Category Archive: Sport & Community Development

  1. Treeton Summer Camp Update

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    DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUSTANCES WE ARE CANCELLING OUR TREETON SUMMER CAMPS FOR THE REST OF THE WEEK.
     
    If you are booked onto our Treeton summer camp for the rest of the week your place will still be valid at our Parkgate Astro facility.
     
    For more information on the matter contact Joel on 07852 494945
     
    We are sorry for the inconvenience this may have caused.
  2. RUCST Summer camps

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    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust (RUCST) are delighted to announce the highly popular summer camps are running once again. These camps are aimed at children between 5 and 14 years old, with the aim to give children of all ability’s the access to sport through our dedicated FA qualified coaches.

    These highly anticipated camps provide a safe, fun and laidback environment for your child to reach their potential, while making new friends and developing new skills. During the camps we run prize awards, RUFC first team player visits with the chance for a Q and A, pictures and autographs.

    Mrs. Helliwell whose child recently partook in a camp said “My son Kaspar has just done his 1st week at soccer school at Wickersley. He’s been to all different holiday clubs in the past few years and this week he’s had the best time doing what he loves playing football and learning new skills. As a working parent it makes my life easier knowing that my sons having a lovely time meeting new people but most of all having lots of fun. Well done to all the coaches and he’ll be back in May”

    In addition to the summer camps, RUCST will continue to run the future stars program every Saturday morning at Parkgate astro’s outdoor facility. The sessions provide children as young as 3 the opportunity to learn new football skills in a safe environment. The times for these camps are u5’s, u7’s & u9’s 9am – 10am, with the u11’s and u13’s 10:10am – 11:10am.

    Mr. Craig recently reviewed the future stars program giving it 5 stars while adding “My son loves going to the camps. The professionalism and dedication of the coaches is outstanding. Every child is encouraged and supported no matter what the child’s ability. My Son always comes home every day full of enthusiasm and is up at the crack of dawn ready in his football kit! I would like to thank all of team whose hard work goes in to running these camps which really are a valuable asset to Rotherham.”

    In order to sign up or for more information visit our partners website officialsoccercamps.co.uk and select Rotherham United from the club’s menu or you can contact the Community Sports Trust on 01709 827767

  3. Premier League Kicks Sessions

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    Rotherham United Premier League Kicks development team are holding training sessions for players aged 16-19 years old. Running every Friday between 4:30pm and 5:30pm at the Parkgate astro facility these sessions are aimed at providing a safe and enjoyable footballing experience to the teenagers of Rotherham.

    The purpose of the Premier League Kicks initiative through Rotherham United Community Sports Trust, is to provide safe sporting activities for young people in the area of Rotherham. Our overall aims are to reduce the rates of anti-social behaviour. In addition to this, our intension is to promote community cohesion, as well as linking with South Yorkshire Police, Rotherham Safer Partnership and Rotherham Health and Wellbeing strategy.

    The RUFC kicks team take part in national tournaments, 11 a side friendly’s with other professional teams and receive tickets to Rotherham United first team games. All while representing the football club and the Rotherham community.

    For more information on our kicks programme call our office and ask for Joe Simpson 01709 827767 or email jsimpson@rotherhamunited.net

  4. Half term holiday camps

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    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust (RUCST) are delighted to announce the highly popular half term camps are running once again. These camps are aimed at children between 5 and 14 years old, with the aim to give children of all ability’s the access to sport through our dedicated FA qualified coaches.

    These highly anticipated camps provide a safe, fun and laidback environment for your child to reach their potential, while making new friends and developing new skills. Football, Dance, Goalkeeping, mini millers and a girl only camp are to be run by RUCST during the spring bank half term. During the camps we run prize awards, RUFC first team player visits with the chance for a Q and A, pictures and autographs.

    Mrs. Helliwell whose child recently partook in a camp said “My son Kaspar has just done his 1st week at soccer school at Wickersley. He’s been to all different holiday clubs in the past few years and this week he’s had the best time doing what he loves playing football and learning new skills. As a working parent it makes my life easier knowing that my sons having a lovely time meeting new people but most of all having lots of fun. Well done to all the coaches and he’ll be back in May”

    In addition to the half terms camps, RUCST will continue to run the future stars program every Saturday morning at Parkgate astro’s outdoor facility. The sessions provide children as young as 3 the opportunity to learn new football skills in a safe environment. The times for these camps are u5’s, u7’s & u9’s 9am – 10am, with the u11’s and u13’s 10:10am – 11:10am.

    Mr. Craig recently reviewed the future stars program giving it 5 stars while adding “My son loves going to the camps. The professionalism and dedication of the coaches is outstanding. Every child is encouraged and supported no matter what the child’s ability. My Son always comes home every day full of enthusiasm and is up at the crack of dawn ready in his football kit! I would like to thank all of team whose hard work goes in to running these camps which really are a valuable asset to Rotherham.”

    In order to sign up or for more information visit our partners website officialsoccercamps.co.uk and select Rotherham United from the club’s menu or you can contact the Community Sports Trust on 01709 827767

  5. Robertson visits Canklow Woods Primary

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    We were pleased to invite our number 15 Clark Robertson to Canklow Woods Primary School to meet the children who have been taking part in both the Move and Learn and Premier League Primary Stars projects this term. During the visit Clark went into each of the classes and answered questions about how he pursued his dream of being a professional footballer

    Premier League Primary Stars is a dedicated literacy programme that is designed to engage children by promoting the love and enjoyment of reading. Kieran Batham Rotherham United Community Sports Trust development coach said “I believe we have made an impact within the classes we have worked with on both of these projects over the last term it has been really good to see the children engage with both programmes.

    The Move and Learn programme is a 6 week block of activities looking at a range of different concepts including healthy eating, eat well guide, meal planning. Throughout the 6 weeks we have delivered 45 minutes theory to the children then a 45 min physical session so the children are learning but in a fun physical environment.

    Kieran added “ Clark was very impressed with the children and the questions they asked such as: Who inspired you to get into football? Is it a hard profession? What is it like to score a goal in front of thousands of people?

    Clarke Robertson “It’s amazing to come in and visit the kids and see the great work that they’ve been doing alongside the community coaches, I’ve come into the school and had a Q and A session were they’ve asked me some really good difficult questions and they’ve told me all about the projects they’ve been doing with the coaches and they all sound really good its giving the kids chance to learn whilst still been active which is always great. Me and the lads love coming into the schools giving us chance to meet the kids and hopefully inspiring them in their school work and hopefully to get some of them down to the New York Stadium to watch couple of game”

  6. Trust delighted to welcome Angel as mascot

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    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust were delighted to welcome Angel as mascot for our recent home fixture against Leeds United. The Trust have an excellent relationship with the Free Kicks Foundation who kindly donate mascot packages to deserving local children.

    The Free Kicks Foundation is a Peterborough based charity whose aim is to provide football-related activities for ill, bereaved and disadvantaged children, to give them a day to remember with their favourite football club. The charity is run on a voluntary basis by Steve Thorpe and Sam Downing. Steve’s main responsibility is fundraising as well as using his media contacts to gain publicity. Sam is the Kick Co-ordinator, she liaises with clubs, community groups, other charities and families to ensure that the children have a day to remember. In 2019, The Free Kicks Foundation are 12 years old and have donated over 900 match day experiences to deserving children young adults.

    “My name is Angel Smith I am 10 years old and I was picked by the Rotherham United Community Sports Trust to be a mascot at the Rotherham United vs Leeds United game. It was the most amazing day I have ever had and a day I will never forget. Meeting and seeing the players was a dream come true. The best part of my day was taking selfies with the players and getting to walk out with Jon Taylor” added Angel, who works with Rotherham United Community Sports Trust coaches on a daily basis in her school.

    “Angel first began to become really interested in football at the age of 7, she enjoyed watching games with her family and playing football at school with her friends. Since then her interest has grown more and more, wanting to play herself. She has also enjoyed going to matches at the AESSEAL New York stadium telling us how one day she wants to play in a big stadium. When Angel was picked to be a mascot she was bursting with pride and so excited. It was a dream come true. She had such a magical day from start to finish. It’s a memory as parents that we can always share. To see how proud and happy she was on that day was a magical moment for us. It has really inspired Angel even more and we could not be more grateful that she was given this opportunity” added Angel’s mum Kelsey.

    Community Trust Sports Coaches Dave Atkinson and James Marsh said “Having worked with Angel each day at her Primary School, we were really excited to be able to offer her a mascot package through the Free Kicks Foundation. Angel has a fantastic attitude at school and is a really keen footballer so we were delighted to be able to offer this unique opportunity. Angel loved the experience and told all her friends at school about the day and describes it as the best day of her life, so thanks to Free Kicks for making it happen.”

    Chief Operating Officer Paul Douglas added “Once again The Free Kicks Foundation have created a once in a lifetime opportunity for a local child in Rotherham, they really are an asset and a valued partner of Rotherham United’s Community Sports Trust. I met Sam and Steve last season and I came to understand the fantastic and selfless work they do not just for Rotherham United but for hundreds of children across the country, the Free Kicks Foundation is simply incredible.”

    Sam Downing from Free Kicks Foundation said “We are delighted that Angel enjoyed her mascot experience at Rotherham United and it’s lovely to hear that is has inspired her to follow her dreams of playing football at a higher level. We’d like to thank everyone involved, both at the football club and the Community Sports Trust for being so positive about the partnership we have recently established and for helping us to provide local children with the experience of a lifetime”.

  7. Community take-over day 2019!

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    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust (RUCST) are pleased to announce the home fixture at the AESSEAL New York Stadium against Blackburn Rovers on Saturday 2nd March will be the Community Takeover Day.

    The Trust have previously been involved with match day events such as the open training session and the NCS takeover day.

    RUCST will be showcasing the work they do in the local community along with special performances, artists and activities around the stadium to give a family fun atmosphere.

    The Trust will be offering a different dimension to their take-over day this year, RUFC & RUCST are working in partnership to offer young millers a once in a life time opportunity, where they will be able to become a member of the Rotherham United Family through the Kids take-over competition. The competition will offer children the chance to work in various exciting roles during the match day, with jobs such as 1st team manager, 1st team kit person, stadium announcer plus many more fantastic opportunities up for grabs!

    If you would like to get involved in the competition, please click here.

    The Trust is a community development programme that works across the borough of Rotherham in deprived areas with different communities and age groups, delivering under the four main themes of the EFL Trust: Education, Health & Wellbeing, Inclusion and Sport Participation.

    Jamie Noble, Head of Community said: “We are delighted to host the community day on 2nd of March. It’s a great opportunity for our team to showcase the fantastic work they deliver to the local community.”

    “We are extremely excited about the kids take-over day, it will offer another dimension to the day whilst also giving young millers a once in a life time opportunity”

    “Everyone at the Trust would like to thank Chairman Tony Stewart and Chief Operating Officer Paul Douglas for this opportunity and continued support with the work we deliver.”

    If you would like to find out more information, please contact community@rotherhamunited.net.

  8. Stadium day for Aston All Saints Primary School

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    As part of our Community Trust’s work in local primary schools, children from Aston All Saints C of E Primary School visited the AESSEAL New York Stadium as part of our Supporter to Reporter Programme.

    The children had a day to remember which included actives such as a stadium tour, physical actives, recount writing and an invitation to watch the Millers reserve game against Mansfield Town at the stadium.

    Supporter to Reporter is a unit of literacy work delivered in schools that engages children through genres of writing in a number of ways including player profiles, recounts, newspaper reports and information leaflets. Children and schools have the opportunity to engage with Rotherham United in a fun and interactive way including opportunities to attend Rotherham FC fixtures, meet the players/management and visit the stadium.  All units of work are written in line with the National Curriculum objectives.

    “The children really engaged within the Supporter to Reporter programme and as a reward were able to come and visit the stadium! We use sport and Rotherham United as a tool to inspire children through sporting activities and tasks, which gives them the enthusiasm for the academic subjects” added Claire Robertson, Primary Education Coordinator for Rotherham United Community Sports Trust.

    For more information regarding our work in local primary schools,  please contact Claire on 01709 82776 or email crobertson@rotherhamunited.net for further information.

  9. Kids Cup Success for St Marys Herringthorpe Catholic Primary

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    As part of our Community Trust’s work in local primary schools, children from Aston All Saints C of E Primary School visited the AESSEAL New York Stadium as part of our Supporter to Reporter Programme.

    The children had a day to remember which included actives such as a stadium tour, physical actives, recount writing and an invitation to watch the Millers reserve game against Mansfield Town at the stadium.

    Supporter to Reporter is a unit of literacy work delivered in schools that engages children through genres of writing in a number of ways including player profiles, recounts, newspaper reports and information leaflets. Children and schools have the opportunity to engage with Rotherham United in a fun and interactive way including opportunities to attend Rotherham FC fixtures, meet the players/management and visit the stadium. All units of work are written in line with the National Curriculum objectives.

    “The children really engaged within the Supporter to Reporter programme and as a reward were able to come and visit the stadium! We use sport and Rotherham United as a tool to inspire children through sporting activities and tasks, which gives them the enthusiasm for the academic subjects” added Claire Robertson, Primary Education Coordinator for Rotherham United Community Sports Trust.

    For more information regarding our work in local primary schools, please contact Claire on 01709 82776 or email crobertson@rotherhamunited.net for further information.

  10. Mini Millers have visit from RUFC players

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    Mini Millers had the pleasure of hosting a Christmas event at Big Apple where we had a surprise appearance from Semi Ajay, Zak Vyner and Miller Bear! The three guest played with the children at the event, signing autographs and giving away Christmas themed goodie bags!

