Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, charismatic and dedicated individual to join our Inclusion Team.
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.
Job Role: Social Inclusion Manager Duration: Full time Hours: 37.5 hours Salary: Subject to experience
How to apply: Download application formhere
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Closing date: 26th July 2019, 12noon.
Interview date: TBC
Please send a copy of your job application to email@example.com, if you require any more information please contact Jamie Noble, Head of Community on 01709 827767.
This job description is not to be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. It is intended as an outline indication of the areas of activity and will be amended in light of the changing needs of Rotherham United Community Sports Trust.
RUCST is committed to safeguarding and promoting welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff to share this commitment.
As part of this commitment to providing a safe environment for our young people, we require all candidates to undertake and return a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate. RUCST will assist with the application for, and pay for the process of, a new DBS for staff members where required.
Criminal Records Disclosures
We recognise the contribution that former or ex-offenders can make as an employee; a person’s criminal record will not, in itself, debar that person from being appointed to this post. Candidates will be given the opportunity to provide us with information on their criminal record, which will be treated in the strictest confidence. Suitable applicants will not be refused posts because of any offences which are not relevant to the role and which do not make them a risk in the role for which they are applying.
Are you between 15-17 years old? Fancy a change this summer? Want to meet new people, experience new things and discover a new you? The NCS summer programme could be for you!
The National Citizen Service (NCS) is a 4 week programme which aims to give 15-17 year olds a life changing experiencing. Mums and dads, want to give your teenagers the chance to experience something truly different, life changing and rewarding for the price of £35! Then read on for more details.
The NCS programme runs over 4 weeks with many exciting activities to keep you active, pushing your own boundaries and learning a great many things.
Adventure Your first residential is where you’ll experience the freedom of living away from home whilst making new friends and taking part in fun-filled outdoor activities such as abseiling, rock climbing and canoeing.
Discovery Your second residential where you experience University life in your own dorm, cooking your own meals with friends and learning about yourself; with a variety of workshops offered in the University. Let us see who can cook up the best meal in our Masterchef challenge or do you wish to learn first aid skills to save a life or self-defence to help save your own one day? You’ll be able to put new skills onto your CV and UCAS personal statements.
Action Working with your new friends to make a difference in Rotherham! Work as a team to deliver a community project which has a lasting positive impact for many. Some of our projects included raising over £1000 for each charitable cause including; Amy’s House, Safe@Last, Children’s Hospital Charity as well as revamping the gardens of Broadacres Care Home and Wentworth Woodhouse. What could you help with this year?
Graduation To finish off your experience graduate in style to celebrate your successes over the past four weeks. Graduation opens many doors as a graduate of NCS where you could be part of the graduate youth board, volunteering at NCS events and helping to shape the future of NCS programmes.
Many of our graduates and parents speak highly of the NCS programme. Find out why below.
Parent of a wave 2 participant: “It’s given my daughter some fantastic experience in life skills and knowledge of what to expect when going away to university which is why this is valuable”
Young Person on wave 5: “NCS was a great experience and I would recommend it to anyone as it teaches confidence and new skills. NCS also led me to make friends I’ll have for life!”
Parent of wave 5 participant: “My son has made so many new friends, gained loads of confidence in himself and generally had the time of his life these holidays. He’s been out and about or 4 full weeks and seemed to have not worried about impending GCSE results, I’m really impressed with the NCS programme.
Young person on wave 6: “I thoroughly enjoyed my experience on NCS, I wouldn’t have changed anything about it and wish I could do it all over again”.
Last year, we had 754 participants with 112 of those becoming NCS graduates. 22 young people attend regular youth board meetings and 1 young person went on to become part of the Regional Youth Board.
As part of our Community Trust’s work in local primary schools, Aston Hall Junior and Infant school were surprised with a visit from Will Vaulks!
The children were over joyed to meet Will and were all keen to ask questions and of course bag a selfie and autograph with the man himself.
“Since joining the club I have tried to give back as much as possible to the local community and in particular the work of the Community Trust and Bluebell Wood. Of course the work in schools is really important and from a personal point of view, the things I picked up from my sports coaches and teachers helped me progress in football so fingers crossed one day someone from Aston Hall is playing for Rotherham United” added Vaulks.
Claire Robertson, Primary Education Coordinator for Rotherham United Community Sports Trust said “The children were very excited to meet Will and as always he was fantastic with everyone. Allowing children to have the chance to meet and talk to role models like Will could be a significant event in a child’s life which can impact their future participation in football and other sports, leading to a healthier lifestyle.”
