses:
    16.40kg
    14.00kg
    12.70kg
    12.20kg
    12.00kg

    As if the numbers aren’t impressive enough players have also reported the following benefits since joining the league:

    Reversed diabetes
    Reduced cholesterol
    Getting back into work
    Reduced stress
    Better sleep

    Games are played at Parkgate Astro Pitches on Fridays between 7-9pm

    There’s still time to join season 3. Simply sign up at www.manvfat.com/rotherham where you will be placed in a team.

  18. Shape the future of health and wellbeing for Rotherham

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    Can you help shape the future of health and wellbeing for Rotherham?

    People in Rotherham are being asked to tell the Council how they stay happy, healthy and well in their day-to-day lives by submitting photos of them in action.

    They are being asked for their suggestions so that the Council can better understand what matters to people in the borough and use this information to shape future services and promote the breadth of community activities already available.

    It may be that a local voluntary or community group keeps you feeling happy and well; or a place where you walk the dog or go for a run; or even places where you spend your leisure time. Whatever it may be, the Council wants to know about it so make strategic recommendations about local health and wellbeing issues.

    Please submit your photo by uploading it using the form on the link below. A brief description of what you are doing in the photograph is also requested. The photo should have been taken in Rotherham.

    By uploading your content you are giving permission for the Council to use it across all communications channels including online, in printed marketing materials and in the press. By submitting your photo you are also confirming that you have been given permission to submit it from all people shown in the image (including the parent/carer of children).

    The photos will be used in this year’s Director of Public Health report which will be available in Spring 2019 and in a celebratory public art exhibition.

    Please submit all photos by Sunday 20 January 2019

    https://www.varotherham.org.uk/news/healthy-lives-through-a-lens/

  19. Fancy a clear out ahead of Christmas?

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    Fancy a clear out ahead of Christmas? We need your old clothes!

    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust’s Man v Fat project is teaming up with the British Heart Foundation to donate their old clothes, supporting the lifesaving research the charity caries out.

    With over 80 men losing as much as 10% of their body weight whilst taking part in the football weight loss league a new wardrobe has been a must. The BHF spotted this as an opportunity to put the old clothes to good use.

    Players will be bringing in their old clothes in on Friday 9th November, with the team who donates the most clothes receiving the BHF trophy!

    If you have any clothes you would like to donate to this fantastic cause please drop them into:

    Parkgate Astro
    23 Greasbrough Rd, Parkgate, Rotherham S62 6HQ
    Friday 9th November
    6.30pm-8.30pm

    If you would like to join our Man v Fat Football league we are launching season 3 on Friday 23 November. Please register prior to this date at www.manvfatfootball.org/rotherham

  20. Macmillan Coffee Morning and Slipper Swap hits the back of the net

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    On Monday 24th September RUCST hosted a Macmillan Coffee morning in partnership with Edlington Community Centre’s slipper swap event.

    The morning saw around 60 people attend to share coffee and cakes and have a good chat.

    Participants from the Mature Millers association, Rotherham’s Military Veterans Centre, RUCST’s BTEC level 3 students and general members of the community enjoyed goods baked by RUCST’s staff members (or their mums)!

    The morning raised £133 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

    The ladies from Edlington Community Centre hosted a slipper swap, with over 40 pairs of brand new slippers being exchanged for old ones. The new slippers which aim to reduce the risk of falls, were accompanied by information and gadgets to keep safe at home.
    Thank you to everyone who donated and attended.

    If you would like to find out more information or get involved please contact eschofield@rotherhamunited.net.

  21. Macmillan Coffee Morning & Slipper Swap

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    On Monday 24th September the health department will be swapping the salads for cakes in support of Macmillan Cancer Support. Running from 11am-1pm in the main stadium we will be selling buns and cakes to raise money for this fantastic cause as well as providing free tea and coffee.

    Alongside the Coffee morning we will be working in partnership with Edlington Community Organisation to host a slipper swap. This is an opportunity for older adults to bring in their old slippers and swap them for brand new ones free of charge. The new slippers are antislip, and have a secure fit helping to reduce the risk of falls in the home. They’re also lovely and warm, helping to keep feet toasty as the winter months arrive.

    There will be an opportunity to speak to professionals about falls prevention, winter wellness, getting active and cancer awareness.

    We hope to see you there!

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  22. Macmillan Coffee morning

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    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are pleased to announce we are running a Coffee morning on behalf of the Macmillan Cancer Support. We are kindly asking that you, your friends, family and colleges come down and help us support this brilliant charity.

    Macmillan Cancer Support is one of the largest British charities and provides specialist health care, information and financial support to people affected by cancer. We take the time to understand you as a person, so that we can provide the support, tools and inspiration you need to find your best way through. We do it like this because we understand everyone’s cancer journey is unique.

    Our coffee morning is open to the public and will take place on the 24th September 2018 at AESSEAL New York Stadium (home of Rotherham United Football Club).

    Where: AESSEAL New York Stadium
    New York Way, Rotherham S60 1AH
    Monday 24th September 2018
    11am – 1pm.

    If you would like to find out more information please contact Abbi or Emma on 01709 827767 or email health@rotherhamunited.net.

