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  1. JOB VACANCY | Community Sports Coach (Lead)

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    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, charismatic and dedicated individual to join our Sports Participation 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: Community Sports Coach (Full Time)
    Hours: 37.5 Hours
    Salary: Dependant on experience
    Contract Type: Permanent

    How to apply:
    Download application form here 
    Download Job Description here

    Closing date: Friday 10th June 2022
    Interview date: TBC

    Please send a copy of your job application to jobs@rotherhamunited.net, if you require any more information please contact Jonny Allan, Community Programme Manager at jallan@rotherhamunited.net.

    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.

    Equal Opportunities

  2. JOB VACANCY | Casual Sports Coach (Lead)

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    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, charismatic and dedicated individual to join our 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: Casual Sports Coach (Lead)
    Hours: 0 Hours
    Salary: Dependant on experience
    Contract Type: Casual

    How to apply:
    Download application form here 
    Download Job Description here

    Closing date:  1st July 2022
    Interview date: TBC

    Please send a copy of your job application to jobs@rotherhamunited.net, if you require any more information please contact Jonny Allan, Community Programme Manager at jallan@rotherhamunited.net.

    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.

    Equal Opportunities

  3. JOB VACANCY | Alternative Education Coordinator

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    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, charismatic and dedicated individual to join our Education 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:  Alternative Provision Coordinator
    Hours:  Full Time 37.5 Hours
    Salary: 20,000 – 22,000
    Contract Type: Full Time

    How to apply:
    Download application form here 
    Download Job Description here

    Closing date: 3rd of June 2022 
    Interview date: TBC

    Please send a copy of your job application to jobs@rotherhamunited.net, if you require any more information please contact James Mahoney, Education Manager at jmahoney@rotherhamunited.net.

    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.

    Equal Opportunities

  4. JOB VACANCIES | Community Sports Coach (Part Time)

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    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, charismatic and dedicated individual to join our Sports Participation 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: Community Sports Coach (Part Time)
    Hours: 10 – 25 Hours
    Salary: Dependant on experience
    Contract Type: Permanent

    How to apply:
    Download application form here 
    Download Job Description here

    Closing date: 10th June 2022 
    Interview date: TBC

    Please send a copy of your job application to jobs@rotherhamunited.net, if you require any more information please contact Jonny Allan, Community Programme Manager at jallan@rotherhamunited.net.

    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.

    Equal Opportunities

  5. JOB VACANCIES | Youth Engagement Worker

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    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: Youth Engagement Worker
    Hours: 20 – 25 Hours
    Salary: Dependant on experience
    Contract Type: Permanent

    How to apply:
    Download application form here 
    Download Job Description here

    Closing date: 10th July 2022 
    Interview date: TBC

    Please send a copy of your job application to jobs@rotherhamunited.net, if you require any more information please contact Jonny Allan, Community Programme Manager at jallan@rotherhamunited.net.

    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.

    Equal Opportunities

  6. JOB VACANCIES | PGA Cafe and Facilities Manager

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    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, charismatic and dedicated individual to join our general 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: PGA Cafe and Facilities Manager
    Hours: 20 – 30 Hours
    Salary: Dependant on experience
    Contract Type: Permanent

    How to apply:
    Download application form here 
    Download Job Description here

    Closing date: 1st July 2022
    Interview date: TBC

    Please send a copy of your job application to jobs@rotherhamunited.net, if you require any more information please contact Gary Bricknell, Operations Manager at gbricknell@rotherhamunited.net.

    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.

    Equal Opportunities

  7. JOB VACANCIES | Football Development Coach (Casual)

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    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, charismatic and dedicated individual to join our Sports Participation 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: Football Development Coach (Casual)
    Hours: 0 Hours
    Salary: Dependant on experience
    Contract Type: Casual

    How to apply:
    Download application form here 
    Download Job Description here

    Closing date: 1st July 2022 
    Interview date: TBC

    Please send a copy of your job application to jobs@rotherhamunited.net, if you require any more information please contact Jonny Allan, Community Programme Manager at jallan@rotherhamunited.net.

    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.

    Equal Opportunities

  8. Dementia Action Week 2022 | Millers Memory Club

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    In support of Dementia Action Week 2022 we hear from John Breckin and Penny Watson on how important Millers Memory Club is to the community.

    Former Rotherham United and England International footballer Dave Watson and his wife Penny Watson are important members of the Millers Memory Club, they go above and beyond to support the session and anybody who has experienced Dementia, Alzheimer’s or other memory-related illnesses with a safe environment to come and chat.

    Honorary Life President: John Breckin

    Penny Watson said:

    “Dementia in society seems to be more prevalent than ever before and whether or not that is due to people living longer is a matter of conjecture but what is apparent is there is a group of individuals coming forward with diagnoses of dementia who do not fit that category.

    Our former heroes, titans of the game are facing the possibility of developing a specific dementia attributed to their professional playing days. when Dave agreed to make his diagnosis in public in 2022, my family and I have been campaigning to ensure this is not brushed under the carpet.

    Early this year I agreed to formalise my influence with the new PFA Union and became an Independent Consultant. Since then the Neurodegenerative Disease Department (NDDDept) was formed and we are currently gathering information from former players and their families by way of a survey with Rotherham United being chosen as the first club to have access to the consultation questionnaire in recognition of the wonderful work RUFC and specifically The Millers Memory Club are providing for their former players.

    The survey will hopefully give us a truer picture of how many former players succumb to NDD which will enable us to fight for significant funding from the Stakeholders in football, The FA, The Premier League, The EFL and the LMA. Of course The PFA will also contribute.”

    The Millers Memory Club will continue to meet on a monthly basis – at present in the Community Sports Trust’s recreational area on the ground floor.

    The next memory club will be Friday 10th due to the Queen’s Jubilee weekend so we won’t be having the memory club on Friday 3rd June.

    We would like to reiterate that anyone is welcome to attend the groups, which we will aim to publicise prior to hosting them and to register your interest you can email our health department: health@rotherhamunited.net

    For further information on Dementia Action Week please visit: Dementia Action Week | Alzheimer’s Society (alzheimers.org.uk)

    Once a Miller, Always a Miller.

  9. EDUCATION | NEW YORK TO NOU CAMP

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    Rotherham United Sports College venture abroad with a squad of 15 students representing the Millers in Spain.

    The team took off from Leeds Bradford Airport in the early hours of the morning on Monday 9th May 2022 for a 5-day experience including two training sessions and fixtures at the world class Cambrils Park Sports Village in Futbol Salou. The squad were also looking forward to; Spa & Gym sessions, Camp Nou museum and Tour Experience plus many more onsite activities included within the package.

    Monday was a long day with a 2am arrival at AESSEAL New York Stadium where the trip began. After several hours of travel – the team arrived at Cambrils Resort (Salou) where activities commenced throughout the day such as, basketball, table tennis, pool plus more with an evening watching sports at restaurant. 

    Tuesday saw the start of the football training at Cambrils Park Sports Village in Futbol Salou, where coaches Jamie Yates, Sam Stacey & George Gregory ran drills and focused on team organisation in preparation for the first fixture later that evening. Post training the team had down time to relax where they could enjoy the pool facilities and mini golf prior to getting match ready for the 5pm KO local time where Fundació Reus FC awaited. The team got off to a reserved start and aimed to preserve energy due to the humid weather conditions. RUFC gave it their all, but the local academy outfit were well adapted to the playing conditions and after a hard-fought contest took the victory. Post-match analysis and reflection took place in preparation for the fixtures later in the week. 

    The team welcomed a more relaxed day on Wednesday as they took the short journey into Barcelona with a Camp Nou Tour & Experience, soaking up the historic stadium along with its silverware in the museum. Upon returning to base, the teams made use of the spa facilities having an hour of exclusive access to recover for the previous days training and fixture. 

    Thursday was a very similar scheduled to Tuesday, with training in the morning and a slightly later fixture in the evening. In between the team found time to relax and calm the nerves before the last game of the tour. A visit to the coast was a welcomed distraction where they had a quick splash in the sea and a few sport activities on the beach. A pre match meeting took place hosted by James Mahoney and Jamie Yates proving final plans for the game that evening and the lads had one final surprise as Rotherham United F.C first team manager Paul Warne kindly provided advice and encouragement to the students prior to the final game.

    The second fixture of the tour saw RUFC face Base Hospitalet FC. The Millers had a more drilled and structured setup which showed early on, however a few Counter-attacks from the Spanish opposition saw Rotherham concede 2 in the first half albeit with a much better performance. Second half got underway and was dominated throughout by RUFC following a few alterations at half time. The Millers quickly pulled the game back level with 2 goals from Jakeb Bloju where the result stayed until full time. Tension was apparent when a penalty shoot-out would decide the game. Millers keeper George Gregory made 2 world class saves and strikes from Cameron Anderson & Rhys Topham meant the millers were victorious, winning 4-2 overall. Post-match celebrations took place with an award ceremony at base, where the tour was rounded off with the following players being awarded:

    Rhys Topham – Managers Player of the Tour

    Owen Kelly – Players Player of the Tour

    Alfie Bakes – Student of the Tour

    George Gregory – Special Mention

    James Mahoney, Education Manager said “The trip has been a fantastic experience for the students and I am extremely proud of the way they have conducted themselves on and off the pitch. They have been a real credit to Rotherham United and RUCST due to their professionalism and attitude. Although it was disappointing to lose the first game it was a good experience for the students to challenge themselves against a high quality Spanish Academy. The way they responded in the second game to come from 2-0 down to win 4-2 was outstanding and a great way to end the trip.

    This week has created some fantastic memories for us all and has hopefully enhanced the student experience studying at Rotherham United Sports College.

    Finally I would like to thank Cambrils Park Sport Village, Futbol Salou and Euroworld Sports for the organisation and planning of our trip.”

    Rotherham United Sports College would like to thank all the staff, students, teams, and organisers for a fantastic tour. 

    If you would like to find out more information regarding our courses, or sign up to the Sports College next year please visit: https://www.rucst.co.uk/education/education-overview/

    or contact James Mahoney at jmahoney@rotherhamunited.net.

  10. HEALTH | MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK 2022

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    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are proud to show their support for Mental Health Awareness Week 2022.

    Mental health support has always been important here at RUCST. We provide extensive provision delivering all sorts of activities and support for those who need it.

    Mental health problems affect one in four of us yet people are still afraid to talk about it. For people with mental health problems not being able to talk about it can be one of the worst parts of the illness. So by getting people talking about mental health we can break down stereotypes, improve relationships, aid recovery and take the stigma out of something that affects us all.

    In support of mental health we offer a range of sessions from our Walking Groups and Coffee Mornings to our Inclusion Football and Mature Millers.

    Walking Football

    Our walking football sessions have over 20 adults attending weekly regardless of their experience or age. We also have a football session on a Wednesday’s for people who have suffered brain injuries, drug and alcohol misuse and other mental health illness.

    Football isn’t for everyone so a lot of our participants join us for our weekly Coffee Mornings and Walk and Talk Group on Thursdays. A casual and relaxing walk around some of the best areas of Rotherham for a few hours with a wonderful group of people. At the beginning of May this year we thought we would change things up, so we drove our walking group to Cleethorpes for a brilliant walk with some great weather and ice cream to finish with. We also offer social prescribing for 1:1 mental health support for anybody who may need this kind of help.

    Health & Wellbeing Manager –

    “These sessions have been very important to a lot of people over the years. It’s not all about the football or sports it’s about giving people the option of joining a safe space to talk and enjoy themselves”

    Take a listen to one of our Walking Football participants feedback on how they got involved below: 👇

    Take a look below for a list of our sessions that have supported so many people over the years at Rotherham United Community Sports Trust. If you would like to get involved please email: health@rotherhamunited.net

    If you are suffering with mental health issues and require further support please visit Mind: https://www.mind.org.uk/

    Mind offer tremendous support and raising awareness for mental health: Mind Infoline 0300 123 3393

  11. UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 | National Roadshow

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    National roadshow celebrating UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 set to visit Rotherham as tournament excitement builds

    • UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 Roadshow kicks off on 21 May and will arrive in Rotherham at Clifton Park on Sunday 22nd May between 11am – 5pm.
    • Route spans 800 miles with 10 stops across 43 days
    • Special festival of football, fitness and music gives the opportunity for families and local communities to get involved in an unmissable event
    • Featuring interactive challenges, an immersive TV studio, live music, trophy visit, showpiece football pitch and legend appearances
    • The tournament kicks off at Old Trafford on 6 July with the final at Wembley Stadium on 31 July
    • Tickets for UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 on sale now; www.uefa.com/womenseuro/ticketing

    UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 today announced plans for its free national Roadshow that will showcase the best of football, fitness and music, providing families, fans and those that are yet to experience football with the opportunity to get involved in an unmissable tournament.  

    The family and local community-focused Roadshow will travel 800 miles, making 10 stops across 43 days, arriving at Rotherhsam on 22nd May and finishing on 2 July in London – just a few days before the tournament’s opening match at Old Trafford.

    As the Women’s EURO draws closer, organisers are aiming to inspire more communities, particularly young people and families, to encourage them to get involved in the biggest European women’s sport event in history.

    The schedule includes visiting each of the tournament’s nine Host Cities, Brighton & Hove, London, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Rotherham, Sheffield, Southampton, Trafford and Wigan & Leigh, where fans will be able to watch some of the best players in the world compete at a local stadium. The additional tenth stop will be at Elland Road, Leeds ahead of England Women’s friendly against Netherlands on 24 June. Full details of the route and timings are available here www.thefa.com/WEURO2022Roadshow

    The UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 Roadshow, supported by the BBC, demonstrates the scale and importance of this summer’s event and is part of a wider drive to introduce new fans to the women’s game to create a lasting legacy for women’s football – a key focus for UEFA Women’s EURO 2022.


    The free Roadshow will offer visitors to Clifton Park an introduction to football, with a chance to learn new football skills and tricks as well as try matchday presenting and interviewing in a special TV studio. Featuring live music from local artists and a showpiece football pitch, alongside the opportunity to get a picture with the trophy itself, each event will provide a variety of fun for all the family.

    Additionally, there will be lots of exciting opportunities to meet legends from the women’s game, take part in interactive challenges and find out more about getting involved in grassroots football, the tournament, and how to purchase tickets.

    UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 Tournament Director, Chris Bryant said:

    “The UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 Roadshow is a huge part of our commitment in ensuring that everyone can feel connected to this special tournament.

    We want to appeal to everyone, whether that be your regular football fan, or someone that has never given it a go before! Each Roadshow event will offer a chance to learn about the tournament in a fun environment, whilst trying out a few different skills from playing to presenting and with live music thrown it, they promise to be a great free day out for all the family.”

    Local spokesperson said: “The Roadshow is going to be a fantastic event for the community to come together and celebrate a huge moment in football. There is a real excitement here ahead of the tournament, so it’s great that this event will provide residents with an opportunity to get involved. We’re encouraging people to come into the city/town and enjoy the entertainment”

    Tournament organisers are also developing a series of exciting digital challenges as part of the UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 Roadshow. The online challenges that will be launched on 17 May will provide people with a fun way to get involved and show their support for the Tournament.

    Tickets are on sale now for fans to experience a history making tournament that aims to unite football and communities and amplify the growth of the women’s game www.uefa.com/womenseuro/ticketing

  12. EASTER | HEALTHY HOLIDAYS PROGRAMME

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    RUCST celebrate a successful half-term with our Healthy Holiday Programme all across Rotherham

    Our Healthy Holiday Camps have come to a close after a successful two weeks of fun, healthy, and exciting activities all across Rotherham. In partnership with local providers, eligible children aged 5-16 were given the opportunity to access a range of fun activities, healthy food, and a productive break over half-term. The activities we provided include multi-sports, boxing, swimming, dance, singing, acting, gymnastics, football, fitness, arts, drama, music, literacy and more.

