Category Archive: Sport & Community Development

  1. NEWS | Holiday Camps return to Wickersley and Parkgate Astro this October

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    We are delighted to announce our return to Wickersley School and Sports College this October for our Holiday Camps.

    Along with Wickersley, we will also be hosting our usual Future Stars Development Football Camps at Parkgate Astro, as well as the popular Mini Millers sports sessions.

    All camps will adhere to current government guidelines around Covid-19 and strict procedures will be in place to keep participants as safe as possible.

    We will be operating strict online booking only, this is to manage quantities for the safety of children, parents and staff members.

    Full details of our camps are listed below:

    Wickersley School – October Holiday Camp (BOOK HERE)
    5-14 years
    Monday – Friday (5 days)
    9am-4pm
    £15 per day or £60 for the week

    Flexible drop off between 9am-10am
    Flexible pick up between 3pm-4pm

    Parkgate Astro – October Future Stars Football Camp (BOOK HERE)
    5-14 years
    Tuesday – Thursday (3 days)
    9am-4pm
    £15 per day £40 for 3 days

    Flexible drop off between 9am-10am
    Flexible pick up between 3pm-4pm

    Parkgate Astro Mini millers (BOOK HERE)
    2-4 years
    Monday 10-11am
    Friday 1-2pm
    £5 per session

    If you require any more information, please contact community@rotherhamunited.net or 01709 827767

  2. Friday sessions added for Future Stars

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    After a successful Summer delivering holiday provision, we are delighted to announce the next block of Future Stars open sessions are available to book.

    Whether your child is new to football, or they just want some extra training, our top quality coaching team are here to help. With UEFA/FA qualifications and bags of experience in grassroots, development & academy settings, our staff will provide an environment where your child can love football, and improve their skills.

    Future Stars, Friday 1 BOOK HERE
    Venue: Parkgate Astro
    Time: 4:45pm – 5:45pm
    Age: 4-6
    Dates: 25th September – 23rd October 2020
    Cost : £25 block booking (£5.00 per session)

    Future Stars, Friday 2 BOOK HERE
    Venue: Parkgate Astro
    Time: 4:45pm – 5:45pm
    Age: 7-8
    Dates: 25th September – 23rd October 2020
    Cost : £25 block booking (£5.00 per session)
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    Future Stars, Saturday 1 BOOK HERE
    Venue: Parkgate Astro
    Time: 9am – 10am
    Ages: 3-5
    Dates: 5th September – 24th October 2020
    Cost: £40 block booking (£5 per session)

    Future Stars, Saturday BOOK HERE
    Venue: Parkgate Astro
    Time: 9am – 10am
    Ages: 6-9
    Dates: 5th September – 24th October 2020
    Cost: £40 block booking (£5 per session)

    Future Stars, Saturday BOOK HERE
    Venue: Parkgate Astro
    Time: 10am – 11am
    Ages: 10-13
    Dates: 5th September – 24th October 2020
    Cost: £40 block booking (£5 per session)

    Attached is a consent form that MUST be completed and signed prior to session, without this players cannot train.

    Covid-19 Checklist
    Covid-19 Consent form

    If you require any more information, please contact community@rotherhamunited.net.

  3. Future Stars Saturday sessions available for booking

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    After a successful Summer delivering holiday provision, we are delighted to announce the next block of Future Stars open sessions are available to book.

    Whether your child is new to football, or they just want some extra training, our top quality coaching team are here to help. With UEFA/FA qualifications and bags of experience in grassroots, development & academy settings, our staff will provide an environment where your child can love football, and improve their skills.

    Future Stars, Saturday 1 BOOK HERE
    Venue: Parkgate Astro
    Time: 9am – 10am
    Ages: 3-5
    Dates: 5th September – 24th October 2020
    Cost: £40 block booking (£5 per session)

    Future Stars, Saturday 2 BOOK HERE
    Venue: Parkgate Astro
    Time: 9am – 10am
    Ages: 6-9
    Dates: 5th September – 24th October 2020
    Cost: £40 block booking (£5 per session)

    Future Stars, Saturday 3 BOOK HERE
    Venue: Parkgate Astro
    Time: 10am – 11am
    Ages: 10-13
    Dates: 5th September – 24th October 2020
    Cost: £40 block booking (£5 per session)

    Attached is a consent form that MUST be completed and signed prior to session, without this players cannot train.

    Covid-19 Checklist
    Covid-19 Consent form

    If you require any more information, please contact community@rotherhamunited.net.

  4. FOOTBALL CAMP IS BACK!!!

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    In addition to our education and activity camps we are now able to offer a football specific camp to those aged 8-14 years.

    Join us every Thursday for the morning, afternoon, or full day at Parkgate Astro.

    Book your place now:

    Morning session: (BOOK HERE)
    Parkgate Astro
    9am – 11:30am
    £10 per session or £60 for 6 weeks

    Afternoon session: (BOOK HERE)
    Parkgate Astro
    12:30pm – 3pm
    £10 per session or £60 for 6 weeks

    Full day: (BOOK HERE)
    Parkgate Astro
    9am – 3pm
    £15 per session, £90 for 6 weeks

    Fore more information, please contact community@rotherhamunited.net

  5. NEWS | Key Worker discount available on all summer holiday provision for limited time only!

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    Limited time offer on our Summer Holiday Provision, KEY WORKERS get 20% off all orders using voucher code “KEYWORKER” at check out. 

    Holiday Camps (Sport/Education): 
    https://www.rucst.co.uk/millers-holiday-camps/ 

    Alternative Camps (Mini Millers/Ability Counts):  https://www.rucst.co.uk/alternative-camps/ 

    Future Stars Football: 
    https://www.rucst.co.uk/news-future-stars-summer-holiday-provision-announced/ 

    If you require pay as you go bookings please ring the office on 01709 827767.