  23. RUCST | Go Green this season

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    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are excited to be working in partnership with Rotherham United Football Club, and Passenger Transport Knowledge to encourage Greener Travel to games. Helping to reduce pollution, and improve health, our team will be leading walks from Maltby, Brinsworth, Wickersley and Thorpe Hesley.

    The walks will give fans a chance to meet other fans and chat about the games as well as burn some calories, improve their physical and mental health, and reduce the amount of CO2 produced by driving to the match.

    Emma Schofield, Health and Wellbeing Officer said ‘We are keen to support any initiative which encourages a healthy lifestyle. Making small changes to your daily routine is a great way to get started. Walking is a perfect way to clear your mind and reduce stress.

    For more information please contact Emma Schofield 01709 827767 health@rotherhamunited.net

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  24. Trust continue work with care homes!

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    Over the last 3 months Rotherham United Community Sports Trust have worked with 5 Care Homes (Broadacres, Swallownest, Silverdale, West Melton lodge, and Whiston Hall) delivering weekly 1 hour sessions. The sessions included chairobics, boardgames, skittles, boccia, target throw and dominoes.

    Alongside this each home was given craft materials to make a supporters flag for their home.

    At the end of the 12 weeks each home brought 10 residents to New York Stadium to compete against the other homes in the Care Home Olympics.

    The residents were put into mixed teams with residents from other homes and competed in target throw, boccia, skittles and dominoes, followed by afternoon tea and a tea dance.

    Every participant received a certificate for attending with prizes being given out for the winners of each activity, best dancer and best dressed. Trophies were presented to the overall winning care home (west Melton Lodge) and for the best supporters flag (Swallownest)

    The feedback from staff and residents was fantastic. The residents had great fun, enjoyed getting out and meeting new people and loved taking part in some competition.

    All the homes who took part are eager to take part again in the future and we now have 18 homes wanting to get involved.

    Bev Sawyer, manager of West Melton Lodge said ‘may I say all of our residents enjoyed the training and the day, most of which already want to sign up and do it all over again.

    Carrie Davies, manager of Silverwood care home said ‘The day was great, organised and the afternoon tea and tea dance were brilliant.’

    If your home would like to get involved please contact Emma Schofield, Health and Wellbeing Officer, eschofield@rotherhamunited.net

  25. MAN vs FAT off to a flyer

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    Rotherham’s Man v Fat football league is now 5 weeks into its 14 week run.

    With 54 men signed up into 6 teams the competition has really kicked off. Players join us at Parkgate Astro on Tuesday evenings between 6.30-8.30pm where they get weighed before playing in a 6 aside game.

    Teams score points for their game result but also for the number of players losing weight that week. When a player loses weight for 3 weeks they also score a bonus goal. This scoring system means that a team can end up winning the league even though they’re not the best on the pitch. 5 weeks in the players have lost a combined weight of 210.5kg, with 12 players already losing 5% of their weight.

    The league which is funded by Sport England is free to join. Players sign up individually online and are placed into a team. Each team has its own whatsapp group and numerous friendships have been formed already. Some players are heading to Leicester this week to play against Man v Fat teams from other areas of the country, they are organising their first social, and there’s even been talk of a charity calendar.

    The league is still open, and players can sign up at www.manvfatrotherham.org/rotherham

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  26. Easter Holiday Health Activator Course

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    On Wednesday 28th March 2018 Rotherham United Community Sports Trust will be delivering a Health Activator Course at New York Stadium.

    The course will run from 2pm-5pm in the Activity Suite and will cover topics including:
    • Healthy eating
    • Exercise
    • Drugs and Alcohol
    • Smoking
    • Body image

    The sessions will be interactive, with a variety of tasks, games and quizzes to complete. The course is open to young people from 11-18 years who feel they would like to gain knowledge to enable them to encourage family and friends to lead a healthy lifestyle.

    Participants will receive a certificate of attendance and will be offered the opportunity to utilise their new skills volunteering with the trust over the remainder of the school year at a variety of events.

    There is 40 places available on the course.

    Anyone who would like to attend should book their place by emailing eslaterclayton@rotherhamunited.net or by calling 01709 827767 and asking for Emma Slater-Clayton.

  27. Man V Fat

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    Gentleman,

    Fancy joining a 5 aside league that supports you to shed a few pounds?

    MAN v FAT Football is for men everywhere who love football and who want to lose weight.

    During the leagues MAN v FAT supports you to lose weight. Each week, as well as playing a 30-minute football match, you also weigh in before the game.

    You and your team earn bonus goals from the weigh-in results which are added to the score on the football pitch.

    Uniquely, MAN v FAT Football rewards players not just for winning games but for losing weight.

    It doesn’t matter whether you have a couple of pounds to lose or a couple of hundred, this league is for you.

    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust will be launching the Rotherham league on Tuesday 17th April 7-9pm at Parkgate Astro.

    Places are filling up fast. To secure a place in the league register on the link below

    Manvfatfootball.org/Rotherham

    See you in April

  28. Trust supports Macmillan Cancer Research thi Friday

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    Trust supports Macmillan Cancer Research this Friday

    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are supporting Macmillan Cancer Research on Friday 29th September at the AESSEAL New York Stadium.

    Location: GoalZone Activity Suite, AESSEAL New York Stadium
    Date: Friday 29th September 2017
    Time:11am – 12:30pm

    It is open to everone so please come along and support this great cause!

