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  1. NEWS | Affinity IT Services support trusts community work

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    Rotherham United Community Sports trust (RUCST) are delighted to announce Affinity IT Services have kindly donated two PC’s to help support the award winning community work.

    Affinity is a family owned business based in Sheffield, South Yorkshire founded by a team of three business and IT professionals with a wealth of knowledge spread over many years. Affinity are business focused and offer only real world products and solutions aimed predominantly at Small to Medium Sized Enterprises.

    Rich Davies, Account Manager said “We’re delighted to be able to continue donating PC’s to Sheffield City Region charities and on this occasion, hearing the plans Rotherham United Community Sports Trust have for the local community and the PC’s we know the two machines we have donated, that they will be put to fantastic use.”

    Jamie Noble, Head of Community said “We are extremely grateful to Rich and the team at Affinity IT Services, their kindness and generosity is warmly received by myself and everyone at the trust. We pride ourselves on the professional and high quality services we offer and having additional resources will only strengthen the work we are doing in the community”.

    If you would like to find out more information about Affinity IT Services, please visit: https://affinityit.co.uk/

  2. NEWS | Can you support the vulnerable during the pandemic?

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    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust (RUCST) are looking for volunteers to help support their covid response initiative over the coming months.

    Can you spare one hour per week to support a vulnerable fan? Duties may include weekly shopping, collection of prescriptions/medicine, dog walking or providing social contact over the phone talking all things Rotherham United to help reduce social isolation.

    RUCST supported hundreds of fans and residents in the community during the first lockdown, and as we enter the second lockdown we are looking to provide the critical services once again.

    The Millers first team staff and players will also be out in force to lend a help in hand as previous, providing food supplies, prescriptions and phone/video calls to their loyal fans.

    Jamie Noble, Head of Community said “Entering a second lockdown must be daunting for many in these uncertain times, the work our volunteers and staff provided for numerous months from March was essential and we feel its our duty as a community club to restore this fantastic service”.

    “I would also like to thank the club, staff and players for their commitment, without question they volunteered their services to the community. It shows how much they value not only the club, but the fans and town as a whole”.

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    • Rotherham United Women FC awarded funding to help them return to action

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      Great news for football in Rotherham today, as Rotherham United Women FC are celebrating receiving funding from the Premier League to help them prepare for the restart of football and safe return of supporters to their stadium.

      The Matchday Support Fund grant will help RUWFC put in place measures that will make their ground safer for the 2020/21 season given the challenges caused by COVID-19.

      The grant will be used for the safe return to football including:

      • cleaning and sanitisation
      • hire of temporary facilities, such as toilets
      • PPE equipment for staff or volunteers
      • safety screening
      • signage and floor markings
      • social distancing measures
      • track and trace
      • travel to and from away games

      • any other requirement arising from current or updated Government, FA or FAW guidance that is published

      The Matchday Support Fund is managed by the Football Stadia Improvement Fund (FSIF), which is financed by the Premier League and supports non-league and Women’s Football Pyramid clubs with the cost of improvements to their grounds.

      The Matchday Support Fund follows the recent Pitch and Club Preparation Funds, which saw £8.7m in grants awarded by the Premier League, The FA and Government’s Football Foundation to prepare the country’s playing surfaces and facilities for the return of football.

      Jamie Noble Club Chairperson RUWFC, said: “It is fantastic that the Football Foundation and Premier League have opened up the Matchday Support Fund grant which will make a tremendous difference to the club given the recent events with Covid Pandemic. The money will be used to support the first team on their return to competitive action and will be operated in partnership with Parkgate FC.”

    • RUWFC Fixtures announced

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      RUWFC Fixtures 2020/21

      DateFixtureH/A
      06/09/20Oughtibridge WFC FA CupH
      20/09/20York City WFC FA Cup depend on aboveA
      27/09/20Mansfield Town WFCH
      04/10/20Northampton Town WFCH
      07/10/20Ollerton WFC (night Match)A
      11/10/20Oughtibridge WFCH
      18/10/20Peterborough WFCA
      25/10/20Park Rise Ladies FCH
      08/11/20Woodlands WFCA
      15/11/20Kettering Town WFCH
      22/11/20Leicester City LFC FirstA
      29/11/20Loughborough Students LFCH
      13/12/20Loughborough Students LFCA
      03/01/21Mansfield Town WFCA
      10/01/21Northampton Town WFCA
      17/01/21Ollerton WFCH
      24/01/21Oughtibridge WFCA
      31/01/21Peterborough WFCH
      07/02/21Park Rise Ladies FCA
      21/02/21Woodlands WFCH
      28/02/21Kettering Town WFCA
      07/03/21Leicester City LFC FirstH

      Please note this does not include cup matches

    • NEWS |Woody announced as PFA Community Champion for Rotherham United F.C.

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      Woodys commitment to making a difference in the local area has been recognised by the Professional Footballers’ Association.

      Richard has been named Rotherham United’s PFA Community Champion of the Year for the 2019/20 season due to his commitment to making a difference in the local area.

      The club captain is not only a leader on the pitch, he brings the same qualities off the field and thrives on making a difference in the local community.

      Throughout the season he played a prominent role within the community attending numerous events and sessions hosted by both the Club and Trust, such as visits to local primary schools, community venues, key stake holder events, match day activities plus many more.

      After winning the award, Woody commented:

      “I’m delighted to receive this fantastic award, the club and community provide an amazing service to the local area and I will do everything I can to support them, regardless of the cause. Rotherham United and the local community are one big family, being a part of this for the last several years has been an honour.”

      “I would also like to thank the PFA for the continued support and commitment to the professional footballing community.”

      Jamie Noble, Head of Community said “Having Woody at Rotherham United is a blessing, he thoroughly deserves the accolades and continually goes above and beyond for the community of Rotherham.”

      “He has always shown willingness to help and support, which is a key element to the work we do in the community. I would like to place my thanks to Woody from everyone at the trust, Keep up the great work.”

      The Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) was formed on 2nd December 1907 and is the world’s longest established professional sportsperson’s union. 

      The aims of the PFA are to protect, improve and negotiate the conditions, rights and status of all professional players by collective bargaining agreements.

      For more information please visit:
      www.rucst.co.uk
      https://www.thepfa.com/thepfa/about

    • Rotherham United Community Sports Trust celebrate grant award

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      Football in Rotherham received a boost today as RUCST were awarded a grant by the Premier League, The FA and Government’s Football Foundation.

      The £500 grant from the Foundation’s Club Preparation Fund will help RUCST to prepare their buildings to safely reopen in line with Government guidance around hygiene and social distancing, and The FA’s plans for a ‘phased return’ that were announced on 18 July.

      The Club Preparation Fund follows the £7m of investment awarded to 2,900 organisations through last month’s Pitch Preparation Fund, also delivered by the Premier League, The FA and Government’s Football Foundation.  This is enabling over 9,000 football pitches to be made match-fit, and is benefiting over 33,000 football teams.

      Speaking about their funding success, Gary Bricknell, Operations Manager said: “Everyone at the trust would like to thank Football Foundation for their continued support over the last 18 months, they have been fantastic not only supporting the trust, but the local community.”

      “This funding will go along way in helping us reopen the facility in a safe and structured capacity, enabling us to comply with government guidance.”

      The Football Foundation is a charity funded by the Premier League, The FA and the Government, through Sport England.

    • iPRO and Rotherham United Women Announce Partnership For Next 3 Years

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      iPRO has today announced it’s new partnership with Rotherham United Women FC as the Club’s Official Hydration Partner for the next three years.

      Rotherham United Women FC, who currently play in the FA Women’s Premier League Midlands Division 1, were keen to confirm the deal with healthy hydration drinks company, iPRO, as a perfect fit was formed following Rotherham United Men’s Teams already receiving the excellent benefits that iPRO Hydrate provides.

      Low in sugar and containing 100% of your daily Vitamin C, iPRO Hydrate is naturally sweetened with Stevia, enabling footballers to reach optimum hydration levels during training and on a match day without consuming any added colours, flavours or calorific value for optimal wellbeing.

      iPRO Hydrate is available in four fantastic flavours; Berry Mix, Orange and Pineapple, Citrus Blend and Mango Flavour, allowing an excellent assortment for player choice.

      The partnership will put a strong focus on the importance of sustainability, with a commitment being made to emphasize the value of recycling to both players and consumers.

      iPRO has worked hard to intensify it’s sustainability commitment to ensure that all product packaging is fully recyclable within the UK’s current recycling infrastructure. iPRO recognise how sustainable packaging plays an integral role in communicating our brand values to it’s customers and to mitigate it’s impact on the environment.

      As iPRO continues to develop product packaging along side waste management and recycling organisations nationally, iPRO’s main focus is to ensure that each bottle has the optimum chance of being recycled back into plastic bottles providing closed loop bottle-to-bottle recycling.

      Excited about working with iPRO, RUWFC Manager, Jamie Noble, mentioned:

      “We are thrilled that iPRO have offered to support the Rotherham United Women’s Team for the next 3 years. This is a true reflection of how far we have come, as Rotherham United Football Club support the Women’s game by securing such a high profile and high quality brand to support all of our local teams. We are extremely grateful to the team at iPRO not just for committing to supporting Rotherham United Women FC, but also for the kind donations they have made over the past 4 months to support our key workers in many organisations to keep them hydrated in the Nation’s hour of need.”

      To kick off the partnership before the new season, Manager of Rotherham United Women, Jamie Noble, and First Team Captain Leanne Carter, were delighted to team up with hydration experts iPRO to provide a special delivery to key workers at Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity. Healthy hydration was donated to staff continuing to work extremely hard by gifting care packages that included the low sugar drinks for key workers.

      Care packages were shared equally between the Urgent and Emergency Care Centre and Ward A5 at the Hospital. Staff in these areas wear full PPE to carry out a very demanding job in a hot environment whilst caring for Covid-19 patients, meaning plentiful hydration is absolutely vital.

      Suzanne Rutter, Charity Engagement and Development Manager at Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity, was integral to the donation:

      “We thank Rotherham United Women and iPRO very much for donating the hydration drinks to support the wellbeing of staff at Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity. It was a great offer and I’m sure they will keep our colleagues going for some time.”

      iPRO National Account Manager, Charlotte Taylor, also commented:

      “We are delighted to announce our new partnership with Rotherham United Women and show a high level of support to the Women’s team after an already successful long-standing partnership with the Men’s team.

      We also wanted to show our collective appreciation for key workers by donating our wellbeing drinks, alongside the Women’s team, in order to help such a worthy organisation. It is a fantastic way to start our partnership and we are very proud to have teamed up with the club prior to the 20-21 season starting.”

    • READ | Millers mark #NHSBirthday with delivery of Rotherham United ‘care packs’ to Rotherham Hospital

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      Rotherham United and the club’s Community Sports Trust were honoured to help mark the 72nd birthday of the NHS – which falls on Sunday 5th July 2020 – with a special delivery of gifts for staff and patients at Rotherham District General Hospital.

      Having been in touch to co-ordinate a safe visit prior to their arrival, staff from the club’s community department were on hand with 50 Rotherham United-tailored bags of gifts which included scarves, RUFC Legends card games and soft toy replicas of our mascot Miller Bear.

      RUCST staff Richard Williams, Gary Bricknell, Dan Fitzpatrick and Stuart Wildridge delivered the care packs to Rotherham District General Hospital.

      In addition to the Millers memorabilia, there were boxes of biscuits, bouquets of flowers and chocolate which were handed over to staff on various wards and the hospital’s A&E department.

      This gesture was our way of saying thank you to some amazing people in our community because we recognise that without their incredible sacrifice, the last few months would have been so much more difficult.

      We have tried to play our part as best we can as a football club and are incredibly proud of the work done by the Community Sports Trust, who have been supporting the NHS during the COVID-19 outbreak by making calls to elderly and vulnerable members of our community, dropping off shopping and medication, whilst trying to ensure the mental well-being of those struggling through these difficult times.

      Representatives from across the club will tonight join in the loudest applause for the NHS yet, which will take place at 5pm and will help to mark this fantastic organisation’s 72nd birthday.

      Many of our supporters either work at Rotherham District General Hospital or are employed by the NHS, and as you will have seen in our continued efforts to update our ‘key workers’ story, we are so, so proud to have people like them amongst our fan base.