    It was important these children finished half-term with open mind to healthy living and nutrition, but most importantly giving eligible children access to fun and local activities offered in the community. Whether they attended The New York Stadium or one of our many other venues across Rotherham, our brilliant RUCST staff, coaches and guests show a lot of passion and support for this programme. We have had musicians, dancers, swimming tutors, boxing coaches, e-sports gamers and nutrition experts all show their skillset and support to show these children something new they can enjoy.

    Overall we had over 400 participants book on to our Healthy Holiday Camps over the two weeks which is an amazing achievement and great to see for the Rotherham community. A huge thanks to the 10 different venues involved in joining us from Rotherham, Maltby, Wath & Aston Leisure Centres to Triple Threat Dancing, Dinnington Boxing, Raw Gym and of course The New York Stadium.

    Jonny Allan, Community Programme Manager said:

    “It has been brilliant to see so many young people having a great time being active over Easter. Thanks to RMBC and DfE for providing this funding for us and to all our partners, People 4 Places, Leisure Centres, RAW Gymnastics, Dinnington Boxing Club, Triple Threat Theatre Academy for opening their facilities and providing their staff and expertise, to RMBC school meals catering for feeding the children and FareShare South Yorkshire for the additional snack and drinks. Finally to the whole team at RUCST. Without our dedicated team none of this would be possible.

    A final thank you to RMBC, FareShare Rotherham and DfE for the funding and support throughout this programme, especially for the healthy and nutritious meals provided for all of the children who attended.

    We’re already planning for the summer and cant wait to start taking bookings, so watch this space!”

    For further information on our upcoming Summer Camps please keep an eye on our social media and website for updates.

    If you have any questions on anything else we do here at RUCST please contact: Email: community@rotherhamunited.net
    Office: 01709827767

  13. Women’s Euro 2022 | Volunteering Opportunities

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    The UEFA Woman’s Euros are coming to Rotherham this summer! If you want to play a part in this amazing event, visit the following link to become a volunteer

    In July 2022 the Women’s EURO 2022 is coming to Rotherham with 4 games hosted at New York Stadium. The town centre will come alive with Fan Zones, showcasing a diverse programme of entertainment, music, bands, DJ’s, things for all the family, face painting and football activities.

    We have lots of opportunities to be part in one of the biggest sporting events to come to Rotherham.

    We are recruiting volunteers carrying out roles within the town centre, fan zones and transport hubs. 

    Volunteers enhance the matchday experience of major events, providing a different perspective and being able to give a special feel to a normal event day.

    • Sunday 10th July 2022, 8pm                          France v Italy
    • Thursday 14th July 2022, 8pm                      France v Belgium
    • Monday 18th July 2022, 8pm                        Iceland v France
    • Saturday 23rd July 2022, 8pm                      Quarter Final Stage

    Please note all volunteers must be available to work for all 4 games

    Roles will include the following:

    • Assist spectators located within fan zones
    • Wayfinding, helping visitors to familiarise themselves with their location and navigate their way to the fan zone, refreshments and to the Stadium etc. situated at transport hubs around Rotherham Town Centre
    • Assist with the fan parades from the town centre to the stadium
    • Assist visitors navigate from the stadium back to transport hubs/car parks for a safe journey home.

    Recruitment Process

    • Check you are eligible – Applicants must be 18 years of age by 1st May 2022 to be able to volunteer. Applicants must also have the Right to Work and Volunteer in the United Kingdom. You must be able to travel to your selected venue/s through your own means, as we are not able to provide travel expenses.
    • Complete a short application form – Volunteering – Rotherham Town Centre
    • Recruitment closes Monday 9th May 2022, at 9am.
    • Recruitment Day – Weekday/Weekend

    Benefits:

    • All volunteers will receive an Adidas UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 uniform which they can wear with pride throughout the tournament and keep as a memento afterwards.
    • Training will be a combination of online and face to face training which will take place shortly before the tournament.  We will ensure all volunteers have the necessary information to perform their role through general and specific training. 
    • Volunteer shifts are expected to be around 8 hours, with food and refreshments provided.

    We would ask that you help to promote these opportunities within your organisation/team

    For more information, please email Bethany.gould@rotherham.gov.uk

    Due to partnership working information of volunteers will be shared with 3rd party organisations, if you do not wish for this to happen, please email Bethany.gould@rotherham.gov.uk or check the box on application

  14. Inclusion | Midnight Ramadan Football 2022

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    We are so excited to run this year’s Midnight Ramadan Tournament in Eastwood!

    RUCST are delighted to announce the launch of this year’s Ramadan Trophy which will take place on Friday 29th April at Rotherham Football Centre. The trophy is the first sporting offer in Rotherham for those participating in the holy month of Ramadan. To get involved this session is completely free from 11:30pm – 2:00am.

    RAMANDAN FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT: BOOK HERE 👉 Rotherham United CST | PL Kicks Session locations (rucst.co.uk)

    “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 we have been hosting the Ramadan trophy for several years. We are hoping that the timing of the sessions will enable people to take part a well-received initiative.

    Ramadan Football Tournament – Friday 29th April – 11:30pm – 2:00am (Ages 18+)
    Rotherham Football, Eastwood Industrial Estate, Chesterton Road, Rotherham, S65 1SU

    For more information please contact: inclusion@rotherhamunited.net | 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

  15. Health & Wellbeing | Fit Millers May 2022

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    RUCST LAUNCH NEW MALE FIT MILLERS PROGRAMME FOR MAY 2022

    Make a change in the company of like-minded Millers this summer by enrolling for a 12-week fitness journey this May as part of our Fit Millers programme – all whilst doing so at the club’s home at The New York Stadium!

    Is FIT MILLERS for you?

    • – Are you aged 35-65?
    • – Do have a BMI of 28+?

    The Fit Millers programme is the perfect way for fans and other people in the local community to socialise with like-minded individuals, also giving them the chance to get fit and active, making small and manageable adjustments. The main aim for the coaches delivering the sessions is to support those taking part in the programme, ensuring the changes that you are making will be easy to maintain past the 12-week mark.

    The first new cohort for males will begin on Thursday 26th May, with weekly sessions taking place at The New York Stadium from 6pm – 7:30pm.

    What can you expect?

    – 12 FREE weekly sessions at your local football club

    – Meet other football fans on the same journey as you

    – Learn how to make better choices to improve your lifestyle and health

    If you are interested in taking part in the Fit Millers programme In partnership with Public Health England, Please contact: health@rotherhamunited.net | 01709 827 767

  16. NEWS | NCS Match Day 2022

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    Rotherham United Football Club & Trust will be celebrating NCS Match Day this weekend, in support of YoungMinds mental health charity at the final home game of the season.

    Graduates from the NCS programme are spreading positive messages around the stadium this Saturday. They are working with Young Minds to raise awareness for mental health and will be encouraging donations to help support the cause. Look out for the stall at the front of the stadium where you can buy merchandise. All proceeds will go towards mental health charities.

    For any support about Young Minds and mental health awareness, please visit: 👇 Supporting Young People In Your Community | Mental Health | YoungMinds

    Miller bear will be getting involved in match day activities around the front of the stadium, including a name the RUFC teddy game!

    Rotherham United Players will be supporting NCS this year by wearing their branding to warm up in. There will also be NCS information around the stadium to look out for. Check out the following pages to find out more about NCS and how you can get involved…

    NCS engages individuals from all areas of the Rotherham community throughout a fun, action-packed programme that helps nurture their transition into adult life. The programme gives young people a chance to meet new people and make new friends whilst doing something truly inspiring with their Summer or Autumn!

    Find out more about the programmes we offer by exploring the buttons below:

    NCS Summer 2022

    NCS Changemakers

    Seasonal Staff Opportunities

    For any other queries, please contact the NCS team on ncs@rotherhamunited.net or 01709827767

  17. EDUCATION | Degree Students Graduate at Rotherham United!

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    Rotherham United Sports College would like to congratulate all 2021/22 Degree students who have completed their courses this year.

    Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching and Development (Year 1)Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching and Development (Year 2)BSc (Hons) Football Coaching, Development and Administration
    Drew Russell
    Hannah Jones
    Caitlin Cooper
    Millie Simms
    Owen Kelly
    Lewis Kettleborough
    Bailey Vernon
    Zaydaan Ali
    Tom Hunt
    Devon Tate
    Will Barber
    Lauren Cuckson
    Kieran Cartwright
    George Gregory
    Callum Jordan
    Reece Kellock
    Jamie Black

    The degree students have worked incredibly hard over the last 12 months and have achieved some outstanding results. For context, the lowest grade achieved by a 1st year student is 52%, with some students achieving over 90% on their assignments and projects. Alongside their academic studies almost all degree students are now employed by the Trust in some capacity working across all our departments (Education, Participation, Health, Inclusion and NCS).

    Chris Emsley (Lecturer in Sports Development and Coaching at the University of South Wales) has recently complimented the support that Assistant Education Manager, Kirsty Maxey has provided the students:  ‘The students have their own dedicated classroom; their placement opportunities are outstanding and Kirsty sets and maintains high standards. All of this is outstanding practice and should be highlighted. Having 17 students on a degree that are all performing extremely well is not a fluke as everyone is a product of their environment.

    We want to particularly wish our 3rd year students the best of luck as they graduate and progress into employment either externally or with us at Rotherham United. George, Callum, Reece and Jamie have all been students at Rotherham United for a minimum of 5 years, progressing from our BTEC courses into Higher Education. All four students are fantastic role-models to some of our younger students and have provided invaluable support to the Trust, initially as volunteers and then as paid members of staff alongside their studies.

    If you would like to find our more information regarding our degree programmes please visit https://www.rucst.co.uk/education/traineeships/

    Alternatively contact our Education team:

    education@rotherhamunited.net

    Office: 01709 827767

  18. NEWS | Rotherham United Players Supporting The Community

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    Rotherham United players have been out showing their support for the Rotherham community by visiting local schools and community groups.

    This season, Rotherham United’s first team players have made a huge commitment to visiting numerous schools and community venues in Rotherham. Whether it be for our Holiday Camps in Wickersley and Parkgate, visiting local schools or getting involved at our community sessions, the players at this club do so much more for the community off the field.

    The players at Rotherham United proudly support so many local campaigns through the Club and Trust. On World Cancer Day, Angus MacDonald showed tremendous support for a cause he cares so much about by raising awareness and telling his story. Ben Wiles not only enlightened us on the types of reading material he uses, he also sat down and read to a very excited Bramley Sunnyside class on World Book Day 2022. Rarmani Edmonds-Green attended a brilliant organisation called Labres Hope, who provide regular work and support for homelessness in Rotherham.

    Rarmani Edmonds-Green at Labres Hope                  
    Ben Wiles at Bramley Sunnyside for World Book Day
    Jamie Lindsay at NCS Graduates Session

    Gary Bricknell, Operations Manager said;

     “The support we receive from the players is phenomenal, the continued commitment to the local community is second to none. It’s important that players support initiatives to give them exposure and to show fans and the local community the players care and respect the town they play for.”

    Angus Macdonald World Cancer Day 2022
    Dan Barlaser & Tolaji Bola at Holiday Camps

    The Professional Footballers Association (PFA) is the union for all current and former footballers and scholars in the Premier League, the FA Women’s Super League and the English Football Leagues. To find out more information, please visit; https://www.thepfa.com/about-us

    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

  19. EDUCATION | Jordan Billam’s Employability Success.

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    Employability programmes have proved to be successful for Community Coach Jordan Billam.

    Jordan Billam initially joined us in May 2021 as part of an employability programme in partnership with the English Football League Trust and Youth Futures Foundation targeting young people that were struggling to get a foothold in the workplace.

    Rotherham United were one of 6 EFL Clubs chosen to pilot ‘Training Ground’, which aimed to provide 18-24-year-olds with the key skills and experience to find employment. The initiative was designed for 18-24-year-olds that were furthest from the workplace to enable them to take on new education, employment and training opportunities leading to long-term career progression.

    Throughout the 16-week programme Jordan was provided with practical support, training, mentoring and wellbeing activities, which helped develop his confidence and CV. As a result of Jordan’s hard-work he was able to develop new skills and obtain qualifications that resulted him being offered a full-time role with Rotherham United Community Sports Trust through the Government’s Kickstart scheme.

    The Kickstart scheme has provided funding for RUCST which has enabled us to provide 25 hours of work to promising individuals (including Jordan) for a total of 6 months.

    Jordan has spent the last 5 months working for the Trust as a Community Coach and has settled in really well within the organisation. He has developed both his personal and professional skills and is now working across 5 different projects. Jordan started with no qualifications and now has gained his FA Level 1 in Coaching Football as well as the 1st4sport Level 1 Award in Assistant Coaching (Sport and Physical Activity) qualification. This has allowed Jordan to lead on football based sessions, support in local schools and assist on our alternative provision sessions.

    Education Manager James Mahoney has been delighted with Jordan’s progress, and said:

    “I am delighted for Jordan that he has been able to use the Training Ground programme as a stepping stone into employment.

    Jordan has worked extremely hard to develop his skills, improve his confidence and gain various qualifications. It’s evident that Jordan is very enthusiastic about sports coaching and eager to gain experience coaching different groups of participants. Jordan thoroughly deserves the success he has achieved and I am sure he will continue to be successful in the future”

     
    As part of our Employability provision we offer a weekly drop-in sessions for 18 -24 year olds who are unemployed. There are 3 different drop in venues one may be near you.

    To find out more about how you can access or support our Youth & Employment Hub please contact James Mahoney jmahoney@rotherhamunited.net

  20. EDUCATION | RUCST Proud to Host DWP Youth Hub at the New York Stadium

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    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are proud to be the only Professional Football Club to host a DWP Youth Hub and have supported over 100 young people into employment since it’s launch in January 2021.

    The Youth Hub was launched in partnership with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), with the aim to help improve employment outcomes and prospects for unemployed individuals and groups who face complex barriers to work. The Youth Hub at the AESSEAL New York stadium was created as part of the UK Government’s 2021 £30bn plan for jobs.

    RUCST’s Youth and Employability Hub has helped to secure over 100 new jobs for local young people. We have also successfully delivered over 400 action plans that have enabled young people aged 18-24 to create a clear career plan, giving them motivation to move closer or into employment.

    Support from RUCST’s Youth Hub included help with writing CV’s, practice mock interviews, referrals for courses, voluntary work, referrals to business start-ups and apprenticeships (including Kickstart).

    Due to the partnership, a DWP Youth Hub Work Coach is based in the Youth Hub throughout the week to create a joined up approach and to support us in helping participants find employment.

    We have also hosted various careers and Kickstart events in partnership with the DWP where local employers base themselves in the Youth Hub and we invite young people in to find out about any vacancies. These events have been extremely popular with the latest event hosting 22 local employers and over 40 people attending throughout the day.

    Dave Horner (DWP’s Employer Adviser Manager for Doncaster) said: “It is great to be working in Partnership with Rotherham United Community Trust they have an excellent record of working with the community and young adults and have been rewarded for this excellent community work with many accolades from the EFL

    Local employers setting up for a recent Kickstart Event in the Youth Hub.

    Throughout the last 12 months we have organised a range of activities in the Youth Hub including; Motivational Talks, How to be confident in a Job Interview, Careers in Health and Social Care (NHS) and benefits to working. Sandra Greatorex (Employability & Skills Officer) has created a weekly drop-in session ‘Career One Stop’ where local young people can visit the New York Stadium and obtain any support they may need to help them to progress into employment.

    Sandra has been delighted with the success of the Youth Hub “Since the Youth and Employability Hub was opened we have been extremely busy working with young people who have needed help and support to get into employment. The individuals have been a pleasure to work with, and we had brilliant experiences with finding out about their amazing aspirations for their future. We’ve worked hard to support these local young people, and it is extremely rewarding when we find out they’ve been successful and got a job”.

    John Breckin, Will Grigg and Rarmani Edmonds-Green delivering a motivational talk to some of our participants.

    Career One-Stop visitors enjoying a game of pool with Millers striker Michael Smith.

    James Mahoney (Education Manager) added: “We are incredibly proud to host one of the DWP’s Youth Hubs at Rotherham United, allowing us to support people in Rotherham move closer to employment. Throughout the last 2 years the impact of Covid-19 has had a huge impact on communities including a rise in unemployment. We are delighted that our work can help play a small part in getting people back in to work.”