    Mini Millers is a football and multi sports session for 2-4 year olds, increasing the development of the children’s coordination and interaction skills. These sessions are free for the first class and £3 afterwards which are held at The Wesley Centre, Maltby on Wednesdays 9.30-10.15am and Big Apple City Play, Thursday 10.30 – 11.15am.

    “We think Mini Millers is fantastic, the earlier children have a positive experience of sport the better. It was great to see so many children and of course help spread some Christmas cheer to everyone involved” added the Millers defensive duo.

    Faye McDool, Sports Coach for Rotherham United Community Sports Trust added “Semi and Zak interacted wonderfully with the children at the Christmas event and were a credit to the football club! The event was a success with the children as well as the parents and everyone was excited to meet the players! Having Mini Miller sessions are key for children to begin participating within sports as well as encouraging their parents to involve their child within physical activities at an early stage of life, so please feel free to get in touch if interested.

    If you would like more information regarding Mini Millers, please contact Faye McDool on fmcdool@rotherhamunited.net or call 01709 827767

    Rotherham United are proud to work in partnership with the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) which was formed on 2nd December 1907 and is the world’s longest established professional sportsperson’s union. For more information on the PFA please visit: https://www.thepfa.com/thepfa/about

  11. Richie Towell Visit to Thrybergh Fullerton School

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    Millers Midfield maestro Richie Towell surprised children at Thrybergh Fullerton C of E Primary school by taking a school assembly. Rotherham United Community Trust work in a number of schools across the Rotherham Borough, and our very own number 13 visited to meet the children who have taken part in a number of Trust initiatives around health, nutrition, literacy, nurture groups and PE.

    “My love for football started when I was young in school so it is always a pleasure to come and visit and meet the children. As players we are always keen to support the fantastic work of the Community Sports Trust, I am always amazed at the amount of work they do and how sport can help to inspire and educate” added Towell.

    “The role of a nurture group is to model positive relationships through developing children’s language and communication skills as well as focusing on their social/emotional wellbeing. By having Richie attend, this enhanced the key purpose for the session as the children could interact and take inspiration from a Rotherham United football player” added Claire Robertson, Primary Education Coordinator for Rotherham United Community Sports Trust.

    For more information regarding our work in local schools, please contact Claire on 01709 82776 on crobertson@rotherhamunited.net

    Rotherham United are proud to work in partnership with the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) which was formed on 2nd December 1907 and is the world’s longest established professional sportsperson’s union. For more information on the PFA please visit: https://www.thepfa.com/thepfa/about

  12. Future Stars Community Development sessions

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    The Future Stars development sessions are ran at Parkgate Astro’s fantastic outdoor facility and gives children from as young as 3 the opportunity to come and learn new football skills in a fun and safe environment.

    We focus on the individual player and aim to ball maximise contact time with the ball. For the younger participants it gives them a chance to be introduced to football and develop their skills whilst also interacting and making new friends and building their confidence. For the older children, it gives them a chance to further enhance their skills & game knowledge whilst learning to work within a team. These sessions are open to boys and girls of any ability. All coaches are FA Licensed and DBS checked.

    Session times – Saturdays
    U5’s, U7’s & U9’s (9am – 10am)
    U10’s & U12’s (10am – 11am)
    Costs £4.00 per session pay as you go (First session free)

    Venue
    Parkgate Astro
    Greasbrough Road
    Rotherham
    S62 6HQ

    We also run squads from u7s-u15s, these players train twice a week (Monday and Saturday) and these sessions are invite only.

    These squads play regular fixtures vs local grassroots teams as well as local academies. All squads are also part of the Chesterfield Futsal league. Futsal is an integral tool throughout the programme as we feel it helps to develop the ability of all players.

    If you would like to find out more information, please contact Dave on the details below…
    David Atkinson
    Email: datkinson@rotherhamunited.net
    Office: 01709 827767

  13. Christmas card competition

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    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust have been running a competition for local children to design the Trusts Christmas card for 2018 as part of our Premier League Primary Stars Programme.

    Premier League Primary Stars uses the appeal of the Premier League and professional football clubs to inspire children to learn, be active and develop important life skills. Available to every primary school in England and Wales, it inspires girls and boys aged 5-11 in the classroom, the playground and on the sports field. Professional football club staff work with teachers to deliver fun, educational sessions in a range of subjects within local partner schools.

    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust work with a number of schools across the Borough, with every school approached to enter. The competition was also open to the public and of course Junior Millers, with over 1,500 entries in total!

    First Team Manager Paul Warne headed up the judging panel, along with a number of first team players including skipper Richard Wood, Will Vaulks, Ryan Williams, Jamie Proctor and Zak Vyner.
    The competition was split in to two categories for both older and younger primary school aged children and six designs were selected. The winners included a back flipping Will Vaulks, a snowy AESSEAL New York Stadium, Richard Wood complete with magic hat and of course club mascot Miller Bear.

    Each of the winners cards have been printed and given to the designers, who have also received Rotherham United prizes including signed footballs, tickets to fixtures and a family hospitality package.
    “Trying to pick a winner from off all of the fantastic entries was so tough, the standard of the entries was excellent and we clearly have some budding artists across Rotherham. It is great to see so many entries and the work the Community Sports undertake is vital to our local community. The Premier League Primary Stars programme is key to this and with a teaching background myself, I know how powerful sport can be a tool to educate and I speak for everyone at the club when I say we fully support it” added First Team Manager Paul Warne.

    “Once again the schools of Rotherham have done us proud and I know I speak for the Manager when I say deciding the winners was very difficult. The winning designs are unique in their own way and this is the start of many competitions we will run throughout the year. I am also keen to speak to any schools interested in working with us to access the Premier League Primary Stars programme, we are very lucky to have such supportive partners in the Premier League Charitable Fund and without them many of our projects would not be possible. For more information on Premier League Primary Stars please email sportdevelopment@rotherhamunited.net ” added Gary Webb, Operations Manager for Rotherham United Community Sports Trust.

    Warne xmas cards

  14. Autumn holiday activities announced

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    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust (RUCST) offer a variety of different activities for all ages and abilities during the school breaks at Wickersley School and Sports College.

    This half term RUCST will be delivering;

    Future Stars Holiday Camps
    Monday 28th October – Friday 2nd November
    9am – 3pm
    Ages 5 -14
    £12 per day or £50 for the week

    Goalkeeper Camps
    Monday 28th October – Friday 2nd November
    9am – 12pm – (Ages 5 – 10)
    1pm – 4pm – (Ages 11 – 16)
    £6 per day or £25 for the week

    Dance Camps
    Thursday 1st – Friday 2nd November
    9am – 3pm
    Ages 4 – 15
    £12 per day or £20 for 2 days.

    To book onto an activity please click here.

    All of our activities are run in a way that caters for all experience and ability levels, each camp is run by FA qualified coaches from Rotherham United Community Sports Trust.

    If you would like to find out more information, please contact 01709 827767 or email sportdevelopment@rotherhamunited.net

  15. Holiday Camps return this Autumn

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    Future Stars Holiday Camps return in February half term for another action packed week!

    Venue: Wickersley School & Sports College
    Date: Monday 29th October– Friday 2nd November 2018
    Time: 9am – 3pm
    Price: £12 per day or £50 for the week!

    Future Stars Soccer Camps give children the chance to interact with each other, enhance their footballing skills through training and matches, all this can be done whilst having fun and keeping active.

    All of our Future Stars Soccer Camps are available for children aged 5 – 14 and are run in a way that caters for all experience and ability levels, each camp is run by FA qualified coaches from Rotherham United Community Sports Trust

    To book online, please Click here

    For more information please contact Gary Webb on 01709827767 or email gwebb@rotherhamunited.net.

  16. We have a range of multi sport and football coaching opportunities available

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    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, charismatic and dedicated individuals to their Sports Participation Department. The successful candidate will deliver a variety of different sports sessions, working across Rotherham and the surrounding areas.

    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 applications. 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.

    Role: Community multi sports coach – upto 5 vacancies available
    Duration: Full time & Part time roles available
    Hours: 5 roles x upto 30 hours per week
    Salary: dependent on experience and qualifications

    How to apply:
    Please download an application form from the link below;
    Application form
    Job Description
    Please email all applications to gwebb@rotherhamunited.net

    Closing Date: Friday 27th July 2018, 5pm
    Interviews – W/C 30th July 2018
    Start Date – ASAP

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

    Equal Opportunities

    The post holder’s duties must be carried out in compliance with the Community Trusts Equal Opportunities Policy, with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and subsequent Health and Safety Legislation.

    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust is an equal opportunities employer and all applicants for employment will be regarded equally and will be given equal opportunities irrespective of sex, age, race, religion or belief, marriage or civil partnership, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, pregnancy or maternity, ethnic or national origin.

    These duties and responsibilities should be regarded as neither exclusive nor exhaustive and the post holder may be required to undertake other reasonably determined duties and responsibilities within Rotherham United Community Sports Trust, commensurate with the post without changing the character of the post.

  17. Holiday camps return this summer!

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    We are pleased to announce our Future Stars Holiday Camp is returning this summer at Wickersley.

    Future Stars Holiday Camp give children aged 2 – 14 the chance to interact with each other, enhance their footballing skills through training and matches, all this can be done whilst having fun and keeping active.

    Mainstream camps (prices £12 per day or £50 per week, unless stated otherwise)
    Ages 5 – 14

    23rd – 27th July – 9am – 3pm
    30th July – 3rd August 9am – 3pm
    6th August – 10th August 9am -3pm
    13th August – 17th August 9am – 3pm
    20th August – 24th August 9am – 3pm
    Tuesday 28th – Friday 31st August 9am – 3pm

    Girls only Camps (prices £12 per day or £30 for 3 days)
    Ages 5 – 11

    22nd / 23rd / 24th August 9am – 3pm
    29th/30th and 31st August 9am – 3pm

    Mini Millers (£5 per session)
    Ages 2 – 4

    24th and 26th July 1pm – 3pm
    31st July and 2nd August 1pm – 3pm
    7th and 9th August 1pm – 3pm
    14th and 16th August 1pm – 3pm
    21st and 23rd August 1pm -3pm
    28th and 30th August 1pm – 3pm

    To book online, please click here

    If you would like to find out more information Gary Webb on 01709 827767 or email sportdevelopment@rotherhamunited.net.

  18. RULFC | Rotherham United Ladies appoint new General Manager

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    Rotherham United Ladies F.C are proud to announce Scott Duncanson as their new General Manager.

    This month sees an exciting new start for Rotherham United Ladies Football Club with a new position of General Manager in place looking to take the club forward in the 2018/19 season and beyond. The role of General Manager is to guide the club forward on player recruitment, player cantered approaches to coaching and implementing a philosophy for all age groups.

    Scott Duncanson boasts an impressive CV with playing experience in England and overseas at clubs such as Sheffield United 1st and 2nd Year YTS, Grimsby Town, Bassendean Caledonian sc. (Australia) Worksop town plus many more! Scott also has coaching experience at Sheffield United academy, Doncaster Rovers Belles 1st team coach /goalkeeper coach plus scouting experience at Wigan Athletic 1st team.

    Scott’s Philosophy

    • Recruitment is paramount.
    • Base playing strategy around player’s strengths and weakness.
    • Analyse opposition and exploit weakness.
    • Have a structure that all players know their roles and responsibilities in and out of possession.
    • The structure should contain a framework to guide players but also leaves scope for random and creative play.

    Chair and Head of Community at Rotherham United Community Sports Trust, Jamie Noble is excited to lead a committed group of people who want to see RULFC who are not only determined on field but will put the fun back into football.

    Jamie Noble, Head of Community said “This club has been around for years and has been well run by some dedicated individuals. The time has come to make significant changes and take the club forward and with the emerging women’s game we feel we have good foundations to see the club go to the next level. I personally feel Scott is the right person for the job and has bags of experience both as a player and a coach. Everyone at RULFC can’t wait for the new season to start.”

    If you would like to find out more information please visit www.rulfc.com.

  19. Holiday Camps return in May

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    Our Holiday Camps give children the chance to interact with each other, enhance their footballing skills through training and matches, all this can be done whilst having fun and keeping active.

    We are pleased to announce we will be delivering the following session at Wickersley School & Sports College;

    Future Stars Holiday Camp
    Tuesday 29th May – Friday 1st June 2018,
    9am – 3pm,
    £12 per day or £40 for the week.
    Ages 5 – 14

    Ability Counts
    Tuesday 29th & Thursday 31st May 2018,
    9am – 12pm,
    £5 per day
    Ages 8 – 14

    Girls only
    Tuesday 29th – Thursday 31st May 2018
    9sm – 3pm
    £12 per day or £30 for 3 days\
    Ages 5 – 11

    Mini Millers
    Tuesday 29th & Thursday 31st May 2018,
    1pm – 3pm,
    £5 per day
    Ages 2 – 4

    To book a place, please click the link; https://officialsoccerschools.co.uk/rotherhamunited/

  20. Wales Primary clinch G4S Trophy

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    The G4S Trophy Finals held on April 21st during the Rotherham Vs Bristol Rovers match, where Wales Primary and Rawmarsh Rosehill Primary went head to head.

    The match was very open considering what was at stake. Both teams clearly wanted to attack and go for the win.

    Rosehill went 1-0 up through a composed finish when a nice through ball which was played to their striker.

    Wales Primary swiftly equalised with a fantastic strike through their goalkeeper when he launched the ball forward which ultimately ended up in the net.