For more information regarding our work in local schools, please contact Claire on 01709 82776 on firstname.lastname@example.org
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
During every school holiday our Sports Development coaches run Future Stars Soccer Camps at Wickersley School and Sports College.
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.
We currently have a variety of sessions available at Wickersley School & Sports College;
At the end of every camp children are given gifts and have the chance to win medals and prizes, another key feature of our sessions are the visits from RUFC first team players who sign autographs and conduct Q and A sessions with participants.
If you would like to book online please follow the link; https://officialsoccerschools.co.uk/rotherhamunited/
If you would like to find out more information please contact Gary Webb on 01709 827767 or email email@example.com.
RUCST has added its support to a global awareness campaign and is encouraging fans to help make the internet a better place this Safer Internet Day.
On Tuesday 5th February 2019, millions across the UK and globally will be celebrating Safer Internet Day and RUCST has pledged its support along with hundreds of schools and organisations across the UK.
Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, the day is a great opportunity to talk to your family and friends about the responsible, respectful, critical and creative use of technology, and to remember that together we can create a better internet for all of us.
This week we will be working with young people from across Rotherham to deliver awareness sessions to help them stay safe on the internet as part of our BBC Children in Need and PL Kicks programmes.
Visit the UK Safer Internet Centre website (www.saferinternet.org.uk) where you can take the Safer Internet Day quiz, download activities to do together, and find out more about what you can do to help your friends and family to stay safe online.
Together for a better internet
This Safer Internet Day we are encouraging everyone to think about the ways in which they ask, give and receive consent online, using the hashtag #OurInternetOurChoice and RUCST is calling on fans to get involved by:
Helping your family and friends to have a positive time online by giving them the information they need to stay safe. See advice at saferinternet.org.uk
Promoting positive messages online, whether this is by backing a cause, helping a friend, reporting abuse or by showing support for your football club!
Making the internet a better place this Safer Internet Day by taking positive action online. From liking your friend’s content to sharing kind messages, post online using #SaferInternetDay2019 and #OurInternetOurChoice.
Encouraging everyone to think about the different ways in which they ask, give and receive consent online using the hashtag #OurInternetOurChoice.
Safer Internet Day is organised in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, which is a partnership of three charitable organisations, Childnet International, the Internet Watch Foundation, and the South West Grid for Learning.
January is approaching and you will be making the same promise you do every year, get fitter, be healthier, lose weight. If you’re reading this with the dreaded feeling of being back in the gym or braving the January weather on your evening run, then let us help you get excited about exercising.
Our 12 week programme will allow you to try different activities each week to keep you motivated and having fun. Mixing up your exercise routine is also a great way to keep your body on its toes and get the most out of the hour you are giving up.
Coupled with diet advice, suggestions of how to keep active throughout the week, and measurements taken at week 1 and 12 you will have all the tools you need to see a new you ahead of spring.
Book your place today and enjoy Christmas knowing a new you is right around the corner.
Rotherham United Community Sports Trust (RUCST) supports EFL day of disabilities.
RUCST will be using the EFL Day of Disabilities to put all the disability programmes under the spotlight. The EFL Day of Disabilities has been timed to coincide with the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
All 72 EFL clubs have come together to showcase all of the positive work done within their communities to create an inclusive and supportive environment for their disabled supporters.
Currently, RUCST offer a variety of provision for service users with disabilities, one of the trusts current projects is funded by South Yorkshire Foundation and provides young people with disabilities an opportunity to gain 6 weeks work experience within a professional industry, within the different departments of the trust. So far RUCST have had 4 young people complete the programme and are looking forward to working with another 6 before the project end in July 2019.
In addition to the project above, RUCST are delivering a wide variety of sessions that include; reading programmes, PE provision, PPA, lunchtime clubs, after school clubs, , school sports programme and holidays clubs.
Another successful programme that is delivered by RUCST is the Ability Counts football. Ability Counts is an inclusive football session for young people and adults with disabilities and impairments.
The teams are pan-disability which means anyone with a disability impairments can be involved, the sessions is for individuals with visual impairment, deaf or hearing impairment, intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder and physical disability.
RUCST have 4 teams, u12’s team (ages 7-11), u16’s team (ages 12-15), adult’s championship (16+) and adults league one (16+). Although we have specific age groups, individuals can be moved teams to benefit them due to their ability.