    To find out more about how you can access or support our Youth & Employment Hub please contact Sandra Greatorex on 07534371398 or email us at employability@rotherhamunited.net

  21. EDUCATION | ALTERNATIVE PROVISION

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    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are delighted to announce the launch of a brand new targeted ‘alternative provision’ for Year 6 pupils, supporting their transition into Year 7.

    The aim of the project is to use the power of sport to support and engage young pupils who may have become disengaged from mainstream education and/or struggling as a result of lockdowns and the Covid-19 pandemic.

    The project will support them to make positive choices with respect to their own well-being, develop peer relationships in preparation for secondary school and their futures. We will also aim to help young people reach their potential and maintain the momentum as they make what can be a difficult step from primary school into the less familiar and comfortable environment of secondary education.

    Two secondary schools have been chosen to pilot this programme, with feeder primary schools invited to select Year 6 pupils who they feel would benefit. The Year 6 pupils will attend Rotherham United on one day each week between May half-term and the end of the academic year. Within this 6-week period staff from RUCST will get to know the young people, helping them prepare for their step up into Year 7. Within the sessions there will be a variety of activities and workshops designed to develop positive personal attributes including resilience, self-confidence and self-esteem.

    In September the same members of staff will transition to the secondary school with the pupils and stay with them in their new educational environment until October half-term.

    In addition to the school delivery the pupils will also be invited to our summer holiday camps and Premier League Kicks sessions in their local communities. This will help us continue to support the young pupils throughout the summer period.

    Using a person-centred and whole family approach we can support school pupils affected by the COVID lockdown, to improve school engagement. The programme can also improve the social and emotional wellbeing of pupils, so they are better equipped and prepared to catch up with their education and can support other educational measures to reduce learning gaps that have been exacerbated by Covid-19.

    Using a mentoring approach this programme will give young people an opportunity to talk through their anxieties and fears with trained mentors in one-to-one sessions, as part of the support on offer. We will help them find ways to overcome any obstacles, build their confidence and resilience so they are ready to learn and do not fall behind.

    Education Manager, James Mahoney, said: “We are delighted to add this project to our growing number of alternative provision schemes. Over the last 3 years we have worked with a number of secondary schools offering alternative provision and mentoring and we can’t wait to get started with the new transition project. We understand that moving from primary schools into secondary school can be a stressful step for young people and we hope to support them as much as we can through this transition. Although this is a pilot we hope that we can offer it to more schools next year.”

    If you have any questions for our Education Department

    Please contact: jmahoney@rotherhamunited.net

  22. PARTICIPATION | RUCST Refugee Project

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    RUCST celebrate refugee project at Shrewsbury Fixture

    Last weekend, RUCST invited over 40 refugees housed in Rotherham to be part of a Matchday experience here at the New York Stadium.

    The event, funded by Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council (RMBC) in line with their CMF project brought individuals housed in Rotherham to celebrate the end of their recent project. Throughout lockdown, RUCST have supported these hotels with football provision, health & wellbeing activities, materials and created a greater cohesive experience for these individuals throughout the pandemic.

    The day also shined a light on the continued battle against racism and discrimination through our partnership with Kick It Out. Football is everyone’s game and there is no place for racism or discrimination. If you see, hear or witness an incident, please report it at www.kickitout.org or alternatively download the app at Kick It Out – Apps on Google Play or Kick It Out on the App Store (apple.com)

    Our United 4 Communities sessions echo the values and ethos of our club and Kick it Out, bringing together different religions, races and communities through the love of football. Our sessions are free to attend and take place every Friday 4-5pm at Parkgate Astro (23 Greasbrough Road, Rotherham, S62 6HQ). For more information or to get involved, head over to Rotherham United CST | PL Kicks Session locations (rucst.co.uk)

    #Takeastand

    If you’re a local refugee looking for activities in your area please contact our inclusion department at inclusion@rotherhamunited.net or alternatively call us on 01709827767.

  23. EASTER | HEALTHY HOLIDAYS PROGRAMME

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    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are delighted to open bookings for our Easter Healthy Holidays Programme:

    Working in partnership with local providers we will offer participants aged 5-16 the opportunity to access multi-sports, boxing, swimming, dance, signing, acting, gymnastics, football, fitness, arts, drama, music, literacy and more.

    Our Future Stars camps at Wickersley Sports College & Parkgate Astro will offer football specific sessions for those young people who have a love of football, our sessions at Parkgate will also cater for our ability counts groups.

    Our camps at People 4 Places leisure centres in Maltby, Wath, Aston and Rotherham will give young people the opportunity to access excellent facilities and take part in a broad range of fitness sessions, junior gym sessions and multi-sports, as well as the opportunity to go swimming. 

    Here at the New York Stadium, we will offer an alternative curriculum with cooking, music, drama, e-sports and literacy all on the menu, providing active learning for participants.

    Finally, Triple Threat Theatre, Dinnington Boxing Club and Raw Gymnastics club have all teamed up with the trust to open their doors to participants across the borough.

    Children will be fed each day that they are on camp, details of the menu will be confirmed closer to the start of the Easter holidays.

    There are limited places available at all venues so please ensure that you only book the sessions you need in order for as many children to benefit from this amazing offer as possible.

    Please click the venue you wish to book to open the booking form, once completed you will see a message on screen confirming your booking and final details will be sent to you in the week before the holidays, for your information please keep a note of the timings of the sessions you have chosen to book.

    BOOK HERE 👇

    Venue – click to bookPost CodeEaster DatesTimeHAF placesAgesSpecific Details
    Parkgatre AstroS62 6HQ11-14 & 19-22 Apr9-4405-16Future Stars Football & Ability Counts Football Sessions
    New York StadiumS601AH11-14 & 19-22 Apr10-2405-16E-Sports, Drama, Music, Fitness, Cooking & Literacy
    Wickersley Sports CollegeS66 1JL11-14 & 19-22 Apr9-4205-16Future Stars Football
    Rotherham Leisure CentreS65 1BL11-14 & 19-22 Apr10-2405-16Swimming, Multi-Sports, Fitness
    Maltby Leisure CentreS66 8JE11-14 & 19-22 Apr10-2405-16Swimming, Multi-Sports, Fitness
    Wath Leisure CentreS63 7HL11-14 & 19-22 Apr10-2405-16Swimming, Multi-Sports, Fitness
    Aston Leisure CentreS26 4SF11-14 & 19-22 Apr10-2405-16Swimming, Multi-Sports, Fitness
    Triple Threat Dance (Morthern Road)S66 9JG11-13 & 19-21 Apr10-3206-12Dance, Performing Arts, Singing
    Boxing (Dinnington)S25 2LE11-14 Apr10-2205-16Boxing
    Raw Gym (Rotherham)S61 1RS13 & 20 AprSee Details24 (12 & 12)5-11Gymnastics (5-8years 9.30am – 11:30, 9-11years 1:30pm – 3.30pm)

    Children are given gifts and have the chance to win medals and prizes. Miller Bear will making some appearances throughout Easter, as will RUFC first team players dependant on their fixture schedule.

    We had an extremely successful February half term camp with over 130 children from the community attending across 2 venues, and a 25% increase of girls attending. 55 parents completed our online feedback form and we are really pleased the camp scored a rating of 4.82 out of 5 stars.

    Parent Feedback 
    “All the staff were so lovely, welcoming and made me feel at ease leaving my child there all day. The staff at the welcome desk were brilliant, cracking jokes with the kids and making it an lovely experience before it had even started”

    “The Rotherham players visiting were a huge bonus and something I know my child was so happy about”

    My daughter loved it, meeting the first team was a brilliant addition, she said all the helpers were great. They were so friendly with myself and her at pick up and drop off and it was very well organised, I felt safe dropping her off and leaving her with the staff. Thanks to all involved

    We will be hosting these camps for eligible children across the borough throughout 2022

    To get involved in our Future Stars camps or Healthy Holiday Camps please use the booking links in the table above and for any further questions see contact details below.

    Email: participation@rotherhamunited.net
    Office: 01709827767

  24. CAMPS | Half-Term & Easter Holiday Camps

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    We have had a fantastic February half-term camp and now we cant wait for our Easter Holiday Camps!

    EASTER HOLIDAY CAMPS

    11th – 14th April 2022

    19th –  22nd April 2022

    BOOK HERE 👇

    https://officialsoccerschools.co.uk/rotherhamunited/rotherham-united-courses/holiday.html

    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. In February we had a successful half-term camp week at Parkgate Astro and Wickersley School & Sports College. Full days of football, with training from our experienced coaches, competitions, games & tournaments.

    All of our Holiday 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 UEFA and FA qualified coaches from Rotherham United Community Sports Trust.

    We are delighted to announce our Easter Holiday Camps in April taking place at Parkgate Astro and Wickersley School and Sports College on (11th – 14th) & (19th –  22nd) April. We look forward to welcoming your children at the camps and we hope to continue a much needed affordable service for the community.

    At the end of every camp children are given gifts and have the chance to win medals and prizes. Miller Bear will make an appearance and a key feature of our sessions are the visits from RUFC first team players who sign autographs and conduct Q and A sessions with all participants before having photographs taken. A special thanks to RUFC’s own Chio Ogbene, Dan Barlaser & Tolaji Bola who all came down to play football with the children, hand out medals and answered any questions.

    Despite the weather at the start of the February , we had an extremely successful February half term camp with over 130 children from the community attending across 2 venues, and a 25% increase of girls attending. 55 parents completed our online feedback form and we are really pleased the camp scored a rating of 4.82 out of 5 stars.

    Parent Feedback 
    “All the staff were so lovely, welcoming and made me feel at ease leaving my child there all day. The staff at the welcome desk were brilliant, cracking jokes with the kids and making it an lovely experience before it had even started”

    “The Rotherham players visiting were a huge bonus and something I know my child was so happy about”

    My daughter loved it, meeting the first team was a brilliant addition, she said all the helpers were great. They were so friendly with myself and her at pick up and drop off and it was very well organised, I felt safe dropping her off and leaving her with the staff. Thanks to all involved

    We will be hosting a range of camps to eligible children across the borough to be confirmed later this month so keep an eye out for more information.

    To get involved in our Holiday Camps please visit:

    https://officialsoccerschools.co.uk/rotherhamunited/rotherham-united-courses/holiday.html

    Any further questions see contact details below.

    Email: participation@rotherhamunited.net
    Office: 01709827767

  25. RUCST Supports International Women’s Day 2022

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    Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias.      

    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.

    At Rotherham United Community Sports Trust we are proud to take part in the #BreakTheBias pose and adapt it into our sessions to celebrate and raise awareness of International Women’s Day. Strike the IWD 2022 pose and share your #BreakTheBias images.

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

    In the build-up to Rotherham United Football Club hosting the Women’s Euro 2022, we encourage girls of all ages to get involved in our sessions throughout Rotherham. We have had a 25% increase in girls in our half-term camps this February, and over 100 girls have been attending our FUTURE STARS & Weetabix Wildcats weekly sessions. In March, we cant wait to launch our very first Girls Only Premier League Kicks sessions starting at Maltby every Thursday. Follow the link to see more information https://www.rucst.co.uk/inclusions/pl-kicks-session-locations/

    This month our Girl and Ladies Football Coordinator, Mark White organised the Premier League Primary Stars Girls Football Competition.   

    “14 School’s entered the tournament which was absolutely amazing and it was great to see so many girls there playing football and having fun. We would just like to thank all the schools who took part in the event for all their support on promoting and encouraging girls to come and play football and offer our congratulations to all who took part on the day.”

    A huge well done to the St Gerard’s Primary School girls who will now go onto represent Rotherham in the regional finals against different schools from Sheffield, Leeds, Barnsley, Doncaster and many others.

    We run several opportunities for primary and secondary school girls to get involved. Please contact mwhite@rotherhamunited.net or go to our website for more information.

    https://www.rucst.co.uk/sport-participation/future-stars-development-programme/

    For more information on International Women’s Day please visit: https://www.internationalwomensday.com/

  26. NEWS | Ben Bagshaw named Rotherham United ‘Local Legend’

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    Ben Bagshaw named Premier League Kicks ‘Local Legend’ as community programme marks 15-year anniversary.

    The Premier League is celebrating 15 years of its flagship community programme. Premier League Kicks has supported hundreds of thousands of young people to achieve their potential and improve their wellbeing through free weekly football sessions and educational workshops.

    One person who has benefitted from their involvement is Ben Bagshaw, who has been named as a Premier League Kicks “Local Legend” by Rotherham United Community Sports Trust as part of the programme’s 15-year anniversary.

    Premier League Kicks began in the 2006/07 season in partnership with the Metropolitan Police, with the aim of involving and supporting young people in regular, positive, and fun activity, whilst helping to create stronger, safer, more inclusive communities.

    As part of the 15-year celebrations, clubs have nominated a Premier League Kicks ‘Local Legend’ – somebody who has taken part in, volunteered, or worked on the programme and has inspired others through their dedication, work ethic and own personal development. Each nominee will receive a bespoke ‘Local Legend’ football card, which has been created with support from Premier League partner Panini.

    [Ben] was chosen as [Rotherham United Community Sports Trust]’s Premier League Kicks Local Legend because of the work and commitment he has shown across all our Kicks sessions. Ben started working on the programme as a volunteer and has now gone on to be one of our lead members of staff.

    Anthony Bayou, Youth and Inclusion Manager at Rotherham United Community Sports Trust commented on Ben’s award ‘Ben is a worthy recipient of the Kicks Local Legend award. He has worked with 1000’s of children and young people across Rotherham and continues to be a positive and supportive influence to everyone he works with.

    Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand said:“Legend is a word you hear a lot in football, but legends aren’t just created in stadiums. The coaches, mentors, volunteers and participants who are fulfilling their potential thanks to these weekly sessions all deserve to be called legends.

    “For 15 years Premier League Kicks has been using the universal language of football to bring communities together and inspire a new generation of young people, providing positive role models who can give them belief and can help to steer them on the right path in life.”

    As well as providing young people with access to free football and sports activities, Premier League Kicks offers mentoring, life skills advice and access to opportunities like volunteering to help aid their development.

    To date, the Premier League has invested almost £66 million in Kicks and in the year ahead an estimated 80,000 young people will take part in the programme.

    Since it began, more than 440,000 young people have participated in Premier League Kicks football and multi-sport sessions held at community venues across England and Wales. The programme started with four pilot clubs and is now run across 936 venues by 90 Premier League, English Football League and National League sides – all funded by the Premier League.

    For more information on the closest PL Kicks session to you click on the link below:

    Rotherham United PL Kicks Sessions

  27. LGBTQ+ History Month

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    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust is here to support LGBTQ+ History Month 2022.

    We are all about inclusivity and equality at RUCST with a variety of opportunities to make any background feel welcomed and supported.

    We host to many different organisations in Rotherham to take part in a Proud Millers event that promotes inclusion. RUCST started a new session in 2021 called Proud Millers. The aim of the ‘Proud Millers’ group is to ensure our club becomes a more accessible and inclusive organisation for all our members and in the community.

    ‘Proud Millers’ will be a safe space where fans, participants and allies can discuss how Rotherham United (and football as a whole) can become more inclusive to those from LGBTQ+ communities. Whether this is through regular inclusive sports sessions or community education campaigns, we at RUCST aim to facilitate this.

    Rotherham United, amongst all other EFL clubs will support Stonewall’s campaign with specific match-day activities including rainbow-coloured corner flags, captain armbands and substitution board stickers.

    For more information or to attend future ‘Proud Millers’ events please contact Ant on inclusion@rotherhamunited.net or 01709 827767

    For more information and support for LGBTQ History Month 2022, please visit the link below.

    https://lgbtplushistorymonth.co.uk/

    #rufc #rucst #LGBTQ+ 

  28. NEWS | Intro to Coaching Football

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    Women & girls (age 16 & over) already involved with a club – or looking to get involved can apply for this free coaching course.

    There will be more women and girls qualified to coach football in Rotherham thanks to a bursary scheme on offer as part of the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 legacy programme.