      Head of Community Jamie Noble, who organised the creating and delivery of these special Millers ‘care packs’ was delighted to be able to facilitate the gift exchange for an organisation that he believes have been at the forefront of our battle against the COVID-19 outbreak.

      “The handing over of these gifts was a way we thought that we could show our appreciation to the amazing individuals who have worked so tirelessly and selflessly, putting themselves at risk for the good of others over the last few months,” he told www.themillers.co.uk.

      “The sacrifices made by everyone in the NHS is something that will never be forgotten by us here at Rotherham United, but beyond that, I don’t think anyone ever will.

      “It can be easy to take the work of those individuals in hospitals and other organisations for granted, but I think the COVID-19 outbreak has highlighted just how special these people are. Care giving professions require a certain type of person and I think only now we understand just how self-sacrificing the staff are.

      “We know that ours is only a small gesture, but one we hope will reaffirm just how much we do appreciate everything that the NHS has done and continues to do for our community here in Rotherham.

      “It is safe to say that without the contribution of all of our key workers, we would not be seeing lockdown measures easing and signs of the world returning to something like we knew it before.

      “I speak on behalf of everyone at the football club when I say, thank you and happy birthday. You have been, and continue to be, amazing.”

      To find out more about the health programmes being run by our Community Sports Trust you can contact Emma Schofield on 01709 927767 or by email on eschofield@rotherhamunited.net

    • Rotherham United CST score with funding success

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      There’s good news for Rotherham as Rotherham United Community Sports Trust (RUCST) have been awarded a £1500.00 Pitch Preparation Fund grant from the Premier League, The FA and the Government’s Football Foundation.

      The Pitch Preparation Fund was set up in support of the game, which is currently facing unprecedented challenges because of the COVID-19 outbreak.  The Fund is providing grants to clubs that have lost out on normal revenue streams during this difficult period.

      The funding will enable RUCST, to prepare their football pitches so that they are match-fit for when it is safe to play football again, following Government advice.

      They can use their grant towards to help pay for the cost of materials, work such as verti-draining, chain harrowing, rolling, over-seeding, fertilising, weed-killing, and routine preparatory work such as grass cutting and the setting out and line-marking of pitches.

      Clubs and other organisations are also being given access to the Football Foundation Groundskeeping Community.  This is a free online resource the Foundation developed with The FA and the Grounds Management Association, containing advice and guidance.  Anyone in Rotherham can sign up at https://thefa.hivelearning.com/groundskeeping.

      Jamie Noble, Head of Community at Rotherham United, said: “We are delighted to receive the much needed funds from Football Foundation, this will go a long way to making the facility the best it can be for the local community. Once again, we would like to place our thanks on record to everyone at Football Foundation for their continued support to RUCST and Rotherham as a community.”

      Robert Sullivan, Interim Chief Executive of the Football Foundation, said: “This is a vital grant to help Rotherham united Community Sports Trust get their pitches match-fit.

      “The Premier League, The FA and Government’s Football Foundation exists to help provide quality infrastructure at the lower-levels of the game.  Pitch Preparation Fund grants like this one are giving a helping hand to clubs across the country to get their playing surfaces ready for when the game is allowed to begin again following government advice.”

      The Football Foundation is a charity funded by the Premier League, The FA and the Government, through Sport England.

      For more information please contact:

      • Jamie Noble, Head of Community – 01709 827767
      • Football Foundation Communications Team at events@footballfoundation.org.uk
    • Trust receive community emergency fund from Sport England

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      Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are pleased to announce Sport England have awarded the trust £10,000.00 to help support the local community during this ongoing global crisis.

      Since the government put restrictions in place, Rotherham United Community Sports Trust staff and Volunteers have continued to support the vulnerable within the local community by assisting with trips to the local supermarkets and pharmacists to ensure they have adequate food supplies and medical prescriptions.

      Not only are they aiding with the essential trips to the shops, they also offer a way of communication for the most isolated households where residents unfortunately don’t have family or friends readily available to chat via phone or text. 

      Jamie Noble, Head of Community Said “Receiving additional resources to assist in our ongoing efforts to support our community in this unfortunate time is essential, we are grateful to all our funders and couldn’t continue the inspirational work without them.”

      “I’m overjoyed by the response of the local community, the unity shown is unprecedented and I would like to thank each and every staff member and volunteer for their continued efforts in supporting the local community”.

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

    • Community Sports trust COVID-19 update

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      Following the announcement from the Prime Minister on Monday night, further advice and guidance has been released from the Premier League and EFL, and after much consideration the Trust and its management team have had to make the extremely difficult decision to withdraw from all direct activity effective Friday 27th March 2020.

      We feel that in the present circumstances it is the responsible thing to do to ensure the ongoing safety and well-being of everyone in to community who we come into contact with and our own RUCST staff and volunteers.

      This decision is made with a heavy heart as it goes against our desire to help people at an hour of need. However, we are also conscious that the Government’s new measures are not only to keep people safe, but also to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus, which is attacking some of our most vulnerable members in the community and we do not want to add to the escalating pandemic.

      We do not want to put any additional pressures on establishments providing support for vulnerable people or those open to help key workers and therefore should an establishment need to close due to the unavailability of our staff, we will explore other avenues to support. 

      Staff have already indicated they are willing to continue to serve the community and we are increasing our digital presence with our staff increasing their remote workload to deliver our award winning services to the safety of your own home.

      Safety is our number one priority to the people we work with and also our staff and we hope that more organisations follow suit and encourage people to stay at home and stay safe.

      If you require anymore information, please contact Jamie Noble, Head of Community on jnoble@rotherhamunited.net. 

    • Job Vacancy – House Keeping

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      Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, charismatic and dedicated individual to the House Keeping role.

      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: House Keeping
      Hours: 6 hours per week
      Salary: Minimum wage

      Closing date: 13th of March 2020, 12noon. 
      Interview date: TBC
      Start Date: ASAP

      Please send a copy of your CV to jobs@rotherhamunited.net, if you require any more information please contact Jamie, Head of Community on 01709 827767.

      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

    • Rotherham United Women F.C Fixtures announced for 2019/20 season

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      Rotherham United Women Football Club (RUWFC) fixtures have been announced in preparation for the 2019/20 season. RUFWC have a 22 season fixture running from the initial fixture away to Leicester City in September through to Boston United Ladies F.C mid-February.

      RUWFC look to build off last seasons performances and get a good start to a difficult league. Jamie Noble, Head, Chair of RUWFC said “We are looking forward to the new season and we hope the efforts this pre-season will pay off. We have a fantastic group of players as we cant wait to started.”

      If you would like out more information, please visit https://rulfc.com/

      08/09/19, Leicester City First LFC Away 
      15/09/19, Loughborough Students Home 
      22/09/19, Mansfield Town first or FA Cup Away
      29/09/19, Northampton Town Ladies & Girls Home  
      06/10/19, Ollerton Town LFC Away  
      13/10/19, Oughtibridge WM Ladies first Home 
      20/10/19, Peterborough Utd Ladies First Away 
      23/10/19, Rise Park Ladies FC 7.30 KO Home 
      03/11/19, Woodland Ladies Home 
      10/11/19, Boston United Ladies FC Away 
      17/11/19, Kettering Town W FC Away   
      24/11/19, Kettering Town WFC  Home 
      01/12/19, Leicester City First LFC Home 
      04/12/19, Loughborough Students 7.30 KO Away
      15/12/19, Mansfield Town first Home 
      05/01/20, Northampton Town Ladies & Girls Away 
      12/01/20, Ollerton Town LFC Home 
      19/01/20, Oughtibridge WM Ladies first Away   
      26/01/20, Peterborough Utd Ladies First Home  
      02/02/20, Rise park Ladies FC Away    
      09/02/20, Woodland Ladies Away   
      16/02/20, Boston United Ladies FC Home

    • Right Choice Mortgages donate Season Tickets to Rotherham Hospice

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      The new football season is just around the corner, and we here at Rotherham Hospice could not have been more grateful when our wonderful supporters at Right Choice Mortgages told us they were donating TWO Rotherham United Season Tickets for our patients and families.

      Rotherham Hospice’s Corporate Fundraising Sharon Thompson said:

      “We here at Rotherham Hospice would like to thank Right Choice Mortgages for their generous donation of two RUFC Season Tickets! They will be put to good use for our patients. Their ongoing support; from hosting our Corporate Partners Networking Event, to kindly marshalling the route at Glow with the Flow, Right Choice have made a big difference in the past year, and I’m looking forward to working with them in the future.”

      Rotherham Hospice has to raise over £2.7m every single year to ensure our services – such as our 14 bed inpatient unit, our 24/7 Hospice at Home service, our Sunbeams Child Bereavement Group – can remain open and free of charge.

      Those funds are raised from our shops, from our lottery, from donations, from taking part in our events, and of course from our Corporate supporters across Rotherham, like Right Choice Mortgages and the time and gifts they kindly donate.

    • Name change for Rotherham United Women Football Club

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      Rotherham United have announced a name change for their female team, which will now be known as Rotherham United Women Football Club.

      Rotherham United Women Football Club currently play in North East Regional Women’s League Premier Division

      Jamie Noble, Chair of Rotherham United Women Football Club said “Rotherham United Ladies will now be known as Rotherham United Women Football Club as we continue to work on improving all aspects of the team both on and off the pitch,”

      “The new name reflects Rotherham’s position within the sport. It is representative of a modern view on language and equality, and is in keeping with the way our governing bodies, supporters, squad and management regard the women’s game.”

      If you would like to find out more information please visit;https://www.rucst.co.uk/sport-participation/rotherham-united-women/

    • RUCST Mayor’s charity nomination

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      Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are delighted to say we have been selected as one of Rotherham Mayor Cllr Jenny Andrews and Mayoress Jeanette Mallinder’s three chosen charities to support during their time in office. To receive this backing builds upon RUCST’s reputation as one of the leading sports trusts in the north of England, winning the North East and Yorkshire community club of the year 2018.  

      The three charities to be chosen by the Mayor for the coming year are RUCST, Shiloh and Rotherham Hospice. With a further four benefiting from fundraising throughout the year, Rotherham Samaritans, Rotherham Parent Carer forum, Thornberry Animal Sanctuary and New Life Church. The benefits and exposure we will receive from the Mayor’s nomination allows us to reach a wider audience around Rotherham and continue to build upon the award-winning work we currently deliver.

      Through the power of football, RUCST delivers a wide range of high-quality programmes supporting the community of Rotherham and enhancing the lives of our residents, delivering to over 61,000 participants over the last year. Working under four main themes: Education, Health and Wellbeing, Inclusion and Sports Participation there is a range of projects for all ages, abilities and backgrounds. As well as BTEC’s and foundation degrees for teenagers looking to progress into the sporting industry or further university education.

      Jamie Noble, Head of Community said “We are honoured to have been chosen by the Mayor and Mayoress to be one of the chosen charities for their year in office. We are passionate about the work we deliver and the difference it makes in the town. Huge credit must go to my staff for their tireless dedication, to the schools and community groups we work with for continued support for the sessions we deliver. It would be amiss if I didn’t mention the other charities; we have long standing partnerships with both the Hospice and Shiloh who do some amazing work for the town in the form of supporting the ill or elderly and those experiencing homelessness. We look forward to a great year working with these two organisations’ and that the public can support our fundraising efforts for the upcoming year.”

      For more information about our sessions and the work the trust undertakes visit www.RUCST.co.ukor call 01709 827767 where a member of our team will be able to help you with any query you may have.

    • PASS IT ON – the law around organ donation is changing….

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      In spring 2020 the law around organ donation in England is changing, in a historic move that could save hundreds of lives a year.

      Every year, many lives are saved or improved by organ donation. One organ donor can save or transform the lives of up to nine people and help many more if they also donate tissue.

      There has been tremendous progress in the number of transplants taking place, but there is still a shortage of donors. On average, across the UK, three people are dying every day in need of an organ transplant. So, the law around organ donation in England is changing to enable more people to pass on more organs to save more lives.

      From spring 2020, all adults in England will be considered to have agreed to be an organ donor when they die unless they had recorded a decision not to donate or are in one of the excluded groups. This is commonly referred to as an ‘opt out’ system.

      Adults covered by the change will still have a choice whether they want to be an organ donor and their families will still be involved before organ donation goes ahead.