Not only do the teams train and play regular fixtures, they also take regular trips to football clubs for stadium tours!
If you would like to find out more information about Rotherham United Community Sports Trust please email firstname.lastname@example.org or 01709 827767
60 businesses from across the borough were in attendance on Thursday 3rd of May for the Rotherham Pioneers meeting, where guest speakers included Rotherham United F.C Chairman Tony Stewart, Rotherham United Community Sports Trust Head of Community Jamie Noble & Marathon Man Ray Matthews.
Rotherham Pioneers is an exclusive group for Rotherham businesses who want to promote our town, celebrate all that is good and grow the Rotherham business community. Pioneers bring together the knowledge, networks and influences locally to promote Rotherham as a great place to do business.
The Rotherham Pioneers will gain exclusive access to high quality networking events, will hear first-hand about new developments and will find out about business opportunities. You will also gain an insight into Rotherham success stories and be invited on company tours.
Jamie Noble, Head of Community said “We would like to thank Rotherham Pioneers for coming across to the stadium, Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are not only looking to support the local community but also the local businesses with an aim to help make Rotherham a stronger and better community. Rotherham Pioneers group are a key part of the town and I feel the work they are doing in the local community is second to none.
If you would like to find out more about Rotherham Pioneers, please visit http://www.rotherhampioneers.co.uk/
On Sunday 8th April our ability counts premiership team were crowned champions of the South Yorkshire Ability Counts League.
Our title winning campaign started on Sunday 10th September 2017 with an impressive 7-1 win over Club Doncaster Titans and a 4-1 win over Wisewood. Throughout the season we put in some great performances to challenge the toughest teams in the league. The lads played 10 games this season, scoring 33 goals in total and only losing 2 games.
It all came down to the last two games of the season, with us and Derek Dooley on the same points going into the final set of fixtures. We managed to secure a 2-1 win over Doncaster Communication College which was a very close game and then it was all down to the final game of the season vs City Knights.City Knights had just won 1-0 against Derek Dooley in the previous game, which meant we needed to gain 3 points from City Knights to win the league on goal difference.
The must win game for Rotherham United started off very close and the score line was 0-0 for the first 20 minutes, with the City Knights keeper pulling off some impressive saves. It went down to the final few minutes, where James Hammond broke through and scored to make it 1-0. The final whistle went and thanks to James Hammond’s last minute goal, Rotherham United were crowned Premiership champions of the South Yorkshire Ability Counts League.
We would like to congratulate Mickey Parkes, Connor Worrall, Keith Parker, Danny Grubb, Kyle Reid, James Hammond, Callum Majer, Chris Flanaghan, and Chris Sanderson for a fantastic season and thank them for their continued effort in training and matches.
If you would like to be a part of our ability counts football, please contact Jack Pitchford at email@example.com or 01709 827767.
Rotherham United Community Sports Trust (RUCST) are delighted to announce that Casey Holmes has been granted a place on the NCS Regional Youth Board after successfully completing the NCS Programme with RUCST this summer.
This summer alone, RUCST saw 546 young people from Rotherham graduate through their NCS Programme. Their journey however does not stop there! Once graduated, participants, or as they are now coined ‘Graduates’, have access to various opportunities to continue their great work – the NCS Regional Youth Board being one of them.
Casey fought off strong competition through a complex shortlisting process to secure one of only fifteen regional places on the NCS Kick Start Programme after her amazing contributions to this summer’s NCS. The NCS Kick Start Programme is a programme for selected new NCS Graduates to meet each other, familiarise themselves with one another and prepare for their roles within the Regional Youth Board for the next year.
In a brief interview with the English Football League Trust, Casey said: “My NCS journey was amazing, I had such a brilliant time and made so many friends. The way in which we transformed from a bunch of strangers to great friends in order to make a positive difference to a local charity was brilliant. As I enjoyed my NCS journey that much I didn’t want it to end so when I heard about the Youth Board I applied immediately but I didn’t think I’d be successful. However, when I received the email offering me a place I was over the moon!”
Dan Horsham, who cohort led Casey through the programme said “Casey thoroughly deserves her place on the Regional Youth Board. She was a wonderful participant who has great potential to make positive change”. RUCST’s NCS Team would like to congratulate Casey on her achievements and wish her all the best in her new role within the Regional Youth Board.