    Women and girls (aged 16 and over) can apply for a £160 bursary that will cover the full cost of the Football Association’s ‘Introduction to Coaching Football’ course. It is part of legacy plans to get more women and girls playing, coaching and volunteering in the sport, which includes doubling the number of women coaching in the district.

    Individuals already involved with a club – or looking to get involved with a club – can apply, with applications open until 11.59pm on Monday 28 February. Applications will be assessed on the impact that can be made on football in Rotherham.

    “The excitement for the Women’s Euro 2022 coming to Rotherham is continuing to build, and it will be fantastic to have some of the best players in Europe representing their country here in Yorkshire,” said Lisa Moseley, Development Manager at Yorkshire Sport Foundation.

    “All of those players wouldn’t have been able to achieve what they have without the support of coaches. This bursary scheme will help to increase the number of qualified coaches in Rotherham, and in turn play its part in providing more opportunities for women and girls to play the game.”

    Applications are online at bit.ly/RotherhamBursary

    The New York Stadium is set to host three group stage fixtures and one Quarter-Final for the UEFA Women’s Euros in 2022. France will face Italy on Sunday 10 July 2022 in the first game in Rotherham, before the French take on Belgium (14 July) and Iceland (18 July). The quarter-final at the home of the Millers will take place on Saturday 23 July.

    For further tournament information, including how to buy tickets go to uefa.com/WomensEuro

  29. Feel Well Work Well Programme

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    Local charities have joined together to support young people across South Yorkshire to improve their mental health and help them get started or back on track with their careers.

    Partnering together to deliver the new programme across the region are Sheffield Futures, Big Ambitions and Rotherham United Community Sports Trust. With support from Rotherham and Barnsley Mind, The Princes Trust and The Source Academy, the organisations will coach 18-24 year-olds to secure further training or employment.

    The pandemic has had a huge impact on mental health and wellbeing. Many young people have missed out on their education and lost opportunities to progress into work, leading to isolation, anxiety and decreased confidence and self-esteem.

    James Mahoney (Education Manager) is looking forward to starting this provision and supporting people in Rotherham: 

    “We are delighted to be able to work alongside Sheffield Futures, Big Ambitions and Rotherham and Barnsley Mind to support people in Rotherham improve their mental health and move closer to employment. Throughout the last 2 years the impact of Covid-19 has had a huge impact on communities including a rise in unemployment. We hope this project can play a small part in helping people develop their confidence and self-esteem and progress into employment”.

    Unlike traditional employability programmes, Feel Well Work Well recognises that without good mental health it is incredibly challenging to begin and continue in employment. Every young person that joins the programme will have access to trained wellbeing practitioners who can assess their needs and refer them to specific support.

    Any young person living in South Yorkshire, aged 18-24 who is not currently in education, employment or training can apply for support from Feel Well Work Well. The programme is able to help with wellbeing challenges, such as low mood and anxiety, the only requirement is that young people are able to engage with their coach and are ready to explore their career prospects.

    The programme is part funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and brings nearly a million pounds of investment for young people into South Yorkshire.

    Supporting Organisations

    OrganisationOffice ContactWebsite
    The Source Academycommunity@thesourceacademy.co.uk
    0114 263 5693 / 07935 756624300 Meadowhall Way, Sheffield, S9 1EA
    www.thesourceacademy.co.uk Facebook: @TheSourceAcademy Twitter: @thesourceacad Instagram: @thesourceacademy  
    Princes Trustyhoutreach@princes-trust.org.uk
    Get Into enquiries – 07814802270
    Health & Social Care enquiries – 07583105495, The Princes Trust, 4th Floor Airedale House , Albion Street, Leeds, LS1 5AW  
    https://www.princes-trust.org.uk/ Facebook: @PrincesTrustNorthOfEngland Twitter: @PrincesTrustYH
    Rotherham Barnsley
    MIND
    cypscontactus@rbmind.co.uk subject title FWWW, 01709 919929, Rotherham and Barnsley Mind, Osbourne house, 1-2 Highfield, Doncaster RD, S65 1DZhttps://www.rbmind.co.uk/
    Facebook:@rotherhamandbarnsleymind Twitter: @RotherhamMind
    Instagram: @rbmind
  30. RUWFC | Women’s Team appoint new First Team Manager

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    Rotherham United Women FC are delighted to announce Peter Jarvis as the new First Team Manager for the club.

    Following a thorough recruitment process and after a lot of interest for the First Team Manager role, RUWFC are delighted to announce Peter Jarvis has been appointed for the 2021/22 season and beyond.

    We are also pleased to announce the appointment of Scott Willis as the club’s new Assistant Manager and Head of Coaching whilst retaining the services of Colin Cook as Head of Goalkeeping. Pete has also enlisted the support of Brandon McGlave as the clubs Physio.

    Peter Jarvis has over 16 years of coaching experience, working throughout the player pathway in men’s and women’s football. With a strong understanding of the women’s game, Peter has been supporting the development of many players up to the Women’s National League (Tier 3).

    Peter Jarvis Said:

    “This is a huge opportunity for me and my team to challenge the girls to be successful on and off the pitch. My coaching philosophy has developed into a player-centered approach, which is primarily based upon coaching to the potential of individuals using a multi-disciplinary approach, while working within the framework of the Club”

    Pete has an excellent knowledge and understanding of delivering and evaluating coaching sessions, and preparing teams for games. As a qualified teacher and lecturer in Sports Coaching, his understanding and teaching of subjects including motivation, leadership and learning theory, has helped to vastly improve my coaching methods. He also brings strong qualifications for the role as a  Level 4 Coach, holding the Advanced Youth Award and UEFA A-Licence.

    Previous experience in coaching/managing at Notts County and Nottingham Forest’s Academies, and Nottingham Forest Women’s first-team shows his knowledge and understanding of creating an elite football programme with teams.

    Chairman Jamie Noble said:

    “We are very excited to appoint Pete as our new first team manager. He brings a lot of coaching experience to the first team, and shares our values on where we want to go as a club. It’s exciting for the club to be taking on a passionate manager with experience and in-depth knowledge of the game.”

    Looking for a club? RUWFC have open training sessions for new and existing players.

    Thursdays 8:00 – 9:30

    Parkgate Astro, S62  6HQ

    Please contact Pete to register your interest on 07818417260

    Keep up to date with us on Twitter at @RU_CST @RUWFC_Official 

  31. NEWS | Rotherham Skate and Arts Festival

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    A three-day festival of skate, street art, music and food.

    22nd – 24th February Half-term, 10-3.30pm at Rotherham Town Centre

    Join us for the very first Rotherham Skate and Arts Festival! Three days of an action-packed programme, full of skateboarding, art installations, floor murals, art workshops, music and street food.

    The festival is a part of a wider Children’s Capital of Culture launch event, celebrating the best of Rotherham’s art and heritage, inspired and created by Children and Young People in Rotherham.

    In 2025 Rotherham will become the world’s first Children’s Capital of Culture 2025, designed and delivered by Rotherham’s children and young people

    This half-term, Rotherham Town Centre will transform into ‘Uplift’, a colourful pop-up skate park. Don’t miss the chance to meet Olympic BMX bikers and skateboarders, performing their best kickflips, ollies, and laser flips. In fact, come and learn their tricks with free skate and BMX workshops running Tuesday the 22nd through Thursday the 24th, from 10-3.30pm! All wheels and safety equipment provided!

    Robot Selfie (picture attached), a wall-painting robot by UK-based production studio Kaleider, will create a spectacular 10 x 8 metre mural of Young People’s faces. It will be an exciting chance to observe the robot spray painting for the first time in colour!

    Would you like to see your selfie painted by a robot?

    Submit your selfie here: https://robotselfie.live/rotherham

    The robot will be painting all day Tuesday 22nd – Saturday 26th February at the heart of All Saints Square. For live updates follow #PaintedByARobot #RobotSelfieRotherham

    Are you a graffiti lover? Or would you like to try something new? Join us on Effingham Street for free drop-in stencil and spray-painting workshops hosted from Tuesday the 22nd through Thursday the 24th, from 10-3.30pm. These fun, colourful and informative sessions will last about 45 minutes and are designed for 12 people per workshop, where anyone from beginner artists to advanced muralists can come learn the fundamentals of design elements, stencil making, spray painting techniques, can control and drop shadowing. 

    Book your place: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/uplift-stencil-and-spray-paint-workshop-tickets-260978161707

    Come along and have a go a pop-up screen-printing with Carousel print studio, or design and create your own skate inspired stickers with graphic artist Ed Syder in the Old Town Hall site.

    Sticker making Tuesday 22nd and Thursday 24th / 10-12pm and 1-3pm
    Screen printing Wednesday 23rd /10-12pm and 1-3pm
    Drop in sessions

    On Thursday 24th you will have a chance to listen to local rock bands and DJs too! Don’t forget to try the delicious food from our street food stalls!

    We can’t wait to see you there! #RotherhamSkateArtsFestival

  32. FUNDRAISING | Doncaster (Conisbrough) Scout Group

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    Can you help us with our fundraising appeal to send our Scouts to the next World Scout Jamboree (WSJ)?

    Our Scout Group has been extremely lucky as 10 of our Scouts and Young Leaders were chosen, following applications and a County-wide selection process, to attend what is seen as a pinnacle event for Scouts worldwide. The WSJ is held every four years at different locations around the world and the next one is being held in South Korea in 2023.

    As we are a charity, we are now looking to raise the funds to get these young people to this event. As well as events we are organising with our group, we have also set up a Go Fund Me page and would appreciate any donations.

    This is the link to out Go Fund ME page https://gofund.me/848646ec or alternatively you can scan the QR code below!

    That is a lot of money to raise, but we are up for the challenge. We would really appreciate it if you could donate some money to help these young adults have the experience of a lifetime. Whatever you can give we all will be grateful. Every little helps on this journey.

    All the money will be split evenly between each participant to help with their individual journey and payment plan.

    Contact us at 25thconisbroughscouts@gmail.com (social media pages to follow)

  33. HEALTH | World Cancer Day 2022

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    We spoke to Rotherham United defender Angus Macdonald with some inspiring words and advice for World Cancer Day 2022.

    It was September 2019 when Angus was told a stomach condition he had battled against since the age of 15 – had turned into bowel cancer. Since then, after two operations Angus is in remission and is now doing well. Thrilled to be back on the pitch, doing what he loves as his team push for promotion to the EFL Championship in 2022.

    After receiving the all-clear in December 2019 The Angus Macdonald Foundation was founded in support of people under 30 with bowel cancer and other cancers in relation to early diagnosis awareness. The strong advice to anybody going through what Angus went through was to keep your mind busy, stay positive and spend as much time around your loved ones. Angus’ positive mindset with the support of his loved ones and teammates got him through his dark times.

    World Cancer Day – 21 Days to Impact Challenge

    Building on the success of last year’s highly popular World Cancer Day “21 Days to Impact Challenges, this year Rotherham United Community Sports Trust is here to support and raise awareness on how you can get involved.
    Sign up to one of the three challenges on the link below to receive daily inspiration and practical guidance. Throughout the 21 Days to Impact Challenge, we’ll be with you every single day for 21 days encouraging you to making impact through small but meaningful actions.

    #CloseTheCareGap

    To seek more information and support please visit: https://www.worldcancerday.org/21DayChallenge

    To donate and read more about Angus’ story please visit: https://angusmacdonaldfoundation.org/

  34. EY Economic and Social Impact Report

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    Building a better working world

    New  EY Report reveals scale of economic and social benefits generated by Premier League football.

    A new study by EY highlights how the Premier League and its clubs have continued to generate widespread benefits for the economy, society and the entire football pyramid, despite the significant challenges presented by COVID-19.

    The analysis reveals that Premier League football contributed £7.6 billion to the UK economy during the 2019/20 season, which was suspended for more than three months due to the pandemic. Clubs’ economic activity has grown by 840 per cent since the 1998/99 season.

    The League and its clubs generated a total tax contribution of £5.6 billion to the UK Exchequer in 2019/20, £1.4 billion of which was accounted for by Premier League players. The total tax contribution underpinned by clubs has increased by £5.1 billion since 1998/99.

    The League and clubs have also delivered substantial employment growth over a prolonged period of time, with 94,000 jobs supported across the UK. The number of club-related jobs has increased from 11,000 in 1998/99 to more than 87,000 in 2019/20, a rise of 650 per cent.

    The appeal of Premier League football to fans in the UK and around the world is evident as the report shows there was a cumulative global audience of 5.2 billion in 2019/20, double that of the UEFA Champions League. Prior to COVID-19 disruption, stadiums were a record 97.8 per cent full across the League.

    This on-pitch success enables continued and increased investment into communities nationally and locally, and football at all levels. The League provided solidarity and parachute payments to 138 EFL and National League clubs, with a total of £455 million distributed to other leagues and community football in 2019/20.

    EY’s assessment reveals that the Premier League’s total economic contribution remains equal to pre-pandemic levels and the amount generated in 2016/17. This is despite an estimated £1.3 billion loss in broadcast and matchday revenues during seasons 2019/20 and 2020/21 due to Premier League matches being played behind closed doors.

    EY UK Chief Economist Peter Arnold said: “In the difficult times we have all experienced throughout the COVID-19  pandemic, football has provided moments of excitement and togetherness for many.

    “This report looks at the effect of the activities behind those moments and highlights the significant growth in the League’s impact since EY’s first impact assessment of the League and its clubs in 2013/14.

    “The League’s global appeal continues to be a key factor in driving its economic impact, and the League plays a significant role at the heart of clubs’ communities. Hundreds of thousands of children, young people and adults benefit from initiatives supported by the League each year, and the pandemic has helped pull the role of football within communities across the country into sharper focus than ever before.”

    Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters said: “This new report from EY shows how we and our clubs continue to contribute significantly to the UK economy and have delivered much- needed assistance to all levels of football and communities at a time when the pandemic brought unprecedented challenges and uncertainty for so many.

    “We are proud of the level of support we provide the football pyramid, as well as funding community organisations of clubs up, and down the country. The importance of their work has been more evident than ever in recent times, providing help to people who needed it the most.

    “Our clubs produce exciting, competitive football featuring the best players and managers in the world, which is followed by billions of fans globally and supporters filling stadiums each week. This success and popularity enables us to continue investing  in the competition and provide unparalleled support to the whole game and communities, ensuring the positive impact of the Premier League is felt far beyond what we see on the pitch.”

    Thanks to the geographical location of Premier League clubs, the benefits of the League’s significant contribution are spread throughout the country. All nine major regions in England were
    represented by at least one Premier League club in 2019/20 and 72 per cent of the League’s economic activity was generated outside of London.

    The economic impact in the capital during 2019/20 was matched by that in the North West of England. Clubs generated £2.1 billion in Gross Value Added (GVA) and 21,000 jobs in both these regions.

    This report was commissioned by the Premier League and prepared by Ernst & Young LLP to provide an independent assessment of the social and economic contribution of the League. The report focuses primarily on the 2019/20 season.

  35. NEWS | Jamie Yates Appointed as Football Development Coach

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    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust can confirm Jamie Yates has joined as Football Development Coach.

    The role will see the former Millers star lead the Education Shadow Academy, which is a programme designed to give talented young players between the ages of 16 and 18 the chance to combine academic studies with practical football experience.

    Jamie made over 30 appearances for Rotherham United scoring his first-ever goal at the age of just 18. He has since enjoyed a successful league and non-league career in football playing for teams such as Burton Albion, Boston United and now plays for Sheffield FC. He is hoping to use his experience to support the students to develop their football ability and pursue future opportunities in football.

    Jamie will also oversee the U12’s – U16’S Future Stars squads, which is a Community Football Development programme based at Parkgate Astro. These sessions are structured similar to our clubs academy and give young players the chance to build their skills & game knowledge whilst learning to work within a team.

    Jamie’s vision is to create a pathway that allows all players the opportunity to move either into professional football, semi-professional football, or the best level possible within their abilities.

    Alongside supporting the players he will also support the young coaches within the Trust with a CPD programme designed to help them improve their coaching abilities.