    Rosehill Primary’s Goalkeeper pulled off some fantastic saves throughout the game to keep their hopes of winning the title alive.

    Wales Primary managed to go a goal ahead which relived the pressure. This enabled them to play some quality football and score another 2 goals.

    Rosehill fought hard and played with class however couldn’t quite manage to score again.

    Wales clinched the trophy with a 4-1 victory and became the first team to retain the trophy.

    We want to say a massive well done to both teams for making it this far and commiserations to Rosehill. Both Rosehill and Wales have played quality football throughout the tournmant and are a credit to their school.

    Thank you to everyone who took part in the competition, if your local school would like to enqure about opportunities with Rotherham United Community Sports Trust, please contact; gwebb@rotherhamunited.net.

    For further information on G4S PLC please visit www.g4s.com .

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  21. Holiday Camps return for the Easter break

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    We are pleased to announce our Future Stars Holiday Camps are returning this Easter.

    Our Holiday Camps give children aged 2 – 15 the chance to interact with each other, enhance their footballing skills through training and matches, all this can be done whilst having fun and keeping active.

    Online booking available here; https://officialsoccerschools.co.uk/rotherhamunited/

    Please find the full details of our camps below;

    Wickersley Open Camp
    9AM – 3PM
    £12 per day or £40 for 4 days
    26th – 29th March
    3rd – 6th April
    Ages 5-14

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    Girls Only (Wickersley)
    9AM – 3PM
    28 and 29 March £12 per day or £20 for 2 days
    3 – 6 April £12 per day or £40 for 4 days
    Ages 7-14

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    Parkgate Camp
    9AM – 3PM
    £12 per day or £30 for 3 days
    27th – 29th March
    3rd – 5th April
    Ages 5-14

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    Ability Counts (Wickersley)
    9AM – 12NOON
    £5 per session
    27th and 29th March
    3rd and 5th April
    Ages 8 – 15

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    Mini Millers (Wickersley)
    1PM – 3PM
    £5 per session
    27th March and 3rd April
    Ages 2-4

    If you would like to find out more information please contact Gary Webb on 01709 827767.

  22. New PL Girls Coach for RUCST

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    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are delighted to welcome Molly Johnson to the team as Women’s and Girls’ Coach.

    Starting her playing career at the age of 6, Molly has played for a number of teams such as Doncaster Rover Belles in the Women’s Super League, whilst also representing England U15s on numerous occasions.

    Molly is currently studying Sports Development and Coaching at Sheffield Hallam University and has a vast background in coaching Women’s and Girls’ football, with previous employers including Sheffield Wednesday, Sheffield United and Arches School Sports Partnership.

    “I am delighted to join Rotherham United Community Sports Trust, I am really passionate about developing women’s and girls football in Rotherham. I hope to become a role model in the local community and inspire others to follow a similar pathway to mine. Football has given me some incredible experiences and opportunities so far in my career and I am really keen to work with as many local partners as possible so please get in touch” added Johnson.

    Gary Webb, Operations Manager for Rotherham United Community Sports Trust said “Molly will be a brilliant addition to the staffing team here at the Trust, I know she will make a huge impact across the Borough and inspire women and girls of all ages. Molly has a brilliant playing and coaching pedigree and is a real coup, I and everyone else at the club wish her the best of luck in her new role.”

    For more information on the Women’s and Girls programme please contact Molly on mjohnson@rotherhamunited.net

  23. Job Opportunities – Sport Development

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    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are seeking enthusiastic, charismatic and dedicated individuals to their Sports Development Department. The successful candidates will deliver a number of sports sessions, working across Rotherham and the surrounding areas.

    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 applications. 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.

    RUCST currently have the following vacancies open (Until 12 noon on 1st December) To find out more please click on the links below;

    PL Girls Coach
    Sport Development Coach
    Casual Sports Coach 

    Equal Opportunities

    The post holder’s duties must be carried out in compliance with the Community Trusts Equal Opportunities Policy, with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and subsequent Health and Safety Legislation.

    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust is an equal opportunities employer and all applicants for employment will be regarded equally and will be given equal opportunities irrespective of sex, age, race, religion or belief, marriage or civil partnership, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, pregnancy or maternity, ethnic or national origin

    These duties and responsibilities should be regarded as neither exclusive nor exhaustive and the post holder may be required to undertake other reasonably determined duties and responsibilities within Rotherham United Community Sports Trust, commensurate with the post without changing the character of the post.

  24. Holiday Camps back in January!

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    We are pleased to announce our Future Stars Holiday Camp is returning this Winter at Parkgate Astro.

    Future Stars Holiday Camp give children aged 5 – 14 the chance to interact with each other, enhance their footballing skills through training and matches, all this can be done whilst having fun and keeping active.

    Parkgate Astro
    Wednesday 3rd January – Friday 5th January 2018
    10am – 3pm
    For ages 5 – 14
    £12 per day or £30 for 3 days.

    To book online, please click here

    Rotherham United Football Club: www.themillers.co.uk
    Website: www.rucst.co.uk
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    Twitter: @RU_CST

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  25. READ | Welcome to Webb

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    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are delighted to welcome Gary Webb to our fantastic team.

    With a coaching career that has spanned over 15 years at clubs such at Reading FC, Derby County and Sheffield United, Gary joins as Operations Manager of the Community Trust.

    Gary started his coaching career at Reading FC, working in the clubs Community and Academy department for 8 years before heading North to join the FA Skills Programme in Sheffield, a role which specialises in working with 5-11 year olds. After 3 years with the FA, Gary joined Derby County to work in the clubs Academy before moving to Sheffield United.

    “I am delighted to join Rotherham United Communtiy Sports Trust, it is a club i have admired from afar for a number of years since moving to the area 5 years ago. I am keen to speak to all Community partners such as schools, parents and football clubs to ensure our work has the best possible impact” added Webb, who is also an FA Coach Educator. “I am especially keen to speak to schools and teachers and would welcome any feedback on how we can impact our Town.”

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

    Rotherham United Football Club: www.themillers.co.uk
    Website: www.rucst.co.uk
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  26. Job Opportunity – Community Sports Coach

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    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, charismatic and dedicated individual to their coaching team.

    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.

    Post Title: Part Time Community Sports Coach
    Hours: 10 hrs per week between hours of 4pm-9pm and weekends only
    Based at: The Goal Zone, New York Stadium
    Responsible to: Inclusion Manager, Sports Development Officer
    Responsible for: Volunteers, casual coaches and/or assistants from employment initiatives

    Principal Purpose of Job

    To deliver a range of high quality sport and physical activity opportunities that are progressive and reflective of the needs of young people in the local community. The person applying MUST be able to work evenings and weekends

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    1. To effectively design, plan and deliver a range of high quality sessions in a range of sporting activities that are accessible to all young people.

    2. To deliver a range of sporting opportunities at a fundamental level and to Learn to Train phases of the player pathway that are structured, safe, progressive and fun.

    3. To work with partner agencies to identify local volunteers from the community and to develop a comprehensive coach education/development programme.

    4. To effectively supervise, mentor and direct support staff, volunteers and apprentices.

    5. To imaginatively promote local sporting opportunities to young people in schools and community settings.

    6. To take positive steps to identify and overcome barriers to participation amongst young people from disadvantaged backgrounds through good coaching practice

    7. To assist in establishing Multi sport/skill clubs and new junior clubs/sections after school or in the community

    8. To assist in identifying talented young people and encouraging their further development particularly through the creation of strong school – club links.

    9. To undertake training and continuous professional development as necessary relevant to the post and further career advancement e.g. tutor training or Level 3 sports specific coaching qualification

    10. To assist in the collation of management information and preparation of reports for the steering group and funding agencies.

    12. To contribute to developing and maintaining effective and positive working relationships with all partners and community organisations.

    13. To respond to general enquiries and deal efficiently with any administrative requirements resulting from the implementation of activities e.g. production of activity registers.

    14. To carry out duties in accordance with the employing agency equal opportunities policy, information security policies, financial regulations and the Health and Safety at work Act.

    15. To undertake other duties and responsibilities as required from time to time commensurate with the grade of the post.

    Special Conditions

    –              The post holder will need to have the ability to travel independently across the borough and transport equipment to and from venues.

    –              As the post involves working with children / young people the post holder will be subject to an enhanced CRB Check.

    –              The post will involve working unsociable hours (evenings/weekends).

    To Request a full job specification please email community@rotherhamunited.net.

  27. Future Stars Holiday Camps return this summer

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    We are pleased to announce our Future Stars Holiday Camp is returning this summer at various venues across Rotherham.

    Future Stars Holiday Camp give children aged 5 – 14 the chance to interact with each other, enhance their footballing skills through training and matches, all this can be done whilst having fun and keeping active.

    Prices are £12 per day or £50 per week (Unless stated otherwise)

    Week 1
    Parkgate Astro, 27th & 28th July

    Week 2
    Wickersley Comp, 31st July – 4th August
    Treeton Cricket Club, 31st July – 4th August

    Week 3
    Wickersley Comp, 7th – 11th August
    Parkgate Astro, 7th – 11th August

    Week 4
    Wickersley Comp, 14th – 18th August
    Kilnhurst Primary, 14th & 15th August (£10 per day)
    Dinnington Town F.C, 17th & 18th August (£10 per day)

    Week 5
    Wickersley Comp, 21st – 25th August
    Parkgate Astro, 21st – 25th August

    Week 6
    Wickersley Comp, 29th August – 1st September
    Dinnington St Joseph’s Primary, 29th & 30th August (£10 per day)

    To book online, please click here and choose the appropriate week(s)

    Rotherham United Football Club: www.themillers.co.uk
    Website: www.rucst.co.uk
    Facebook: Rotherham United Community Sports Trust
    Twitter: @RU_CST

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  28. Trust recognises contribution to school sport

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    Trust recognises contribution to school sport

    Last night Magna Science Centre held host to the Rotherham PE Celebration Event organised by Ivy Dorchester-Brown, RUCST were thrilled to be asked by Ivy if we would like to acknowledge anyone within Rotherham Schools for their participation or leadership within PE or Sport. As a trust we decided it would be a great idea to give out the RUCST awards for Outstanding Contribution to School Sport which would reward the staff we see in schools who really help to drive sport forward and ensure there is an opportunity for every pupil to participate in a sporting activity during school, after school or through organised tournaments.

    Our Sport Development team got their heads together and came up with a rather large list of deserving candidates, after numerous discussions this long list was whittled down to a final five who we chose to acknowledge at the event.

    So congratulations to:

    Sarah Jenkinson – Greasbrough Primary School
    Adam Bramhall – Wales Primary School
    Rob Lyne – Thornhill Primary School
    Julie Horton – Kilnhurst Primary School
    Joel Scott – Rosehill Junior School

    The night was a huge success and it was a privilege to be asked to be a part of an event that celebrates an area of school work which is of such high interest to the Trust and we hope to be involved in next years event.

    Rotherham United Football Club: www.themillers.co.uk
    Website: www.rucst.co.uk
    Facebook: Rotherham United Community Sports Trust
    Twitter: @RU_CST

  29. #CelebratePE in National School Sports Week

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    As National School Sports Week (NSSW) takes place across the country this week, 26th-30th June, Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are celebrating PE as they take part in the national event.

    The Youth Sport Trust, a national children’s charity, are celebrating NSSW in its 9th year, with thoudsands of schools and more than a million young people taking part. The initiative aligns with the Youth Sport Trust’s core mission of building a brighter future for young people through sport.

    NSSW is a huge celebration of everything that is great about PE and school sport, whether through traditional sports such as football, hockey or netball, or in alternative activities such as dance or Frisbee, there is something out there for everyone to enjoy and be active.

    National School Sport Week is a fantastic opportunity to get all your pupils active and involved in more PE and school sport and to celebrate your school’s achievements. It aims to inspire a generation and promote lifelong participation in sport.

    James Rawlinson, Sport Development Officer said “National School Sports Week is a great initiative for both schools and their pupils as it helps to increase participation in sport and get young people across the country more active”

    “We are really excited to be celebrating PE over National School Sports Week. We’re seeing some real progress in a number of schools where PE is seen as something far more than a block of one sport followed by another” says Ali Oliver, Chief Executive of the Youth Sport Trust. “Many primary settings are working with us to integrated physical activity across the curriculum to increase engagement and improve cognition and are using their PE and Sport Premum for much needed professional development opportunities for teachers.

    “Within secondary schools we are seeing programmes such as YST Girls Active significantly reimagine how young women and teachers can work together to close the gender gap while programmes such as YST’s My Personal Best, develop character and enhance employability skills.”

    The Youth Sport Trust launched its partnership with Entertainment One’s (eOne) PJ Masks show, bringing to life the popular characters from the show in free digital resources for schools as they sign up for the week. The primary activity pack is full of branded activities inspired by the strengths of the three PJ Masks main characters: Catboy, Owlette and Gekko, a superhero trio of friends who embark on action-packed adventures using their superpowers of agility, strength and flight.

    Power of 3 will specifically target young children between the ages of 2-5 in pre-school settings such as nursaries as well as youngsters in primary schools. They will be encouraged to take part in 30 minutes of daily activity, contributing in primary schools, and pre-school settings such as nurseries, who will be encouraged to take part in 30 minutes of daily activity, contributing to the daily total recommended by the UK Chief Medical Officer; 180 minutes for pre-school aged children and 60 minutes for school aged children, which should be a mix of moderate to vigorous in its intensity.

    For secondary schools, free resources aimed at older children have also been shared to help schools celebrate sport throughout the week.