  29. Trust to get even more kids moving in Rotherham.

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    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust launches the 2017/2018 year of the +Sport Move and Learn Project, in partnership with Ferrero and the EFL Trust.

    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust, Ferrero and the EFL Trust are delighted to announce that they are embarking on the 3rd year of their +Sport Move and Learn partnership in Rotherham.

    The specially designed primary schools programme encourages children to take part in physical activity, while helping them to understand the importance of a balanced diet and an active lifestyle.

    The +Sport Move and Learn Project is part of Ferrero’s global Kinder + Sport CSR initiative that has already encouraged 15 million children across the world to follow an active lifestyle.

    Locally, over the course of six weeks, children from year 5 spend time in the classroom learning about the body, nutrition and the importance of exercise, through participating in interactive activities. This is then followed by a session dedicated to playing football, dodgeball or handball, with two weeks spent on each sport.

    To date, Rotherham United Community Sports Trust has delivered the programme locally in 45 schools, with 2700 children impacted. To build on this success, this year they will be reaching 30 schools and 1800 children.

    The first schools taking part this year are: Swallonest Primary, Wath Victoria Primary School, Anston Brook Primary School, Woodsetts Primary School.

    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust Programme lead Emma Slater-Clayton, Health and wellbeing Officer is a huge supporter of the Kinder + Sport Move and Learn Project, saying “It’s vital that we educate children from a young age on a healthy diet and encourage an active lifestyle. The Kinder +Sport Move and Learn Project is a really fun and interactive project engaging thousands of children each year. I’m extremely proud to be able to support such an important programme”.

    A spokesperson from Ferrero said: We are delighted to be working with Rotherham United again this year for the +Sport Move and Learn Project, an integral part of Ferrero’s Kinder + Sport Corporate Social Responsibility programme. Our partnership with the EFL Trust and all our member clubs has gone from strength to strength in recent years, and we are proud that together we have inspired thousands of children to discover new ways to enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle.”

    Mike Evans, Director of Operations at the EFL Trust said: “The +Sport Move and Learn Project and our partnership with Ferrero is growing from strength to strength. The power of sport and the club badge allows our network of community trusts to deliver key messages, such as tackling obesity, to reach out to the wider community. We are committed to helping the next generation discover the joy of moving and we look forward to continuing to work with Ferrero and our own network to achieve this.”

    To find out more information, please contact Emma on 01709 827767.

  30. HEALTH | BBC Children in Need launch

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    Tuesday 1 August will see the start of our BBC Children In Need delivery.

    The project which will initially run for 12 months will engage young people aged 11-18 in Sport and physical activity whilst educating them on topics around health and wellbeing.

    Young people will be invited to join us for 10 weeks to cover topics such as healthy eating, exercise and the body, smoking, alcohol and drugs, CSE, sexual health, body image and eating disorders, water safety, bullying and internet safety.

    The project which will focus on engaging participants from 4 key areas of the borough Canklow, Eastwood, Ferham and Masborough and will target 400 young people over the 12 month period.  80 of these will be invited to take part in health advocate training and 60 will be invited to volunteer with the Trust to help spread the messages around health and wellbeing to their peers.

    August will see delivery start at Ridge Road Mosque, Winterhill Youth Centre and Eastwood Village Community Centre. September will see us expand into Ferham childrens centre, Cranworth Road, Canklow woods school and Myplace.

    We will be working with a variety of partners on the delivery of the project including South Yorkshire Police, SYEDA, The Anti Bullying Company, RDASH, and South West Yorkshire NHS partnership.

    We will also be celebrating the launch of the project at our Open Day on Tuesday 29 August at New York Stadium.

    If you would like further details about getting involved in the project please contact Emma Slater-Clayton eslaterclayton@rotherhamunited.net

  31. New Staff | Emma Slater-Clayton, Health & Wellbeing Officer

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    We are pleased to welcome Emma Slater-Clayton to our fantastic team…

    Position at the trust: Health & Wellbeing Officer

    After completing a degree in Sport and Exercise Science at Sheffield Hallam University Emma went on to work for Rotherham Council and Sheffield International venues as a community sports coach.  She then moved over to Activity Sheffield, spending 10 years with the organisation.  Emma covered a variety of roles including Community Sports Coach, Sports Development Officer, Older Peoples Development Officer, Exercise Referral Officer, and finally Team Leader for The Miracle Cure, Workforce Wellness and Walking projects.  Emma spent a year working for Run England as the regional officer for community running, and for the past 6 years she has been working as a Tutor for British Athletics.  Emma spent the last year as Student recruitment Officer for YMCA Whiterose before joining us at RUCST.

    Emma is excited to bring her skills and experience in sport, health and wellbeing to the Trust.  She will be heading up the Health and Wellbeing team, working with children, young people, adults and older adults to improve the health and wellbeing of Rotherham’s communities.  Emma is a keen runner so if you see her out and about don’t forget to say hi!

    Jamie Noble, Head of Community said “We are delighted to have Emma at the trust, the skills and experience she has will surly add a different dimension to the fantastic work our staff already deliver. Everyone at Rotherham United Community Sports Trust would like to welcome Emma to the team”

    If you would like to find out more information about the trust, please contact us on 01709 827767 or email community@rotherhamunited.net.

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  32. Goal Zone facility available to hire

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    Our state of the art facility located at the AESSEAL New York Stadium is available to hire!