Casey will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of 2016 NCS Graduate Emma Thompson who has been on the Regional Youth Board for a year and is continuing her involvement again this year. Emma is a perfect role model for NCS graduates as her involvement has helped the NCS experience improve for the next crop of NCSers. Emma echoed Casey’s thoughts and feelings and added “the Regional Youth Board has allowed me to solidify my skills, grow independently and help make a difference for future NCSers”.
If you or someone you may know is interested in doing NCS and accessing wonderful opportunities like this there are still places available on our Autumn half-term programme departing on the 30th October 2017 or for next year’s Summer 2018 programme.
For more information on how to sign up contact Rotherham United Community Sports Trust on 01709 827767 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. NCS…it all starts at YES!
Our new project MENTALk HEALTH will focus on both physical and mental health by offering a combination of free weekly physical exercise sessions and free monthly wellbeing workshops at the ASSEAL New York Stadium for anyone who signs up to the programme!
The physical sessions will involve sports such as football, rugby and boxing whilst the workshops will provide advice and support around issues such as managing emotions and mood, anxiety, depression, healthy eating and nutrition and general topics that should increase knowledge around how to be a happier and healthier person.
The workshops will be running on a monthly basis on the following dates, 6pm – 8pm:
Understanding Depression Monday 23rd May 2016, Jane Taylor
Talking B****cks Includes; Testicular cancer, erectile dysfunction, men’s health statistics, and barriers to men accessing help.
Monday 27th June 2016, Kevin Bryson and Nick Sennitt
Where’s your head at Includes; Male mental health, domestic abuse, an overview of depression and anxiety, the symptoms, and how men cope.
Monday 1stt August 2016, Kevin Bryson and Nick Sennitt
Managing anxiety and stress 22nd August 2016, Jane Taylor
Male identity/Anger? – to be thought about in more depth.
Monday 26th September 2016, Nick Sennitt /Kevin Bryson and Georgina Williams
Helpful habits for sleep Includes; what is sleep? The most common sleep issues, different approaches that work to improve sleep from a holistic perspective.
Monday 24th October 2016, Nick Sennitt and Georgina Williams
We are pleased to announce the launch of our new inclusion fishing group “Fisherman’s friends”.
The group is made up of people who have been referred to the trust from Voluntary Action Rotherham’s mental health Social prescribing service.
The majority of the men used to fish but no longer do so because of issues such as transport, cost, lack of equipment and health issues. Fishing has been proven to enhance mental wellbeing and has both social and therapeutic benefits so this was something the Trust was keen to get involved in.
Without hesitation we teamed up with our National Citizen Service department and asked if any of their young people from the spring programme would be interested in fundraising for us.
The NCS Participants received a Dragon’s Den style pitch from Fisherman’s Friends representatives and heard about what fishing meant to them and how it would help them in regards to their experience with mental health. The emotive presentation certainly struck a chord with the NCS participants and two teams decided to deliver a social action project on the group’s behalf raising an incredible £551.50!
The funds have enabled us to get the group up and running and contributed to buying T-shirts for each participant, securing transport and buying each individual licenses and permits. Special thanks must be given to Martin Reed for allowing us to use Bakers Pond in Kilnhurst at a discounted rate and for supporting the group and its aim.
Since word got out about the group we have also received a generous sponsor from KDL Design and storage LTD based at Wath upon Dearne. Company Director Damon Woodhouse said “I myself know how it feels to experience mental health difficulties and fishing has always been something I have done to relax and relieve some of the day to day stresses you face. KDL are delighted to be the official sponsor of this group”
The sponsorship will be used to support the group throughout the year and to pay for a day trip of fishing during the summer.
International Women’s Day celebrates the achievements of women all around the world, it promotes equality which is where everyone is allowed to achieve no matter who they are, where they come from, or whether they are male or female.
To mark international Women’s day, Rotherham United Community Sports Trust will be taking a closer look at their female staff and what inspirational work they are doing in our local community.
Zanib Rasool (MBE) Partnership & development Manager
Zanib is the longest serving and most senior Female staff member at RUCST, she has been working for the trust in excess of 8 years providing quality managerial and partnership skills. Zanib has created numerous job opportunities through funding applications and grants received to help better Rotherham as a whole. Zanib is one of the most important staff member within RUCST and has raised over £2,000,000.00 all of which has been invested back in to Rotherham. Zanib was awarded with the much deserved MBE in 2014 for all the hard work and commitment to the community of Rotherham.