    Head of Community, Jamie Noble said: “We are delighted to welcome Jamie to the Trust to lead on our Shadow Academy programme and Future Stars programme. This will provide a fantastic opportunity for our students and participants to learn from someone of Jamie’s calibre. Not only will he be able to support their football development during training sessions but also pass on his knowledge and experience to help them pursue their career goals.”

    To find out more about the Shadow Academy please visit https://www.rucst.co.uk/rotherham-united-fc-shadow-academy/

  36. UEFA WOMENS EURO 2022 | Watch the Action in Rotherham This Summer!

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    To kick-off tournament year, UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 are giving groups an exciting opportunity to secure their tickets to this summer’s tournament ahead of general sale.

    The offer is open to all groups looking to attend – from Schools, Colleges and Universities, to sports clubs, businesses and other community groups.

    So, it’s time to round up your friends, teammates or students so that you can be there to catch incredible footballing action in Rotherham’s New York Stadium this July.

    Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis and start from just £5 Concessions (U16s) and £10 Adults – plus for every nine concession tickets sold an adult goes free.

    Rotherham Council’s Cabinet Member for Social Inclusion, Cllr David Sheppard, said: “We’re looking forward to welcoming international women’s football to Rotherham and seeing the players perform for their countries; France, Italy, Belgium and Iceland in the UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 at the New York Stadium. It’s a perfect opportunity to gather with friends, teammates or classmates so get ready to secure your tickets to this record-breaking competition!!”

    “This once in a generation event will be a fantastic spectacle during the summer. Now is the time to get your ticket to the show and witness a major tournament in Rotherham.”

    Head of Community at Rotherham United Football Club, Jamie Noble, said: “Everyone connected to Rotherham United Football Club are honoured and excited to be a host venue for the upcoming UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 tournament. From the chairman to the fans, we will all be supporting the event in and around the vicinity of the New York Stadium.

    “As a club we know how important it is to fill the grounds to create a vibrant atmosphere for the players and spectators alike. We would encourage anyone who wants to be part of such a special event to think about how you can bring family or friends together to celebrate this unique opportunity and make it a record-breaking tournament.”

    This exclusive window will be open from 10am Wednesday 19 January to 3pm Tuesday 8 February 2021.

    So, what are you waiting for? Come and watch the action in Rotherham this summer!

    To secure your tickets, simply enter the appropriate code:

    SCHOOLS and visit the link here: https://womenseuro-groupbookings-sales.tickets.uefa.com/list/partnerAdvantage?code=SCHOOLS

    COLLEGE and visit the link here: https://womenseuro-groupbookings-sales.tickets.uefa.com/list/partnerAdvantage?code=COLLEGE

    UNIVERSITY and visit the link here: https://womenseuro-groupbookings-sales.tickets.uefa.com/list/partnerAdvantage?code=UNIVERSITY

    GROUP and visit the link here: https://womenseuro-groupbookings-sales.tickets.uefa.com/list/partnerAdvantage?code=GROUP

  37. EDUCATION | Hannah Jones’ Educational Journey

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    Hannah Jones becomes a female representative on Female Development Programme.

    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust aims to provide knowledge and skills to students to enhance employment opportunities and build on their careers in partnership with University of South Wales.

    The various study programmes combine academic studies with a practical sporting experience and are aimed at young people who have a passion for sport and a desire to progress to University or employment within the sporting industry.

    “I am currently employed as an assistant coach for the trust at Rotherham United. Before that, I completed 2 years of active voluntary work (at RUCST) encountering a range of settings with a range of participants. The previous and current work I have undertaken includes working in sub-areas of  inclusion, education, health and participation – including continuously working on our talent and academy pathways ‘Future Stars’ for both males and females.”

    “After completion of the 2 year course with USW, I hope to enrol onto the Sports Coaching and Development top-up degree, after which enrol onto a PGCE to follow the path into sports teaching, school and education.“

    “This will allow us to be our best selves, unite as one; acting together as one within the movement where we can strive to empower each other to realise potential and develop.“

    If you would like to find our more information regarding our Educational provision, please use the link below. https://www.rucst.co.uk/education/education-overview/

    Alternatively, please contact our Education team:

    education@rotherhamunited.net
    Office: 01709827767

  38. EDUCATION | Will Barber’s Educational Journey

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    Will Barber progressing his Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching & Development.

    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust aim to provide knowledge and skills to students to enhance employment opportunities and build on their careers. Will has been at RUCST since 2017, starting his journey in further education in partnership with University of South Wales.

    The various study programmes combine academic studies with a practical sporting experience and are aimed at young people who have a passion for sport and a desire to progress to University or employment within the sporting industry.

    Kirsty Maxey, the Assistant Education Manager and Degree Mentor at Rotherham United Community Sports Trust says:

    “Following his successful journey so far, Will has shown determination throughout to develop his knowledge and practical delivery skills within the coaching environment. Due to this he has increased his confidence and progressed as a Community Sports Coach”

    “This has resulted in Will gaining employment with RUCST working in a range of schools and leading on sessions and projects throughout different departments. At the beginning of Wills’ journey, he was very quiet and would only communicate with limited people and to see where Will is today is a great achievement and is something that he should be proud of.”

    Will has more progression coming his way if he continues performing and challenging himself like he is. He is seen as a valued student and member of staff here at RUCST!

    If you would like to find our more information regarding our Educational provison, please use the link below. https://www.rucst.co.uk/education/education-overview/

    Alternatively, please contact our Education team:

    education@rotherhamunited.net
    Office: 01709827767

  39. Mini Millers | New Sessions

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    Our Mini Millers sessions are growing in popularity.

    The Saturday session at Wickersley Sports College has trebled in size since the turn of the year and our other sessions in Rotherham, Aston and Maltby leisure centres are starting to follow that trend.

    The sessions, aimed at delivering FUNdamental movement skills with a football slant to children aged 18 months – 4 years old, – are fun. The FUN is the key part, we know that if it isn’t then the children won’t enjoy it and they won’t want to come every week.

    Book Rotherham United Football Courses & Soccer School Sessions (officialsoccerschools.co.uk) or get in touch with us a community@rotherhamunited.net for more information.

    Here are all our coaching team developing new ideas to make these sessions the most fun they can be at our Saturday morning crew in action!

  40. NEWS | RUCST 2022 New Starters

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    A range of talented individuals have joined our team a RUCST to help us achieve our goals throughout 2022.

    Andrew Glossop – More Than Football Manager                                                             

    My name is Andrew and I am the More Than Football Manager. The 5 year lead on the More Than Football project seeks to deliver a wide range of physical activities to engage within the community. The opportunity at RUCST in this role was one I could not resist and I am looking forward to exciting times ahead.

    Interests: Alongside this role I am the Manager at Barnsley Women’s Football Club.

    Andrew McGovern – Sports and Alternative Education Tutor

    I am the new Sports and Alternative Education Tutor. I have been made to feel very welcome by the knowledgeable RUCST staff. I am hoping to use my decade of experience coaching in America to engage future Millers of all ages and abilities in football. I wish to educate the local community through the range of fantastic programmes.

    Interests: Football, tennis and golf. I also enjoy video games and comedy films.

    Cara Moscardini – NCS Coordinator

    I’m Cara, the new NCS Coordinator at Rotherham United. I am really excited to work for RUCST and bring the experience and ideas I have on board to the NCS Programme. I had the awesome opportunity to participate in the programme back in 2016 and work my way up to NCS Coordinator I can now play an important part in the lives of the young people we see each day.

    Interests: Football, dance and MMA, all of which have played a huge part in who I am today!

    Colton Holland – Marketing and Communications Coordinator    

    My name is Colton and I am the new Marketing and Communications Coordinator. With a degree in Film and Media and a strong digital media background, I am excited to work with a fantastic group of people at RUCST and support the brilliant work they do.

    Interests: Photography, filmmaking and cinema.

    Jonny Allan – Community Programme Manager 

    I am so excited to join the team at RUCST as a proud Miller, you could say this is the perfect job! My role will be to oversee and grow the trusts delivery across all our programmes on Inclusion, Health & Wellbeing and Grassroots Participation. The aim being to promote a lifelong love of being active (and of the Millers).

    Interests: Cricket and coach for Wickersley Old Village CC and an avid music fan.

    Sam Parkin – Youth and Inclusion Coordinator

    I am the new Youth and Inclusion Coordinator at RUCST. I’ve worked within sport and primarily football for the last 18 years, I’m really looking forward to working in the local community and being involved with the outstanding projects the foundation delivers.                                             

    Interests: Family time and watching any sport possible

    See the link below to take a look at our current opportunities.

    https://www.rucst.co.uk/news/vacancies/

  41. EDUCATION l Apply now!

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    Are you in Year 11 and interested in a career in sport?

    Are you looking to gain post-sixteen qualifications while training and representing Rotherham United Football Club?

    If so Rotherham United Sports College are still taking applications for 2022/23 and places are filling up fast.

    Our sports courses provide a direct pathway into University or employment in the sports industry.

    ⚽️ Rotherham United Football Club

    🏉 Rotherham Titans Rugby Club

    🏑 Rotherham Hockey Club

    🎮 Rotherham United Esports

    View our Prospectus below to find out more about our education courses & sports academies in partnership with:

    https://www.rucst.co.uk/…/2021/12/2022-23-Prospectus.pdf

  42. Girls Football | Football Talent ID Session

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    Rotherham United Community Sports England Pathway Session.

    Girls Football | We are delighted to announce that Rotherham United Community Sports are holding a girls football talent ID session on the 23rd January, the event is been held in partnership with the EFL and the FA.

    The aim of the session is to give all girls between the ages of 8 and 14 the opportunity of showcasing their footballing talent and having the chance to attend an FA England pathway session.

    So come along on the 23rd of January and take those steps to been a future Lioness, please contact mwhite@rotherhamunited.net

  43. NEWS | FREE football development sessions for U15’s/U16’s boys and girls

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    Book now to attend our FREE football development sessions for U15’s/U16’s boys and girls. You will have the opportunity to experience high quality coaching by UEFA qualified coaches, that follows the RUFC academy philosophy multi-discipline approach to performance.

    Male sessions:

    • Every Friday
    • 5pm – 6pm
    • Parkgate Astro
    • Starts 18th February 2022

    Female sessions:

    • Every Monday
    • 5pm – 6pm
    • Parkgate Astro
    • Starts 14th February 2022

    To register your interest, please complete the form below;

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    • Mini Millers | New Sessions

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      We are now running four weekly sessions in partnership with Places Leisure across multiple venues in Rotherham.

      Mini Millers is a fun-filled introductory football programme for children aged 18 months-5 years of age.

      These sessions focus on developing motor skills, basic football skills and social skills, whilst linking activities to educational outcomes such as learning colours, numbers, letters and shapes.

      Mini Millers is the youngest element to the Future Stars Talent Pathway and is linked by the Trust to the Rotherham United Academy. Mini Millers aims to start children from just 18 months old learning the FUNdamental’s of good physical activity and football skills using the Rotherham United philosophy which is the golden thread through our footballing offer.

      Fun games and activities to develop foundation football movements, physical literacy with a key focus on agility, balance and coordination skills.

      Sessions from £5 each, or £35 for the whole block

      Book online HERE.

      For more information, please contact apilgrim@rotherhamunited.net.

      SESSIONS AVAILABLE TO BOOK:

      Mini Millers, TUESDAY 11th Jan (4:30pm – 5:15pm) 2 – 4 YEARS

      Venue: Aston-cum-Aughton Leisure Centre
      Time: 5:00pm
      Age: 2 – 4 years

      Mini Millers, THURSDAY 13th Jan (09:30am – 10:15am) 18 MTHS – 3 YEARS

      Venue: Rotherham Leisure Complex
      Time: 9:30am – 10:15am
      Age: 18 MTHS – 3 years

      Mini Millers, SATURDAY 15th Jan (10:15am – 11:00am) 2 – 4 YEARS

      Venue: Wickersley School
      Time: 10:15am – 11:00am
      Age: 2 – 4 years

      Mini Millers, MONDAY 17th Jan (09:30am – 10:15am) 18 MTHS – 3 YEARS

      Venue:  Maltby Leisure Centre
      Time: 10:15am
      Age: 18 MTHS – 3 years

    • NEWS | FUTURE STARS WICKERSLEY & PARKGATE ASTRO FEBRUARY HALF TERM CAMP 2022

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      Future Stars February half term Holiday Camp, Wickersley School & Parkgate Astro Ages 5 – 14 years.

      Full days of football, with training from our experienced coaches, competitions, games & tournaments. Player appearances (covid dependant). 

      Drop off 9-10AM – Pick up 3-4pm. Flexible pick up and drop off (main activities start 10am and conclude 3pm but we have fund games/matches/free play between 9-10am & 3-4pm) 

      Bring your own packed lunch, water bottle & clothing suitable for the weather forecast. We have access to both indoor sports halls and the astro turf outdoors so please bring suitable footwear for both (indoor trainers & astro turf football boots/trainers). 

      Upon arrival parents must sign their children in at the reception desk daily with a member of the Rotherham United Team (located in the corridor to the changing rooms). 

      Plenty of parking available in front of the astro turf (left of the sports college if you are looking at the building from the main road). 

      We look forward to welcoming your children at the camps. 

      https://officialsoccerschools.co.uk/rotherhamunited/future-stars-wickersley-february-half-term-camp.html

      https://officialsoccerschools.co.uk/rotherhamunited/parkgate-astro-football-camp-february-half-term-2022.html

      Please use the links above for further information and to book online.

      Early Bird £5 discount if booked before Friday 14th Jan!

    • NEWS | Improve your health & fitness this New Year with Fit Millers

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      Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are once again providing supporters with a platform to get healthy this New Year through the popular Fit Millers programme which begins again early January 2022.

      Are you aged 35-65 and want to tackle your weight? Make a change in the company of like-minded Millers this January by enrolling for a 13-week fitness journey this January as part of our Fit Millers programme – all whilst doing so at the club’s home at AESSEAL New York Stadium!

      This programme is a fantastic opportunity to improve your health and fitness, whilst meeting other Millers fans and getting a once in a lifetime opportunity to see behind the scenes of the club. With monthly player visits, Fit Millers participants get a chance to meet and take photos with many different RUFC players, who attend regularly to show their support. Fit Millers participants also have regular access to free match day tickets, depending upon availability. 

      RUCST will be running programmes for both men and women this year which kick off on the 20th and the 17th of January respectively, and still have limited places available should you wish to sign up.

      The project is derived from the EFL’s Fit Fans initiative and uses interest in football to attract adults aged 35-65 to a 13-week healthy lifestyle multi component programme delivered by coaching staff at their local professional football club charity.

      The past year of Lockdowns has been tough for us all and you won’t be the only one who has struggled with their fitness levels in the last 12 months, however, Fit Millers will bring together others in a similar situation and those looking to generally just get fitter.

      The programme aims to help football fans achieve significant long-term improvements in weight loss, physical activity, diet and psychological wellbeing.

      RUCST’s Health Co-ordinator Ryan Canadine explained that he is looking forward to welcoming physical groups back to AESSEAL New York Stadium and the opportunity to bring people together with a common goal of getting fitter in the New Year.

      Ryan said: “It will be fantastic to see groups of both men and women back together for the latest Fit Millers programme.  

      “Whether you’re looking to shift a bit of lockdown weight or generally just improve your overall health and wellbeing, Fit Millers provides a comfortable and positive social environment to do just that. 

      “We are all here with the common goal of improving our mental and physical wellbeing and the togetherness that has come about as a result of these groups in the past has really helped individuals within them to push on and achieve their targets. 

      “The groups have already proven to be incredibly popular again this year and whilst we do have places left, they are limited, so if you want to join us in the New Year, make sure you get your names down at the earliest possible opportunity. 

      “I look forward to meeting participants new and old as we still look towards returning to a more ‘normal’ way of life.” 

      Places are free to and are available on a first-come-first-served basis.

