Health & Wellbeing – Overview

RUCST’s Health and Wellbeing team strive to help the community of Rotherham live long, healthy, happy lives.

Rotherham United Community Sports Trust work together with the community to target the town’s most prevalent health issues including;

  • Overweight/obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Cancers
  • Circulatory Disease
  • Respiratory issues

We aim to combat such health inequalities through participants’ active involvement in a range of projects and programs, integrating appropriate workshops, groups and classes encompassing a range of topics. These topics can include

  • Exercise and Physical activity
  • Nutritional advice/Healthy eating
  • Eating Disorders
  • Body Image
  • Alcohol
  • Smoking
  • Drug Awareness
  • Mental Health

Our current projects can be seen below:

BBC Children In Need

Working with 11-18 year olds in the most deprived areas of Rotherham we spend 10 weeks educating young people on topics such as healthy eating, exercise, drugs and alcohol, body image and eating disorders, smoking, CSE, sexual health, road safety, internet safety and bullying. From the initial workshops young people are selected to take part in health activator training, and given the opportunity to volunteer at a variety of health awareness initiatives.

US Girls – Street Games

Working with Winterhill school we are delivering weekly cricket sessions to engage females in the sport.  This will result in a cricket tournament and a cricket activator course enabling the girls to encourage others into the sport.

MCVC – Friends Together

Working with Rotherham’s military veterans centre we are delivering 12 months of activities to reduce social isolation and improve integration.  Activities include Asian and Chinese craft, walking groups, chair based exercise, boccia and skittles, trips to the sea side and military museums as well as an Eid celebration.

Weight loss programmes

Running for 12 weeks at a time our weight loss programmes incorporate a variety of weekly exercise sessions, nutritional analysis and advice, and 6 weekly progress measurements.

Mature Millers

Our mature millers group is made up of males aged over 50 who share a passion for Rotherham United.  Meeting every Monday morning they discuss the weekends game as well as chatting about the history of the club.  They have regular visitors to the group updating them on topics such as dementia, smoking, hate crime and hearing and sight loss. The group have a weekly walking football session, and compete in regular tournaments, including as far a filed as Portugal, as well as a weekly fitness session. They also take part in walks, trips out, lunches and Christmas parties.

Man v Fat

Man v Fat is a football league where losers win.  Playing in a weekly 6 aside league with a weigh in before each game teams get points based on their weight loss as well as their football score.

Weekly Classes

We run weekly classes at the stadium including Yoga, Tai Chi, Ladies fitness, circuits and TRX.  Sessions vary depending on demand. Check our website and Facebook page for up to date info.

To chat to a member of our team or make a suggestion for future activities please use the contact details below:

Emma Slater-Clayton
01709 827767


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