Abbi Walker – Health Assistant
Abbi Joined RUCST over 3 years ago on our Sports apprenticeship programme where she gained Activity Leadership Level 2 & Customer Service Level 3 qualifications. Abbi showed great potential and was offered a permanent job after she graduated the apprenticeship scheme, and is now working as a health Assistant for our Health and Wellbeing department gaining vital experience and additional qualifications to further her career.
Alix Dickens – Women & Girls Coordinator
Alix also Joined RUCST 3 years ago at the same time as Abbi, on our Sports apprenticeship programme where she gained Activity Leadership Level 2 & Customer Service Level 3 qualifications. Alix showed great potential and was offered a permanent job after she graduated the apprenticeship scheme, and is now working as the Women & Girls Coordinator for our Sport Development department gaining vital experience and additional qualifications to further her career.
Carole Foster – NCS Project Manager
Carole has been working with RUCST for over 3 years, initially delivering provision for our Educational programmes working with both primary and secondary school pupils. However an opportunity came available within RUCST for the position of NCS Project Manager, Carole was successful with the application process and has been relentlessly working within the NCS department. RUCST is statistically the best NCS project in the Yorkshire and Humber region in regards to recruitment and retention.
Gemma Wright – Apprentice NCS Administrator
Gemma has been involved in Volunteering/Working with RUCST for nearly 2 years, Gemma initially started volunteering as an administrator for all departments within RUCST where she gained valuable experience and knowledge, from this Gemma was offered an apprenticeship scheme working primarily in the NCS team ensuring the sign up paper work is processed correctly and dealing with any NCS related administrative duties.
Kirsty Maxey – Sports Tutor
Kirsty started off at RUCST on placement almost 2 years ago whilst studying for her PGCE Shadowing former employees Andy Warrington & Mark Wilkinson, Kirsty showed great potential and knowledge throughout her placement. An opportunity arose with the Education department and Kirsty has now been teaching BTEC qualification for both Rotherham Collage and our BTEC Level 3 futsal course.
Lauren Kerry– Health Officer and trained nutritionist
Lauren has been a part of our Health and Wellbeing team for 18 months, delivering high quality health sessions to various schools and communities across Rotherham. Ever since Lauren has been working for RUCST she has developed the Health and Wellbeing Department from her own skills and knowledge, offering a different style of learning we were unable to give until she came into employment. Lauren has is a qualified nutritionist who has worked with Team GB athletes.
Ruth Dobson– NCS Project Officer
Ruth Joined our NCS team close to 2 years ago to provide quality residential and team leader skills and experience to the department, Ruth along with Carole and the rest of the team have made exceptional progress in making RUCST a leading NCS provider in our region, which offers young people aged 15-17 in Rotherham a once in a life time experience. Ruth also helps deliver the graduate programme where NCS participants gain valuable skills to help them become an NCS Team Leaders Assistant on the next programme.
Sarah Newbould – School Sports Coordinator
Sarah is one of the longest serving female members of staff at RUCST has been a part of our team for 4 years, she has built up fantastic relationships with numerous schools throughout Rotherham. Sarah is an essential part of the Sport Development Team provides quality coaching sessions at both schools and holiday camps. Sarah has delivered sessions to roughly 52000 children.
Trudi Race– Disability Officer
Trudi joined our Inclusion Team close to 2 years ago to manage and deliver our Sport England funded programme along with other projects, since her appointment Trudi has gained valuable links and partnerships with other organisations in Rotherham and set up hugely successful programmes to help people with a variety of Mental Health illnesses. Trudi thrives of giving everyone the help they need to prosper building fantastic relationships with participants accessing the project.
On Friday 8th April at The AESSEAL New York Stadium we are hosting the UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 qualifying campaign England v Belgium. Tickets for the match are on sale now priced at £5 for adults and £2.50 for children. A family ticket (two adults and two children) is available at £10 and group booking and charter standard discounts apply.
In partnership with the FA, the THIS GIRL CAN campaign and linked with UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 qualifying game, Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are hosting their very own year 6 girls football tournament at Sheffield Hallam University Sports Park during the day before the match and the two finalists will go onto play on the pitch at New York Stadium during the half time interval where they will battle it out to try and become tournament winners.