      Once you’ve made your decision, pass it on to your family and friends to help ensure they honour this decision when the time comes.

      Pass on the campaign too, so as many people as possible know that the law around organ donation is changing and know the choices available to them.

      To find out more about your choices, including how to opt out, visit www.organdonation.nhs.uk or call 0300 303 2094.

    • EFL DAY OF ACTION TO TACKLE SOME OF SOCIETY’S BIGGEST ISSUES

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      All 72 EFL Clubs will come together to highlight the work undertaken to tackle some of society’s biggest issues for the EFL’s Day of Action 2019.

      On Tuesday 19 March, EFL Clubs across the Sky Bet Championship, League One and League Two will each host events designed to showcase the very best of their work to tackle a diverse range of social issues, from homelessness and mental health, to community cohesion and the battle against plastic
      pollution.

      As part of the milestone day in the calendar, Rotherham United will be releasing their Community Takeover Day video, which saw a number of children from the local area appointed to roles to shadow key departments at the club for the recent game with Blackburn Rovers.

      Even first team boss Paul Warne was handed an assistant for the day, who joined his coaching staff to help set up the warm-ups before taking a seat at the top table for the post-match press conference.

      Other willing volunteers took up posts in the club’s media department, grounds staff, commercial and hospitality areas and stadium management teams.

      In conjunction with the Rotherham United Community Sports Trust and LensGo Visuals, the club are proud to mark the EFL’s Day of Action by releasing the video documenting a fantastic day which resulted in a win over Blackburn Rovers at AESSEAL New York Stadium.

      Head of Community Jamie Noble expressed his delight at the success of the project and his excitement at the opportunity to showcase a fantastic day for the club’s community wing.

      “I am so pleased that we are able to mark the Day of Action with the release of a brilliant production, on what was a superb day for displaying the brilliant relationship between the local community and the football club,” he enthused.

      “The feedback we had from the kids was all so positive and it really was an ‘access all areas’ experience, thanks to the wonderfully accommodating first team manager we have here.

      “We have recently had Will Vaulks recognised for his community work and I must admit, the bond between the people of the town and the players and staff here is as strong as it has ever been.

      “So much of that is down to the manager’s dedication to the town’s people and supporters and the players we have here, who are always more than willing to go out into the community.”

      Up and down the country, managers and players from the EFL’s 72 Clubs will also be attending events to pay special visits to participants and turn their hand to some of the activities taking place throughout
      the day.

      • In the Sky Bet Championship, Aston Villa’s Albert Adomah has been distributing essential
        supplies to homeless people in Birmingham. The Villa star joined the Outreach Angels – a group
        of local volunteers – to hand out hot food, toiletries and warm clothing.
      • Bolton Wanderers’ will be showcasing their ‘Inside Out’ Programme which aims to reduce the
        risk of offending by 17-25-year-olds in the local area through positive activities such as sport and
        exercise.
      • In Sky Bet League One, Luton Town caretaker manager Mick Harford will be welcoming the
        Club’s Every Player Counts disability players to the training ground for a unique coaching session
        whilst Walsall players will be giving out 300 tickets and t-shirts to local school children as part of
        the Club’s commitment to engaging with the younger generation of fans in the area.
      • Cambridge United of Sky Bet League Two have been recognised nationally for improving mental
        health literacy in young people. The ‘Mind Your Head’ project raises awareness about mental
        health, tackles stigma and promotes good mental health, whilst crucially helping secondary
        school pupils understand and manage their own mental health, avoiding potential issues in the
        future.

      This is just small sample of some of the fantastic work due to take place during the EFL’s Day of Action by EFL Club Community Organisations – the largest network of sporting charities in the UK.

      The EFL and its Clubs invested £80m in communities in 2018.EFL Chief Executive, Shaun Harvey said: “The EFL Day of Action brings together all 72 Clubs to highlight the special role they play in enhancing the lives of millions of people around the country.

      “The scale of ground-breaking projects across our network of Clubs continues to grow year-on-year
      and their delivery is integral to our aims of improving lives in a range of areas including inclusion,
      homelessness, education and health.”

       

    • ROTHERHAM UNITED NAMED YORKSHIRE & NORTH EAST CHECKATRADE COMMUNITY CLUB OF THE YEAR

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      ROTHERHAM UNITED NAMED YORKSHIRE & NORTH EAST CHECKATRADE COMMUNITY CLUB OF THE YEAR

      Rotherham United will be recognised in Parliament for their outstanding community work, having been named the Yorkshire & North East Checkatrade Community Club of the Year as part of the 2019 EFL Awards.

      Following the exceptional work of Rotherham United Community Sports Trust, the Club will be joined alongside five other EFL regional winners at the House of Commons on Monday 4 March to receive their awards with EFL Interim Chair Debbie Jevans, EFL Chief Executive Officer Shaun Harvey and host Hayley McQueen all confirmed to attend.

      The Millers will then be put forward alongside the five other regional winners for the 2019 Checkatrade Community Club of the Year Award, which will be announced at the EFL Awards on Sunday 7 April in central London.

      Rotherham United impressed the judges with their response to their town’s priorities, focusing on antisocial behaviour, youth offending, health and community cohesion and integration. Rotherham’s

      ‘Building Stronger Communities’ project, funded by Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), was viewed as stand out, and focuses on improving the lives of individuals in the community based around the themes of English language support and cohesion.

      EFL Chief Executive, Shaun Harvey, said:

      “Football Clubs play such an important part in communities up and down the country so it is essential we recognise their fantastic work.

      “This is the third time we have held the Parliamentary event to recognise the Checkatrade Community Club of the Year regional winners and I am once again hugely impressed by the dedication and commitment shown by our Clubs in tackling some of the most challenging issues in society.

      “They play an important role in dealing with issues such as homelessness, reducing crime and improving health and education. This life-changing work can make a significant difference to some of our most vulnerable people and is testament to the power of football as a force for good.”

      Rotherham United’s Community Sport Trust Head of Community, Jamie Noble said:

      “We are absolutely delighted to have been recognised as one of the top performing community clubs in the country. The relationship between the club and the community sports trust is one of understanding and support and both thrive to do the best for the communities we represent both on a local and national level.

      “I would like to thank the judges and the staff from the central teams at the English football league and premier league for their continued support as well as the Chairman, Tony Stewart, and all the staff at RUFC who support the trust unconditionally.

      “I would like to make a special mention to the Community Sport Trust Team who work so dedicatedly every single day to deliver high quality activities which make a difference to thousands of people in Rotherham and who make sure the strong partnerships we have vibrant and sustainable.”

      If you would like to find out more information, please contact community@rotherhamunited.net
      Rotherham United F.C
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    • Special festive Fanzone this Saturday

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      Rotherham United’s Fan Zone will include a very special guest at this Saturday’s game with Reading.

      Father Christmas will be appearing from 1pm outside the KCM Recycling Stand at the AESSEAL New York Stadium to meet fans and offer some early festive cheer.

      Also in the Goal Zone from 1pm there will be Christmas card making and some special festive craft workshops for the youngsters.

      The Goal Zone facility is free to enter for ALL supporters who are season ticket holders or have purchased tickets for the match, with pre-match entertainment provided for kids who are arriving early for the game.

      The centre, which is situated next to the Players’ Entrance in the main West Stand, includes an Xbox console, table tennis table, a reaction wall and indoor games for young fans to enjoy before the main event of watching the Millers.

      Resident club mascot Miller Bear frequently pops in to say hello on matchdays too, so come along and check it out this Saturday.

    • Millers players out in force

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      Rotherham United players have been out in force this season visiting local schools, charities and events across the borough visiting their local heroes and fans on the run up to the festive season.

      The Millers players have taken part in hundreds of visits so far this season, whether it’s visiting primary/secondary schools, local events or random acts of kindness on match days they can never do enough to support their fans and local community.

      Jamie Noble, Head of Community said “We are privileged to have such a good group of players, the commitment they show not only on the pitch, but to their community is second to none.”

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

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

      Rotherham United Community Sports Trust (RUCST) works alongside Rotherham United Football Club to bring a better standard of living to various groups across the borough of Rotherham.

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

      If you would like Rotherham United Players to visit your school, event or cause please email your request to community@rotherhamunited.net. (Please be aware players visits are subject to availability)

      Rotherham United are proud to work in partnership with the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) which was formed on 2nd December 1907 and is the world’s longest established professional sportsperson’s union.

      For more information on the PFA please visit https://www.thepfa.com/thepfa/about

    • Mayoral Charity year 2017- 2018

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      Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are pleased to receive a cheque from the former Mayor Eve Rose Keenan from her Mayoral Charity year 2017- 2018.

      We can’t thank her enough for her support throughout her year as Mayor, she has been a regular visitor at the stadium and supported us with many of our community projects. Through the work that we have undertaken we have also forged many relationships with local partners that we now take on into our future community work.

      Carole Foster, Inclusion Manager at the trust stated “ we are really pleased with the funds raised and can’t thank Eve enough for her generosity. This has come at an excellent time for us as it is currently proving more challenging to acquire funds for our ability counts programme which, supports young people from the ages of 7 and above with special educational needs and disabilities ranging from Autism, Cerebral Palsy through to moderate learning diffculties. The work we do is so important as it engages young people from across the borough in physical activity whilst developing their social and communication skills”.

      The funds will be used to support the current ability counts programme which meet every Saturday at Wickersley Comprehensive ; 16 + Saturday 9.30 – 10.30, age 7 – 16 Saturday 10.45- 11.45 with fixtures played on a monthly basis.

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

    • Lawrence scoops VAR volunteer award

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      Rotherham United Community Sports Trust (RUCST) are overjoyed that Lawrence Sanderson has been awarded the VAR volunteer of the year award.

      Lawrence has been volunteering for RUCST for several years and has become an influential member of the team. Lawrence has contributed to a variety of programmes such as the Education Academy, Premier League Kicks, Building stronger communities plus many more by driving the mini bus day and night enabling our participants to gain access to the services we provide across the community.

      Jamie Noble, Head of Community said “Lawrence is a key member of our team and someone we probably take for granted. He has always been on hand to support the local community where possible and without the hundreds of hours that Lawrence has volunteered we would not have been able to offer our services to the people who need them the most. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Lawrence personally, and on behalf of the trust for all the hard work and commitment he has shown over the years.”

      Voluntary Action Rotherham is the lead body for supporting, developing and promoting the voluntary and community sector in the Rotherham borough. Its core activities and associated projects are a keystone for local community engagement and development.

      If you would like to find out more information about the trust please visit rucst.co.uk or email community@rotherhamunited.net.

    • Casual Community Coach vacancy

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      Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are seeking to appoint enthusiastic, charismatic and dedicated individuals to lead and assist in the delivery of sport/health/inclusion sessions, working across Rotherham and the surrounding areas.

      These vacancies present a great opportunity to enter the sports sector and work for one of the regions and industry’s most respected Football Club Community Trusts. The successful individuals will be dynamic, forward-thinking people who are team players, who have the welfare and positive experience of the young people they will be working with at the forefront of their minds.

      Hours will typically be based around evening sessions and weekends, with occasional afternoon hours where required. Successful candidates will have access to their own transport and hold a Level 2 National Governing Body sports qualification.

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

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

      Role: Casual Community Coach
      Duration:  Casual Coaching hours
      Hours: Casual
      Salary: £8.50 – £10 per hour– dependent on experience and qualifications (inclusive of holiday pay)

      How to apply:

      Please submit a current CV and covering letter explaining why you are the suitable candidate with specific reference to your experience and suitability for the role.

      Download Job Description here

      Please email all applications to gwebb@rotherhamunited.net

      Closing Date: Friday 23rd November 2018, 12noon TBC
      Interviews – w/c 3rd December 2018 TBC

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

    • RULFC appoint joint management team

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      Rotherham United Ladies FC are pleased to announce the appointment of a new joint management team.

      Trevor Fox and Mark Suttle have agreed to join the club to lead an exciting new look coaching set up which sees them take up joint management responsibilities.

      Trevor has a vast experience in women and girls football having previously managed Sheffield Wednesday Ladies as well as other teams including Dronfield Town & Steel City Ladies for a number of years. Trevor is a mature, committed, self-motivated, hardworking individual who has excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate at all levels. Having previously worked with different age groups Trevor is keen to further develop the clubs links with Brinsworth Whitehill Girls and other local clubs to forge progression routes for all the junior players in Rotherham to ensure talented Rotherham Girls can represent the town’s professional club.