      If you are interested and would like to sign up please email fitmillers@rotherhamunited.net or health@rotherhamunited.net

    • NEWS | Lose weight in the New Year by signing up to MAN V FAT Football

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      MAN v FAT Football with Rotherham United Community Sports Trust is a fun and sociable way to lose weight through playing football.

      This programme is exclusively for men who have a BMI of 27.5 or over. Players can score goals both on the pitch and off the pitch, as weight loss progress directly impacts your team’s performance.

      MAN V FAT became the first weight loss scheme to be officially endorsed by the FA. They have also received backing from Sport England, the National Lottery and countless local councils. This programme has helped men across the country lose a total of over 300,000lbs.

      RUCST’s MAN V FAT tournament runs on a Friday evening from 7-9pm at Parkgate Astro, Greasbrough Rd, Parkgate, Rotherham, S62 6HQ.

      https://twitter.com/RU_CST/status/1470417346548404237

      Ryan Canadine, Health and Wellbeing Coordinator said:

      “With MAN V FAT, our main goal is to support every participant to achieve a healthier lifestyle whilst having a laugh and enjoying the beautiful game. We believe that in a social, supportive environment everyone can achieve more.”

      MAN v FAT Football is for all abilities, and there’s no age limit.  Players can go completely at their own pace, no matter their fitness levels.

      For more information, contact health@rotherhamunited.net or visit: https://www.rucst.co.uk/health-wellbeing/man-v-fat/

    • NEWS | Improve your health and fitness this New Year with RUCST’s Fit Millers

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      Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are once again providing supporters with a platform to get healthy this New Year through the popular Fit Millers programme which begins again in early January 2022.

      Are you aged 35-65 and want to tackle your weight? Make a change in the company of like-minded Millers this January by enrolling for a 13-week fitness journey this January as part of our Fit Millers programme – all whilst doing so at the club’s home at AESSEAL New York Stadium!

      This programme is a fantastic opportunity to improve your health and fitness, whilst meeting other Millers fans and getting a once in a lifetime opportunity to see behind the scenes of the club. With monthly player visits, Fit Millers participants get a chance to meet and take photos with many different RUFC players, who attend regularly to show their support. Fit Millers participants also have regular access to free match day tickets, depending upon availability. 

      RUCST will be running programmes for both men and women this year which kick off on the 20th and the 17th of January respectively, and still have limited places available should you wish to sign up.

      The project is derived from the EFL’s Fit Fans initiative and uses interest in football to attract adults aged 35-65 to a 13-week healthy lifestyle multi-component programme delivered by coaching staff at their local professional football club charity.

      The past year of Lockdowns has been tough for us all and you won’t be the only one who has struggled with their fitness levels in the last 12 months, however, Fit Millers will bring together others in a similar situation and those looking to generally just get fitter.

      The programme aims to help football fans achieve significant long-term improvements in weight loss, physical activity, diet and psychological wellbeing.

      Shane Ferguson & Cheio Ogbene paid our September group a special visit in 2021

      RUCST’s Health Co-ordinator Ryan Canadine explained that he is looking forward to welcoming physical groups back to AESSEAL New York Stadium and the opportunity to bring people together with a common goal of getting fitter in the New Year.

      Ryan said: “It will be fantastic to see groups of both men and women back together for the latest Fit Millers programme.  

      “Whether you’re looking to shift a bit of lockdown weight or generally just improve your overall health and wellbeing, Fit Millers provides a comfortable and positive social environment to do just that. 

      “We are all here with the common goal of improving our mental and physical wellbeing and the togetherness that has come about as a result of these groups in the past has really helped individuals within them to push on and achieve their targets. 

      “The groups have already proven to be incredibly popular again this year and whilst we do have places left, they are limited, so if you want to join us in the New Year, make sure you get your names down at the earliest possible opportunity. 

      “I look forward to meeting participants new and old as we still look towards returning to a more ‘normal’ way of life.”

      Some ladies from our female group in 2021

      Places are free to and are available on a first-come-first-served basis.

      If you are interested and would like to sign up please email fitmillers@rotherhamunited.net or health@rotherhamunited.net

    • JOB VACANCY | Football Development Officer

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      Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, charismatic and dedicated individual to join our Participation department.

      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:  Football Development Officer
      Hours:  37.5 hours per week
      Salary: £21,000.00-£24,000.00

      How to apply:
      Download Application Form HERE
      Download Job Description HERE

      Closing date: 7th of January 2022, 12noon. 
      Interview date: TBC

      Please send a copy of your job application to jobs@rotherhamunited.net, if you require any more information please contact Jamie, Head of Community at jnoble@rotherhamunited.net.

      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.

      Equal Opportunities

    • JOB VACANCY | NCS Coordinator

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      Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, charismatic and dedicated individual to join our NCS 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:  NCS Coordinator
      Hours:  37.5 hours per week
      Salary: £18,500.00-£20,500.00

      How to apply:
      Download Application Form HERE
      Download Job Description HERE

      Closing date: 7th of January 2022, 12noon. 
      Interview date: TBC

      Please send a copy of your job application to jobs@rotherhamunited.net, if you require any more information please contact Carla, NCS Manager at cwhitehead@rotherhamunited.net.

      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.

      Equal Opportunities

    • JOB VACANCY | Marketing and Communications Coordinator

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      Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, charismatic and dedicated individual to join our 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: Marketing and Communications Coordinator
      Hours:  37.5 hours per week
      Salary: £18,500.00-£21,000.00

      How to apply:
      Download Job Description HERE

      Please send a copy of your CV and Cover Letter to jobs@rotherhamunited.net, if you require any more information please contact Gary, Operations Manager at gbricknell@rotherhamunited.net.

      Closing date: 13th of December 2021, 12noon. 
      Interview date: TBC

      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.

      Equal Opportunities

    • NEWS | RUCST launch ‘Proud Millers’ LGBTQ+ support group

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      Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are delighted to announce that we will be supporting Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign with the official launch of our ‘Proud Millers’ LGBTQ+ and Allies support group.

      This year’s Rainbow Laces campaign has a clear message: ‘Football is for everyone’ and we at RUCST value this. The aim of the ‘Proud Millers’ group is to ensure our club becomes a more accessible and inclusive organisation for all our members and community.

      ‘Proud Millers’ will be a safe space where fans, participants and allies can discuss how Rotherham United (and football as a whole) can become more inclusive to those from LGBTQ+ communities. Whether this is through regular inclusive sports sessions or community education campaigns, we at RUCST aim to facilitate this.

      From Thursday the 25th until Sunday 12th December, Rotherham United, amongst all other EFL clubs will support Stonewall’s campaign with specific match-day activities including rainbow-coloured corner flags, captain armbands and substitution board stickers.

      The Millers League 1 home fixture vs Gillingham on the 7th December will be Rotherham United’s official Rainbow Laces fixture and the first ‘Proud Millers’ event at the New York Stadium. The meeting will take place from 6-7pmfor ages 16+ (initially) in the Community Health Suite (Floor 2) and will have special guest appearances from several members of Rotherham United Women’s first-team squad.

      All attendees will receive a free match day ticket to the game if booked prior to attendance.

      (Unfortunately, we will not be able to hand out tickets for walk-ins on the day due to tickets needing to be pre-booked). To confirm your attendance please use the contact details below.

      The theme for this year’s campaign is ‘Lace Up and Speak Up’, encouraging fans to speak up on behalf of the LGBTQ+ community, encouraging allyship and cohesion.

      Rotherham United and the EFL clubs will also be using Rainbow Laces weekends to re-emphasise their ‘Together Against Discrimination’ match-day messaging which was launched at the start of the season.

      For more information or to attend our first ‘Proud Millers’ event please contact Ant on inclusion@rotherhamunited.net or 01709 827 767.

    • NEWS | Three Future Stars Girls selected for England’s Talent Pathway

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      Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are delighted to confirm that Future Stars Girls attendees Nevaeh Nall, Gabby Cheetham and Molly Deswick were selected to attend the regional FA/EFL Girls Talent identification event at Leeds University last Saturday (27th November).

      The Girls Talent Identification events have been set up by the FA in partnership with the EFL in order to identify talented young players with the potential to become future Lionesses.

      Naveah, Gabby and Molly (all 12 years old) currently attend our Future Stars Girls development sessions and play grassroots football for Rotherham United Whitehill Girls under 14’s. They were initially referred through RUCST’s Future Stars sessions, after impressing community coach Mark White. Rotherham United Whitehill girls are the official affiliated grassroots club to Rotherham United Women.

      Molly (left) and Naveah with Gabby (right)

      The Lioness Pathway Talent Identification events allow players to be identified through regional programmes, ensuring accessibility to any player from any playing environment who shows potential. Region-specific talent strategies enable the FA to work closely with key stakeholders and clubs (such as Rotherham United) across the football pyramid to ensure that they are allowing talent from all areas of the UK an opportunity to shine.

      We are eagerly waiting to hear the result of their Talent Identification Event, and if successful, their next step will be onto the Girls England Talent Pathway.

      Are you interested in your chance of being referred on to the England Talent Pathway? If so, get down to one of our Future Stars Girls sessions on a Tuesday or a Wednesday, and show us what you’ve got! Click here to book a session online.

      For more information, contact mwhite@rotherhamunited.net or 01709 827767.

    • NEWS | New Mini Millers sessions announced

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      Rotherham United Community Sports Trust (RUCST) are delighted to announce that we are expanding our provision of Mini Millers sessions.

      We are now running four weekly sessions in partnership with Places Leisure across multiple venues in Rotherham.

      Mini Millers is a fun-filled introductory football programme for children aged 18 months-5 years of age.

      These sessions focus on developing motor skills, basic football skills and social skills, whilst linking activities to educational outcomes such as learning colours, numbers, letters and shapes.

      Mini Millers is the youngest element to the Future Stars Talent Pathway and is linked by the Trust to the Rotherham United Academy. Mini Millers aims to start children from just 18 months old learning the FUNdamental’s of good physical activity and football skills using the Rotherham United philosophy which is the golden thread through our footballing offer.

      SESSIONS AVAILABLE TO BOOK:

      Mini Millers, Every Monday

      Venue: Maltby Leisure Centre
      Time: 9:30am
      Age: 18 months – 3 years

      Mini Millers, Every Tuesday

      Venue: Aston Leisure Centre
      Time: 5pm
      Age: 2-4 years

      Mini Millers, Every Thursday

      Venue: Rotherham Leisure Centre
      Time: 9:30am
      Age: 18 months – 3 years

      Mini Millers, Every Saturday

      Venue: Wickersley School
      Time: 10:15am
      Age: 2-4 years

      Sessions cost £5 each, or £35 for the whole block.

      Book online HERE.

      For more information, please contact apilgrim@rotherhamunited.net.

    • JOB VACANCY | Community Sports Coach (Lead)

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      Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, charismatic and dedicated individual to join our Sport Participation 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: Community Sports Coach (Lead)
      Hours:  37.5 hours per week
      Salary: £9.00-£9.50 per hour

      How to apply:
      Download Job Description HERE

      Please send a copy of your CV to jobs@rotherhamunited.net, if you require any more information please contact Jonny, Sport Participation Manager at jgilberthorpe@rotherhamunited.net.

      Closing date: 6th of December 2021, 12noon. 
      Interview date: TBC

      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.

      Equal Opportunities

    • JOB VACANCY | Inclusion & Diversity Officer

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      Rotherham United are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, charismatic and dedicated person to work within its expanding Community Sports Trust with a specific focus on engaging with Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic residents.

      The Covid-19 pandemic has both highlighted and exacerbated the inequalities faced by Black and Minority Ethnic communities. We are looking for a Inclusion & Diversity Officer who has experience in community engagement and who can manage and coordinate a diverse range of activities that will support Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic adults 19+ to move closer to employment and/or improve physical and mental wellbeing.

      This is a new position and reflects the Trusts commitment to building a fairer and more representative organisation which offers accessible and culturally relevant provision across our communities.

      This person will have a passion for equality and will contribute to ensuring the Trust is inclusive, diverse and promoting cohesion in all aspects of our work.

      Job Role: Inclusion & Diversity Officer
      Hours: 37.5 hours per week
      Salary: £22,000.00-24,000.00
      Contract: 12 month fixed term

      How to apply:
      Download application form here 
      Download Job Description here

      Closing date: 6th December 2021, 12noon.
      Interview date: TBC

      Please send a copy of your job application to jobs@rotherhamunited.net, if you require any more information please contact Jamie, Head of Community at Jnoble@rotherhamunited.net.

      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. Employment is subject to the provision of proof of eligibility to work in the UK.

      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.

      Equal Opportunities

    • JOB VACANCY | Youth Worker (Casual)

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      Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, charismatic and dedicated individual to join our Youth Engagement 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:  Youth Worker
      Hours:  0 hours per week
      Salary: £8.92-12.50 per hour

      How to apply:
      Download Application Form HERE
      Download Job Description HERE

      Closing date: 6th of December 2021, 12noon. 
      Interview date: TBC

      Please send a copy of your job application to jobs@rotherhamunited.net, if you require any more information please contact Carole, NCS Manager at cfoster@rotherhamunited.net.

      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.

      Equal Opportunities

    • JOB VACANCY | Football Development Coach (Casual)

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      Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, charismatic and dedicated individual to join our Sport Participation 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: Football Development Coach (Casual)
      Hours:  0 hours per week
      Salary: £14 per hour

      How to apply:
      Download Application Form HERE
      Download Job Description HERE

      Closing date: 6th of December 2021, 12noon. 
      Interview date: TBC

      Please send a copy of your job application to jobs@rotherhamunited.net, if you require any more information please contact James, Education Manager at jmahoney@rotherhamunited.net.

      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.

      Equal Opportunities

    • JOB VACANCY | Health & Wellbeing Manager

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      Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, charismatic and dedicated individual to Manage our Health department.

      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.

      Job Role: Health & Wellbeing Manager
      Hours:  37.5 hours per week
      Salary: £28,000,00-£32,000.00
      Contract: 12 month maternity cover with view to extending beyond the initial period

      How to apply:
      Download Application Form HERE
      Download Job Description HERE

      Closing date: 17th of January 2022, 12pm. 
      Interview date: TBC

      Please send a copy of your job application to jobs@rotherhamunited.net, if you require any more information please contact Head of Community jnoble@rotherhamunited.net.

      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 the 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.

      Equal Opportunities

    • JOB VACANCY |  Youth & Inclusion Manager

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      Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, charismatic and dedicated individual to Manage our Youth & Inclusion department.

      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.

      Job Role: Youth & Inclusion Manager
      Hours:  37.5 hours per week
      Salary: £28,000,00-£32,000.00

      How to apply:
      Download Application Form HERE
      Download Job Description HERE

      Closing date: 26th of November 2021, 12pm. 
      Interview date: TBC

      Please send a copy of your job application to jobs@rotherhamunited.net, if you require any more information please contact Head of Community jnoble@rotherhamunited.net.

      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 the 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.

      Equal Opportunities

    • NEWS | National Lottery Funding awarded to get more people Active Through Football in Rotherham

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      £551,875 awarded to Rotherham United Community Sports Trust (RUCST) will use football to boost the activity levels of people in the local community.

      An exciting new programme from Sport England, funded by the National Lottery, and delivered by the Football Foundation will support targeted communities in Rotherham to get more active. Active Through Football is providing RUCST, on behalf of a group of organisations with revenue funding to increase participation in football. The consortium went through a competitive process to secure the funding which was open to a shortlist of areas across the country where we see some of the greatest inequalities preventing communities from being physically active.

      Working as part of a consortium with key partners including; Sheffield and Hallamshire CFA, Rotherham MBC, Yorkshire Sport Foundation, Rotherham Ethnic Minority Alliance (REMA) and Voluntary Action Rotherham, RUCST aim to engage working-age adults who live or work in Kimberworth, Maltby and Eastwood to become more active through football. Through the delivery of recreational football activities, the overall aim of this project is to create healthy habits that will last a lifetime, through improved physical and mental health and wellbeing.

      Jamie Noble, Head of Community said: “We are overjoyed to have been successful in our application to lead the Active Through Football Project in Rotherham. The trust has come on leaps and bounds in recent years and it’s a credit to the amazing staff we have here at RUCST.