Jamie Noble, Head of Community said “Hosting an international women’s game at the AESSEAL New York Stadium is not only a great honour as a club, but it give us the opportunity to promote and celebrate the women’s a game. The work Rotherham united community sports trust does in partnership with the Football League Trust, the FA and Sport England has increased participation in football directly with over 600 new women and girls in the last year.”
“We are further engaging with the schools to have a number of girls participating in a tournament on the day of the game to give them a fun event which they don’t have access on a regular basis in schools and then showcase their skills on the pitch at half time to find a winner”
Since running Female Football Development & This Girl can projects we have built great links with Brinsworth Whitehill FC (Rotherham United Whitehill Girls FC), If any girls are looking to get involved or would like to find out more information please contact us via email at email@example.com.
Rotherham United Community Sports Trust is a new Community Hate Crime Reporting Centres
Community hate crime reporting centres provide a valuable service to help people report their concerns about hate crime and harassment, particularly where they may not feel confident to approach the Police or Council directly. There are currently sixteen voluntary and community sector organisations in Rotherham who are hate crime reporting centres. Together, they support a wide and diverse range of community members.
What is a hate crime?
The Police and Crown Prosecution Service have agreed a common definition of hate incidents – this is any incident that the victim or anyone else thinks was motivated by hostility or prejudice based on one of the following personal characteristics:
Disability (including physical disability, sensory impairments, learning disabilities, mental ill-health, long term illness or health conditions)
Race or ethnicity
Religion or belief
Sexual orientation (for example lesbian, gay or bisexual people)
Transgender identity (for example trans women or men or gender reassignment)
Hate incidents can be verbal abuse, like name-calling or offensive jokes; bullying or intimidation; physical attacks; threats; online abuse for example on social media; displaying or circulating discriminatory literature; damage to your home or possessions; or abuse of friendships – this is sometimes called “mate crime”.
When hate incidents become criminal offences they are known as hate crimes. Hate incidents often escalate to crimes or tension in a community. For this reason the Police are concerned about hate incidents as well as hate crimes. The Police can only prosecute when the law is broken but they can work with the Council and other partners to try and prevent any escalation in seriousness.
If you attend any of our provision and have had an incident or have witnessed an incident, please talk to member of our staff delivering the session.
Preparations in full swing for Millers’ cycling team
Next year three intrepid Rotherham United supporters will saddle up for Prostate Cancer UK’s Football to Amsterdam bike ride.
Craige Spencer, Trevor Price and Paul Truin will put their feet to the pedals as they represent the Millers in a journey that begins at Barnsley’s Oakwell Stadium on Friday 3rd June and concludes at the Ajax Arena in Amsterdam.
The trio are all fully immersed in training for the event and have already started their fundraising efforts for the UK’s largest men’s health charity.
Trevor, who is a cycling novice, has had his preparations stalled by an injury last month, but is keen not to let that effect his attempts to raise money for a charity that is close to his heart.
“I started cycling in June and I wanted to do 50 a mile a week and I was doing that. Then, about a month ago, I came off my bike and broke four ribs,” he explained.
“This is the first real involvement I’ve had with cycling. I’ve always had a pushbike but this is the first time I’ve had a road bike since I was about 15. My dad was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer in 2001 and he made a full recovery but it’s a big thing and we need more men to be aware of the disease.”
Meanwhile, Paul boasts experience from previous rides but is relishing the challenge of trading Yorkshire for the Netherlands next summer.
“I started cycling about four and a half years ago,” he told www.themillers.co.uk
“I really got into it alongside my partner who is very much the cyclist now and for the past two and a half seasons we’ve been promoting cycling to the AESSEAL New York Stadium.
“I’ve been affected by cancer in my family, so this is a charity which is one that I am really happy to support.”
Paul and Trevor will have experience to lean on as they embark upon their journey to the Netherlands, with Craige having completed the London to Amsterdam ride alongside Paul Warne in 2014.
“I’m looking forward to taking part in the ride again for this brilliant cause,” Craige enthused.
“It was tough last time but I really enjoyed myself and it’s a thoroughly rewarding feeling at the end of it all.”
Rotherham United players Grant Ward, Aidy White & Paul Green attended the LEAF event at Magna on Monday 16th November.
LEAF is organised by Mears/Morrisons, Job Centre Plus, Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber and RMBC. The event attracted almost 1,000 attendees throughout the day and 71 exhibitors. Businesses spoke to Rotherham Secondary School, College students and jobseekers about the range of roles within their particular sectors, the skills and qualifications needed to access these roles and the wider employability skills that they are looking for when completing application forms and attending job interviews.