      Upon his appointment Trevor said “I am delighted to be given this opportunity to work for the club and with a talented bunch of players. Most of the players are local, which I think is really important as they will be representing Rotherham United Ladies, their home town. The one thing Mark and I want to achieve is to put a smile on their faces and make sure they enjoy both training and fixtures so we are going to see lots of improvements both on and off the field”

      Mark “Sutty” Suttle joins the club having previously managed Leeds United Ladies. He was appointed to the role after a number of years as goalkeepers and assistant manager before taking up the role in 2016. Marks Day job as a fitness and gym instructor also allows him to manage HM Prison Service Ladies National Team. Mark, known as “Sutty” brings an organised and methodical side to management having worked in the fitness industry for years, he believes that fitness is a key for success as well as well-disciplined tactics however not forgetting that a key ingredient to success is enjoyment of playing.

      RULFC Chairman Jamie Noble had this to say on their appointment “I think it’s fair to say we are delighted with the joint appointment of Trevor and Sutty. We seem to have found an exciting blend of youth and experience whilst we have also got two men who share very similar philosophy’s yet complement each other’s strengths and will hopefully bounce off each other with great passion and commitment. Both have been around the Womens game for many years and know many coaches and players both locally and nationally which is important if we want to improve the club. When we first met Trevor and Sutty, I immediately got a good feeling about them and thought of the great job the Cowley brothers have done at Lincoln FC and could see these two working together and really complimenting each other’s skill set to take the club forward.”

      Trevor and Sutty have already met the players and going forward are hoping to bring in female representation onto the coaching team. Trover said “I think it’s important for the women to see a female on the coaching team, someone who can really inspire them. We will also put a big emphasis on our club captain and vice-captain to bridge the link between players and management.

      If you would like to find out more information please contact Jamie Noble on; jnoble@rotherhamunited.net.

       

    • Trust to host Rotherham Sports Awards 2018

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      SPORT brings together communities and improves the health and fitness of those taking part — but the achievements of those participating at a local level often go unnoticed.

      The Rotherham Advertiser wants to change this and that is why we have launched the Rotherham Sports Awards 2018.

      To make it a success, we need as many nominations as possible for the awards, which we are running in partnership with Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council and the Rotherham United Community Sports Trust.

      For those who make the shortlist, there will be a finals night at the AESSEAL New York Stadium in November, at which the winners will be announced and prizes presented by special guests.

      We want entries from across the board — football, rugby, cricket, golf, athletics, hockey and tennis clubs, plus individual sports and junior organisations. We want to recognise those who have excelled in their chosen field and those who have enabled clubs to function, benefited their communities and changed lives.

      Rotherham Advertiser editor Andrew Mosley said: “Away from the riches of the elite, sport brings people and communities together, it makes people fitter and it provides them with a sense of purpose — often without recognition.

      “There are so many people, featured in our papers week-in, week-out, who devote their precious time to making sure clubs that otherwise wouldn’t exist, continue to prosper.

      “It’s hard as people’s lives are busy and there are increasing pressures on time, but the disappearance of community sports across Rotherham would be a disaster.

      “We want to do our bit to recognise those who help make sport a success across the borough, often without any reward aside from the sense of a job well done.”

      The deadline for entries to the Rotherham Sports Awards 2018 is Friday October 19, and full details can be found at www.rotherhamadvertiser.co.uk/sportsawards2018 and entries submitted to awards@rotherhamadvertiser.co.uk

      More information will be made available in the Rotherham Advertiser over the coming weeks.

    • Community player ambassadors

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      Rotherham United Community Trust are delighted to announce a number of ambassadors in partnership with the Professional Footballers Association (PFA)

      As a club, we pride ourselves on community engagement and a number of players will be taking the lead on a variety of community projects as detailed below:

      Sports participation – Jamie Proctor and Ryan Williams
      Education – Richard Wood
      Health – Lewis Price
      Social Inclusion – Kyle Vassell
      Kick It Out – Semi Ajayi and Kyle Vassell
      Show Racism The Red Card – Zak Vyner
      Futsal – Anthony Forde
      National Citizen Service – Will Vaulks
      Girls/Women’s Football – Jess Birtles
      Equality – Zak Vyner and Semi Ajayi
      Disability – Richard Wood
      Charities – Will Vaulks

      “We are lucky to have the support of the whole club with our community work and the players are very passionate in making a difference in any way they can. During my time at the club, the players and management have gone above and beyond in ensuring we have a positive impact and long may this continue. The players have asked to be ambassadors for causes and projects they are passionate about, and they are keen to support in any way possible . As a Trust we work closely with the PFA and we massively value the partnership, so I would urge everyone to visit their website to understand the work they do and how they support the football community” added Gary Webb, Operations Manager for Rotherham United Community Sports Trust.

      If you would like to find out more information about the PFA, please click the link below.
      https://www.thepfa.com/thepfa/about

      RUFC - 1st Team

    • Millers players continue their commitment to the community!

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      Rotherham United players have continued their outstanding commitment the local community.

      The players have been out in force again this summer at our Future Stars Holiday camps, giving the children a chance to meet their local heroes. The Millers had a busy schedule in pre-season and are now fully focused on performing in the Sky Bet Championship however this has not stopped them from visiting fans across the town in their down time.

       

      Fan favourites Richard Wood & Joe Mattock are among some of the players who have been to the holiday camps, whilst other members of the first team are scheduled for visits throughout August and September, attending visits such as the Education induction day for our BTEC courses at the stadium, and local primary schools in relation to our Premier League Primary Stars, Premier League Girls & Premier League Kicks programmes.

       

      Jamie Noble, Head of Community Said “We are privileged to have such a great bunch of players, the chemistry they have on and off the pitch is outstanding. I believe they all understand the role they have to play within the community and their level of commitment has been second to none. Regardless of the time, they are happy to help and support at the drop of a hat, they are a credit the club and the town.”

       

      If you would like to find out more information about the trust, or the Professional Football association please see the contact details below

       

      RUCST
      Community@rotherhamunited.net

       

      PFA
      www.thepfa.com

    • Premier League funding for Rotherham Fan Zone

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      Fans of Rotherham United FC are set to benefit from a dedicated fans hub, following the news that Rotherham United Community Sports Trust has been awarded a grant of £12,900 from the Premier League Fans Fund.

      The grant has enabled the Trust to create a Fan Zone, available at all home fixtures, as part of their ‘Us to You’ project. The pop-up Fan Zone, which includes staging for pre-match entertainment and other activities, will help the Trust to engage new fans from different demographics and backgrounds.

      The Fan Zone is designed to help people, both new fans and the existing fan base, interact further with the club and learn more about its role in the local community. Rotherham United Community Sports Trust hope that the fans hub will inspire new followers from groups that are currently under-represented in its fan base, including women and girls and the local BAME community.

      The Trust officially launched the new Fan Zone during a ‘Community Take-Over Day’, in conjunction with Rotherham United FC’s recent match against Fleetwood Town FC.

      The Premier League Fans Fund is a commitment from the Premier League to fund projects and organisations which improve the relationship between fans and their clubs, the way football supporters engage with each other and fans’ experience of the game.

      Jamie Noble, Head of Community for the Trust, said: “The Fan Zone is all about improving the match-day experience for supporters and bringing the club closer to its fans. The mobile stage is a great facility to have, not just at matches but when we are out and about in the community.

      “It’s also something that increases the variety of entertainment and activities we can put on and if anyone has any ideas they are more than welcome to write to me. The Community Takeover Day was a great opportunity for our team to showcase the fantastic work they deliver.”

    • Danny nominated for the National Diversity Awards

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      Please vote for our student Danny Ogden-Glaves who has shown great commitment, not only on his sports qualification but in the local community.

      Danny is a student who is completing a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport at RUCST and throughout his study with us he has presented a range of skills and knowledge which has supported him in becoming a respectful, polite and bright individual. Danny has become involved in a number of activities, projects and events that have been delivered by the Great Millers Youth Forum, showing willingness, knowledge and commitment. He is an individual who will help and support others. Danny is a person that you can rely on and trust to complete tasks when required and also presents his own ideas and potential opportunities that can be achieved which shows determination.

      Danny is passionate about supporting other people in the wider community and through funding secured by the youth forum from the South Yorkshire, Police and Crime Commissioner he worked with other youth forum members to create a Facebook page that raises awards of hate crime amongst young people, what hate crime is, and how to report it. The Facebook page draws attention through short film clips the fact that banter can actually be a hate crime when directed at someone because of race, religion, disability, sexuality or transgender identity.

      The link to Facebook page created by Danny and Millers youth forum members

      https://mobile.twitter.com/RU_CST/status/977228661618290689?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet

      If you think Danny Ogden-Glaves deserves recognition for the work he has done in our local community, please click the link below and vote for him.

      https://nominate.nationaldiversityawards.co.uk/Nominate/Endorse/32428?name=Danny

    • Millers set to launch new Fan Zone at Saturday’s Community Day

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      Rotherham United’s fixture against Fleetwood Town at AESSEAL New York Stadium this Saturday has been declared as the club’s Community Takeover Day.

      The Rotherham United Community Sports Trust and its staff will be host a number of activities and performances around the ground as they look to showcase the excellent work that they do in the local area.

      The match against the Cod Army will also mark a notable opening for the Community Sports Trust, who will launch their new FanZone trailer, with Dion Leffley on hand to host as it goes live for the first time at AESSEAL New York Stadium with live bands and artists performing ahead of kick off.

      Some of the club’s past and present players will take to the stage at the launch with supporters encouraged to stop by and check out the new Community trailer as they make their way into the stadium for today’s Sky Bet League One fixture.

      Fancy your chances at recreating a Will Vaulks thunderbolt? The Community Sports Trust will also hold a ‘Speed Shot Test’ in the grounds at the stadium prior to the game, so make sure you bring your shooting boots! Don’t worry though, you don’t have to test your skills out ahead of the game, as there are plenty of other activities taking place with trampolines and the play bus also in attendance.

      As ever, RUCST will open the doors of the popular Goal Zone at 1pm, where supporters with a match ticket can enjoy pre-match entertainment including an Xbox console, table tennis table, a reaction wall and indoor games for young fans to enjoy before the main event of watching the Millers.

      Resident club mascot Miller Bear will be a presence throughout the day to welcome supporters young and old and Head of Community Jamie Noble is looking forward to an action-packed afternoon at the Millers’ home.

      “We are delighted to host the community day on 7th of April. It’s a great opportunity for our team to showcase the fantastic work they deliver to the local community,” he told www.themillers.co.uk

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

    • Rotherham United Whitehill Girls FC Under 16’s

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      In the early hours of Monday morning 14 payers and 27 parents set off for Holland.

      The girls played 2 games beating Bieslo 4-0 with a hat trick from Abigail Sherwood and one goal from Lorna Lewis. They followed this up with a 1-0 win in a tight game against SV Panningen with Amy Horner scoring the winner.

      2 games, 2 wins & 2 clean sheets was an amazing achievement against some Dutch U17 players. Their hosts have shown excellent hospitality to the girls and the standard of pitches over there are awesome.

      All the girls played amazing with Girls of the match on both occasions being Abigail Shepherd.

      If you would like to find out more information about RUWGFC please contact bwjfc@hotmail.com.

    • Community Day announced for Fleetwood fixture

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      Rotherham United Community Sports Trust (RUCST) are pleased to announce the home fixture at the AESSEAL New York Stadium against Fleetwood Town will be the Community take-over day.

      The trust have previously been involved with match day events such as the open training session and the NCS take over day.

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

      The Trust which works in partnership with Rotherham United Football Club, is a community development programme that works across the borough of Rotherham in deprived areas with different communities and age groups, delivering under the three main themes of the Football League Trust: Education, Health & Wellbeing, inclusion and Sport Participation.

      Jamie Noble, Head of Community said “We are delighted to host the community day on 7th of April, it’s a great opportunity for our team to showcase the fantastic work they deliver to the local community”

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

      We are looking for the local community to be a part of this annual event, if you have any suggestions or you would like to get involved please contact Jamie on jnoble@rotherhamunited.net.

    • Clubs unite for EFL day of action

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      All 72 EFL Clubs to demonstrate the power of football in changing young people’s lives.