    A Year in School Sport:
    • 21,359 schools were reached through the UK School Games and over 1.1 million young people engaged in extra-curricular sport every week in schools taking part.
    • 8.3 million students had the opportunity to participate in the School Games in 2015-16
    • 843,083 young people were provided with direct opportunities to participate in PE & Sport through26 YST programmes
    • 129,553 young people were provided with Youth Sport Trust training opportunities, including coaching, officiating & volunteering
    • 34,446 teachers, coaches and volunteers received training from the Youth Sport Trust across 27 programmes, with over 70% receiving training in inclusive practice

    For more information visit www.youthsporttrust.org @YouthSportTrust #CelebratePE

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  30. Future Stars Holiday Camps return this Summer!

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    We are pleased to announce our Future Stars Holiday Camp is returning this summer at Wickersley School & Sports College!

    Future Stars Holiday Camp give children aged 5 – 14 the chance to interact with each other, enhance their footballing skills through training and matches, all this can be done whilst having fun and keeping active.

    Prices are £12 per day or £50 per week (Unless stated otherwise)

    Week 1: Thursday 27th & Friday 28th July (£12 per day)
    Week 2: Monday 31st July – Friday 4th August
    Week 3: Monday 7th – Friday 11th August
    Week 4: Monday 14th – Friday 18th August
    Week 5: Monday 21st – Friday 25th August
    Week 6: Tuesday 29th August – Friday 1st September (£12 per day £40 for the 4 days)

    All times are 10am – 3pm.

    To book online, please click here

    To receive an additional 10% off please enter discount code SUMMER17 before 27th June. (online booking only via Official Soccer Schools)

    If you would like to find out more information Sarah on 01709 827767 or email sportdevelopment@rotherhamunited.net.

    Rotherham United Football Club: www.themillers.co.uk
    Website: www.rucst.co.uk
    Facebook: Rotherham United Community Sports Trust
    Twitter: @RU_CST

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  31. Trust set to deliver Premier League schools programme

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    Premier League launches most ambitious community programme in aim to connect with 10,000 primary schools by 2019

    • Premier League Primary Stars will provide free curriculum-linked teaching resources for girls and boys aged 5-11

    • Free to download lesson plans, activities and video content are designed to inspire learning in Maths, English, PE and Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE)

    • National programme will expand in-school support for teachers provided by 88 Premier League and English Football League clubs in England and Wales

    • New campaign sees the Premier League also launch its first ever national advertising campaign featuring Kevin De Bruyne, Gary Cahill, Eric Dier, Sadio Mané, Juan Mata, José Mourinho, and Theo Walcott

    The Premier League has today launched Premier League Primary Stars, a national curriculum-linked education programme which uses the appeal of the Premier League and professional football clubs to inspire children to learn, be active and develop important life skills.

    This is the Premier League’s most ambitious community programme to date and aims to support 10,000 primary schools by 2019.

    The Premier League Primary Stars resources, have been created in partnership with industry experts Edcoms and the PSHE Association, National Literacy Trust and other key stakeholders. Children’s authors Cressida Cowell (‘How to Train Your Dragon’ series) and Dan Freedman (‘Jamie Johnson’ series) helped create the programme’s English resources, while Sky Sports presenter and mathematician Rachel Riley is a consultant in the development of Maths teaching resources.

    This content adds to the existing support professional football clubs provide to primary schools and their local communities and will offer a free downloadable suite of resources for teachers across Key Stages 1 and 2 in English, Maths, PE and PSHE.

    The launch of Premier League Primary Stars also sees the Premier League unveil its first ever national advertising campaign which will air from Sunday 2 April across television, cinema, and social media channels. The advert features top Premier League names including Kevin De Bruyne, Gary Cahill, Eric Dier, Sadio Mané, Juan Mata, José Mourinho, and Theo Walcott, who joined children at primary schools across the UK to recite the poem “Try, Try Again” by T.H. Palmer.

    Creative agency Y&R London have worked closely with the Premier League to create the advert which is reflective of its recent rebrand, its more inclusive tone of voice, and which highlights core values from the Premier League Primary Stars programme – to be ambitious, connected, fair and inspiring.

    Richard Scudamore, Executive Chairman, Premier League added:
    “We are very excited to launch Premier League Primary Stars, our new national education programme that will use the power and popularity of football to inspire children to work hard and enjoy English, Maths and a range of other subjects.

    “Our clubs already do great work in primary schools, and Premier League Primary Stars will support and enhance that work with educational resources for teachers, books from celebrated children’s authors, and much more.

    “We want to support 10,000 primary schools in England and Wales by 2019 and we hope that our first national TV advertising campaign, including star names from our clubs, will capture the imagination of parents, teachers and children and encourage them to sign-up to Premier League Primary Stars.”

    Arsenal footballer, Theo Walcott, who stars in the advertising campaign stated:
    “As a dad of two boys, I was very keen to support the Premier League’s Primary Stars community programme. I hope this programme can have a very positive influence on the education of young children across the country.”

    Rachel Riley, who has helped to create the Premier League Primary Stars maths resources, said:
    “Maths is a subject that a lot of young people find challenging and is often dismissed as boring. What I love about the resources we’ve developed for the Premier League Primary Stars programme is that it makes maths relevant to children’s everyday lives.

    “I’ve seen the reaction from children using the lesson plans – they are excited, interested and engaged. I think this is a fantastic programme that will undoubtedly inspire children to learn but also give teachers the tools to be creative with their lessons. Anything that excites primary school children about maths gets a gold star from me.

    Rotherham United Football Club: www.themillers.co.uk
    Website: www.rucst.co.uk
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  32. Girl Power Holiday Camp

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    We are pleased to announce  our Girl Power Holiday Camp is returning this April!

    Girl Power Holiday Camp give children the chance to interact with each other, enhance their footballing skills through training and matches, all this can be done whilst having fun and keeping active.

    Prices are £10 per day, book all 4 days for £35.

    Week 1
    Date: Monday 10th & Tuesday 11th April 2017
    Venue: Wickersley School & Sports College
    Ages: 7+
    Times: 10am – 3pm

    Week 2
    Date: Tuesday 18th & Wednesday 19th April 2017
    Venue: Wickersley School & Sports College
    Ages: 7+
    Times: 10am – 3pm

    If you would like to find out more information, contact Megan  on 01709 827767 or email mhiggins@rotherhamunited.net.

    Rotherham United Football Club: www.themillers.co.uk
    Website: www.rucst.co.uk
    Facebook: Rotherham United Community Sports Trust
    Twitter: @RU_CST

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  33. Trust celebrates International Womens Day

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    Over the past week Rotherham United Community Trust has been celebrating the achievements of women and girls in football.

    Celebrations started with their home game against Aston Villa on the 4th of March where they invited partner clubs and their own female teams to get involved in the match day activities.  This included the U11’s team playing a community game at the half time interval, young players being ball-girls, and over 100 girls doing a lap of honour at half time.

    Following this, each female member of Rotherham United staff took part in an interview where they talked about their role within the trust (the interviews can be found online).  We caught up with Megan Higgins, Women and Girls’ Coordinator at Rotherham United Community Trust who said: “Working in a predominately male environment, we wanted to promote the importance of females within our Trust, we also wanted to highlight the job opportunities available for ladies at a football club”.

    International Women’s Day took place on Wednesday 8th March and Rotherham United Community Trust continued supporting the cause by engaging local primary school girls in a ‘fun filled girl power day’.

    Organised and lead by Megan, she wanted to incorporate lots of different activities for the girls: “We split the day in to two different sections, in the morning we held a fun activity session with six stations and throughout the afternoon a female football tournament”.

    The football stations focused on health and well-being, as well as developing football skills.  The day was topped off by a surprise visit from England U23 and Chelsea player, Bethany England who got involved in photographs, auto-graph signing, and a Q&A with the players.

    Rotherham United hope to continue to inspire women and girls through their multiple sports programmes by highlighting opportunities for women to get involved in sport in the local community.  Megan also added “We hope by promoting our International Women’s Day, we inspire other females to take part and explore all of the sporting opportunities available for them”.

    For further information about other Rotherham United Community Trust programmes, please contact Megan Higgins on mhiggins@rotherhamunited.net or visit www.rucst.co.uk.

    The Community Trust are welcoming women to get involved in their latest programme ‘Fit for Summer’ which takes place every Tuesday 5:00-6:00 pm at the stadium (flyer below).

    Bethany England is pictured with Miller Bear and the girls who took part in the day’s event.

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  34. Wales Vs Rosehill G4S match report

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    The Rotherham United home game Vs Brighton and Hove Albion saw the first quarter final of this seasons G4S Trophy take place under the floodlights at the New York Stadium.

    The fixture saw Wales Primary School who had narrowly beaten Thorpe Hesley in a penalty shoot-out in their first round fixture face off against Rosehill Primary School who had made it to the quarter finals thanks to a 3-0 victory over Maltby Manor.

    The manner in which they progressed through the first round made Rosehill very narrow favourites for the win but it was clear to see from the first whistle that Wales were not phased by this and within 30 seconds they were in front when a long range effort was palmed out by the Rosehill goalkeeper straight to the feet of the Wales striker who took one touch to control the ball and fired a left foot shot into the bottom corner of the goal to give his team the best possible start.

    The game settled down after this and neither team managed to fashion an opening as they both cancelled each other out and Wales seemed happy to hold the ball and see time out. It was this confidence of holding the ball that ended up costing them as after a number of passes the Wales defender tried to cut back across the edge of the box and his loose touch was pounced upon by the Rosehill striker who fired the ball into the back of the goal to put his team on level terms.

    This goal seemed to spark Wales back into life and immediately from the kick off the Wales midfielder was fouled and the resulting free kick was smashed against the bar from around the half way line and it looked as though the game was heading for penalties but Wales had other ideas and began to put pressure on the Rosehill defence and it was only down to some outstanding goal keeping that they didn’t go 2-1 down. Just as everyone was preparing for a penalty shoot out the telling moment in the game came when a speculative Wales effort hit the post and bounced in off the unlucky Rosehill goalkeeper who had been brilliant up to that point and really didn’t deserve the touch of bad luck, the Wales team didn’t seem to care how the goal went in as they celebrated with barely time to restart the match they had made it through to face St Bedes in the semi final.

    We would like to say well done to both teams for the way they conducted themselves at the match and whilst on the pitch playing.

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  35. Holiday Camps return for Easter

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    Future Stars Holiday Camp 

    We are pleased to announce  our Future Stars  Holiday Camp is returning this April!

    Future Stars Holiday Camp give children the chance to interact with each other, enhance their footballing skills through training and matches, all this can be done whilst having fun and keeping active.

    Prices are £12 per day or £40 per week!…

    Week 1
    Date: Monday 10th – Thursday 13th April 2017
    Venue: Wickersley School & Sports College
    Ages: 5-14
    Times: 10am – 3pm

    Week 2
    Date: Tuesday 18th – Friday 21st April 2017
    Venue: Wickersley School & Sports College
    Ages: 5-14
    Times: 10am – 3pm

    If you would like to find out more information Sarah on 01709 827767 or email sportdevelopment@rotherhamunited.net.

    If you would like to sign up please complete the form below, an option to pay online (Official Soccer Schools) will be available after submission.
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    Mini Millers (Online payment NOT available)

    We are pleased to announce the launch of our NEW Future Stars Mini Millers Sessions for ages 2 – 4, which will run alongside our main camp.

    We have 2 sessions available on Tuesdays & Thursdays for both weeks of the holiday.

    Sessions are £6 each or 2 for £10.

    Morning Session – 10am – 12pm
    Afternoon Session – 1pm – 3pm

    If you would like to find out more information, or to book on please contact David on 01709 827767 or email datkinson@rotherhamunited.net.

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    Girl Power Camp (Online payment NOT available)

    We are pleased to announce  our Girl Power Holiday Camp is returning this April!

    Girl Power Holiday Camp give children the chance to interact with each other, enhance their footballing skills through training and matches, all this can be done whilst having fun and keeping active.

    Prices are £10 per day, book all 4 days for £35.

    Week 1
    Date: Monday 10th & Tuesday 11th April 2017
    Venue: Wickersley School & Sports College
    Ages: 7+
    Times: 10am – 3pm

    Week 2
    Date: Tuesday 18th & Wednesday 19th April 2017
    Venue: Wickersley School & Sports College
    Ages: 7+
    Times: 10am – 3pm

    If you would like to find out more information, contact Megan  on 01709 827767 or email mhiggins@rotherhamunited.net.

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    Website: www.rucst.co.uk
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  36. Future Stars have an experience to remember

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    Rotherham United today opened the doors to the club training ground at Parkgate for the Community Sports Trust’s half-term Future Stars Holiday Camp.

    The Trust’s coaches put on sessions for around 100 local youngsters who also got a glimpse behind the scenes as they watched the first-team being put through their paces by interim manager Paul Warne and assistant Matthew Hamshaw.

    After training the first-team squad and staff stopped for photographs and autographs with the youngsters, before the day was rounded off by watching the Millers Reserves take on Hartlepool United.

    Rotherham United’s head of community Jamie Noble was delighted to give members of the Trust’s Holiday Camp a look inside their club, heralding the day as a major success.

    “Firstly I would like to thank Paul Warne and his staff for allowing the Trust to have full access to the training pitches here at Roundwood,” Jamie told www.themillers.co.uk

    “The half-term Holiday Camps are always well attended so when the kids were given the news that for a special treat we would be coaching them alongside the first-team, they were obviously very excited about the day ahead.

    “To see around 100 youngsters attending was fantastic, and the chance to see their heroes up close will have been an unforgettable experience for them.