Grant Ward, Aidy White & Paul Green presented Judges Commendations to ‘runners up’ of the Rotherham Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2015.
They presented certificates and cheques for £50 to:
Adam Tinsley – F1 Showcars
Alexandra Hans – The Cornerspace
Alicia Favell – Favell Recruitment
Cade Darwin – Simple Office Solutions
Lewis Houghton – Lewbot Art
Jack Norman – Pie Eyed
Jamie Noble (Head of Rotherham United Community sports Trust) said “LEAF (Local Employment and Advisory Forum) is a fantastic event which gives local businesses and entrepreneurs a change to showcase their fantastic work, The players thoroughly enjoyed attending the event, viewing all the fantastic stalls and interacting with the community who show support for the players every game at the Aesseal New York Stadium”
Rotherham United are proud to announce the ‘one-stop’ mobile cycle hub will be at the Aesseal New York Stadium for the Ipswich fixture on the 7th of November!
‘One-stop’ mobile cycle hub has been travelling around the borough visiting various locations and businesses, the new hub vehicle is a ‘one-stop shop’ for everything to do with bikes, including repairs, cycle hire, riding skills and training as well as information and advice.
The new Hub is being delivered on behalf of Rotherham Council by CycleBoost in partnership with Inmotion!. The scheme aims to promote sustainable travel and encourage more people to replace shorter car journeys by travelling by bike.
Jamie Noble, Head of Community said “it’s a fantastic idea, not only is it good for the environment it saves costs on expenses such as fuel and parking! But most importantly the ‘One-stop’ mobile cycle hub gives the fans an opportunity to participate a healthier life style.
The football club is committed to making the Rotherham public more physically active and healthier whilst at the same time trying to make match experiences the best they can be for all fans. We have had a bike park since the stadium opened which our fans may not be aware of due to its positioning”
Rotherham United is throwing its support behind a nationwide campaign for a community project or charity to win a re-decoration makeover worth up to £10,000.
Charities and community groups have until Friday 11th December to let Johnstone’s Trade know why their project is deserving of a redecoration by completing the application form at www.johnstonestrade.com/communityspirit.
Any charity or community project in Rotherham is welcome to apply.
The Community Spirit campaign is run in conjunction with the Football League Trophy, which is being sponsored by Johnstone’s for the tenth consecutive season in 2015-16.
The 48 clubs involved in this season’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy – as well as 24 clubs from the Sky Bet Championship – are being urged to encourage as many charities or community projects from their local area to enter.
Last year’s Johnstone’s Trade Community Spirit campaign saw Milton Keynes-based charity MK Snap – which offers support to more than 100 people in the city with learning difficulties – see off competition from scores of other charities and community groups to win the makeover.
MK Snap was one of four shortlisted projects, along with entries from Portsmouth, Preston and Dagenham, but came out on top of a national public vote and saw its facility receive a colourful makeover.
This year’s competition will follow the same process with the general public invited to vote for one of four shortlisted finalists to win the prize.
Richard Mazurkiewicz, marketing manager for Johnstone’s Trade, said: “After the success of last year’s Johnstone’s Community Spirit campaign, we are delighted to be offering this fantastic opportunity for charities and community groups in Rotherham.
“There is no project too small – whether it be a rundown scout hut, a school in need of a makeover or a community centre requiring a lick of paint.
“The only proviso is that the facility or group must provide a community benefit.
“Johnstone’s Trade has always maintained a strong commitment to working closely with local communities and this exciting campaign allows us to focus on that.”
After being announced as the winner, Maureen McColl, chief executive of MK Snap, said: “We were thrilled to win the Johnstone’s Trade Community Spirit competition and the difference the re-decoration has made to the centre is incredible.
“Our learners all have a very positive outlook on life and now they have a colourful and vibrant environment in which to come into every day.
“I would urge all charities and community projects to enter the competition because it can transform the environment in which they work.”
Johnstone’s has been bringing colour to the beautiful game through its sponsorship of the Football League Trophy since 2006.