      All 72 EFL Clubs will come together on the same day for the EFL’s Day of Action to demonstrate the

      positive impact football can have in changing young people’s lives.

      From Plymouth to Peterborough and Sunderland to Southend, on Tuesday 20 March EFL Clubs across all three divisions will showcase the innovative and ground breaking work they do for young people in tackling some of the biggest issues in society across education, health, community inclusion and participation.

      Managers and players from the EFL’s 72 Clubs will be attending events up and down the country
      including projects that target mental health, disability and obesity.

      In London, Millwall are running a mental health football tournament being held in memory of one of
      their players who recently died. Over 100 people are due to take part in the Dwain Inniss Cup with
      manager Neil Harris on hand to offer his support.

      Six first team players from Bristol City will be seeing the innovative work of the Club’s Youth Council, a group of young people that are making a big impact in their local area by shaping and delivering Bristol City’s community activities including girls, disability and street football. Whilst neighbours Bristol Rovers are inviting their 16-18 year old disability squad to join the first team for a training session lead by manager Darrell Clarke, followed by lunch with the first team squad.

      In Yorkshire, Doncaster Rovers have committed to a whole day of activity, including a special
      appearance from midfielder Matty Blair, who has fronted the Club’s efforts to raise awareness of mental health by drawing on his own personal experiences after the loss of his brother Ross to cancer in August 2017.

      In the Midlands, Derby County will be celebrating the success of their cancer recovery programme over the past twelve months, with appearances from former Birmingham City striker Geoff Horsfield and Celtic and Aston Villa midfielder Stylian Petrov, who themselves have been affected by the illness.

      There is plenty of activity being held by League Two Clubs, with Cambridge United showcasing their Enterprise Project, an innovative new programme designed to help secondary school students develop their entrepreneurial and employability skills. School children in Lincoln will be running the Sport Relief Mile around the pitch at Cecil Park alongside players from the Club to raise money for the charity.

      EFL Chairman, Ian Lenagan said:

      “Football continues to support its communities seven days a week, 365 days a year through our unique network of Club community trusts.

      “Bringing all 72 together on one day for the EFL Day of Action highlights the special role the EFL has in society and our collective ability to make a positive and lasting impact to the lives of millions of people.
      “It is fantastic to see so many managers and players across England and Wales coming out in support
      of the excellent work being undertaken by their own Club right in the heart of their own community.
      “There are few sporting organisations that can deliver the scale of innovative and ground breaking
      activity we do via our network of Clubs across so many important areas, including inclusion, charitable causes, community engagement, education or health.”

    • Trust supports International Women’s Day

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      International Women’s Day is coming. Let’s get ready!

      Join us in the Activity Suite on Thursday 8th March at 1pm to celebrate International Women’s Day. Activities on offer will include recycling craft, Chinese craft, henna, beauty treatments, cupcake decorating and Bollywood dancing. We are asking all attendees to bring along their favourite food to share.

      If you would like to find out more information please contact Emma on 01709827767 or email eslaterclayton@rotherhamunited.net.

    • Time To Be Active!

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      Rotherham United Community Sports Trust (RUCST) supports the European Week of Sport, encouraging people across Europe to #BeActive.

      The 23rd September sees the start of the third European Week of Sport, which is being celebrated across Europe, and RUCST are supporting the EFL Trust in helping the UK lead from the front in encouraging people from all over Europe to #BeActive.

      Sport can be emotionally uplifting and contributes significantly to a sense of togetherness and wellbeing.

      Aiming to promote sport and physical activity across Europe, the overarching theme remains #BeActive and should encourage everyone to be active during the Week but also stay active all year long, regardless of age, background, gender or ability.

      With sports participation a core focus of the EFL Trust, EFL clubs up and down the country will continue their work in providing sporting opportunities for people of all ages and ability through European Week of Sport, and throughout the year via their own community trust schemes.

      Using the power of sport to make a difference to people’s lives the EFL’s 72 Trusts engage with over 1. million people in sports participation projects each year.

      The Association of European Professional Football Leagues (EPFL) is supporting the 2017 EWoS campaign and as an official EWoS Partner, the European Leagues will contribute to raising awareness of the initiatives and help share the key messages that sport not only provides many health benefits but can bring people together and positively contribute to our society.

      Led by the European Commission, organisations are inviting sports clubs, schools, community groups and individuals to get involved and promote sporting events and activities in their communities using #BeActive.

      RUCST is excited to be actively participating and supporting the European Week of Sport campaign again in 2017 and with the help of the EFL Trust through a variety of programmes, will help promote the key messages and encourage all citizens to engage in a healthy and active lifestyle.

      #BeActive.

    • Trust launch crowdfund to help fund purchase of local community facility

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      RUCST are aiming to crowdfund £50,000.00 to help fund the purchase of fantastic community facility in the heart of one of the most challenging area of Rotherham.

      The facility will give the trust access to a state of the art building as well as an outdoor facility which will enable an extension to our educational and health provision as well as enabling the Trust to build on our inclusion work to offer more activities to the people of Rotherham as a whole.

      A significant proportion of our income is spent on external facilities and as we work with some of the most deprived and poorest residents of the town, without additional support we are unable to offer the projects which have such a high impact on our participants. By having our own facility it means we are able to generate new income streams and use own resources to deliver the projects and services at a much reduced or free rate.

      Visit the crowdfund website here

      About us…
      RUCST is a registered charity which works alongside Rotherham United Football Club to bring a better standard of living to various groups across the borough of Rotherham. Our community development programme works across the borough delivering under the four main themes of the Football League Trust: Education, Health & Wellbeing, Sport Development and Inclusion.

      Through the power of football we promote physical and emotional health, healthy eating, healthy lifestyle, learning, confidence building, social integration and community cohesion.

      RUCST deliver a wide range of activities that reflects the needs of the diverse communities working in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the town, the Trust has delivered activity for over 61,000 participants in the last year.

      Rotherham United Community Sports Trust was named the Coca-Cola Community Club of the Year at the Football League Awards 2012

      Rotherham United Community Sports Trust was named Yorkshire & Humber regional Community Club of the Year at the Football League Awards 2015 & 2016

      Rotherham United Community Sports Trust was awarded Business Community Impact 2016 by the Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber of Commerce

      Rotherham United Community Sports Trust has been awarded the Duke of York Community Initiative in 2017

    • Media Raise Your Game 2017 Announcement

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      Kick It Out’s Media Raise Your Game (#RYG17), supported by the Premier League, takes place at BBC New Broadcasting House at Portland Place in London on Wednesday 19 July 2017.

      Media #RYG17 is for those who wish to work in the media and communications industry within football, covering areas of interest such as writing, journalism, social media and broadcasting, or for people who are already employed but would like further advice and guidance.

      To register for this FREE event please click here.

      Attendees are asked to arrive for 12:45pm to pass through security ahead of the event beginning promptly at 1:30pm.

      An opening panel comprising of Natalie Pirks (BBC News Sports Correspondent), Victoria Cotton (Assistant Editor Live Event Platform, Red Button and Olympic Sports) and former Raise Your Game mentee, Daryl Hammond, now a freelance sports journalist who has worked for the BBC, will speak about their experiences in the media industry.

      A CV workshop with Glen Bertram, Staffing and Business Manager at the BBC, will assist mentees with building their profile, while there will be plenty of time for networking.

      A later workshop will also focus on the BBC’s output towards younger audiences and looking at social media before the event finishes at 4:30pm.

      Kick It Out’s #RYG17 series aims to provide pathways and opportunities to the next generation of industry employees. The organisation is continuing its efforts to diversify football’s workforce and ensure the game is reflective of society in 2017.

      Shelley Alexander, Chair of Kick It Out’s Mentoring Delivery Group and Editorial Lead for Women’s Sport at the BBC, spoke of her delight at assembling such a varied group of guests.

      She said: “I love bringing together the best reporters and editors from BBC Sport to meet and inspire the brightest and best of the next generation of sports media talent. Kick It Out’s Media Raise Your Game is always an exciting event.”

      Please email events@kickitout.org with any access requirements or if you have any other questions about the day.

    • Miller Bear set to attend “The Great Get Together”

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      This summer on the 17th and 18th of June, millions of people across the country will be getting together to celebrate all that we have in common.

      Rotherham’s Great Get Together, will be held at Clifton Parks Bandstand on Saturday 17th June 10:30am – 3:30pm.

      The event marks one year since MP Jo Cox was killed. Jo lived her life according to the belief that we have more in common than divides us, and in that spirit, her husband Brendan and friends are hoping as many of us as possible will mark the anniversary by organising or attending a celebration in our community that weekend.

      Miller Bear and Head of Community, Jamie Noble are set to attend the event which is open to ALL and will have free food, music artists, workshops plus more.

      A one minutes silence will be held at 1pm in memory of Jo Cox.

      If you would like to find out more about the event, please visit https://www.greatgettogether.org/

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

    • Trust in local round of Co-op Local Community Fund

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      Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are part of the first round of Co-op’s Local Community Fund, which is their way of giving back to our millions of members and their communities – providing funding to local causes that our members care about.

      1% of what Co-op members spend on their home brand products, and carrier bag sales goes to the Local Community Fund, with over £4 Million already raised towards 4000 projects in the UK.

      RUCST would like to run weekly coffee afternoon for older people that benefits their mental, physical health and social health. We are targeting a particular area, where the Rotherham Coop Funeral Care is on Doncaster Road. We will work with older people who are isolated and living alone or in sheltered housing in the Clifton, East Dene and Springwell Garden area and bring them to weekly activities at New York Stadium in town centre.

      The sessions will be delivered in the health space at the AESSEAL New York Stadium which can be utilised and get older people physically active playing table tennis, bocce and Kurlin, indoor games, nutrition advice as well as arts and craft.

      The sessions will reduce social isolation older people face, and get them meeting other people and developing new friendships. The sessions will be delivered by our health staff.

      Jamie Noble, Head of Community said “The Local Community Fund is a fantastic scheme which offers local charities an opportunity to deliver important engagement projects to the local community, the work we do supports all characteristics of the local community and our aging population is one which we thrive on supporting. Coffee mornings are a great way to bring people together to allow them to socialise on a regular basis but also be physically and mentally active”.

      If you would like to find out more information about the Co-op Local Community Fund, please visit https://www.coop.co.uk/membership/local-communityfund?_ga=1.241238082.1989293394.1491983869

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

    • Ipswich fixture confirmed as Community Day

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      Rotherham United Community Sports Trust (RUCST) are pleased to announce the home fixture at the AESSEAL New York Stadium against Ipswich Town F.C will be the Community take-over day, the trust have previously been involved with match day events such as the open training session and the NCS take over day.

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

      The Trust which works in partnership with Rotherham United Football Club, is a community development programme that works across the borough of Rotherham in deprived areas with different communities and age groups, delivering under the three main themes of the Football League Trust: Education, Health & Wellbeing and Sport and Community Development.

      Jamie Noble, Head of Community said “We are delighted to host the community day on 22nd of April, it’s a great opportunity for our team to showcase the fantastic work they deliver to the local community”

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

      The event will run in line with the English Football Leagues Community Day of Action which is scheduled a few days after, on the 25th of April.

      We are looking for the local community to be a part of this annual event, if you have any suggestions or you would like to get involved please contact either Chloe or Jamie on cspafford@rotherhamunited.net or jnoble@rotherhamunited.net.

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

    • Trust awarded Duke of York’s Community Initiative

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      Rotherham United Community Sports Trust (RUCST) is celebrating royal recognition after being awarded the Duke of York’s Community Initiative.

      Rotherham United Community Sports Trust is one of just 42 Yorkshire based community groups, who in its latest round of awards have been recognised by the prestigious royal reward scheme The Duke of York’s Community Initiative.

      RUCST works alongside Rotherham United Football Club to bring a better standard of living to various groups across the borough of Rotherham.

      The Trust is a community development programme that works across the borough of Rotherham in deprived areas with different communities and age groups, delivering under the three main themes of the Football League Trust: Education, Health & Wellbeing and Sport and Community Development.
      Through the power of football RUCST promote physical and emotional health, healthy eating, healthy lifestyle, learning, confidence building, social integration and community cohesion.