    “For the kids to then attend the reserve game in the afternoon was an added bonus, so overall it was a fantastic day out.”

    Rotherham United club captain Lee Frecklingrton added:

    “It was great to see the club and community come together, and it was fantastic to see such a good turnout for the Trust’s Holiday Camp.

    “As players we are regular visitors to the camps to hand out certificates and trophies to the kids, so we know first hand just how much they enjoy spending the half-term holidays honing their football skills with the Trust.

    “The squad were more than happy to give something back to the supporters by signing autographs and having pictures taken. We hope that all the kids enjoyed their day.”

    If you would like to view all the photos from the days event, please click here.

    We are back at Wickersley as normal tomorrow.

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    Website: www.rucst.co.uk
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  37. Trust forms partnership with former Millers GK

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    Trust forms partnership with former Millers player Adam Collin.

    As part of our Future Stars Programme we as pleased to announce that former Miller and Wembley hero Adam Collin will be delivering two sessions a week at Parkgate Astro under his amazing brand AC1 Goalkeeping Academy, giving all you budding number 1’s the BEST coaching from a real professional who knows the area inside and out which is what we aim to do with this development programme.

    Monday Night (Block 1) Book a place here.

    Date: Starts Monday 20th February 2017
    Times: 7pm – 8pm
    Venue: Parkgate Astro, Greasbrough Road ,S62 6HQ.
    Price: £56.00
    Age: 7 – 15

    Tuesday Night (Block 1) Book a place here.

    Date: Starts Tuesday 21st February 2017
    Times: 5pm – 6pm
    Venue: Parkgate Astro, Greasbrough Road ,S62 6HQ.
    Price: £56.00
    Age: 7 – 15

    When looking at top goalkeepers of the modern era they all share certain attributes that make them world-class. Solid technique on handling, distribution, agility, speed and the spring needed to move around the goalmouth.

    The best goalkeepers also have the presence needed to fill those around them with confidence, knowing that they have a capable, calm and assured figure behind them, not to mention arguably the most important attribute a goalkeeper will posses – having the character to deal with the ups and downs the life of a goalkeeper is sure to experience.

    Our belief is that there are certain advantages that some are born with but the majority can be learned through dedicated, focused hard work, and that’s where GK Icon comes in….

    If you would like to find out more information regarding AC1 Goalkeeping Academy please click here.

    Rotherham United Football Club: www.themillers.co.uk
    Website: www.rucst.co.uk
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  38. Kinder+ Sport Kids Cup

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    Kinder+ Sport EFL Kids Cup, sponsored by B&B vehicles, is a success!!

    Through January, RUCST hosted their annual local round of the Kinder+ Sport EFL Kids Cup, which this year was split over two venues, Kiveton Community Sport Park & Sheffield Hallam University Sport Park.

    18 schools from across the borough took part over the 2 venues, the first local tournament took part at Kiveton where Wales Primary School & Anston Park Junior School battled their way to a final, which Anston won 3-2 to progress to the local grand final. Then came the north leg of the competition at SHU Sports Park, where the competition was tight and there were a few contenders competing for the chance to take on Anston Park. The local north round came down to St. Mary’s Catholic Primary School, of Herringthorpe & Thornhill Primary School, which was a tightly contested affair, but eventually one goal settled it, and the goal came from St. Mary’s.

    This set up the Local Grand Final at Parkgate Astro, St. Mary’s vs Anston Park, for a chance to represent Rotherham United at the regional finals of the national competition. Despite St. Mary’s creating many chances, Anston Park ran out 5-1 winners, and will take the next step towards Wembley, where they will have to get past the representatives of Newcastle United, Barnsley, Sheffield Wednesday, Sheffield United & Leeds United to name a few.

    We would like to thank every school for taking part in the competition, and we would also like to thank the players for the impeccable manner in which they represented their respective schools.

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    Website: www.rucst.co.uk
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    Twitter: @RU_CST

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  39. Girls Football Camp running in February

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    We are pleased to announce our Girls Holiday Camp is returning this February!

    Our Girls Holiday Camp give children the chance to interact with each other, enhance their footballing skills through training and matches, all this can be done whilst having fun and keeping active.

    Prices are £5 per day

    Date: Wednesday 22nd February 2017
    Venue: Wickersley School & Sports College
    Ages: 8+
    Times: 10am – 3pm

    Contact Megan on 01709 827767 or email mhiggins@rotherhamunited.net.

    Rotherham United Football Club: www.themillers.co.uk
    Website: www.rucst.co.uk
    Facebook: Rotherham United Community Sports Trust
    Twitter: @RU_CST

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  40. G4S match report – RUFC v Norwich

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    Wales v Thorpe Hesley match report

    One part of the G4S Trophy double header, during half time of RUFC’s home game versus Norwich City, and the final 1st Round tie this season. A tough introduction to the competition for newcomers Wales Primary School as they took on two time runners up Thorpe Hesley Primary School. Although, Thorpe Hesley couldn’t take Wales lightly, as just the day before they had put in an impressive performance in the Kinder+ Sport EFL Kids Cup Local Round South, just missing out on a place in the Local Final after narrowly losing to Anston Park Junior School.

    It was an open game with both teams creating many chances with free flowing football, which definitely hooked the crowd. Notable chances were Wales from a corner, where the Thorpe Hesley goalkeeper made an impressive save, and one for Thorpe Hesley on the break where the Wales defender showed commitment to the cause to block the shot with his head. Watching the game and not knowing the outcome, you wouldn’t believe the game finished in a 0-0 draw, as both goalkeepers stole the show in this evenly matched first round tie. So it was on to the dreaded sudden death penalties in front of the Kop, with Wales Primary stepping up first on their G4S Trophy debut. Ernie Weaver kept his nerve to put Wales 1-0 up, pressure on William Haywood of Thorpe Hesley. Haywood made no mistake and equalised, 1-1. Next up for Wales Primary was Dylan Betts, who rattled the ball home for 2-1, immediately batting the pressure back on to Thorpe Hesley, with Thomas Marson stepping up. Alfie Lester in the Wales goal made a great save, sending his school through to the Quarter Finals for the first time.

    Huge credit to both teams for putting on an impressive display in front of 10,000 fans at the AESSEAL New York Stadium, all the players can be proud of their performance in the game.

    St. Joseph’s V Anston Greenlands match report

    One part of the G4S Trophy double header at RUFC’s home game versus Norwich City, was a Quarter Final tie between newcomers Anston Greenlands & regular participants St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary from Rawmarsh. Despite regularly entering the competition over the years, St. Joseph’s have never made it past the first round, so they were looking to take full advantage after receiving a bye into this stage of the competition for the first time. After an impressive first round performance, Anston Greenlands were expected to be tough opposition for St. Joseph’s, which made for a very interesting tie.

    Anston started the stronger and dominated the opening proceedings, having pot shots at goal and forcing several corners and throw-ins high up the pitch. It was from one of these corners that Greenlands took the lead, the ball being played close to the goalkeeper who unfortunately parried into his own goal. This seemed to spark St. Joseph’s into life, as they began to keep the ball more and be more positive with their passing, which opened the game up. Matthew Frosdick then sent the St. Joseph’s supporters wild when he capitalised as Greenlands struggled get the ball clear of their goal area. You could then sense the confidence start to flow from St. Joseph’s as they started to take control looking for a winner. The St. Joseph’s fan were sent into pandemonium again, when Joseph Potts found the winner they had been seeking late on, with a lovely side footed finish across the goal into the bottom corner.

    The final whistle followed Pott’s goal, which meant that St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary, who had reached the quarter finals for the first time, have gone one better and reached the semi-finals.

    A huge thank you to both teams for providing such an entertaining half time game, all the players played the game with a great spirit, and are a credit to their respective schools.

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    Website: www.rucst.co.uk
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  41. Mini Millers a success at the stadium!

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    RUCST are excited to launch pre-school multi skill/football ‘Mini Millers’ sessions for children walking-5 years of age at the AESSEAL New York Stadium.

    These fun sessions involve parental participation and will help children run, jump, kick, throw and catch, as well as educational outcomes such as learning colours, numbers, letters and shapes.

    Sessions are running at the GoalZone, AESSEAL New York Stadium, which will cost of £3 per session (booking is essential), Please contact David for more information or to make a booking on 01709 827767 or datkinson@rotherhamunited.net

    Fridays 10am – 10:45am

    James Rawlinson, Sport Development Manager says: ‘We are excited to be running the Mini Millers pre-school sessions at the Stadium, this gives preschool children the opportunity to take part in weekly fun and active sessions with RUCST. This will allow us to deliver sessions to children as young as one, meaning that anyone aged from 1-100 will have a session accessible to them through Rotherham United Community Sports Trust.’

    Rotherham United Football Club: www.themillers.co.uk
    Website: www.rucst.co.uk
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  42. Job Opportunity – Community Coach

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    We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, charismatic and dedicated individual to join our Coaching team.

    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: Part time
    Hours: 10 hours
    Salary: £10 per hour

    How to apply:
    Please email your CV to jnoble@rotherhamunited.net or Contact Jamie Noble on 01709 827767 for more information.

    Download Job Description here: PT Community Coach

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

    Club Website: www.themillers.co.uk
    Trust Website: www.rucst.co.uk
    Facebook: Rotherham United Community Sports Trust
    Twitter: @RU_CST

  43. Development Centre returns Saturday

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    Future Stars Development Centre returns this week after a short break due to Christmas!

    The sessions which are ran at Parkgate Astro’s fantastic outdoor facility give children from as young as 3 the opportunity to come and learn new football skills in a fun and safe environment, for the younger participants it gives them a chance to be introduced to football whilst also interacting with other children but for the older participants, it gives them a chance to build their skills & game knowledge whilst learning to work within a team.

    Session times – Saturdays

    U5’s, U7’s & U9’s (9am – 10am)
    U11’s & U13’s (10:10am – 11:10am)

    Costs £4.00 per session.

    If you would like to find out more information, please contact Adam at apilgrim@rotherhamunited.net or phone 01709 827767.

    Club Website: www.themillers.co.uk
    Trust Website: www.rucst.co.uk
    Facebook: Rotherham United Community Sports Trust
    Twitter: @RU_CST

  44. Match Report – Rosehill 3 Maltby Manor 0

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    Rawmarsh Rosehill and Maltby Manor took to the hallowed turf of the New York Stadium during half time of Rotherham United’s 1-0 win over Queens Park Rangers.

    Neither of these two schools featured in the last year’s competition, Maltby Manor were making their half time debut whereas Rosehill have featured in this competition before, but in very different surroundings. The Don Valley Stadium.

    Rosehill started well, and Fintan Rourke scored within the first 90 seconds to put the pressure immediately on Manor. However Manor seemed to struggle to get any real foothold on the game, and Rosehill continued to dominate the game, creating several chances, and eventually going 2-0 up through Rourke again. There were suspicions of handball by Rourke to control the ball before striking the ball into the goal, but the referee thought otherwise and the goal stood. Rosehill were a well drilled team, and managed to snuff out the Manor attack on several occasions, although Manor did manage to create a couple of half chances, these weren’t enough to trouble the Rosehill goalkeeper very much.

    Ben Harwood then wrapped up the game for Rosehill a minute from time in spectacular fashion, scoring a powerful free kick from inside his own half, which left the Manor goalkeeper scrambling to get a touch as it sailed over him into the roof of the net.

    We would like to thank both teams & supporters for their sporting behaviour, and we hope all the players enjoyed the experience of playing in front of 8,000+ fans at the New York Stadium. Best of luck to Rawmarsh Rosehill Junior School, who progress to the G4S Trophy Quarter Finals.

    Rotherham United Football Club: www.themillers.co.uk
    Website: www.rucst.co.uk
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  45. Girls take a step closer to Wembley dream

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    Aston Academy U13 girls team to a huge step closer to realising their dream of playing at Wembley by winning the local round of the + Sport EFL U13 girls 6 aside tournament organised by Rotherham United Community Sports Trust.

    The tournament took place on Friday 18th November at Parkgate Astro and 8 secondary schools from across the borough sent teams to the local round, due the number of teams present the tournament was run on a 2 mini league basis and at the end of all the fixtures the standings were complete and the quarter final fixtures were arranged. There was some great football played during the league stages and all the girls played the games in the right spirit. Following on from some very hard fought quarter finals which saw early favorites Brinsworth Academy knocked out by a good Dinnington High School performance, the semi-finalists were decided. The first semi-final saw Aston who finished top of league 1 face the surprise package Dinnington who had finished bottom of league 2, once again Dinnington put in a good defensive performance and it took a penalty shootout to decide the winners which eventually proved to be Aston.

    The second semi-final saw Thrybergh take to the field against Maltby this was another tight game and followed suit by needing penalties to separate the two sides, it was Thrybergh who held their nerve better to set up a final showdown with Aston. The final was a very close affair and it was clear to see that the best 2 teams on the day had made it to the final as some great football was played and both teams gave it their all and once again the teams were inseperable and the game was settled by a penalty shootout, this was Aston’s 3rd shootout of the day and the practice paid off as they clinched victory with a 2-1 shootout win, they will now play at Derby County in January where they will represent Rotherham United against all the local round winners from the North of the Championship.

    We would finally like to thank all the schools for their attendance on the day as every game was played in the right spirit and all the girls had a great day, special thanks also go to Parkgate Astro for hosting the event.

    Rotherham United Football Club: www.themillers.co.uk
    Website: www.rucst.co.uk
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  46. Trust calls on schools to sign up for Kinder +Sport EFL Cups

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    Dear Football Fans,

    As the new season starts gaining momentum, the coaches, players and backroom staff at Rotherham United are working hard to provide a successful season for our fans.