    Our facility consists of 3 floors in the main stand (1st floor, 2nd floor & 3rd floor), containing, 3 classrooms, community Activity Suite and a new office. (Next to the players entrance)

    The 3 classrooms (First Floor) are used for educational provision which consists of BTEC Level 2 & 3, Apprenticeships, Foundation Degree and alternative education programmes, all classrooms have the latest educational equipment enabling the students to study to their full potential.

    The activity Suite (Second Floor) is a large area with mirrored wall for dance, gymnastics or even yoga / Pilate’s classes, in addition to this we have 2 reaction walls, TRX equipment, VIPR bars, dumbbells, medicine ball rebounders, boxing equipment, free weight, kettle bells, table tennis, state of the art projector, and much more.

    The community office space (Third Floor) have 18 desks to accommodate both office based staff and community coaches in a hot desk style along with meeting areas and kitchen facilities.

    click here to view our Brochure

    To find out more information please contact us at community@rotherhamunited.net or phone 01709827767.

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  33. Trust awarded Morrison’s grant

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    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust have been awarded £9140.00 from Morrison’s to help support Rotherham priority of prevention and early help by engaging carers early on and supporting them to adopt a healthier lifestyle

     This project aims to offer support to carers who often have no respite from their caring role and have health issues themselves. A recent local consultation with carers mentions carers wanting ‘time out’ as the demands of caring was making them ill.

     The trust will be delivering relaxation sessions, a table tennis club, exercise and fitness sessions, walks for carers, health and nutrition advice, and cook and eat sessions.

     Mark Cummins, Community Manager said “we are really proud of the support that has been given by Morrisons. Our disability theme has always built really good relationships with participants and we are delighted to now offer a programme for carers. The project will give full access to our fantastic new facilities at the AESSEAL New York Stadium delivering a combination of sport, physical activity and health work.

     If you would like to find out more information about this new project, please contact out health & Wellbeing department on 01709 827767 or email health@rotherhamnited.net

    Club Website: www.themillers.co.uk
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  34. Trust set to open health space for free!

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    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are pleased to announce we are opening the doors to our Activity Suite to EVERYONE from 31st of October 2016 for the #FightingFit campaign, which aims to increase participation in sport through better facilities in Rotherham.

    The state of the art facility is located at the AESSEAL New York Stadium in the “Goal Zone” and includes equipment such as Vipr bars, TRX cables, Kettle bells plus many more.

    The Activity Suite will be accessible for the public for FREE on the following days:

    Monday
    8am – 10am

    Friday

    8am – 10am

    We are also pleased to confirm that the other classes running free of charge until 14th November are:

    Monday – HIIT Class
    5:30pm – 6:15pm

    Tuesday – Yoga
    6:30pm – 7:30pm

    Wednesday – Yoga
    12:00pm – 1:00pm

    Thursday – Ladies’ Musical Theatre (Dancing)
    7:30pm – 9:00pm

    Prices start at just £4 per class after the above stated date.

    If you would like to find out more information or to register your interest please contact us on 01709 827767 or email community@rotherhamunited.net.

    Club Website: www.themillers.co.uk
    Trust Website: www.rucst.co.uk
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  35. Trust to get even more kids moving in Rotherham

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    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust launches the second year of the +Sport Move and Learn Project, in partnership with Ferrero and the EFL Trust.

    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust,Ferrero and the EFL Trust are today announcing that they are embarking on the second year of their partnership in Rotherham to get even more children moving through a primary schools programme that encourages children to take part in physical activity, while helping them to understand the importance of a balanced diet and an active lifestyle.

    The +Sport Move and Learn Project is part of Ferrero’s global Kinder + Sport initiative designed to encourage active lifestyles in children across the world that has already reached over 15 million children. To date, the programme has been delivered locally in 22 schools, with 1300 children impacted. To build on this success, this year 30 schools and 1800 children will be reached.

    Over the course of six weeks, children from Year 5classes spend 45 minutes in the classroom learning about the body, nutrition and the importance of exercise, through participating in interactive activities. The second half of the 90 minute session is dedicated to playing football, dodgeball or handball, with two weeks spent on each sport.

    The first schools taking part this year are: St Joseph’s Primary School Rawmarsh, Trinity Croft Primary School, Swinton Brookfield, Maltby Manor and Wales Primary.

    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust: Health Ambassador is a huge supporter of the Kinder + Sport Move and Learn Project, saying “It’s vital that we educate children from a young age on a healthy diet and encourage an active lifestyle. The Kinder +Sport Move and Learn Project is a really fun and interactive project engaging thousands of children each year. I’m extremely proud to be able to support such an important programme”.

    A spokesperson from Ferrero said:“Since launching Kinder + Sport in the UK two years ago, we have moved over 100,000 children as a result. Active children are more likely to grow into active adults, so we are passionate about inspiring future generations in communities across the UK to get active and live well. The EFL Trust is the perfect partner; football clubs are at the heart of their communities and engage and inspire people from all generations – and this is exactly what we want to do with Kinder + Sport in the UK.”

    Mike Evans, Director of Operations at the EFL Trust said:“We’ve been working with Ferrero for three years now and seeing the programme go from strength to strength is incredible. The power of sport and the club badge allows our network of community trusts to deliver key messages, such as tackling obesity, to reach out to the wider community. This investment in helping to get future generations living well is invaluable and we look forward to continuing to work with Ferrero and our own network.