      “The Active Through Football project will provide targeted communities in Rotherham with fantastic opportunities to engage in bespoke activities catered specifically to community need

      “We are looking forward to continuing to work as a consortium to drive this project forward with local, like-minded organisations in Rotherham to tackle inactivity and encourage people into changing long term habits.”

      Tim Hollingsworth, CEO of Sport England, said: “There is a reason why football is followed and played by so many the world over. It brings people together and helps build connections in communities. It’s also the sport that is played the most in England and has a reach into places where our research shows activity levels are lower.

      “Sport England is proud to be one of the funding partners helping to tackle these inequalities and to support more people from a variety of backgrounds to enjoy playing football and all the benefits that brings.”

      Robert Sullivan, Chief Executive of the Football Foundation, said: “This grant award to Rotherham United Community Sports Trust is fantastic news for the local community in Rotherham. Football is a game for everyone – regardless of their background – and it’s only right that people across all walks of life are able to play the nation’s favourite game.

      “Over the past 21 years, we have been working with communities up and down the country to ensure everyone has access to play football.  

      “Thanks to Sport England National Lottery Investment, this new project will help to transform people’s lives by developing Actie Through Football in Rotherham, unlocking the many benefits of football for the community.”

      For more information contact community@rotherhamunited.net or 01709 827767.

    • NEWS | RUCST unite young people from across Rotherham on Edale Residential

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      In the October half-term, Rotherham United Community Sports Trust (RUCST) engaged with 16 young people from diverse communities across Rotherham by taking them on a 3-day residential at Edale Youth Hostel in the Peak District.

      Funding from Building Stronger Britain Together (BSBT) allowed these young people to participate in alternative forms of leisure, with the goal of forming new friendships and social cohesion between the different groups.

      The young people involved had signed up from our regular weekly sessions, which included young people from Roma/Slovak communities, disability groups and NCS graduates. The flexibility of the BSBT funding allowed us to deliver this residential after a difficult year of lockdowns and isolations for young people and despite the fact that a lot of outdoor centres were still not allowing overnight stays and activities.

      The participants took part in team-building activities such as canoeing, weaselling, high ropes, and night hikes. All whilst staying overnight at the amazing facilities provided to us by Edale Youth Hostel. The activities allowed participants to meet young people from different communities and share their experiences of lockdown in a fun, active and engaging environment. The activities also aimed to break down any barriers young people may have and challenge them to step out of their comfort zones.

      Alongside the residential, participants also took part in educational workshops around Hate Crime and CSE. These workshops align with some of the issues identified to us by South Yorkshire Police and were in connection to national awareness days.

      Throughout the residential, we regularly checked in with young people on how they were finding the experience and how they felt about the mixing of groups, ages, races and communities. Maddie Clarke, a participant on the residential and NCS Graduate said;

      “It’s an exciting opportunity to get involved in some amazing activities whilst getting to meet new people. It’s been really interesting seeing how other young people from different communities live, especially after the pandemic.”

      Another participant Branislav Bibel said;

      “WOW, I love this place. Being able to canoe, walk at night and stay over with my friends has been amazing. I’m looking forward to the next one.”

      The residential has been a great success and has allowed us to create a platform for future residentials, targeting the importance of cohesion and education. It has also allowed us to identify young people that really want to make a difference in their community with social action and community cohesion. We aim to direct these individuals to our Millers youth forum at RUCST.

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    • NEWS | RUCST release Christmas holiday camp dates

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      Rotherham United Community Sports Trust (RUCST) are delighted to announce that we will be running our traditional Future Stars Football Camps and seven FREE Holiday Activities and Food Programme (HAF) camps across the borough of Rotherham in the upcoming Christmas holidays. 


      After a hugely successful summer, RUCST are thrilled to confirm the return of our vastly popular Multi-Sports holiday camps to additional venues across Rotherham. These brand-new holiday camps will offer a huge range of activities for young people to try this Christmas including: Football, Basketball, Athletics, Swimming, Dancing and EGaming. 

      Funding from the Holiday Activities and Food Programme allows these camps to be completely free for families who require support with food and activity over the holiday period. Furthermore, these holiday camps also include a free hot meal for the children attending.

      ALL of the camps below are for children aged 5-15 subject to T&C’s. Limited paid places are also available.


      CAMPS AVAILABLE:

      Option 1: Parkgate Astro Girls only football camp

      RUCST are delighted to announce that we will be hosting our first ever Girls Only holiday camp for girls aged 5-15 at Parkgate Astro this Christmas holiday. This camp will be run by our fantastic female staff, and provides a fun, safe space for young girls who are interested in getting involved in sport and physical activity. 

      This camp will be running from Monday 20th December -Thursday 23rd December 10am-2pm at Parkgate Astro, Greasbrough Rd, Parkgate, Rotherham S62 6HQ.

      If you have a URN reference number for a FREE place: BOOK HERE

      Paid places are priced at £8 per day: BOOK PAID PLACES HERE


      Option 2: Aston Leisure Centre multi-sport camp (includes swimming)

      This is a multi-sports camp for boys and girls ages 5-15. This camp will be running from Monday 20th December -Thursday 23rd December 10am-2pm at Aston Leisure Centre, Aughton Rd, Swallownest, Sheffield S26 4SF.

      Please note that the children with have the opportunity to take part in a swimming sessions provided each day.

      If you have a URN reference number for a FREE place: BOOK HERE

      Paid places are priced at £8 per day: BOOK PAID PLACES HERE


      Option 3: Rotherham Leisure Centre (includes swimming)

      This is a multi-sports camp for boys and girls ages 5-15. This camp will be running from Monday 20th December -Thursday 23rd December 10am-2pm at Rotherham Leisure Centre, Effingham St, Rotherham S65 1BL.

      Please note that the children with have the opportunity to take part in a swimming sessions provided each day.

      If you have a URN reference number for a FREE place: SOLD OUT

      Paid places are priced at £8 per day: SOLD OUT


      Option 4: Maltby Leisure Centre

      This is a multi-sports camp for boys and girls ages 5-15. This camp will be running from Monday 20th December -Thursday 23rd December 10am-2pm at Maltby Leisure Centre, High St, Maltby, Rotherham, S66 8JE.

      If you have a URN reference number for a FREE place: SOLD OUT

      Paid places are priced at £8 per day: SOLD OUT


      Option 5: ESports Camp

      Join the Rotherham United Esports Team and build your Esports skills on FIFA 22!

      This camp will teach young people tactics and game mechanics, whilst giving out tips on how to be a more complete FIFA player.

      The EGAMERS Gaming camp is specifically designed to engage with young people who are not as interested in sport, but would benefit from an alternative form of holiday provision.

      This camp will be running from Monday 20th December -Thursday 23rd December 10am-2pm at the New York Stadium, New York Way, Rotherham, S60 1FJ.

      If you have a URN reference number for a FREE place: SOLD OUT

      Paid places are priced at £8 per day: SOLD OUT


      Option 6: Musical Theatre Dance camps (Christmas themed) Age 8-15 only

      This camp includes a huge range of Christmas themed activities; from Dance and Drama to Singing and Crafts-making.

      The aim of this camp is to provide an alternative form of active provision for young people age 8-15 who are not interested in other more mainstream sports.

      This camp will be running on Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st December from 10am-2pm at Triple Threat Theatre Academy, Nine Trees Trading Estate, Wickersley, Rotherham S66 9JG

      BOOK HERE


      Option 7: Disability Multi-sports camp

      This multi-sports camp is for young people aged 5-15 with special educational needs and/or disabilities. It will be running on Monday 20th from 2:30pm-4:30pm at Rotherham Leisure Centre, Effingham St, Rotherham S65 1BL.

      We will also be running a Disability youth club/Christmas party on Wednesday the 22nd at the New York stadium from 3:30pm-4:30pm/5pm-6pm/6:30pm-7:30pm (multiple sessions) in partnership with Rotherham Parents and carers Forum.

      PLEASE CONTACT 01709 296262 TO BOOK.

      BOOK PAID PLACES HERE


      Option 8: Future Stars Wickersley School Football Camp

      This is a Future Stars football camp for boys and girls aged 5-15. It will be running from Monday 20th December – Thursday 23rd December, from 9am-4pm.

      This camp will take place at Wickersley School & Sports College, Bawtry Rd, Wickersley, Rotherham S66 1JL.

      This is a PAID camp, and costs £15 a day, or £50 a week.

      Book online HERE.

      For more information please email community@rotherhamunited.net or call 01709827767.

    • NEWS | RUCST wrap up Black History Month

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      As October draws to a close, it is important for us at Rotherham United Community Sports Trust (RUCST) to reflect on the importance of Black History Month 2021. During the last month, we have run multiple events to educate, inspire and empower individuals at events around South Yorkshire.


      On Wednesday 11th October we took our United 4 Communities football team to a Black History Month fixture against Sheffield United Community Foundation. The day celebrated the diverse communities, race’s and religions we share on and off the football pitch.

      Hate Crime Awareness Week


      The following week, on Saturday 16th October, at the Rotherham United vs Portsmouth fixture we focussed this matchday around raising awareness of Hate Crime in our communities. The “Step Up Beat Hate” campaign challenged young people and fans to report any forms of hate. This day was supported by the South Yorkshire Police, Remedi Charity and our very own Millers. 


      To report a Hate Crime:

      • – If in immediate danger call 999
      • – If no one is at risk call 101
      • – Alternatively report online or to us Rotherham United Community Sports Trust by calling 01709827767
      RUCST’s PL Kicks participants at RUFC’s League 1 fixture vs Portsmouth.


      Arthur Wharton Football Tournament (in celebration of Black History Month)

      On the 30th of October, our Inclusion department at RUCST delivered the Arthur Wharton Football Tournament event at our Parkgate Astro facility. The event, hosted by RUCST brought together local EFL clubs, external organisations and Premier League Kicks participants to celebrate the history of the first-ever professional black footballer and our very own Miller ‘Arthur Wharton’. 


      The day started with educational workshops from Shaun Campbell & Danny Howes from The Arthur Wharton Foundation on Arthur Wharton’s legacy and achievements. Followed by interactive workshops from Seth Ejukwu & Fred Harms from Show Racism The Red Card. We also had the pleasure of inviting some of Arthur Wharton’s family, who still live in Rotherham to this day. At 1pm, when the sun finally shone, the 5-aside football tournament kicked off between Barnsley’s Reds in the Community, Club Doncaster foundation, Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme, Sheffield United Community Foundation and RUCST. 

      The event showcased talented young people from across South Yorkshire, all who are involved in the Premier League Kicks Programme. Barnsley’s Reds in the Community and Club Doncaster foundation played out the final with Doncaster running out Arthur Wharton Tournament winners 2021 with a 3-0 victory.
      All in all the event truly encapsulated the impact black history can have on young people and generations to come.

      Shaun Campbell from Arthur Wharton Foundation said:

      “It was  an honour to be present at the Arthur Wharton football tournament organised by RUCST. It was particularly poignant as Arthur’s Great Granddaughter and our patron, Sheila Leeson passed away just a few days earlier. In recognition of her memory and support for the foundation, all present on the day gave a one minute applause in recognition which was most touching. 


      The organisation on the day was excellent thanks to a great set-up, and our friends at Show Racism The Red Card were also there on the day giving workshops alongside the foundation. A memorable day indeed and long may this wonderful relationship with RUCST continue.”

      Host of the tournament, Inclusion and Youth Coordinator Anthony Bayou said:


      “It has been a pleasure to host this event during Black History Month. It’s so important that we appreciate and understand black history and all the legacies someone like Arthur Wharton has left to inspire and empower generations of young people. Especially having Arthur Wharton’s family here today, wow!


      We look forward to hosting the tournament again next year and celebrating Arthur’s history for years and years to come.”

      PL Kicks teams from Sheffield Wednesday, Sheffield United and Doncaster Rovers at the Arthur Wharton tournament.

      Show Racism the Red Card Workshop

      Our final event took place on the 1st November 2021, as RUCST invited 60 young people from 5 different primary schools to attend a Show Racism The Red Card workshop at the New York Stadium. The event, hosted by RUCST consisted of educational workshops around Hate Crime, Anti-Racism, Ally-ship and a Q&A session. 


      Young people from Wales Primary School, Thrybergh Fullerton, Eastwood Village, Trinity Croft and Kilnhurst St Thomas shared their views and opinions on racism in an interactive and safe environment. Schools involved also took part in a question and answer session with club captain Richard Wood and Professional Football Association (PFA) and former professional footballer Jason Lee.

      Seth Ejukwu from Show Racism The Red Card said:

      “It is always great to partner with Rotherham United FC and the Rotherham United Community Sports Trust to deliver our educational event. We were really impressed with how the young pupils engaged with all the activities. They enjoyed taking part and learnt a lot about what racism is and how to deal with racial incidents.”


      The event showcased how important it is as a community that young people, especially from a young age understand the differences in society, race, religion and our schools.

      Lucy Harley from Wales Primary School said:

      “The staff and children were buzzing when they got back to school. They are very keen to do a whole assembly to share their knowledge. Staff said it was really well organised, interesting and pacy – they couldn’t fault the whole day”.

      RUFC Captain Richard Wood showed his support for the SRTRC workshop at the New York Stadium.

      As a trust and football club, our aim is to educate individuals on the effects of racism in our community and do all we can to eradicate it from football and society.


      If you’re interested in RUCST delivering a Anti-Racism workshop or project at your school please contact Jonathan Gilberthorpe on 01709827767 or jgilberthorpe@rotherhamunited.net

    • NEWS | RUCST host Show Racism the Red Card workshop at the New York Stadium

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      On the 1st November 2021, Rotherham United Community Sports Trust (RUCST) invited 60 young people from 5 different primary schools across Rotherham to attend a Show Racism The Red Card (SRTRC) workshop at the New York Stadium.

      The event, hosted by RUCST, consisted of educational workshops around Hate Crime, Anti-Racism, Ally-ship and a Q&A session. 


      Young people from Wales Primary School, Thrybergh Fullerton, Eastwood Village, Trinity Croft and Kilnhurst St Thomas shared their views and opinions on racism in an interactive and safe environment. Schools involved also took part in a question and answer session with club captain Richard Wood and Professional Football Association (PFA) and former professional footballer Jason Lee.


      Seth from Show Racism The Red Card said:


      “It is always great to partner with Rotherham United FC and the Rotherham United Community Sports Trust to deliver our educational event. We were really impressed with how the young pupils engaged with all the activities. They enjoyed taking part and learnt a lot about what racism is and how to deal with racial incidents.
      The event showcased how important it is as a community that young people, especially from a young age understand the differences in society, race, religion and our schools.”

      Lucy Harley from Wales Primary School said:


      “The staff and children were buzzing when they got back to school. They are very keen to do a whole assembly to share their knowledge. Staff said it was really well organised, interesting and pacy – they couldn’t fault the whole day”.


      As a trust and football club, our aim is to educate individuals on the effects of racism in our community and do all we can to eradicate it from football and society.


      If you’re interested in RUCST delivering a Anti-Racism workshop or project at your school please contact Jonathan Gilberthorpe on 01709827767 or jgilberthorpe@rotherhamunited.net

    • GALLERY | Arthur Wharton Black History Month Tournament

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      In celebration of Black History Month, last weekend RUCST hosted an Arthur Wharton Football Tournament at Parkgate Astro in partnership with Show Racism the Red Card. It was an incredible day that showcased young footballing talent in South Yorkshire and showed how Black History can inspire and empower generations.

      View our gallery of photos from the day below:

    • NEWS | Kickstart scheme proves further success for RUCST

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      Rotherham United Community Sports Trust (RUCST) are delighted to announce further success within our organisation thanks to the ‘Kickstart’ scheme. After successful spells for three of our former recruits, RUCST have hired three additional candidates to bolster our ever-expanding team due to funding grants from the Government’s Kickstart scheme and the DWP.

      The funding from this scheme enables RUCST to provide 25 hours of work to promising individuals for a total of 6 months; therefore giving local young people a chance to ‘kickstart’ their careers. This scheme is in partnership with the English Football League Trust and Job Centre Plus.