    We’ll be doing our very best this season, but we now need your help to try and bring the prestigious Kinder + Sport EFL Girls Cup and Kids Cup trophies back to the New York Stadium. Last year over 2,000 schools entered the (two) competitions, with the finalists getting the chance to play at Wembley Stadium.

    The road to Wembley starts in September when our club will organise local competitions for all local schools who wish to take part. The Girls Cup is for under 13 girls and the Kids Cup is for under 11 children, and the winning schools will win the right to represent us in the national stages of the tournament and could progress all the way to the final for the prize of a lifetime – playing football at Wembley stadium.

    There are thousands of professional footballers that have never got to play at Wembley, so to be in with a chance of stepping onto the hallowed turf is a spectacular opportunity. Not even Pele, one of the greatest players of all time, got to play at Wembley Stadium!

    Last season, Oakwood High School did a great job of flying the flag for Rotherham United in the Girls Cup and Thorpe Hesley Primary School represented us in the Kids Cup, but we know there are loads of great school teams in our area and many of you will want the chance to show off your skills at the home of football.

    So what are you waiting for? Why not take the chance to go down in history at your school and become local heroes by proudly representing your local League club?!

    To express your interest and sign up today please contact us via jrawlinson@rotherhamunited.net

    Club Website: www.themillers.co.uk
    Trust Website: www.rucst.co.uk
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  47. G4S Trophy at The Millers Vs Preston North End

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    G4S Trophy at The Millers Vs Preston North End

    Anston Greenlands 2 v 0 Anston Brook

    Half time at the Rotherham United Vs Preston North End game saw two first round G4S trophy matches take place at the AESSEAL New York Stadium. The first fixture saw newcomers Anston Greenlands face off against local rivals Anston Brook who made it to the quarter finals in last season’s tournament.

    As is often the case with these first round fixtures both teams started nervously and there wasn’t much between them in the opening exchanges and both teams were restricted to efforts from outside the box. It wasn’t until the half way through the game that Greenlands started to take the game by the scruff of the neck and began to apply some pressure, this pressure eventually paid off when a low shot from the Greenlands striker surprised the goal keeper and made the score 1-0. This goal seemed to spark some life into the Brook players and they immediately went on the hunt for an equaliser but as they pushed forward they began to leave gaps at the back and they were caught out by a quick Greenland’s break and when the ball was slotted home from close range by the Greenlands striker the game was put out of Brooks reach and Greenlands celebrated a win over their local rivals.

    Herringthorpe St Mary’s 0 v 1 Kilnhurst Primary

    The second fixture saw two previous winners face off when Herringthorpe St Marys took to the field against Kilnhurst Primary school. As with the other game both teams started very nervously and neither team could gain any sustained possession and both teams were limited to half chances which never really troubled either goal keeper. The two teams were very evenly matched and it became clear very early on that it was going to be a tight game and would probably be settled by one goal, as the game went on the two teams continued to cancel each other out and the game looked to be heading to penalties, this all changed on 6 minutes when Kilnurst broke with the ball and fired in a low shot which was saved by the St Mary’s goalkeeper but the rebound was pounced on by the Kilnhurst striker who poked the ball home to the delight of all the players and staff, this goal proved to be the winner as St Mary’s made a final push but were unable to breach the Kilnhurst defence and they secured their place alongside Anston Greenlands in the quarter finals.

    We would like to say well done all four teams for the way they conducted themselves at the match and whilst on the pitch playing.

    Club Website: www.themillers.co.uk
    Trust Website: www.rucst.co.uk
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  48. FS Development Centre returns this week

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    Trusts Future Stars Development Centre returns this week after a short break during half term.

    The sessions which are ran at Parkgate Astro’s fantastic outdoor facility give children from as young as 3 the opportunity to come and learn new football skills in a fun and safe environment, for the younger participants it gives them a chance to be introduced to football and play new games with their parents whilst also interacting with other children but for the older participants, it gives them a chance to build their skills whilst learning about competitions and making new friends.

    These sessions are designed to be accessible to children of all abilities and include a special skills week where children will be able to take on different challenges in order to gain different levels in that particular area, we will then work through a structured program to help the children move up and progress through the different levels.

    Session times

    U5’s, U7’s & U9’s (9am – 10am)
    U11’s & U13’s (10:10am – 11:10am)

    Costs £4.00 per session.

    If you would like to find out more information, please contact Adam at apilgrim@rotherhamunited.net or phone 01709 827767. Alternatively you can sign in on the day.

    Club Website: www.themillers.co.uk
    Trust Website: www.rucst.co.uk
    Facebook: Rotherham United Community Sports Trust
    Twitter: @RU_CST

  49. Player visits prove to be a success

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    Rotherham United players have been out in force since the start of the season visiting local schools and community groups.

    So far this season our players have visited numerous schools and community venues within the Rotherham area such as Wickersley School and Sports College for the Holiday Camps, Kilnhurst Primary for our Community in-schools programme and promotional photoshoots and videos in support of local campaigns such as Breast Cancer awareness month with local breast screening units.

    Jamie Noble, Head of Community said “It’s important that players support initiatives to give it exposure and to show fans and the people of Rotherham that players care for both the community they represent and respect the town that they play for.

    “Players give up their free time to support our community and they are always happy to see the difference that football makes to people’s lives.”

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

    Club Website: www.themillers.co.uk
    Trust Website: www.rucst.co.uk
    Facebook: Rotherham United Community Sports Trust
    Twitter: @RU_CST

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  50. RUCST | Trust celebrate Girls football week!

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    Each year the RUCST look to support and engage more females into football and this year is no different, to coincide with this year’s girls football week the trust will be holding a girls football festival at Parkgate Astro.

    The event will seek to get more girls to play football by running a number of workshops and activities in the morning and then a 6 aside tournament in the afternoon. The trust aims to engage girls who are already interested in football but also hope that the number of other activities will also appeal to girls who don’t currently play football.

    The event which is for Y5 and Y6 girls, will take place on the 18th of October (10am – 3pm) at Parkgate Astro and The morning activities will consist of;

    Inflatable hub (test your shooting accuracy)
    Football skills session
    Speed shot
    Healthy eating workshop
    Penalty Shootout with miller bear, plus many more

    The day will then conclude with a tournament for all the girls to take part in.

    Alix Dickens (Women and Girls Coordinator) said “it’s a fantastic opportunity for local schools to get their Y5&Y6 girls involved in fun football activities. So far we have engaged over 1000 girls in to football or sport related activities and I’m confident we can make that number increase significantly over the next year”

    If you would like to find out more information or get involved please contact Alix Dickens on 01709 827767 or email adickens@rotherhamunited.net.

    Club Website: www.themillers.co.uk
    Trust Website: www.rucst.co.uk
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  51. Future Stars Holiday Camp returns in October!

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    We are pleased to announce  our Future Stars  Holiday Camp is returning this October!

    Future Stars Holiday Camp give children the chance to interact with each other, enhance their footballing skills through training and matches, all this can be done whilst having fun and keeping active.

    Prices are £12 per day or £50 per week!…
    An additional Sibling can attend at a discounted rate of £10 per day or £40 per week.

    Venue: Wickersley School & Sports College
    Ages: 5-14
    Times: 10am – 3pm

    Contact our Sport Development team on 01709 827767 or email sportdevelopment@rotherhamunited.net.

    Click here to book online

    To find out more about out holiday camps please contact James Rawlinson or Sarah Newbould on 01709 827 767.

    Rotherham United Football Club: www.themillers.co.uk
    Website: www.rucst.co.uk
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  52. RUCST | G4S Half time tournament

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    Greasbrough Primary 1 V 0 Dalton Foljambe

    After the success of last year’s tournament we have once again being able to run a schools knockout tournament during half time of selected RUFC home games. The tournament gives 16 local schools and over 120 children the chance to play football in front of thousands of fans on the pitch at the AESSeal New York Stadium.

    The first fixture of this season’s half time trophy took place last weekend during the Rotherham United Vs Cardiff City match and saw last year’s champions Greasbrough face Dalton Foljambe. As the game kicked off it was clear to see that both teams were nervous and the game was destined to be a very cagey affair. There was little in the way of chances during the first few minutes and it was clear that it was going to take a piece of brilliance to separate the 2 teams, this piece of brilliance was delivered just after the 5 minute mark when Noah Jenkinson picked up the ball on half way, beat a Foljambe player and fired the ball low into the bottom corner to send the Greasbrough players celebrating at the corner flag. It was then back to the wall time for Greasbrough as Fojambe mounted a number of attacks to try and score an equaliser, Greabrough almost gifted them this in the final minute when they gave the ball away in defence and a goal mouth scrambled ensued where Dalton did everything they could to force the ball into the goal but the Greasbrough defence threw their bodies on the line and survived the onslaught and when the ball was finally hacked clear the final whistle sounded and the relief was clear to see on the Greasbrough players faces as they move one step closer to defending their title.

    We would like to say well done to both teams for the way they conducted themselves at the match and whilst on the pitch playing.

    Club Website: www.themillers.co.uk
    Trust Website: www.rucst.co.uk
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  53. Future Stars Development returns

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    Our Future Stars Development Centre returns this Saturday, 10th of September after a successful summer running camps.

    Over the summer, the development centre held free grading sessions for children to come down and try out our training sessions. We would like to thank the 98 players & parents that joined us over these weekends, and we hope to see you all coming back to join us this Saturday.

    Session times

    U5’s, U7’s & U9’s (9am – 10am)
    U11’s & U13’s (10:10am – 11:10am)

    Costs £4.00 per session.

    Adam Pilgrim (Football Development Coordinator) said “myself and the coaching staff are really looking forward to getting the new season underway, especially after the response we got to the grading sessions, which were incredible!”

    “We want to work with as many young players as possible, whatever ability level as I’m certain we can help them improve whilst enjoying training with us”

    If you didn’t manage to join us over the summer, you can still join us by contacting Adam at apilgrim@rotherhamunited.net or phone 01709 827767. Alternatively you can sign in on the day.

    Club Website: www.themillers.co.uk
    Trust Website: www.rucst.co.uk
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  54. Holiday Camps come to an end!

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    As we enter the back end of summer, it has proven to be another successful run of Rotherham United’s Community Sports Trust’s Summer Holiday Camps.

    The camps have run successfully at a number of venues from July through to September during the summer holidays, finishing off at Treeton Cricket Club at the start of this month.

    Future Stars Holiday Camps give children the chance to interact with each other, and enhance their footballing skills through training and matches put on by members of the Trust’s team

    Members of the camps who have excelled individually have often been rewarded with additional Millers related activities, with two lucky youngsters being given the chance to be a Millers mascot for the day as part of our Random Act of Kindness.

    Others have been flag bearers for the day at Rotherham United home games, or have been given the chance to meet their Millers heroes.

    “It has been another successful summer for the holiday camps, and I would like to thank everyone for attending,” said Jamie Noble, Rotherham United’s Head of Community.

    “The camps have been running successfully for many years now, and this year we were delighted to incorporate them into our matchday routine with mascots and flag bearing part of our additional treats for some of our youngsters,

    “Thanks also to all of our staff for putting on the successful events, and we look forward to more later in the year.”

    Club Website: www.themillers.co.uk
    Trust Website: www.rucst.co.uk
    Facebook: Rotherham United Community Sports Trust
    Twitter: @RU_CST

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  55. Interested in being a Flag Bearer?

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    Are you interested in being a Flag Bearer for The Millers Vs Bristol City on 10th September?

    For just £15 per person you can fly the flag for The Millers.

    The package includes;

    • Match day tickets
    • Pie and a drink at the New York Stadium
    • Chance to meet the players
    • Photograph taken in the home dugout
    • Watch the warm up from the home dugout
    • Flag bearing at the game as the sides are presented to the crowd

    To enquire about becoming a flag bearer, please contact Alix Dickens on 01709 827767 or adickens@rotherhamunited.net

    Alternatively please complete the contact form:

     

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  56. Girls team recruiting now

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    RUCST in partnership with partnership with Brinsworth whitehill are recruiting girls for their football teams.

    U11’s – Recruiting players and Goalkeepers
    U13’s – Recruiting players and Goalkeepers
    U16’s – Recruiting players and Goalkeepers

    The aim is to provide somewhere for girls in Rotherham, at various age groups to receive coaching in an environment where they can enjoy learning how to play the game.

    Free taster sessions are currently being run on Monday evenings at the Phoenix Sports & Social, 5:30pm – 6:30pm.

    If your daughter would like to join a team, or require more information please contact Mark on 07533 554327.

    Club Website: www.themillers.co.uk
    Trust Website: www.rucst.co.uk
    Facebook: Rotherham United Community Sports Trust
    Twitter: @RU_CST

  57. Trust recruiting girl’s for football teams

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    RUCST in partnership with partnership with Brinsworth whitehill are now recruiting girls for the U9’s, U11’s and U13’s age groups for their football teams.

    The aim is to provide somewhere for girls in Rotherham, at various age groups to receive coaching in an environment where they can enjoy learning how to play the game.

    In addition to this, we are looking for a Manager to help assist in this fantastic programme.

    If your daughter would like to join a team, or require more information please contact Jamie Noble on 01709 827767 or email community@rothehramunited.net.

    Club Website: www.themillers.co.uk
    Trust Website: www.rucst.co.uk
    Facebook: Rotherham United Community Sports Trust
    Twitter: @RU_CST

  58. Girls development centre

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    Interested in playing football? Why not come along to our FREE girl’s development centre sessions on Monday evenings at the Phoenix Sports and Social Club on Bawtry Road.