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  36. Exercise classes starting in October

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    We are pleased to announce the delivery of various exercise classes on Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Friday’s every week starting 3rd October!

    The classes will be delivered in our fantastic state of the art facility at the AESSEAL New York Stadium in the “Goal Zone”. Classes include HIIT // Circuit Training // Abs blast,  Legs, Bums & Tums // Impact // TRX Classes // Stretch and Tone.

    Prices are ONLY £4.00 each!

    Monday

    7:00 – 7:45am // HIIT
    8:00-8:45am // Circuits
    9:00-9:30am // Abs Blast
    9:45-10:30am // LBT

    Wednesday

    10:00-10:45am // Impact
    11:00-11:45am // LBT
    6:00-6:45pm // HIIT
     7:00-7:45pm  // TRX

    Friday

    7:00-7:45am // Circuits
    8:00-8:45am // TRX
    9:00-9:45am // Soccercise
    10:00-10:45am // HIIT

    If you would like to find out more information or register your interest please contact us on 01709 827767 or email community@rotherhamunited.net

    Club Website: www.themillers.co.uk
    Trust Website: www.rucst.co.uk
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  37. Macmillan Coffee Morning

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    Everybody at Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are pleased to announce we are running a Coffee morning on behalf of the Macmillan Cancer Support. We are kindly asking that you, your friends, family and colleges come down and help us support this brilliant charity.

    Our coffee morning is open to the public and will take place on the 30th September 2016 at our brand new health facility situated in the New York Stadium (home of Rotherham United Football Club).

    Not only will we be selling coffee and cakes but will also be running mini games and events with prizes to be won!

    Where: AESSEAL New York Stadium (Goal Zone)
    New York Way, Rotherham S60 1AH
    Friday 30th September 2016
    10am Onwards

    If you would like to find out more information please contact Lauren on 01709 827767 or email health@rotherhamunited.net.

    Club Website: www.themillers.co.uk
    Trust Website: www.rucst.co.uk
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  38. Job opportunity – Health & Wellbeing Officer

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    Due to the recent move to our brand new state of the art facility, we are delighted to announce we are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, charismatic and dedicated individual to our Health & Wellbeing department.

    RUCST is committed to safeguarding and promoting welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff to share this commitment.

    We are a diverse Trust that respects differences in race, disability, gender, faith background or personal circumstances we welcome all application. We want everyone to feel valued and included in the football community and to achieve their full potential. The trust is opposed to any discrimination and commits itself to the redress of any inequalities by taking positive action where appropriate.

    Duration:  Full time
    Hours: 37.5 hours
    Salary: £17,000 –  £21,000 (depending on experience)

    How to apply:

    Download application form here: Application form
    Download Job Description here: Health and Wellbeing officer – Job Description

    Please email all application to jnoble@rotherhamunited.net or Contact Jamie Noble on 01709 827767 for more information.

    Closing Date: 30th September 2016

    Please note that the job will be subject to satisfactory references and Enhanced DBS procedures.

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  39. Brand new health facility coming soon!

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    In September we will be opening a fantastic new Facility at the New York Stadium! We will be opening our own health space called the Goal zone!

    Within this space is a large area with mirrored wall for dance, gymnastics or even yoga / Pilates classes. We have 2 reaction walls, TRX equipment, VIPR bars, dumbbells, medicine ball rebounders, boxing equipment, state of the art projector and much much more.

    Then opening day is soon to be announced –  if you wish to receive updates and wish to attend please contact Lauren Kerry our health and wellbeing officer on 01709 827767.

    Lauren Kerry the Health and Nutrition officer has explained ‘this is going to be a fantastic opportunity for the communities of Rotherham, it is a fantastic space with lots of scope to do a variety of activities from physical activity to health and nutrition work. I am really excited about working with the people of Rotherham in this exciting new facility, it is amazing news and holds a very prosperous future for not only the health department within the trust but for Rotherham United Community Sports Trust as a whole and I am thrilled to have been a part of the design and implementation.

    For more information about setting up projects, running classes or about current projects running within the space please contact Lauren Kerry on 01709 827767 or lkerry@rotherhamunited.net.

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  40. RIO Unites

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    To celebrate the Olympics 2016 RUCST are holding a RIO unites day at Park Gate Astro for children aged between 10 – 16 years of age, all abilities welcome!

    On the day there will be the opportunity for the children to have a go at Football, Seated Volley Ball, Javelin, 100m sprint, relay race and blind folded football, with the opportunity to win lots of medals! Along with the experience of physical activity both parents and children can experience a taste of the Brazilian culture – through arts crafts and carnival Dance. Parents are welcome! The event will be running on Friday 19th August 2016.

    There will be an adult race so bring your racing shoes! You will need to register for this event if you wish to attend so please contact Lauren Kerry our Health Officer on 01709 827767 or if you want a little more information please don’t hesitate to call for more information.

    Club Website: www.themillers.co.uk
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  41. Calling all Grassroots Football clubs!

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    Do you have a football team that is currently about to start pre-season preparation? Why not do something different and put your team strides ahead?

    Lauren Kerry our resident Nutritionist at Rotherham United Community Sports Trust with over 5 years’ experience runs an Eat-Right-Play-Right Nutritional workshop to help your team have the performance edge for the forthcoming season!