      Zanib Rasool, Partnership & development Manager said “All of us at RUCST are delighted to receive this prestigious award. The award is in recognition of the work that we in the community and voluntary sector do every day to make a difference. We have amazing participants and staff who are a joy to work with, We would like to thank our partners and funders who contribute to our work, without whom we could not deliver our projects which make huge impact to the local community.”

      Jamie Noble, Head of Community said “We are overjoyed to have been awarded the Duke of York’s Community Initiative, 2017 has been a fantastic year for the trust and having this award shows how far we have come as a team, the staff at Rotherham United do an amazing job, the work they do makes a substantial impact on the local community.”

      If you would like to find out more about the Duke of York’s Community Initiative please visit www.thedukeofyorkscommunityinitiative.org.uk

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

    • International Women’s Day – Megan Higgins

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      Name: Megan Higgins

      Job Title: Women and Girl Coordinator

      Job role: My role within the Trust is to increase female participation in physical activities, increase access for females to have the opportunity in sport and is to provide sporting routes throughout the community.

      What inspired you to be a part of RUCST? I first starting working for Rotherham United as a NCS leader in summer 2016 after graduating from Salford University. After discovering what RUCST is about and there passion, I became in love with what they believed in. The beginning of 2017, I got a call asking about the role of the Women and Girls Coordinator and for the past three months I’ve loved every minute of the role.

      What sporting background do you have? I started very young loving sports as I followed my sister by attending karate for five years (6years-11years). One afternoon I arrived home from school with a letter from Mexborough Football Cub to come attend a training session and from that moment on I haven’t stopped kicking a football ever since. Throughout school my participation kept interested because I had positive role model as teachers.

      What is your background? (Career, study and jobs) After leaving school I went on to do A level in Sports at Dearne Valley College followed by a Sports coaching and school sport degree at Salford University. While at University every summer I travelled for 3 months over to the United States to coach football (soccer) to ages 3-18 with Challenger Sorts. In 2016 I went Over to New Jeresy/ New York for 6 months with ATSC to coach and deliver advanced football sessions, while directing female clubs.

      Do you find it important for females to be equal to males? Why? I believe it is very important that women become equal to men and have the same opportunities as everyone deserves to be treated as equals. There’s a light at the end of tunnel for equality so women and girls take a step forward and believe in yourself.

    • International Women’s Day – Chloe Spafford

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      Name: Chloe Spafford

      Job Role: Apprentice Events Coordinator

      Job Description: I currently assist the trust in organizing and running events. I also organize the Trust player visits which involves filling in forms and inputting them onto an online system. I also assist Gemma the NCS Administrator input details onto an online data base as well as assisting in day to day jobs such as printing, photo copying and taking phone calls.

      What inspired you to be a part of RUCST? I first found out about the trust when I took part in the NCS programme in 2015. RUCST enables me to develop skills in which I may not have has the opportunity to gain at another company.

      Do you find it important for females to be equal to males? Why? Yes, I believe that every individual should be treated with the same respect and equality as each other. I think women are very skilled and can do almost anything they put their mind to.

      What is your background? (Career, study and jobs) Before I came to the Trust, I studied at Aston Academy and left with 10 GCSE’s grade A* to C. I also studies a year at Sixth form and left with a Distinction * in both Health and Social care and Sport. I am now currently an Apprentice at the Trust studying Level 3 Customer Service.

      What sporting background do you have? I have participated in sport since a young age. I used to frequently dance and go ice skating with friends. I also gained a Sports Leaders Level one qualification which led me into coaching / assisting in disability sporting events.

    • International Women’s Day – Trudi Race

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      Name: Trudi Race

      Job Role: Inclusion & Disability Officer

      Job Description: Coordinating, managing and developing all inclusion projects throughout the Trust.

      What inspired you to be a part of RUCST? I feel passionate about the power of sport and how it can literally change lives. The opportunity to use sport, education and volunteering to engage and inspire adults experiencing poor mental health came up so I instantly applied for the role and here I am!

      Do you find it important for females to be equal to males? Why? Yes of course! We are all human beings at the end of the day and we should all have the same opportunities no matter of gender or any other characteristic. It’s great to see women’s football growing. The England Ladies team did our country proud in the 2015 world cup and I honestly believe that since then people have started to take women in sport more seriously.

      What is your background? (Career, study and jobs) I worked in the prison service and in a secure forensic mental health hospital before joining the dream team at RUCST!

      What sporting background do you have? I’ve always played sport since a young age, anything from football to roller hockey but I currently play football for Doncaster Rovers and before this i played for the mighty Dearne & District!

    • International Women’s Day – Gemma Wright

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      Name: Gemma Wright

      Job Role: NCS Administrator

      Job Description: I currently input participant’s details onto an online database. I do daily duties like printing, photocopying and scanning. I also speak to young people and parents on a day to day basis through emails or phone calls.

      What inspired you to be a part of RUCST?

      It all started when I used to volunteer for the trust back in 2014 when I was job searching. I would come in once a week and help input data onto an online database and into an excel spreadsheet. Unfortunately I had to leave the volunteering opportunity due to getting myself a Christmas temp job. While doing my Christmas temp job I was offered a job starting in the new year at RUCST and I couldn’t turn the opportunity down as I knew I would learn new skills and experiences and also be able to undertake some qualifications.

      Do you find it important for females to be equal to males? Why?

      Yes, I believe that every human being should be treated the same and with respect. To be given the same opportunities and be able to progress in life just like anyone else.

      What is your background? (Career, study and jobs)

      I studied at Wickersley School and Sports College, I left with 9 GSCES, 3 A Levels and a First Diploma in Retail. I then did a Business Administration apprenticeship and completed this in 2014. This is my first full time job after having my Christmas temp one for a couple of months.

      What sporting background do you have?

      I am a Rotherham United fan.

    • Rotherham United support Level Playing Field

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      Rotherham United are delighted to be supporting the 2017 Level Playing Field (LPF) Weeks of Action at Tuesday evening’s Sky Bet Championship meeting with Brighton and Hove Albion.

      This annual initiative, now in its 12th year, aims to celebrate access and inclusion for disabled sports fans across England and Wales and the Millers were thrilled to once again be on board with raising awareness of the campaign.

      As part of the celebrations of the Weeks of Action, the Millers will welcome members of the Rotherham United Community Sports Trust’s Disability Group as the club’s guests of honour following their recent triumph in the FA People’s Cup.

      Members of the Under 16’s team who progressed to the regional rounds of the competition following success at the Sheffield heat will be in attendance at the match with Brighton and Hove Albion, whilst the flag bearers on the night will also include members from the club’s Saturday morning disability group.

      Head of Community Jamie Noble expressed his delight at supporting the campaign and is looking forward to seeing some faces familiar to the Community Sports Trust at the game against the Seagulls.

      “After a really successful day at the weekend for International Women’s Day, we are thrilled to be able to show our support to the Level Playing Field campaign,” he told www.themillers.co.uk.

      “It will be great to see members of our disabled team down at the game on Tuesday night and whilst I know many are supporters and regulars at the match anyway, it will be brilliant to see them as guests of the club.

      “We take a lot of pride in making the football club accessible to everyone in the community, so celebrating the Level Playing Field campaign is something that we are delighted to get involved with.”

      For more information about Level Playing Field (LPF) and this year’s Weeks of Action, please visit www.levelplayingfield.org.uk email info@levelplayingfield.org.uk or call 0208 621 2403.

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

    • International Women’s Day – Zanib Rasool

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      Name: Zanib Rasool, MBE

      Job Title: Partnership and Development Manager

      Job role: My role within the Trust is to develop collaborative projects that achieve positive outcomes for Rotherham people, my role includes writing funding bids, project management, evaluations and ensuring we deliver a good quality, safe provision. I work with a range of community organisations and partners and also with the local authority and the police. I sit on number of panels and boards.

      What inspired you to be a part of RUCST? I like working in the voluntary sector and working at RUCST enables me to develop some innovative projects and enables me to promote community cohesion through sport.

      Do you think women have equality? I think women are very skilled and can do almost anything they put their mind to. However, women still have a long way to go to achieve equality, there.is still a gender pay gap, fewer women on management boards or hold directorships of companies, there are still not enough women in parliament.

      What is your background? (Career, study and jobs) My background is community development and originally worked for BME women’s organisations, I have various qualification in Management, Counselling and a degree in Youth and Childhood studies

      What sporting background do you have? I don’t come from a particular sporting background but come with lots of knowledge around communities and community engagement, equality and diversity and partnership working. I have written a number of Sport England bids to increase participation in sport

      Who is your role model? My role models are the suffragettes who fought for women to have the right to vote, I have always voted and encouraged my nieces to do so. It is important that women vote.

    • Trust support Team GGS in 3 peak challenge

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      6 adventures will be Summiting 3 Mountains in 3 countries in 24 hours for Rotherham Hospice.

      The event has been supported by Rotherham United Community Sports Trust, who have kindly donated their mini-bus for their endeavours.  All the participants are self-funding the challenge as well as making a donation to the hospice.

      The event will test physical wellbeing and mental agility for Team GGS whilst trekking these three mountains ‘back to back’, all within 24 hours from starting. The 6 are not novice trekkers so already understand the challenges ahead and know not to underestimate the magnitude of the task, they will need to deal with fatigue, sleep deprivation, night hiking and just sheer exhaustion.

      Jamie Noble, Head of Community said “What Team GGS are doing for Rotherham Hospice is fantastic, the challenge is immense and will test all of their abilities. We are thrilled to be helping the team out by providing our minibus for the occasion, as a charity we know the challenges groups face trying to raise funds and support from others.  everyone at the trust would like to wish them luck on their monumental task ahead”

      You can donate by texting to 70070 the initials NTPS99 £5 Donations by text can be in denominations of £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10.

      You can use the link here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/RotherhamHospice-TeamGGS

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

    • Trust scoop top regional award from the EFL

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      Rotherham United Community Sports Trust (RUCST) scoop top regional award from the English Football League.

      RUCST have been named the North East and Yorkshire Community Club of the Year for a second year in a row. Having won the award in 2016, the Trust again blew the judges away to pick up this prestigious award for a second year running, and in turn have been nominated for the National Community Club of the Year Award alongside 5 other English Football League Clubs.

      The shortlists for the awards were announced by the English Football League today, with the Regional Winners invited to attend a formal ceremony in London on Monday 6th March at the Houses of Parliament. The regional winners will then be invited back to the National Football League Awards on Sunday 9th April celebrating the on and off pitch excellence across the League’s 72 clubs.

      Jamie Noble, Head of Community said “We are absolutely thrilled to have won the regional Community Club of the Year award and to be in the mix for the national award against five strong opponents.”

      “It has been another successful year for the Trust, upon receiving the news the whole office has been overjoyed. This year has been monumental for RUCST, moving to a brand new state of the art facility, purpose built at the AESSEAL New York Stadium catering for a large office space for our staff, an activity suite and three classrooms”

      “A big factor behind our nomination is due to the work we are delivering to local communities, especially from different ethnic backgrounds through our Sport England funded project, the first year of the project (Getting back in to Sport) has been very successful and we have engaged various different communities, especially Muslim women who have low participation in sport. Given the increase in Far Right marches in Rotherham and a rise in Islamophobia we found some Muslim women feel ostracised, we at RUCST have created safe spaces for Muslim women to take part health and sport activities.”

      “We have also created a fantastic partnership with local Mosques, which has been something the trust has been working towards over the past few years and we are proud to say we have been made to feel incredibly welcome in what is a fantastic space for the local community”

      “We have also been commended for our work in a host of other areas including education, sports participation and inclusion.”

      “The staff have worked tirelessly in the past year and this nomination is testament to the hard work and commitment of a number of individuals.”

      The Trust scooped the national award in 2012, and the regional award in 2016 (North East & Yorkshire) with a hope to claim the national award for a second time.

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

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    • Trust set to attend FunFest – Eastwood on Sea

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      Fun  Fest is a family fun day full of music, performance and free activities for all!

      We welcome anyone who would like  to showcase their talent… Singing, dancing, poetry , play music,  or say  a joke ….

      If  you are interested in taking part, please contact  Olina on  07968514037 or email olinafuseini@clifton-partnership.org.uk or just pop in to  Eastwood Community Centre  on Erskine rd.