    In an effort to grow participation levels in girls football throughout the area, we have sessions for U9’s (Y3+4), U11’s (Y5+6), U13’s (Y7+8) where they will receive top quality coaching from our FA/UEFA qualified staff.

    Adam Pilgrim, Football Development Coordinator & Head Coach of the programme said “Our aim is to provide somewhere for girls in Rotherham at various age groups to go and receive coaching in an environment where they can enjoy learning how to play the game. For girls that wish to develop further, I am confident that we can help show young girls different pathways, whether that is into a local team or into the elite side of the game.”

    The girl’s development centre will be starting on Monday 25th July at the Phoenix Sports & Social Club in Brinsworth, 5:30pm – 6:30pm. The sessions will be FREE until September. If you would like to book your daughter’s place, please send the following details to apilgrim@rotherhamunited.net:

    • Parent/Players Name
    • Age & School Year
    • Contact e-mail and phone number

    In addition to this fantastic opportunity, we are also looking for a Manager to help with this programme, if you are interested please contact Adam Pilgrim at the details provided above.

    Club Website: www.themillers.co.uk
    Trust Website: www.rucst.co.uk
    Facebook: Rotherham United Community Sports Trust
    Twitter: @RU_CST

  59. Development Centre grading sessions

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    After a hugely successful season delivering our Future Stars Development Centre, we are pleased to announce we will be running 3 grading sessions throughout the Summer for the 2016/17 season.

    Grading days

    The development centre grading sessions will be delivered on Saturday mornings at Parkgate Astro. The sessions will be FREE for all participants, and will be to determine which players will be invited into our development squads for next season. The grading sessions will start on Saturday 30th July, with an additional two sessions on Saturdays 6th & 13th August. We are hoping to see many of the children that we have worked with this year, either from the squads or community based sessions, but we are also hoping to see lots of new faces coming to join our growing development centre. Any players that don’t make it into our development squads will be invited to our open development sessions which will begin on September 10th.

    Grading session times for Saturdays 30th July, 6th & 13th August are as follows:

    U6/U7: 9am – 10am
    U8/U9: 10am – 11am
    U10/U11: 11am – 12pm
    U12/U13: 12pm – 1pm

    Development Programme 2016/17

    The 2016/17 development programme will be re-starting next year on Saturday 10th September and Wednesday 14th September, some of the improvements for next year will include a goalkeeper programme & a girls only section, and we are very excited about launching both as it extends our reach to be able to work with more young players in Rotherham. We will also be re naming the groups to better portray our aims and goals when working with the players. So our group structure will look like this:

    Development Sessions (U5/U7/U9/U11/U13)These sessions are for players of any ability, from new starters to children who play grassroots football, players will receive high quality coaching in an environment which encourages them to enjoy their learning and to improve their skills set.

    Cost: £4 per session
    Training Days: Saturday
    Open Session

    Squad Sessions (U7/U9/U11/U13) Players are invited into our Future Stars Squads by the coaching staff via the development sessions, or by taking part in summer trials. These sessions will be structured similar to our clubs academy and being a part of our squads will include a games programme where teams will play development matches against RUFC Academy, various private academies, and grassroots clubs.

    Cost: £48 per 6 week block
    Training Days: Saturday/Wednesday
    Invite Only

    If you would like to find out more information please contact the Sport Development team on sportdevelopment@rotherhamunited.net or alternatively Phone James Rawlinson on 07538 549061.

    To book onto a grading session, please complete the form below:

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    Club Website: www.themillers.co.uk
    Trust Website: www.rucst.co.uk
    Facebook: Rotherham United Community Sports Trust
    Twitter: @RU_CST

  60. Future Stars Development Centre breaks for Sunmer

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    After a successful year, the Future Stars Development Centre has finished for a summer break, and will be back on Saturday 10th September.

    In the meantime, there is plenty of activity to keep budding young footballers busy over the holidays, with our Future Stars Holiday Camps running every week at Wickersley & various other venues around Rotherham.

    In addition to the holiday camps, the development centre will be hosting three grading sessions over the course of three Saturday mornings (At Parkgate Astro). The sessions will be FREE for all participants, and will be to determine which players will be invited into our development squads for next season. The grading sessions will start on Saturday 30th July, and running on Saturdays 6th & 13th August. We are hoping to see many of the children that we have worked with this year, either from the squads or community based sessions, but we are also hoping to see lots of new faces coming to join our growing development centre. Any players that don’t make it into our development squads will be invited to our open development sessions which will begin on September 10th. 

    Grading session times for Saturdays 30th July, 6th & 13th August are as follows:

    U6/U7: 9am – 10am
    U8/U9: 10am – 11am
    U10/U11: 11am – 12pm
    U12/U13: 12pm – 1pm

    Players are welcome to turn up and book in on the day, or you can book in advance via e-mail to apilgrim@rotherhamunited.net with the following details:

    – Players Name
    – Age/DOB
    – School Year (2016/2017)
    – Grassroots Club (if relevant)
    – Parents Name & Contact Details (Phone/E-mail)
    – Any Medical Conditions or Disabilities

    Club Website: www.themillers.co.uk
    Trust Website: www.rucst.co.uk
    Facebook: Rotherham United Community Sports Trust
    Twitter: @RU_CST

  61. Girls Player Development Centre opening soon!

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    RUCST’s successful Future Stars Development Centre is to expand by incorporating a girl’s only section to the programme.

    The Development Centre, which started up in September 2015, has had a wonderful first year, seeing over 70 children come and receive high quality coaching with us, and our development squads have had some great experiences playing games against various grassroots clubs from around the area, and private academies. The development squads have also embraced the use of Futsal in our training and games programmes, and have even competed in tournaments at Leeds International Futsal Arena. All this has been topped off by seeing one of our players go on to earn a place in Rotherham United’s Academy.

    Now, in an effort to grow participation levels in girls football throughout the area, Future Stars will have sessions for U7’s (Y1+2), U9’s (Y3+4), U11’s (Y5+6), U13’s (Y7+8) where they will receive top quality coaching from our FA/UEFA qualified staff.

    Adam Pilgrim, Football Development Coordinator & Head Coach of the programme said “Our aim is to provide somewhere for girls in Rotherham at various age groups to go and receive coaching in an environment where they can enjoy learning how to play the game. For girls that wish to develop further, I am confident that we can help show young girls different pathways, whether that is into a local team or into the elite side of the game.”

    The Future Stars Girls Player Development Centre will be starting on Monday 25th July at the Phoenix Sports & Social Club in Brinsworth. Due to us receiving funding, the sessions will be FREE until September. If you would like to book your daughter’s place in the development centre, please send the following details to apilgrim@rotherhamunited.net:

    • Parent/Players Name
    • Age & School Year
    • Contact e-mail and phone number

    Club Website: www.themillers.co.uk
    Trust Website: www.rucst.co.uk
    Facebook: Rotherham United Community Sports Trust
    Twitter: @RU_CST

  62. Summer Holiday camps – Full dates

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    We are pleased to announce the release of our Future Stars Summer Holiday Camps which will be running EVERY week during the summer holidays. (For ages 5-14, Times 10am – 3pm)

    Future Stars Holiday Camp give children the chance to interact with each other, enhance their footballing skills through training and matches, all this can be done whilst having fun and keeping active.

    Week 1 (18th July – 22nd July) Prices: £12 per day or £50 per week

    Wickersley School & Sports College

    Week 2 (25th July – 29th July) Prices: £12 per day or £50 per week

    Wickersley School & Sports College
    Woodetts Primary School

    Week 3 (1st August – 5th August) Prices: £12 per day or £50 per week

    Wickersley School & Sports College
    Kilnhurst Primary School

    Week 4 (8th August – 12th August) Prices: £12 per day or £50 per week

    Wickersley School & Sports College
    Parkgate Astro

    Week 5 (15th August – 19th August) Prices: £12 per day or £50 per week

    Wickersley School & Sports College

    Week 6 (22nd August – 26th August) Prices: £12 per day or £50 per week

    Wickersley School & Sports College
    Parkgate Astro

    Week 7 (29th August – 2nd September) Prices: £12 per day or £40 for 4 days.

    Wickersley School & Sports College
    Treeton Cricket Club

    Click here to book online

    To find out more about out holiday camps please contact James Rawlinson on Sarah Newbould on 01709 827 767.

    Rotherham United Football Club: www.themillers.co.uk
    Website: www.rucst.co.uk
    Facebook: Rotherham United Community Sports Trust
    Twitter: @RU_CST

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  63. Children Rewarded for fundraising

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    Children at Redscope Primary School were this week rewarded for a fantastic fundraising effort they undertook in Partnership with Rotherham United Community Sports Trust where the school raised a fantastic amount of £4837.20.

    Redscope were one of a number of schools who took part in Rotherham United Community Sports Trust schools development programme which sees the school receive 6 weeks of in school sports coaching from the RUCST qualified coaches. This work is provided free of charge so to help fund the programme a sponsored penalty shoot-out is conducted to help get every child involved.

    James Rawlinson Sport Developement Manager said ‘This school year we have had many schools take part in this fantastic programme but when we attended the assembly at Redscope to give out the prizes to the children and we were told the final amount raised we as a Trust just knew we had to reward the school in some way, and a framed signed shirt was something we felt they could display with pride”.

    Paula Dobbin, Head teacher at Redscope primary said, “”The children really enjoyed taking part in the penalty shoot-out and were thrilled to hear that they had raised so much money.  It was a fantastic achievement, of which we are all really proud.”

    If you would like to find out more information or get involved in our school provision, please contact James Rawlinson on 01709 827 767 or email sportdevelopment@rotherhamunited.net.

    Club Website: www.themillers.co.uk
    Trust Website: www.rucst.co.uk
    Facebook: Rotherham United Community Sports Trust
    Twitter: @RU_CST

  64. Mini Millers

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    RUCST are excited to launch pre-school multi skill/football ‘Mini Millers’ sessions for children walking-5 years of age. These fun sessions involve parental participation and will help children run, jump, kick, throw and catch, as well as educational outcomes such as learning colours, numbers, letters and shapes.

    Sessions are running at the Big Apple Play City-Mondays 2-3pm/Thursdays 10-11am, at a cost of £3 per session where booking is essential, we also have sessions running fortnightly with Park View, Rockingham and Rotherham Central Children Centre. Please contact David for more information or to make a booking on 01709 827767 or datkinson@rotherhamunited.net

    James Rawlinson, Sport Development Manager says: ‘We are excited to launch Mini Millers pre school sessions at the Big Apple Play City and local Children Centres, this gives preschool children the opportunity to take part in weekly fun and active sessions with RUCST. This will allow us to deliver sessions to children as young as one, meaning that anyone aged from 1-100 will have a session accessible to them through Rotherham United Community Sports Trust.’

    Rotherham United Football Club: www.themillers.co.uk
    Website: www.rucst.co.uk
    Facebook: Rotherham United Community Sports Trust
    Twitter: @RU_CST

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  65. Future Stars relocates to Parkgate

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    Our Future Stars Development Programme will be held at the latest 3G football facility in Rotherham, Parkgate Astro. (School Lane, Parkgate, Rotherham, S62 6FH)

    The Future Stars sessions give children from as young as 3 the opportunity to come and learn new football skills in a fun and safe environment, for the younger participants it gives them a chance to be introduced to football and play new games with their parents whilst also interacting with other children but For the older participants, it gives them a chance to build their skills whilst learning about competitions and making new friends.

    These sessions are designed to be accessible to children of all abilities and include a special skills week where children will be able to take on different challenges in order to gain different levels in that particular area, we will then work through a structured program to help the children move up and progress through the different levels, this will become an integral part of the 10 week program as we feel it is important that the children get some recognition for the hard work they put in to learn new skills.

    Sessions run every Saturday morning (term time only) and is split into 4 groups over 2 time slots.

    Ages 3 – 5’s – 9:30 – 10:30 am
    Ages 5 – 7’s – 9:30 – 10:30 am
    Ages 7 – 9’s – 10:45 – 11:45 am
    Ages 9 – 11’s – 10:45 – 11:45 am

    If you would like to find out more information regarding our development programme, please contact the Sport Development team on 01709 827767.

    Rotherham United Football Club: www.themillers.co.uk
    Website: www.rucst.co.uk
    Facebook: Rotherham United Community Sports Trust
    Twitter: @RU_CST

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  66. Girls football open trials announced

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    Following the success of our recent Girls only tournament at the AESEAL New York Stadium we at RUCST are looking at ways to help the girls who attended get more involved in football activities.

    We are looking for keen and enthusiastic girls to join our expanding teams and would like to invite ANY girls aged between 7 – 12 to join us for some free open training sessions as a trial to gain a place within our team structure. (MUST NOT BE REGISTERED WITH ANOTHER CLUB)

    Wednesday 22nd June Parkgate Astro, 5:30pm – 7pm (FREE OF CHARGE)

    Parkgate Astro
    School Lane
    Parkgate
    Rotherham
    S62 6FH

    Please note these sessions are FREE of Charge however booking is essential. To book please call James or Sarah on 01709827767 or email community@rotherhamunited.net

    Find out more about Rotherham United Community Sports Trust by visiting:

    Rotherham United Football Club: www.themillers.co.uk
    Website: www.rucst.co.uk
    Facebook: Rotherham United Community Sports Trust
    Twitter: @RU_CST

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  67. Inclusion team crowned Good Mood champions

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    Rotherham United Community Sports Trusts (RUCST) Inclusion football team were crowned champions after a fantastic season in the Good Mood league.