    Eat right, play right’ is nutritional support for to local grass root football teams who request it. It can be delivered to any age and made bespoke to the teams that ask for the session to be delivered. The main issues previous teams have asked us to focus on are, pre match meals, post-match meals, refueling and hydration. A lot of teams want to go through the dangers of energy drinks and the importance of nutrition to support successful performance.

    Cost is £50 per squad and this includes, nutritional and healthy eating workshop and a one hour training session.

    For more information please call Lauren Kerry on 01709 827767.

    Rotherham United Football Club: www.themillers.co.uk
    Website: www.rucst.co.uk
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  42. Leaving School and Looking for Education Routes?

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    Study With RUCST next academic year…

    BTEC Level 2 & 3 Sport 

    The Rotherham Community Academy BTEC Level 2 & 3 (in partnership with The Football League Trust and Rotherham College) offers students the opportunity to play for Rotherham United whilst completing your qualifications, This experience can lead straight to university, a career in the Sports Industry or professional Football / Futsal. This course will provide students with transferable skills and qualities that can help them develop a long term career in sport covering a range of units ranging from the Human Body, Fitness, Coaching and Diet Planning. The programme is also open to females with the opportunity to play for the Rotherham United female development squad as well as regular games integrated within the programme. The course duration is full time, 16 hours per week, September – July for two years. Since the start of the programme 75% of students have progressed onto university including our Foundation Degree in Football Coaching and Community Development. The entry requirements for this consists of AT LEAST 4 GCSE’s at Grade A* – C including Maths and English.

     

    Foundation Degree Community Football Coaching and Development

    Are you passionate about a career in the football industry? This football coaching course provides an opportunity to gain an industry-recognised coaching award while being affiliated to a specific football club. The Foundation Community Football Coaching and Development degree has been designed in conjunction with the Football League Trust in order to identify the type of skills and qualities that are required to work within professional football clubs community departments or national governing bodies in areas of growth such as social inclusion, community coaching and football development.

    Require more information contact us on:

     medwards@rotherhamunited.net Or Call 01709 827767

    Education Academy open days announced

    Wednesday 23rd March 2016
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  43. Healthy Humans Workshop

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    Trinity Croft visit NYS for Health Humans workshop

    Trinity Croft C of E Primary School came along to one of our Healthy Human Stadium days, which included a whole day of workshops around various health topics such as, The Human Body which included, the skeleton, organs and muscles and Nutrition and healthy eating. Along with the educational workshops the pupils were taken on a tour around the stadium and learnt a lot about what  Christine Hamilton Year 3 teacher explained ‘The children and staff really enjoyed the day.  The class are writing a recount about the tour and the children have remembered far more than they would have done normally’

     Our health Officer Lauren Kerry said “it was a pleasure to have the year 3 pupils from Trinity Croft Primary School, who were so enthusiastic about health and willing to take on so much information about what it takes to be a healthy human”

     For more information regarding the ‘Health’ workshops at the stadium day please contact Lauren for more information. All workshops can be made bespoke to fit your schools requirements.

    Lauren Kerry
    Health Officer
    Email: lkerry@rotherhamunited.net
    Office: 01709 827767

     

  44. International Women’s Day celebrated in style

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    International Women’s Day

    Tuesday 8th of March 2016 marked the annual International Women’s day which was celebrated by Rotherham United Community Sports Trust throughout the day, luckily it fell on a Tuesday when Rotherham United faced top of the league Middlesbrough, and with this in mind it seemed fitting to continue the celebrations throughout the night at that fixture.

    Various different guests were invited along to watch The Millers and celebrate this annual event, some of the attendees included Brinsworth Whitehill Girls J.F.C, Rotherham United Ladies and participants who attend the ladies Boot camp sessions we deliver at Eastwood Village Community Centre, Thornhill Primary School and Blackburn Youth Club.

    All groups invited were taken pitch side which gave them a change to watch the players warm up which provided a perfect opportunity for them to get photos in the home dug-out prior to kick off.
    Several players from Brinsworth Whitehill Girls J.F.C were also selected for the random acts of kindness which gave them an opportunity to be a Flag Bearer at the game.

    Being the charitable side of the Football Club, we work with a wide range of people in our local community, through the power of football we promote physical and emotional health, healthy eating, healthy lifestyle, learning, confidence building, social integration and community cohesion. It is important for us that we recognise these annual celebration events as everyone who attends our sessions or events deserve the recognition for their hard work and commitment.

    Jamie Noble (Head of Community) said “Celebrations have been taking part throughout the day for the International Women’s Day, and luckily we have had the opportunity to continue this at tonight’s fixture. It’s fantastic to see various different groups and communities come together and support this event, and to make the night even more memorable The Millers Got all 3 points with a late goal at the New York Stadium.

    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust would like to thank everyone who came along to help celebrate International Women’s Day.

    If you would like to find out more information regarding the work we deliver please visit our website on www.rucst.co.uk.

  45. “MENTALk Health” programme

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    “MENTALk Health” programme

    Today marks the launch of our “MENTALk Health” programme, an exciting men’s health project funded by Bupa UK Foundation.