      At RUCST, we are passionate about giving everyone a chance and nurturing their potential. This is why the Kickstart scheme is a perfect opportunity for us to find and develop local, young talent to inspire a brighter future within the town of Rotherham.

      The Trust have recruited a total of six young people into a range of roles through this scheme; Laura Boulding (Administration Assistant), Chris Pickford (Classroom Assistant), Eden Hallam (Assistant Sports Coach), Shannon Butler (Community Sports Coach) Charlotte Robinson (Classroom Assistant) and Jordan Billam (Community Sports Coach).

      After her spell as an Administration Assistant and photographer at RUCST, Laura Boulding has gone on to secure a full-time Administration job at local Rotherham company ‘Lifeskills’. Furthermore, in July, Chris Pickford successfully secured a place on a National Teach First scheme in London after his time with our Education department as a Classroom Assistant.

      When asked about his experience on the Kickstart scheme at RUCST, Chris said:

      “I thoroughly enjoyed my time working as a classroom assistant at RUCST. From day one, I was made to feel like a full member of the team and learned so much from my manager, James, from my colleagues, and from the young people I worked with.

      During my placement, with James’s support, I applied to the national Teach First scheme, had my training over the summer and started teaching in a secondary school in September 2021.  I am very grateful for the opportunity I have had to work with and learn from, such an incredible team and I was sorry to leave.”

      RUCST’s successful Kickstart employees: Chris Pickford (above) and Laura Boulding (below)

      New recruit Shannon Butler has had a phenomenal impact since starting in September, utilising her wide range of skills across the Health, Sports Participation and the NCS departments in her first two months at RUCST. Other new starter Charlotte Robinson takes on the role of Classroom Assistant, with the aim to kick start her teaching career.

      New Kickstart employee Shannon Butler on NCS (bottom right)

      Jordan Billam, our newest Kickstart employee, is a RUCST Training Ground Programme graduate, who then volunteered as a community coach with the Trust, which has now lead to a successful Kickstart contract. 

      Education Manager James Mahoney is delighted with Jordan’s progress, and said:

      “I am delighted for Jordan that he has been able to use our Training Ground programme as a stepping stone into employment.

      Training Ground is an employability programme that has been delivered in partnership with the EFL Trust and has been hugely successful for us with 80% of participants securing employment at the end of the course.

      Jordan has been attending this programme over the last 16 weeks and has worked extremely hard to develop his skills, improve his confidence and gain various qualifications. Throughout the programme Jordan was very enthusiastic about sports coaching and eager to gain experience coaching different groups of participants. Jordan thoroughly deserves this opportunity and I am sure he will be successful in the role of Assistant Sports Coach.”  

      Gary Bricknell, Operations Manager at RUCST said:

      “We are delighted to have added a range of new talent to our team through the Kickstart Scheme. All of our new recruits have many vital skills that will provide the trust with much needs support over the next 6 months. This initiative is an amazing way to start people’s careers and give them that initial boost that they need.”

      For more information on the Kickstart scheme, Training Ground Programme or our Employability department, contact education@rotherhamunited.net or 01709827767.

    • NEWS | UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 ticket ballot application window officially open

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      Rotherham will be front and centre of the biggest women’s European sport event in history after being hand-picked as one of nine host cities for the hotly-anticipated UEFA Women’s EURO 2022. 

      The New York Stadium, home to Rotherham United will play host to France’s three Group D matches against Italy, Belgium and Iceland and also host a quarter-final clash on Saturday July 23.

      The world’s leading stars traded plush green pitches for swanky red carpets on Thursday as the draw for the European showpiece took place at Manchester’s Victoria Warehouse. 

      The ticket ballot application window is now officially open and former England captain Rio Ferdinand, who racked up 81 caps for the Three Lions, is backing the summer football bonanza to blaze a trail. 

      The 42-year-old said: “Fans shouldn’t miss out on their chance to be at the biggest women’s EURO ever and enter the ticket ballot now. 

      “I can’t wait to witness Wembley stadium for the final – its due to be the biggest European crowd for a women’s football match ever.


      “What a moment for the women’s game that will leave such a massive legacy, inspiring huge numbers to be part of it in the future, whether its playing or watching! 

      “It’s going to be massive next year – I’ve been told It’s set to be history-making for the sport which will be unreal to be a part of and not something you’d want to miss. 

      “It will definitely [bring about] more awareness of the women’s game. If girls out there get to a game or watch the tournament on TV (for free!) and think you know what, I want to play football, for fun or have aspirations to one day be an International footballer. Then amazing. Everyone deserves the chance to play.” 

      The public ballot will close on 16 November and remaining tickets will go on general sale from mid-February 2022 ahead of the tournament curtain-raiser at Old Trafford on July 6.


      The showcase final takes place at Wembley on July 31 and with the women’s game profile continuing to sky-rocket, the total attendance record for a UEFA Women’s EURO – currently 240,045 for Netherlands 2017 – is expected to be more than doubled.


      Rotherham will be one of nine host cities for the competition with London, Manchester, Sheffield, Southampton, Brighton, Milton Keynes, Trafford and Wigan & Leigh making up the locations that will welcome women’s football’s most highly-rated stars. 

      Rotherham’s selection as a major host venue will see fans flock to the Yorkshire town and current England full back Lucy Bronze, whose side slipped to a semi-final defeat against home favourites the Netherlands at EURO 2017, added: “I’m so excited. We’ve been waiting for these home Euros for a long, long time considering how it got pushed back and cancelled last year. 

      “As players, we’re super excited to be playing as the home nation and playing all around the country in front of our fans. 

      “All the groups are pretty strong. It’s crazy now because the Euros now, so many teams are good whereas in years gone by, it was Germany, Germany and Norway. Now, it’s Spain, Sweden, France are good, so’s England, so’s Holland – the list goes on and on. It’s exciting.”

      The UEFA Women’s EURO England 2022 ticket ballot application window is now open and closes 16 November. For more information and to enter the public ballot for tickets, visit www.uefa.com/womenseuro/ticketing

    • JOB VACANCY | Community Programme Manager

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      Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, charismatic and dedicated individual to join our Senior Management Team.

      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.

      Job Role: Community Programme Manager
      Hours:  37.5 hours per week
      Salary: £30,000,00-£35,000.00

      How to apply:
      Download Application Form HERE
      Download Job Description HERE

      Closing date: 5th of November 2021, 12pm. 
      Interview date: TBC

      Please send a copy of your job application to jobs@rotherhamunited.net, if you require any more information please contact Head of Community jnoble@rotherhamunited.net.

      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 the 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.

      Equal Opportunities

    • JOB VACANCY | Cafe & Housekeeping Assistant

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      Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, charismatic and dedicated individual to join our Facilities 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: Cafe & Housekeeping Assistant
      Salary: £8.91 per hour


      Hours:  Casual (subject to bookings)

      Hours will be sporadic, mainly between;

      Weekdays; 5pm-10pm
      Weekends; 9am-5pm

      How to apply:
      Download Job Description HERE

      Please send a copy of your job application to jobs@rotherhamunited.net, if you require any more information please contact Gary, Operations Manager at gbricknell@rotherhamunited.net.

      Closing date: 12th of November 2021, 12noon. 
      Interview date: TBC

      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.

      Equal Opportunities

    • JOB VACANCY | NCS Admin & HR

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      Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, charismatic and dedicated individual to join our NCS 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:  NCS Admin & HR
      Hours:  37.5 hours per week
      Salary: £18,500.00 – £20,000.00

      How to apply:
      Download Application Form HERE
      Download Job Description HERE

      Closing date: 12th of November 2021, 12noon. 
      Interview date: TBC

      Please send a copy of your job application to jobs@rotherhamunited.net, if you require any more information please contact Carla, NCS Manager at cwhitehead@rotherhamunited.net.

      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.

      Equal Opportunities

    • NEWS | The Millers celebrate Black History Month

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      At Rotherham United Football Club (RUFC), we are proud to be a diverse club, on and off the pitch, where everyone should feel welcome, valued and included, whatever their background or identity.

      At RUFC and Rotherham United Community Sports Trust (RUCST), we believe that it is important to recognise and celebrate the diverse past, present and future of the club and the local community. Black History Month allows us to highlight and celebrate the achievements of black history and heritage throughout the club and the community of Rotherham.

      UK Black History Month runs throughout October and is an annual celebration of excellence across the Black community, highlighting the contributions of inspirational figures who have helped shape our culture.

      On the 30th October, RUCST will be hosting a Premier League Kicks football tournament in partnership with the Arthur Wharton Foundation and Show Racism the Red Card in order to celebrate the diverse footballing talent throughout South Yorkshire. We will be hosting local clubs Barnsley, Doncaster Rovers, Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday at Parkgate Astro. This tournament will also include two workshops that will educate participants on the importance of black history and anti-discrimination in communities.

      RUCST’s Inclusion department will also be running a Show Racism the Red Card event at the New York Stadium on the 1st November. A total of 90 pupils will be attending the event from diverse primary schools in Rotherham. This event is centred around educating young people on current social issues, and includes a Show Racism the Red Card workshop, a hate crime workshop and an anti-discrimination workshop. This will be followed by pitch-side photos and a Q&A session with Rotherham United players.

      Trudi Race, Inclusion and Cohesion manager said:  

      “Celebrating diversity and supporting cohesion in our town is something we feel passionately about at the Trust and we aim to embed in to every community project we deliver. The importance of education around these subjects is imperative to creating a more inclusive and understanding society. We are very excited to host these two events this month and give young people the opportunity to learn about local black history, especially after what has been a tough 18 months for most”

      Ant Bayou, Inclusion and Cohesion coordinator said:

      “For me, it’s so important to celebrate Black History. Not just throughout October but from day to day and year to year. This tournament is a small gesture as what we as a community can really do to promote the awareness of Black History within our schools and communities. Having the opportunity to host not only football clubs but The Arthur Wharton Foundation and Show Racism the Red Card really enhances the impact we can have on the next generation of young people.”

      Furthermore, RUFC forward Chiedozie Ogbene made history this month by becoming the first African born footballer to score an international goal for the Republic of Ireland. Ogbene believes that the RUFC team continuing to take the knee before kick-off is beneficial to educating people across the UK during Black History Month:

      “I am so happy we continue to show how important it is to accept everyone for who they are and just educate people, and I am so proud of the team.”

      “There is no place for discrimination or racism in any sport or society.”

      RUFC and RUCST continue to support the fight against racial injustice in football and wider society, and strongly believe that the importance of learning during Black History Month allows us to recognise and celebrate those who have paved the way for others to thrive.

      For more information, contact inclusion@rotherhamunited.net or 01709 827767.

    • EDUCATION | Sports College Open Evening Confirmed

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      Rotherham United Sports College are delighted to confirm that we will be hosting an open evening in the New York Stadium this Thursday the 21st October.

      At Rotherham United Sports College we deliver a number of high-quality academic programmes of study in Further and Higher Education (16 years and above). The various study programmes combine academic studies with a practical sporting experience and are aimed at young people who have a passion for sport and a desire to progress to University or employment within the sporting industry.

      Students who enrol on any of our courses have the unique opportunity to train and play various sports competitively on a weekly basis against other professional clubs and athletes.

      This open evening will offer prospective students a chance to visit our state of the art facilities in the New York Stadium, ask any questions, meet our staff and find the perfect course for you.

      The Sports College open evening will be taking place from 6pm- 7:30pm, and will feature a special visit from a couple of Rotherham United first-team players, who will be around to answer questions and take photographs.

      Take a look at the courses we offer HERE.

      To confirm your open evening place, contact education@rotherhamunited.net

    • NEWS | The Millers announce PFA player ambassadors for the 2021/22 season

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      Rotherham United Football Club (RUFC) and Rotherham United Community Sports Trust (RUCST) are delighted to confirm that eight men’s first-team players have committed their support to specialised roles within the local community for the 2021/22 season as Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) Player Ambassadors.

      RUCST is the Official Charitable Partner of Rotherham United Football Club, which uses the power and the brand of a professional sports club to bring about long-lasting change in the many diverse communities of Rotherham. Using their passion for empowering communities and creating positive change, RUCST aim to deliver high quality wide-ranging projects which generate life-changing habits through Education, Health & Wellbeing, Inclusion, the National Citizen Service (NCS) and Sport Participation.

      Rotherham United and the PFA are committed to encouraging player engagement in the community, meaning that the first-team squad take part in a number of player visits throughout the year. These visits are coordinated by us at RUCST in partnership with PFA, and they can range from attending school Q&As, holiday camps, health and wellbeing sessions and many more.

      Club captain Richard Wood continues his outstanding work for the trust and local community as he takes on the roles of Sports Participation, Equalities, Disability, Charities and Fundraising/Campaigns ambassador.

      Defender Michael Ihiekwe has actively supported RUCST’s work throughout his time at the Club and will become the Inclusion and Show Racism the Red Card ambassador for this season.

      Deadline day signing Will Grigg will share the Health & Wellbeing ambassador role with Mickel Miller, supporting local residents of Rotherham to maintain healthy and active lifestyles.

      Local boy Ben Wiles continues his role as Education ambassador and shares the responsibility with popular new signing Rarmani Edmonds-Green. Other new boys Hakeem Odoffin and Olly Rathbone also take on the Mental Health & Wellbeing and NCS ambassador roles respectively.

      Finally, Women’s team captain Amy Pollock takes charge of the Girls/Women’s ambassador role in celebration of her 11 years at Rotherham United Women FC.

      Jamie Noble, Head of Community said “We are delighted with the response from the players, we are fortunate to have such an inspirational and passionate group who are willing to go the extra mile for the club and communities within the town they represent. I would like to thank the newly appointed ambassadors and the team as a collective for all the support they are providing off the field.”

      The Professional Footballers Association (PFA) is the union for all current and former footballers and scholars in the Premier League, the FA Women’s Super League and the English Football Leagues.

      We are committed to helping you understand your purpose as both a player and a person. We provide the information, advice and support you need to help maximise the opportunities that come with playing professional football. If you would like to find out more information about the PFA, please visit https://www.thepfa.com/about-us.

      For more information about Rotherham United Community Sports Trust, visit our website www.rucst.co.uk or contact community@rotherhamunited.net.

    • RUWFC vs Arnold Eagles Ladies FC

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      Rotherham United Women are delighted to announce that we are providing 20 free family tickets for this weekend’s League cup home fixture against Arnold Town Ladies FC.

      Individuals can apply for up to 4 free tickets per family for Sunday’s cup clash at Roundwood Pavillion.

      In the run-up to Rotherham hosting the UEFA Women’s Euro’s next summer, RUWFC in partnership with Rotherham United Community Sports Trust (RUCST) are eager to create a lasting footballing legacy for girls and women within the local community. RUCST’s UEFA qualified coaches are passionate about introducing young girls into the sport and developing their understanding of the game, with the long-term focus on identifying the next generation of talent to feed into RUWFC’s first team.

      As part of the tournament’s legacy, RUCST and RUWFC aim to use Football to encourage more women and girls to adopt and maintain a healthier lifestyle, with several leadership opportunities developed to help women and girls grow the game.

      RUCST and RUWFC are proud supporters of the ‘This Girl Can’ movement, as we are passionate about providing footballing and sporting opportunities for women of all ages, of all abilities, from all backgrounds. Rotherham United as a club are also proud to support the ‘#HerGameToo’ movement, who are striving for a positive change in sexist behaviours in general footballing culture. 

      Club Chairman Jamie Noble said:

      “this is our second cup match event that we have planned to support Women’s football in Rotherham in the run up to the Women’s Euros 2022. The women’s game is going from strength to strength, and as a football club we want to capitalise on every way we can to increase female participation in women’s football. This is a big game for the Women’s first team and we want to get as many fans at Roundwood to keep improving the atmosphere for the players and staff. “

      Get behind the Millers Women at Roundwood Pavillion on Sunday the 7th November at 1:30pm for their biggest game of the season so far.

      Apply for your free family tickets on the contact form below.

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