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

    • Rotherham Young Inspectors

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      Rotherham Young Inspectors are a group of volunteers aged between 13 and 24 years old who are placed at the heart of inspecting services delivered to children, young people and their families.  Ensuring the views and experiences of young people are actively listened to and acted upon to make a difference is important to the outcomes of the young inspectors programme.

      What do we do?
      – Carry out inspections during the school holidays to check services are doing what they should be doing.  Example activities include:
      – Acting as a customer (secret shopper) by asking for information in person, over the phone, or on the website.
      – Carrying out surveys with people who have used services to gain their views.
      – Watching services in action and checking the standards of service.
      – Checking that buildings and surroundings are fit for purpose, looking at things like easy access, information, friendliness, ease of use.
      – Provide feedback and ask services for action plans.
      – Meet on a regular basis to carry out team building activities and other tasks.
      – Carry out fundraising activities such as bake sales and raffles for local charities.

      What are we currently working on?
      – Our inspection plan for 2017 includes Youth Centres, Young Carers, Fostering, Mental Health Services, Children’s Ward, School Meals and much more.  21 inspections have been carried out since May 2015 with over 63 improvements made.

      Who can join?
      – Anyone between 13 and 24 years old who lives, or attends school in Rotherham.

      What will you get out of it?
      – Young Inspector Training and Certificate.
      – Volunteer Accreditation (optional).
      – Fun rewarding activities three times a year (chosen by young people).
      – Meet new friends and learn new skills.
      – Improved confidence and self-esteem.
      – Make a positive difference to other young people in Rotherham.

      To find out more contact our Young Inspector Co-Ordinator Ashlea Harvey:
      Text/Phone: 07798 581232 & 01709 823917

      Email: RotherhamYoungInspectors@rotherham.gov.uk
      Website: www.rotherhamyounginspectors.co.uk
      Facebook: www.facebook.com/Rotherham-Young-Inspectors
      Twitter: twitter.com/InspectorsYoung

    • VACANCY | Operations and Quality Manager

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      Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are seeking to appoint an experienced enthusiastic, charismatic and dedicated professional to lead on the Operational Function and develop quality systems for the trust.

      We want a person who thrives on balancing multiple priorities and has a proven track record of getting the best out of resources, implementing and monitoring quality systems whilst growing the Trusts impact within schools, the local community as well as with private sector organisations.

      Special conditions:

      – Committed to continued professional development and willing to undertake training relevant to the post
      – have some experience in the management of facilities
      – have a knowledge of both Local and National Education priorities including Sports Participation
      – Experience of community cohesion projects
      – Experience of engaging with and delivering activities to people with disabilities
      – Knowledge of how to market activities to young people would also be advantageous
      – Sales experience is an advantage
      – The post holder will be required to work evening and weekends as the requirements of the job demands
      – Undertake other duties and responsibilities as required from time to time commensurate with the grade of the post
      – A full and clean UK driving license
      – Car owner

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

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

      Main Purpose of the role is to:

      To improve the operational systems, processes and policies in support of organisations mission – specifically, finances, quality, Staff CPD, management reporting, information flow and management, business process and organisational planning.

      To be fully accountable for supporting the operational running of the trust alongside the Head of Community

      How to apply:

      Complete application form (download below) and post or email along with your CV and cover letter to: Jamie Noble – Head Of Community jnoble@rotherhamunited.net FAO: Jamie Noble, Head of Community The Goal Zone, New York Stadium, New York Way, Rotherham S60 1AH

      Additional Documents;

      Operations and Quality Manager Job Description 2017
      Ops manager – Job Advertisement
      Application form

      Closing date: 1st February 2017

      Interview dates: 7 & 8th February 2017

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

       

    • Job Opportunity – Social Inclusion Officer

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

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

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

      Duration: Full time
      Hours: 37.5 hours
      Salary: £21,000 to £25,000 (subject to experience and qualifications)

      How to apply:
      Download application form here: Application form
      Download Job Description here: Job Description – Social Inclusion

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

      Closing date: 14th December 2016 at 5pm
      Interview date: 19th December 2016

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

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

    • Social Bike Rides from the New York Stadium

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      On the morning of Saturday the 26th November at 10.00 the ‘Biking to New York’ team, Stonham Volunteers and RUCST, will be starting to hold social bike rides from the New York Stadium.

      For the first 2 rides, 26th of November and 10th of December we have been invited for ‘Coffee & Cake’ by the Planet X team, on Magna Way, but for the rest of the season we hope to continue  these rides on the canal path once it re-opens.

      Primarily, the hope is to encourage more people to share the benefits that cycling can bring to physical health and wellbeing, so the rides will be of an ‘easy’ level. In addition to this, Pedal Ready and the Rotherham Cycle Boost (Hub) teams also plan to join us.

      Paul Truin, Volunteer Coordinator at Stonham, said, “Rotherham Utd Community Sports Trust have always been great in supporting cycling initiatives, including fund raising rides for the National Autistic Society and Prostate Cancer UK. Following our volunteers promoting cycling, Biking to New York, during the past 3 years the next step of organising bike rides from the stadium came naturally. Regular cycling brings many benefits, and starting with supported social rides is a brilliant way to begin. Cheers”

      Jamie Noble, Head of Community said “ We are huge supporters of all health and exercise work not just football, cycling is a great way to stay fit and healthy whilst also see the beautiful surroundings and encourage people to leave the car at home to ease parking and reduce emissions”

      We would also like the sessions to help ‘identify’ those more accomplished cyclists who perhaps would like to consider representing their club on the massive ‘Football to Amsterdam 2017’ bike ride, on behalf of Prostate Cancer UK, Rotherham United and the Football League.

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

    • New Goal Zone open this Saturday

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      Rotherham United Community Sports Trust will be throwing open the doors to their brand new Goal Zone Centre this Saturday at AESSEAL New York Stadium.

      The new facility will be free to enter to supporters who are season ticket holders or have purchased tickets for the match, with pre-match entertainment provided for kids who are arriving early for the match.

      The centre, which is situated next to the Players’ Entrance in the main West Stand, includes an Xbox console, table tennis table, a reaction wall, indoor games plus TV screens of the early kick off for young fans to enjoy before the main event of watching the Millers.

      Rotherham United’s Head of Community Jamie Noble said: “Following the Community Sports Trust’s move to the AESSEAL New York Stadium we have looked at several ways where we can make our new facilities available on matchdays.

      “We feel the Goal Zone is the perfect place to visit prior to the game giving families the option of a matchday experience that doesn’t just include arriving for the 90 minutes.

      “The Goal Zone is one of several ways in which the club are striving to improve our matchday experience for families, and allowing access to this facility for free we feel it is the perfect way to get ready for 3pm when the Millers take to the field.”

      The centre is open Saturday matchdays from 1pm, but children attending must be accompanied by an adult.


      Club Website
      : www.themillers.co.uk
      Trust Website: www.rucst.co.uk
      Facebook: Rotherham United Community Sports Trust
      Twitter: @RU_CST
    • Trust honoured at B&R Business Awards

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      RUCST have won The Rotherham Together Partnership Business Community Impact Award at Barnsley and Rotherham Business Awards event.

      The ceremony, hosted by BBC Radio Sheffield’s Andy Giddings, was this year held at Magna Science Adventure Centre with nearly 500 guests in attendance to celebrate the achievements of the shortlisted individuals and organisations, sponsored by RNN Group.

      Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive, Andrew Denniff said; “As always the evening was superb, reflecting all that is best in our City Region. My congratulations go out to all our winners and especially Universal Components, the Business of the Year.

      “Our guests can certainly say that they were part of the “evening of the year” in the Sheffield City Regions business calendar, and all our shortlisted entrants can congratulate themselves in contributing to another successful event”.

      Jamie Noble, Head of Community said “Everyone at the trust are ecstatic to have won this prestigious award, we have a fantastic team who are hardworking and dedicated to making an impact to their local community”

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

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

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    • Help for Noah and family

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      Hi meet Noah, Noah is 5 months old and has already endured more then most of us have in our lifetime.

      At just 2 days old Noah was diagnosed with aortic stenosis which is the narrowing of the aortic artery from the heart. This news came as a huge shock to the entire family as what everyone assumed looked a picture of health was really a small bundle of joy struggling from day one of life.

      After Noahs first procedure doctors were confident that the widening of the aorta would last a while and allow Noah to grow and get stronger before anything else needed to be done, so after a spell in hospital we got to take our little boy home and we could all be a family he was adored by his big sister loved by all. two weeks later we went for a routine appointment where Noah had a scan of his heart and to our horror Noahs health was rapidly deteriorating and we had to endure another emotional ordeal doctors/ surgeons repeated the procedure that allowed more blood to flow through the aortic valve and we all thought it was a success everything seemed great we felt that someone was looking over our little fighter.

      So another day went passed and Noah was starting to look a million times better. That night we went to get some rest and FaceTime our little girl back home and only moments later a we receive a phone call that Noah was being rushed to intensive care as he rapidly deteriorated. We ran up to the intensive care unit not knowing what we were going to be faced with. We got up there and Noah was being attached to all types of machines to keep him going at that point family had arrived to give us support and wait for the cardiologist to come and explain what was happening… And that’s when we got the worst news of our life Noah now needed open heart surgery a procedure called the Ross operation where you replace the damaged valve and replace it with the good functioning valve from the other side of the heart then require a donor valve fitted. It was so much to take in but it was his only chance so we said yes to have the procedure done we wasn’t going to give up on him.

      It was the day of the Ross operation we woke up after very little sleep and spent as much time as we could with Noah telling him he better not leave us, he’s got more fighting to !! We held his hands all morning praying for him to have the strength he needs to get through this , it got to 12:30 and we walked Noah with his nurses to theatre we kissed him and gave him his warnings that he needs to come back out of these doors to his family.

      We didn’t even make it 3 feet before me and my partner just melted into each other sobbing we didn’t know what was going to happen, after 8 hours of walking around trying to pass time which seemed like an eternity we headed back up to the ward waiting for news all the family sat hand in hand praying for a positive outcome. After 12 hours of agonising waiting and buckets of tears doctors came out and said surgery went well and Noah was on his way back to intensive care. Words couldn’t describe what that meant he’d made it through.

      After many long weeks of Noah being heavily sedated in intensive care and machines keeping him going Noahs recovery was obvious and he was starting to look like the beautiful boy we once knew. I believe it was 6-8 weeks in hospital and so much hard work of the surgeons, doctors , nurses of Leeds general Noah was ready to go home and we could be a family again.

      At home it felt like surreal Noah was there with us where he belonged his big sister (Sydney) was mothering him all the time she wanted him to be her little dolly giving him cuddles kisses never leaving his side they had created a bond. Although Noah was at home we still felt nervous like the slightest noise, picking him up it was scary but we soon got used to it a few weeks later wen went for his check up and we got news that we was hoping for everything was ok and we could go home that’s when we thought he’s better we can relax a little more that’s when we decided well go to visit family have a holiday so off we went for 2 weeks a drive to London and to Weston super-mare it was great we had a great time.

      We eventually returned back home settled back in and not to long later Noah had another routine check up and scan of his heart but this time our world was turned upside down again Noah wasn’t doing well off we went back to where it had all begun Noah was back on machines monitoring his heart blood tests and bed bound. This time Noah was diagnosed with arenavirus with to you and me is just a common cold so in a way we thought as you would it’s just a cold he’ll get over and so did nurses. Anyway coming up to 3 weeks in high dependency at Leeds Noahs health was worsening to the point he looked physically drained and ready to give up when doctors couldn’t figure out why he was deteriorating so fast as regular scans had been done catheter tests aswell we was all starting to worry even more and Noah was later rushed back to intensive care and sedated with breathing tubes down.

      Cardiologists then came round and explained to us that the valve replacement Noah had has failed years before it should have and became very leaky and had developed a rather large hole in his heart and his heart was struggling with pressure from his lungs so now Noah doesn’t really have much options but to have yet another operation which will be carried out in either Newcastle or London great Ormand Street as there the only 2 hospitals in the UK that have the necessary back up machines in case the procedure doesn’t go to plan which would then buy him some time to locate a donor heart but we have the upmost faith in the surgeons that they can help our little boy but at the moment Noah is still laid in intensive care fighting to get the arenavirus out of his system before he can be transferred all of this takes its toll physically emotionally and also financially.