    We will be recruiting men aged 25-55 from across Rotherham with an interest to improve their physical and mental wellbeing. The project will start in April 2016 and will offer free weekly sports sessions and free monthly wellbeing workshops at the ASSEAL New York Stadium to all our participants.

    Trudi Race, Disability Officer said “this is such an exciting project to be involved in, we have some great ideas lined up and have made some strong partnerships which will enable us to deliver good quality work by highly qualified people”

    In addition participants will receive a free T-shirt and tickets to 6 home games next season!

    Your physical and mental health are of equal importance and this is the key message we are hoping to spread!

    If you want to get involved, register your interest now:
    Email: trace@rotherhamunited.net or call Trudi on 07961108640

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  46. Decembers/Januarys Edition of Millers Matters available now!

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    Decembers/Januarys Edition of Millers Matters available now!

    The latest edition of RUCST Millers Matters News Letter is available at the link below, Millers Matters gives you monthly updates from our three main themes; Education, Health and Wellbeing and Sport and Community Development.

    December January Millers Matters 2015.16

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  47. Come along to our Coffee Afternoon at NYS

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    Come along to our Coffee Afternoon at NYS

    On Monday’s at the AESSEAL New York Stadium the Trust run a coffee afternoon as part of our older people’s programme (50+). The coffee afternoon entails some gentle exercise, quizzes, games and reminiscence sessions providing a fantastic opportunity for people to come together and meet new people. The group currently meets from 12:30-3:00pm and we are always open to more referrals.

    Mark Cummins Community Manager commented “it is always nice to see different people enjoying the stadium, the project plays an important part in bringing people together from all over Rotherham. For many of our participants it is their only opportunity to get out of the house each week so we are playing a really important role in supporting people” 

    For more information please contact Mark Cummins mcummins@rotherhamunited.net or on 01709 827767

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  48. Join Kick it Out today!

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    Kick It Out is looking for people aged between 16-21 to join a new group that will advise the organisation on how to help promote the messages of equality and inclusion.

    The voluntary role will see chosen applicants gain invaluable experience and skills working for a charitable organisation. It will also see them take on the roles of advisors and ambassadors for Kick It Out.
    The exciting new initiative aims to improve Kick It Out’s engagement with young people by encouraging members to play an active role in the organisation’s work and develop as future leaders for equality and diversity in football.

     Kick It Out is looking for individuals who are:

    • Passionate about equality
    • Interested in football
    • Willing to share opinions and ideas
    • Looking to become future leaders of equality in football

     You will gain:                                    

    • Experience of the football and equalities industries
    • Contacts
    • Travel expenses for around the country
    • Training
    • Opportunities to attend football events
    • Leadership skills

     The group will meet up to four times a year to guide Kick It Out on specific projects, events and initiatives. Members will also be given the opportunity to attend training and development days.

     The application process will close on 20 December 2015. Selected candidates will be interviewed for the role in January 2016. The role is voluntary but Kick It Out will cover travel and out-of-pocket costs for members.

     To download a copy of the application form, please click here.
    To download a copy of the person specification of the role, please click here.

     If you are interested in applying for the role, please send a completed application form to Hayley Bennett, Education Officer at hayley@kickitout.org.

     

  49. Octobers Edition of Millers Matters available now!

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    Octobers Edition of Millers Matters available now!

    The latest edition of RUCST Millers Matters News Letter is available at the link below, Millers Matters gives you monthly updates from our three main themes; Education, Health and Wellbeing and Sport and Community Development.

    October Millers Matters 2015

    Follow us on Twitter @RU_CST
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  50. Alcohol Awareness Week

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    Alcohol Awareness Week

    This week is alcohol awareness week 16th – 22nd November.

    So how much do you drink and why? Well … men are not meant to drink more than 3-4 units of alcohol per day and women should not drink more than 2-3 units of alcohol per day. With the majority of people it usually starts out with using alcohol as a way of unwinding after a stressful week – or when having a few drinks with friends. But a lot of people don’t know what units actually mean in terms of what they drink – and therefore don’t know when they’re drinking too much! If this is the case you can check online at www.NHS.co.uk .

    Issues with alcohol seem to be increasing and more and more school children are getting drunk before they’ve even reached adulthood, so it is important to recognise the symptoms early in order to help them.

    Lauren Kerry, Health officer said ‘Rotherham have particularly prevalent health issues in relation to alcohol, some of the key issues are, underage drinking and the increasing risk of alcohol related-harm, which were indicated in the Rotherham Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2015-2018. Alcohol awareness is a fantastic initiative and a perfect opportunity, that Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are thrilled to support, we are supporting this through raising awareness around the risk of alcohol in our Community Health Sessions’

    Do you think you might have a problem with alcohol?  Have family members or friends expressed concerns that you’re drinking too much?   Then now is time to listen and talk about the health risks, social problems and stigmas associated with alcohol.

    In the meantime, you can find out more alcohol abuse facts and track the 2015 plans by visiting the Alcohol Awareness Week website.

     

  51. Eat-Right Play Right

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    Eat-Right Play Right

    We are re-launching the Eat-Right Play Right programme, which is a Nutrition specific session aimed at giving advice to young football players to improve their football performance in training and match days.

    Lauren who is a qualified nutritionist with a vast amount of experience will help give your club nutritional advice to improve not only the nutrition of your squad but their overall health. This will incorporate both game preparation, recovery and much more. This programme is based at the stadium and delivered over a 90 minute period and includes a stadium tour.