United 4 Communities are delighted to announce a partnership with new club sponsor Gary Bluff Projects. The partnership will see branding on the United 4 Communities adult team home shirts and also on all u16’s training kit which has been purchased through the generous donation. Gary Bluff Projects are a specialist contractor working in the restaurant and leisure sector. A spokesperson for Gary Bluff projects commented: “We felt that this was a great opportunity to help the youngsters do something rewarding with their spare time, and also help the local community”
Nathan Carlin United 4 Communities FC Manager added “we are delighted with the support we have been given, clubs like ours don’t operate without like-minded people who value what we are doing. We pride ourselves on offering football for everyone, we have started the season really well and hopefully this will continue”
On the 24th of September 2015 Dean Burgin, Tony Lacey and Richard Stanley took part in the screwball rally in a Honda Prelude along with another 106 Vehicles. The challenge was to take a vehicle that cost no more than £700 and travel 2000+ miles through 8 countries around Europe in 4 days for charity.
The car they used was a 21 year old Honda Prelude ‘The Lude’ costing a total of £370, which wouldn’t have been roadworthy without the help of sponsors who kindly donated either their services or funds.
Dean, Tony and Richard have raised close to £4000.00 for Help the Heroes through this event, meaning the total they have raised so far including previous charity fundraising events with all The New County customers is approaching the £8000.00 mark.
Jamie Noble, Head of Community said “were happy to support this amazing fundraising cause for such a great charity, they carried the RUFC crest on their car and we would like people to give to the auction. Lots of RUFC fans raise money for well worth causes and as a community club we want to support our fans in their efforts”
The County has a fun day planned on Thursday 22nd of October 2015 with a comedian and 4 singers. Raffle and auction to raise even more and another one at The Effingham Arms at Kimberworth on November 7th.
If you would like to contribute to this fantastic cause, you can donate via the New County pub in the collection boxes or online here
Or alternatively, if you want to donate services to help ready the vehicles for next year, please Contact Dean Burgin on 07592196504 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The latest edition of RUCST Millers Matters News Letter is available at the link below, Millers Matters gives you monthly updates from our three main themes; Education, Health and Wellbeing and Sport and Community Development.
CRB Doors Sponsors RUCST Volunteer’s Trip To Africa
Chris Barnes presented Mitch Morton with sponsorship on behalf of CRB Door Repairs. CRB Door Repairs is a commercial partner of Rotherham United FC and has continuously supported the work of both the club and its work in the community.
The sponsorship will provide Mitch the opportunity to travel to Africa this summer along with the other Rotherham United Community Sports Trust volunteers and Africa’s Gift.
Africa’s Gift are working together with the Community Sports Trust to take a team of young volunteers to Africa to work on a school refurbishment and food growing project in a township just outside Cape Town.
The volunteers will also lead sports workshops and sharing their skills with the underprivileged children. The visit will be hugely developmental for those involved and will provide an insight to life in a very tough part of the world.
Jamie Noble, Head of Community Said “I would like to thank Chris for his amazing generosity to supporting our visit to Africa. The trip is an expansion to the work we do in Rotherham and will see 13 young people traveling to South Africa to work in a project supporting the building of a school, delivery of sports activities and the teaching of English.”
CRB doors has an open day on Saturday the 27th June to celebrate moving to new premises. If you require a new garage door or are looking for an efficient experienced door and shutter repair team which has the ability to repair, service and maintain your doors and shutters regardless of the size, scale and location please visit CRB Door Repairs this Saturday at the grand opening of their new premise at Parkgate – call CRB Door Repairs on 01266 298 100 or email: email@example.com
RULFC are looking for new players to join them as they gear up for another season in the FA Women’s Premier League Midlands Division 1 2015/16 campaign.
Players must have relevant playing experience to be able to compete at a good level in what will be a very demanding season. Players must also be prepared to show full commitment and be aware that travelling plays a big part, especially when it comes to away games.
Jamie Noble, Head of Community commented: “Rotherham United Ladies FC has made a name for themselves both in the national and regional arena. Currently there are six teams playing under the Rotherham United Ladies umbrella and we are now looking for more players to join us in the upcoming season at all age groups. We have recently held trials for our girls section that we run in partnership with Brinsworth Whitehill and our Development squad and now we are looking for females 18+ to join our ladies team to complement the fantastic squad we already have.”
Simon Walker, Ladies Manager went on to say “last season was quite tough as we had a small but very good squad, however because of injuries and illnesses we sometimes struggled for a full bench. We need half a dozen ladies to come in and compete for a starting place to keep the squad fresh and improve what we already have.”
If you are interested in joining RULFC and want to discuss further then please contact the Manager Simon Walker on 07886404172 or firstname.lastname@example.org .