      This find is to help our family keep on top of day to day living and most of all to help create a comfy safe clean environment for Noah to grow up when he returns home thank you x

      If you would like to help or find out more information, please click the link below!..

      https://www.gofundme.com/2swy3d4c

    • Job opportunity – Cleaner

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      Job opportunity – Cleaner

      we are delighted to announce we are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, charismatic and dedicated individual to join our team and assist in the cleaning of our facility.

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

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

      Hours: 6 – 8 hours per week
      Salary: Living wage

      How to apply:

      Please email your C.V to jnoble@rotherhamunited.net.

      Closing Date: 21st October 2016

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

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

    • EFL Auction shirts to Back New Disability Programme

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      Rotherham United fans will get a unique opportunity to own a piece of their clubs history in the form of signed merchandise.

      EFL Trust are auctioning off 75 pieces of signed merchandise including a signed Rotherham United football shirt.

      All monies raised from the auction will go to the EFL Trust’s “Every Player Counts” disability football scheme, enhancing the lives of individuals through the power of football.

      Mike Evans from the EFL Trust commented: “I am delighted that Capital One have given us a special piece of the clubs history which fans around the country will be able to get hold of in aid of disability football”.

      Engaging 1.5 million people every year, the Trust is a charity that uses the power of football to tackle society’s greater goals under the 4 key themes; Education, Health, Inclusion and Sports Participation.

      The merchandise will be on sale from 10th October- 20th October.

      If you would like to bid on any of the items, please visit the EFL Trust eBay shop here: https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/efltrust

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

    • RUFC back screening unit

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      Rotherham United Football Club has teamed up with their local breast screening unit during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month in a bid to encourage local women to join the fight against breast cancer and attend their screening appointments.

      The Millers are putting the emphasis on their male supporters to look after the women in their lives by making sure their mums, wives, sisters and partners are taking up their all-important breast screening appointments.

      Danny Ward, The Millers number 9 said: “Quite often it is the women in our lives who look after us and make sure we are healthy, now it’s our turn to do something to look after them. Simply checking that your mum or your partner is attending their screening appointments every three years can make a big difference in catching cancer earlier.”

      During October’s home match against Reading, the team will be warming up in campaign t-shirts displaying key messages ‘Breast screening saves lives’ and ‘Join the fight take up your invite’ as a reminder to fans of the important role screening plays in the detection of breast cancer.

      Jamie Noble, Head of Community at Rotherham United said: “Breast cancer affects so many people which is why the club is eager to support this campaign. Women attending their breast screening appointment every 3 years from the age of 50 can help detect breast cancer early and ensure prompter treatment, which is why we are keen to ensure all our female fans and Rotherham women are taking up their invites.”

      Approximately one in eight women are diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime. Early detection through screening offers a better chance of successful treatment and full recovery.

      To show their support for Breast Cancer Awareness month, three team members of Rotherham United Football Club paid a visit to Rotherham Hospital’s breast screening unit.

      During the visit the players met the screening team and learned about the important role breast screening plays in the fight against breast cancer.

      Faye Drabble, Superintendent Radiographer at Rotherham Hospital said: “We are very grateful to the club for helping us reach out to the Rotherham community and promote the importance of attending breast screening appointments. Screening can pick up things that women might not be able to feel themselves which is why it is crucial women don’t ignore their invites.

      “Women who have missed or need to rebook an appointment can contact us on 01709 424807 and we will happily schedule another appointment.”

      Breast cancer screening is currently available every three years to women aged 50 to 70 years with some women being called up from the age of 47.

      Early detection offers a better chance of successful treatment and full recovery. Join the fight and take up your invite.

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

    • Signed Shirt and Football up for grabs!

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      Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are delighted to be supporting Ray Matthews in his fundraising efforts!

      We have a Signed Rotherham United shirt and a signed Rotherham United football up for grabs in separate auctions. In addition to this, we will be giving a match day Programme from the Nottingham Forest fixture with each item auctioned. (Links below)

      Ray is raising funds for Newman School in Whiston – a specialist school for children with disabilities. His goal is to raise £75,000 to completely rubber coat the entire playground areas at the school, and donations are still flooding in.

      Ray has recently finished the unbelievable feat of completing 75 marathons in 75 days to coincide with his 75th birthday – a remarkable achievement.

      If you would like to get involved with this fantastic cause, please click the links below and get bidding!

      Signed Shirt – Auction
      Signed Football – Auction

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

    • Triple threat dance academy

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      If you love Musical Theatre then this is the dance class for you!

      Come along and learn routines from all your favourite musicals such as Chicago, Dirty Dancing, Mama Mia, Hairspray, Dreamgirls, We Will rock You and many more.

      Dance improve fitness, co-ordination & posture! (Performance opportunities are available for those interested)

      Drop in classes, no pre booking, no pressure  just have fun!

      Adult Musical Theatre Dance Class
      £4.50 Per session
      Thursday’s 7.30-8.30pm
      Weekly classes at the Goal Zone,
      The New York Stadium, Rotherham

      Classes start on Thursday 15th September 2016
      Taught by ex-professional dancer and singer with more than 15 years performance and teaching experience

      Call Rebecca on 07712 357 388 for more details or visit our website for all class details www.triplethreat-academy.co.uk

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

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    • End of an era…

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      Trust set to leave Mangham House after 8 years.

      Rotherham United Community Sports Trust will be leaving Mangham House on Friday 19th of August to their new home at the AESSEAL New York Stadium.

      The state of the art facility will consist of 3 floors in the main stand, containing a new office, 3 classrooms and a community health space.

      The classrooms will be the home of BTEC Level 2 & 3, Apprenticeships, Foundation Degree and alternative education programmes. All classrooms will have the latest educational equipment enabling the students to study to their full potential.

      Health/Activity floor will have 2 reaction walls, Gym equipment such as kettle bells, vipr bars and medicine balls. Along with this, we will have TRX cables, sprung floor and a mirrored wall for dance sessions.

      Jamie Noble (Head of Community) said “2016 will be a fantastic year for everyone at the trust, moving to the stadium with the club is a huge step in the right direction and it can only improve the fantastic work we are already doing. Not only will this facility provide an amazing place for our staff to work, it will offer the community a new facility to partake in our provision”

      Rotherham United Community Sports Trust would like to thank Mears Group (Rotherham) for their continued support throughout the planning and building of this fantastic facility, without their help this would not have been possible.

      If you would like to find out more regarding Rotherham United Community Sports trust or get involved in any way, please contact us on 01709 827767.

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

    • Triple threat performing arts

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      Triple Threat are proud to bring you performing art creative fun days throughout the summer holidays.

      Creative fun day includes Dance, Drama, Singing, Musical Theatre, Games, Face Painting, Cheerleading, Mini performance at the end of each session & much more.

      Children need to wear comfortable clothing and footwear. Please send your child with a packed lunch.

      10am – 4pm, £12 per day.

      Monday 25th July
      Monday 1st August
      Monday 15th August
      Monday 22nd August

      Venue: Herringthorpe United
      Reformed Church
      Wickersley Road
      Rotherham, S60 4JN

      Booking is essential so please call Rebecca on 07712 357 388 or email rebecca@triplethreat-academy.co.uk to book your child’s place www.triplethreat-academy.co.uk

       

       

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    • Trusts move to NYS imminent

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      Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are set to leave Mangham House on Barbot hall industrial Estate this summer to relocate to their fantastic new state of the art facility at the AESSEAL New York Stadium. Mangham House has been the home of the trust ever since the departure from Millmoor in 2008/09.

      Plans have been in process for the last couple of years but with approval earlier in the year, work has been in full swing. Their new facility will consist of three floors in the main stand, which will contain the following:

      3 x classrooms for their educational provision which consists of BTEC Level 2 & 3, Apprenticeships, Foundation Degree and alternative education programmes. Both classrooms will have the latest educational equipment enabling the students to study to their full potential.

      Health/Activity floor will have 2 reaction walls, Gym equipment such as kettle bells, vipr bars and medicine balls. Along with this, we will have multi-functional gym exercise equipment, sprung floor and a mirrored wall for dance sessions.

      Office space which will have 17 desks to accommodate both office based staff and community coaches in a hot desk style along with meeting areas and kitchen facilities.

      Jamie Noble (Head of Community) said “2016/17 will be a fantastic year for everyone at the trust, being in the stadium with the club is a huge step in the right direction and it can only improve the fantastic work we are already doing. Not only will this facility provide an amazing place for our staff to work, it will offer the community new facility to partake in our provision”

      Rotherham United Community Sports Trust would like to thank Mears Group (Rotherham) for their continued support throughout the planning and building of this fantastic facility, without their help this would not have been possible.

      If you would like to find out more regarding Rotherham United Community Sports trust or get involved in any way, please contact us on 01709 827767.

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

    • Rotherham United Ladies seeks new Manager

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      Rotherham United Ladies Football Club are seeking a Manager/Coach for the forthcoming season 2016/17. They are currently in the FA Women’s Premier League, Midlands Div. 1.

      Applications will be accepted from anyone who has experience and knowledge of women’s football.

      They should:

      ·         Hold a minimum level 2 coaching qualification
      ·         Hold a current DBS check
      ·         Able to give commitment to coaching is essential
      ·         Able to give commitment to attend all games which does involve travel to all areas of the     Midlands.
      ·         Be willing to work on a voluntary basis

      Applications should be e-mailed to the Secretary of RULFC (pollock_shirley@yahoo.co.uk) including a football CV and should be received no later than 24 June 2016.

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

      We are a diverse football club 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 club is opposed to any discrimination and commits itself to the redress of any inequalities by taking positive action where appropriate.

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

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

    • Framed shirts up for grabs in aid of Prostate Cancer UK

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      Framed shirts up for grabs in aid of Prostate Cancer UK

      Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are pleased to announce the auction of 2 signed Rotherham United Football shirts (framed) from the 2015/16 season.

      The funds raised from these auctions will be donated to Paul Truin, Trevor Price and Kaspars Paulins, who are gearing up for the annual Yorkshire to Amsterdam cycle for Prostate Cancer UK and still need your support ahead of their epic journey.

      Paul Truin, Trevor Price and Kaspars Paulins will be setting off on their adventure on Friday 3rd June at Barnsley’s Oakwell Stadium before embarking on a grueling bike ride to the Ajax Arena in Amsterdam.

      The trio have been tireless in their fundraising efforts so far but are asking for one final push before donning their kit in aid of Prostate Cancer UK.

      If you would like to get involved, please click the links below to the auctions:

      Auction one: Click here

      Auction two: Click here

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

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

       

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    • Yorkshire to Amsterdam in aid of Prostate Cancer!

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      Yorkshire to Amsterdam in aid of Prostate Cancer!

      In June 2016 on behalf of Rotherham United and the Football League Paul Truin will be biking a 145 mile journey From Barnsley to Amsterdam (which must be completed in 2 days) in aid of Prostate Cancer UK.

      Pictured pitch side at a recent Millers home fixture, Jason Harwin (Rotherham District Commander) & Martin Sheldon (Inspector) were proud to donate £100.00 to Paul Truin and his fantastic cause.

      Paul has had over 89 donations so far and already raised over £2900 this year for Prostate Cancer UK.

      Paul boasts experience from previous rides but is relishing the challenge of trading Yorkshir the Netherlands this summer.

      “I started cycling about four and a half years ago,” he told www.themillers.co.uk

      “I really got into it alongside my partner who is very much the cyclist now and for the past two and a half seasons we’ve been promoting cycling to the AESSEAL New York Stadium.

      “I’ve been affected by cancer in my family, so this is a charity which is one that I am really happy to support.”

      Rotherham United are very proud to be representing Paul Truin in his efforts to raise funds and awareness of Prostate Cancer UK, which is the Official Charity Partner of The Football League.

      The theme is MEN UNITED. Whatever team you support we are bringing everyone together for a Very Important Game: MEN UNITED v Prostate Cancer.

      Jamie Noble (Head of Community) said “Paul and his team have done an amazing job so far, their dedication and commitment is second to none, to raise over £2900.00 is phenomenal, everyone at Rotherham United would like to wish them all them best in their fundraising efforts and 145 mile journey”

      Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

      You can help the Trio raise money for this great cause by donating directly to their fundraising page – https://www.justgiving.com/paul-rowland-truin.

      JustGiving sends your donation straight to PROSTATE CANCER UK and automatically reclaims Gift Aid if you are a UK taxpayer, so your donation is worth even more.

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