    The Good Mood league which is part of the Ability Counts League was developed by RUCST & Sheffield and Hallamshire FA and aims to give fun but competitive 11 a side football opportunities to a variety of people including people who experience mental health difficulties, Asylum seekers and people with housing and/or substance misuse issues.

    Sam Firth, Disability Officer for the Sheffield and Hallamshire County FA was on hand to award RUCST inclusion team with their winner’s trophy.

    In addition to claiming the winner’s trophy, Ryan Heald was awarded Player of the season for his playing quality and continued commitment to the team. Following a successful year with RUCST inclusion, Ryan has now gone onto full time employment. Everyone at RUCST would like to wish him the best of luck in the future.

    Rotherham United’s Inclusion Football team also competed in the Ability Counts 7 a side league, where they managed to finish second overall.

    Trudi Race, Disability Officer at RUCST said “Myself and everyone at Rotherham United Community Sports trust are immensely proud of the participants who have been involved in the team and the league, they are a brilliant group to work with”

    If you would like to find out more about this project please contact Trudi Race on 01709 827 767 or trace@rotherhamubited.net.

    Rotherham United Football Club: www.themillers.co.uk
    Website: www.rucst.co.uk
    Facebook: Rotherham United Community Sports Trust
    Twitter: @RU_CST

     

     

  68. Futures Stars Summer Holiday camps

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    We are pleased to announce the release of our Summer Holiday Camp dates which will be running EVERY week at Wickersley School and Sports College!

    Future Stars Holiday Camp give children the chance to interact with each other, enhance their footballing skills through training and matches, all this can be done whilst having fun and keeping active.

    Future Stars Holiday camp (Boys & Girls)

    Venue: Wickersley School & Sports College
    Time: 10am – 3pm
    Ages : 5 – 14
    Prices: £12 per day or £50 per week.

    WEEK 1  18th – 22nd July
    WEEK 2  25th – 29th July
    WEEK 3  1st – 5th August
    WEEK 4  8th – 12th August
    WEEK 5  15th – 19th August
    WEEK 6  22nd – 26th August
    WEEK 7  29th Aug – 2nd Sept

    click here to book online

    Please keep checking our website and social media pages as we will be releasing information regarding additional holiday camps, which will take place at various venues across Rotherham throughout the holidays.

    Rotherham United Football Club: www.themillers.co.uk
    Website: www.rucst.co.uk
    Facebook: Rotherham United Community Sports Trust
    Twitter: @RU_CST

     

  69. Ashley Davis – My Story…

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    Hi I’m Ashley Davis and this is my story…

    In August 2014 I moved to Rotherham to be with my girlfriend as my family had disowned me. When I was down south I had no one and felt like I was in a really dark place in my life. I hit severe depression, I started smoking cigarettes to try relieve the stress and my career in football went down hill so I pretty much lost everything.

    I moved to Rotherham to be near my girlfriend so that I could hopefully sort my head and life out. I moved into a supported housing place called Rush House. It had its bad bits such as the people and staff that I didn’t really get along with but the good parts helped me massively. I had access to group sessions nearly every day of the week which helped me with meeting new people that have been in my situation. It helped me to deal with certain things which helped me to move on from some of the horrible things that happened to me in my life.

    One of the best moments in my life happened at Rush House, I got told there was a football session going off at Rotherham Indoor Centre in Eastwood with Rotherham United Community Sports Trust. My coach was the brilliant Trudi Race who deserves so much credit for the amount of help she gives people and I’m thankful I was one of them. I went to RFC and played with a group of people that have mental health issues like I have and we just played five a side games which felt brilliant. I just felt amazing, like I woke up from a deep sleep and a really bad nightmare, I felt like I was on top of the world. I went every week to play football started to build my confidence back up again and I started believing in myself again. I also remember when Trudi`s dad came to a football session and played with us, we got absolutely humiliated by him he was brilliant and he was like 50! Imagine if he was younger, I would have just walked home. Well anyway Wilf (Trudi`s dad) is Chairman of Maltby Main Football Club and him and Trudi were talking about volunteering opportunities at Maltby, I was interested but I think I forgot about it after a game of football.

    A couple of months later Trudi asked me and another participant called Phil if we could help out at Maltby and we said yes. We received a volunteer shirt and also got a timesheet to write down our hours and that was it really, it was the start of the season and what a season of football it was! I enjoyed every minute and can see myself there for a long time. My duties included selling raffle tickets and helping out with kit and equipment.

    Anyway through helping out at Maltby week in week out and because of the relationship I had built with Trudi and the staff at RUCST, I got a call from Talent Match who offered me a 6 month funded placement working for RUCST. I jumped at the chance, the coaches and staff are absolutely brilliant and I couldn’t ask for a better job. My contract got extended by an extra 2 months and in those 8 months I put my head down and worked as hard as I could to make sure that I impressed the staff so they would consider keeping me on when my contract finished. My contract has just finished and it turns out I got offered an apprenticeship at Rotherham united community sports trust! I can honestly say that I have accomplished something that I never thought was possible because of the situation I was in. I owe a massive amount of gratitude to Rush House for the opportunities they gave me and also Talent Match who funded my placement. A massive thanks to my girlfriend for being there in all my tough situations and also motivating me in all the things I participated in. A massive thankyou to Trudi Race who brought me back my football which I love so much. Wilf Race for giving the opportunity to volunteer at Maltby Main UP THE MAIN!!!!!!! But most of all Rotherham United Community Sports Trust that have made me feel so welcome and I honestly feel so proud to be working here. Thank you, my life has definitely changed for the better.

    Ash Davis

  70. Ramadan Midnight Trophy is ON!

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    Ramadan Midnight Trophy is ON!

    RUCST are delighted to announce the launch of this year’s Ramadan Trophy which will take place on Friday’s at Rotherham Football Centre. The trophy is the first sporting offer in Rotherham for those participating in the holy month of Ramadan. Teams are invited to enter an adult 5aside team to take part in three league nights on the 10th, 17th and 24th of June with a finals night on the 1st of July. All times of the tournament are 11:30pm until 1:30am.

    Mark Cummins Community Manager commented: “we were asked by members of the Muslim community whether we could provide some sport during Ramadan, naturally we were keen to provide something appropriate and I am delighted to launch the Ramadan trophy in partnership with the Rotherham Football Centre, I am hoping that the timing of the sessions will enable people to take part in what I am sure will be a well-received initiative”

    For more information or to register your team please contact Mark Cummins on 07852494945 or via email mcummins@rotherhamunited.net

    Rotherham United Football Club: www.themillers.co.uk
    Website: www.rucst.co.uk
    Facebook: Rotherham United Community Sports Trust
    Twitter: @RU_CST

  71. Future Stars Holiday Camps this Spring bank!

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    Future Stars Holiday Camps give children the chance to interact with each other, enhance their footballing skills through training and matches, all this can be done whilst having fun and keeping active.

    Future Stars Holiday camp (Boys & Girls)

    Venue: Wickersley School & Sports College
    Date: Tuesday 31st May – Friday 3rd June 2016
    Time: 10am – 3pm
    Ages : 5 – 14
    Prices: £10 per day

    click here to book online

    Girls only camps…

    We are delighted to offer 1 free day (Tuesday 31st May 2016) to every female participant who attends our Girls only holiday camp.

    Venue: Wickersley School and Sports College
    Date: Tue 31st of May – Fri 3rd of June 2016
    Time: 10am – 3pm
    Ages: 5 – 14
    Price: £10 per day (Tuesday free)

    To find out more information or to book a place please contact Sarah or James on 01709 827767.

    Find out more about Rotherham United Community Sports Trust by visiting:

    Rotherham United Football Club: www.themillers.co.uk
    Website: www.rucst.co.uk
    Facebook: Rotherham United Community Sports Trust
    Twitter: @RU_CST

  72. Trust partners with Big Apple

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    Trust partners with Big Apple

    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are pleased to announce a new partnership with Big Apple Play City, Rotherham which will see us delivering fun multi skills/football sessions to children walking – 5 years of age, the sessions will combine RUCST’s sporting expertise with Big Apples fantastic facilties and will hopefully become a regular activity in Big Apples already busy programme of weekly events. The sessions will commence with a free taster on Thursday 9th June @ 10.00am – 11.00am.

    Places will be limited so please book in advance by calling David at RUCST on 01709 827767 or Lauren & Sarah at Big Apple.

    Find out more about Rotherham United Community Sports Trust by visiting:

    Rotherham United Football Club: www.themillers.co.uk
    Website: www.rucst.co.uk
    Facebook: Rotherham United Community Sports Trust
    Twitter: @RU_CST

     

  73. FREE girls open training sessions with RUFC ladies

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    Girls football sessions announced

    Following the success of our recent Girls only tournament at the AESEAL New York Stadium we at Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are looking at ways to help the girls who attended get more involved in football activities. In order to do this we would like to give you information about 2 upcoming girls only football activities which we hope you will promote to all the girls at your school.

     We are currently recruiting new players to our girls section of Rotherham United Ladies set up, in partnership with Brinsworth Whitehill Girls Football Club to complement our current structure. This is currently;

     Rotherham United Ladies FC – RECRUITING NOW
    Rotherham United Ladies Development FC – RECRUITING NOW
    Rotherham United Ladies Under 18
    RUWGFC Under 16
    RUWGFC Under 15
    RUWGFC Under 13– RECRUITING NOW
    RUWGFC Under 12 – RECRUITING NOW
    RUWGFC Under 11– RECRUITING NOW

    We are looking for keen and enthusiastic girls to join our expanding teams and would like to invite ANY girl to join us for some free open training sessions as a trial to gain a place within our team structure. These sessions are:

    Future Stars Holiday camp (Football)

     Tuesday 31st May – 10—3pm Wickersley School and Sports College – FREE OF CHARGE (Ages 5 – 14)

    Open Trials (RUWGFC) MUST NOT BE REGISTERED WITH ANOTHER CLUB.

    Saturday 11th June Clifton Comprehensive School – FREE OF CHARGE

    Age 7-11 – 10am-11:30am
    Age 12-16 – 11:30am-1pm
    Age 16 + – 11:30am-1pm

     Girls of all abilities are welcome to join us with coaches supplied by both Rotherham United Community Sports Trust and Rotherham United Ladies FC

     Please note these sessions are FREE of Charge however booking is essential. To book please call James or Sarah on 01709827767 or email community@rotherhamunited.net

    Find out more about Rotherham United Community Sports Trust by visiting:

    Rotherham United Football Club: www.themillers.co.uk
    Website: www.rucst.co.uk
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  74. Trust hosted disability football festival

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    Trust hosted disability football festival

    On Saturday 21st of May Rotherham United Community Sports Trusted hosted the Rotherham disability football festival at Sheffield Hallam University Sports Park to give children with disabilities a fun filled day, attendees included teams such as Bradford, Pinfold (Barnsley) and Doncaster who all represented their local teams.

    The Festival attracted around 80 players who were then split into two age groups, U16’s and U12’s. Within the teams involved, there were players with several different impairments such as; Learning Difficulties, Cerebral Palsy and Hearing Impairments, many of which would not have had the opportunity to play for mainstream junior teams.

    Even though these players all have impairments, this festival proves they can still play the sport they love, the passion and sportsmanship that was on display Saturday shows just how much it means to the Children, representing their beloved team which many have supported all their life’s was a fantastic experience for all involved.

    Jack Pitchford (Disability Sports Coach) said “The festival was a great way of showing what disability football in Yorkshire is like, every player involved should be immensely proud of their performances today, we have witnessed some fantastic football performances which will only help the reputation of the sport get better and better.”

    We would like to thank all the teams who came for making it such an enjoyable day for the participants.

    If you would like to find out more regarding the projects we deliver, or get involved in the Disability football programme please contact Jack Pitchford on 01709 827767 or email jpitchford@rotherhamunited.net.

    Find out more about Rotherham United Community Sports Trust by visiting:

    Rotherham United Football Club: www.themillers.co.uk
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  75. Youth Club success in local Mosque

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    Ridge Road Mosque Youth Club

    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust continue to deliver Youth Club sessions in local Mosque (Ridge Road)

    The Trust have been delivering a boys specific youth club at Ridge Road Mosque for the past 10 weeks as part of its involvement in the Base Project. The Youth Club is the first to be based at a Mosque within Rotherham and has seen on average 20 boys each week taking part. The group have taken part in a range of workshops and activities including healthy eating, personal safety, healthy relationships and the importance of fitness. The project has helped the Trust break down barriers and begin to build positive relationships with the Muslim community. The work started with a series of stadium tours in December that led to the starting of the youth club in February.

    Mark Cummins Community Manager commented: “the youth club at Ridge Road has been a roaring success, we have been made to feel incredibly welcome in what is a fantastic space for the community. I am sure this is the first youth club in Rotherham to take place within a mosque and judging by the positive feedback we have received it certainly won’t be the last. The challenge for us now is to spread the project and work across more of the Mosques with girls and adult work already in the pipeline. I would like to thank Nizz Sabir for his support getting the project going and everyone at Ridge Road for helping us”

    The Trust look forward to delivering more quality and fun Youth Club sessions across Rotherham, if you would like to find out more information or get involved please contact Mark Cummins on 01709 827767 or email mcummins@rotherhamunited.net.

    Find out more about Rotherham United Community Sports Trust by visiting:

    Rotherham United Football Club: www.themillers.co.uk
    Website: www.rucst.co.uk
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    Twitter: @RU_CST

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