    The cost is £50 per squad. For more information contact Lauren Kerry on 01709 827767 or 07494399245 or lkerry@rotherhamunited.net

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  52. Random acts of kindness

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    Random acts of kindness – Reading fixture

     Tuesdays night’s home fixture to Reading F.C saw another random act of kindness offered to our RUFC supporters.

    Random acts of kindness vary each week and occasionally give fans the opportunity to get behind the scenes to meet the players or even watch them warm up before the match from the home dug-out.

     This week Lee Frecklington, Joe Mattock and Joe Newell selected 3 lucky fans to represent and lead The Millers out the tunnel in front of thousands of fans at the Aesseal New York Stadium.

     Lee Frecklington said “we were honoured to be selected for this week’s random act of kindness and decided to give 3 young fans the chance to lead The Millers out onto the pitch before kick-off. I have seen them on a regular basis at our home fixtures and thought it would be an amazing experience for them to be selected”

     Jamie Noble, Head of Community said “Random acts of kindness is part of the Community Match Day Experience which offers another aspect to the fantastic work Rotherham United offer to the community. It’s great that our players continue to give up their time and interact with fans and offer photo opportunities and autographs, it makes the supporters feel part of the team”

     If you have any suggestions for future match day experience’s please email community@rotherhamunited.net

     

  53. Septembers Edition of Millers Matters available now!

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    Septembers Edition of Millers Matters available now!

    The latest edition of RUCST Millers Matters News Letter is available at the link below, Millers Matters gives you monthly updates from our three main themes; Education, Health and Wellbeing and Sport and Community Development.

    September Millers Matters 2015

    Follow us on Twitter @RU_CST
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  54. Get involved in the Kinder+ ‘Move and Learn’ project

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    RUCST are proud to announce that we have been selected to deliver the Kinder+Sport initiative.

    Rotherham United are 1 of 16 clubs from England and The Republic of Ireland who have been chosen to lead on the project which is designed to encourage an active lifestyles in children across the world and has already reached 15 million children. Targeted at primary school children aged between 9- 10 years, the programme combines six weeks of practical sporting sessions with classroom based sessions focused on diet, nutrition and the human body.

    Week 1 Exercise and Fitness
    Week 2 The Human Body
    Week 3 Diet and Nutrition 1 (fruit and vegetables)
    Week 4 Diet and Nutrition 2 (Milk and Dairy)
    Week 5 Diet and Nutrition 3 (the Eat Well Plate)
    Week 6 Hydration

    This Programme will be  delivered in schools across the country in partnership with the Community Trusts of several top football clubs, These include Watford FC; Blackburn Rovers; Coventry City; Charlton Athletic; Derby County; Middlesbrough FC; Sheffield United; Plymouth Argyle and Cork City, all of whom were part of the programme in 2014/15. Seven new clubs are joining the programme for the year 2015/16; Brentford, Burton Albion, MK Dons, Notts County, Portsmouth, Rotherham United, Southend United.

    Lauren Kerry, Health Officer said “The programme which has been designed is fantastic, its gets children active, promotes nutritional education and builds awareness of the importance of a balanced diet and active lifestyle, we at Rotherham United are very excited to be delivering this fantastic programme to our local schools”

    Mike Evans, General Manager of the Football League Trust said: “Partnering with Ferrero on the +Sport Move and Learn project has been an incredible experience and has given children all over the country a fantastic insight into the value of living an active lifestyle.”

    “We believe it is essential that companies value the wellbeing of future generations. Ferrero is really leading the way by investing in children to create and deliver programmes that give children the skills to live as active adults.”

    If this project is something that is of interest to you and your school, please contact:

    Lauren Kerry
    Email: lkerry@rotherhamunited.net
    Office: 01709 827767
    Work Mobile: 07494399245

  55. UK Older People’s Day

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    UK Older People’s Day

    Older People’s Day is on 1st October every year to coincide with the UN International Day of Older Persons.

    The main aim for the day is to be a celebration of the achievements and contributions that older people make to our society and the economy. Older People’s Day supports the campaign to challenge negative attitudes and outdated stereotypes. Events across the country vary from shorter half-day activities to month long festivals offering many different, and often ongoing, opportunities….and it’s never dull!

    The celebrations and activities also promote healthy life styles, give opportunities to combat loneliness, encourage volunteering and sharing skills with different generations. After all nearly everyone is an Older Person to someone! Joining in an Older Peoples Day event is a fantastic chance to meet new people and to try something new. We at Rotherham United Community Sports Trust offer a wide range of provision for older people such as, walking football (Mature Millers), Coffee Afternoons and Boccia and Curling sessions at the New York Stadium for older people with early onset dementia.

    Together we will change attitudes to ageing by achieving as much positive media coverage as possible. We’ll be adding news, activities and events throughout the year – it’s always Older Peoples Day somewhere everyday! so keep on checking in, and if there’s something you want to share then do so on our blog/ Twitter or Facebook pages.

    Numerous organisations are becoming partners and individuals are actively working together to make a difference – join in and help us make that difference and let the world know that Older People are very much still #Full of Life!

    If you would like to find our more information regarding this work we deliver, please contact:

    Mark Cummins
    Office: 01709 827767
    Email: mcummins@rotherhamunited.net

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