  6. NEWS | Trust Announce School Sport Partnership

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    In preparation for the 2020/21 academic year we are delighted to launch our brand new Rotherham United Sports Partnership Offer. We will shortly be sending you a brochure detailing all our individual programmes and how we can support your school across 6 key areas:

    Rotherham United can support your school to ensure pupils are developing in a variety of areas linking to the National Curriculum. We are more than a Football Club – we deliver a wide range of activities and lessons ranging from Literacy to Healthy Lifestyle programmes and from PE lessons to competitions. Alongside our delivery, we have some fantastic ways of engaging and incentivising activities throughout school. This includes matchday tickets, player visits and stadium tours.

    Please see below an overview of the Sports Partnership model. There will be 3 packages available for you to access which we hope will; increase levels of participation, educate individuals of the health benefits of sport and provide environments for children to realise their potential.

    We understand that there will be different challenges for schools in September and we have been working hard to tailor our programmes so that they can be delivered using a blend of online and face-to-face sessions. Our staff CPD programme will also place a large emphasis on how physical activity can be delivered taking into consideration government guidelines in relation to Covid-19.

    To share these plans in more detail we would like to invite you to a Zoom presentation next week on Wednesday 16th July at 3.30pm. To register your attendance please follow the link below:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcsf-Cprj4qHNaHB9R-Npks6J3c6W-IJCDY

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

  7. Alternative Camps

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    We are delighted that under the new government guidelines we are able to offer young people the opportunity to join us over the summer!

    Things will look a little different to our usual camps, but they will be just as much fun and we can’t wait to welcome your little ones back.

    We know lots of parents are worried about the amount of time your children have been out of school, so our camps have been designed by our education and sports team to include our Millers Maths, Premier league primary stars reading, and EFL Joy of Moving healthy living programmes. There’s plenty of sport, football and games in there too.

    So how will it work?

    Each camp will be delivered at our Parkgate Astro venue and will run in the afternoons.

    Parents are not required to stay, but we will ask that you sign a consent form allowing us to be within 2 meters of your child should we need to perform first aid.  Any first aid will be performed by a designated member of staff who will be wearing full PPE.

    If you would like to stay with your child this will be limited to 1 parent and no siblings as we continue to ensure we do not breach maximum numbers on site.

    In order to adhere to government guidelines we will be working with groups of up to 15 children, and following a bubble system.  Therefore you will only be able to book your child onto 1 camp.  We know this may be disappointing for those who like to spend every day with us, but we need to make sure we are keeping you and our staff as safe as possible.

    Here’s how it works:

    Miller bear books onto Tuesday morning camp. He cannot book onto any other day or time.

    He is booked onto Tuesday mornings for the whole 6 weeks.

    If he decides he can’t come one week no one else can take his place.

    Due to the bubble system, payment for all 6 weeks will be taken up front and unfortunately refunds will not be available for missed sessions.

    BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE

    Mini Millers “A” BOOK HERE
    Tuesday 21st July – 25th August 2020
    12:30pm – 1:30pm
    Ages 3-4

    Mini Millers “B” SOLD OUT
    Tuesday 21st July – 25th August 2020
    2pm – 3pm
    Ages 3-4

    Ability Counts BOOK HERE
    Friday 24th July – Friday 28th August 2020
    12:30pm – 2:30pm
    Ages 7-16

    Ability Counts BOOK HERE
    Friday 24th July – Friday 28th August 2020
    12:30pm – 2:30pm
    Ages 16+ (Adults)

    Below is a breakdown of guidelines that must be followed for sessions

    – On arrival please remain in your cars until 5 minutes before your session is due to start. You will then be greeted by a member of staff.

    – The clubhouse is out of use so please follow the signage around to the pitches.

    – Each player will have their own marked area for drinks, clothing etc.

    – Only one parent/guardian per child within Parkgate Astro.

    – Outdoor toilet will be open and available for players to use.

    – All staff will have sanitizer and PPE equipment.

    – Sessions will be non-contact with correct social distancing. As per FA guidelines. (Players can bring their own football if they wish)

    – Also attached is a consent form that MUST be completed and signed prior to session, without this players cannot train.

    Covid-19 Checklist
    Covid-19 Consent form

    If you require any more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us at community@rotherhamunited.net.

  8. Millers holiday camps 2020

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    We are delighted that under the new government guidelines we are able to offer young people the opportunity to join us over the summer!

    Things will look a little different to our usual camps, but they will be just as much fun and we can’t wait to welcome your little ones back.

    We know lots of parents are worried about the amount of time your children have been out of school, so our camps have been designed by our education and sports team to include our Millers Maths, Premier league primary stars reading, and EFL Joy of Moving healthy living programmes. There’s plenty of sport, football and games in there too.

    So how will it work?

    Camps will start on Tuesday 21st July and run for 6 weeks until Thursday 27th August.

    Each camp will be delivered at our Parkgate Astro venue and will run for 2.5 hours, so you can choose either a morning or afternoon slot.

    Parents are not required to stay, but we will ask that you sign a consent form allowing us to be within 2 meters of your child should we need to perform first aid.  Any first aid will be performed by a designated member of staff who will be wearing full PPE.

    If you would like to stay with your child this will be limited to 1 parent and no siblings as we continue to ensure we do not breach maximum numbers on site.

    In order to adhere to government guidelines we will be working with groups of up to 15 children, and following a bubble system.  Therefore you will only be able to book your child onto 1 camp.  We know this may be disappointing for those who like to spend every day with us, but we need to make sure we are keeping you and our staff as safe as possible.

    Here’s how it works:

    Miller bear books onto Tuesday morning camp. He cannot book onto any other day or time.

    He is booked onto Tuesday mornings for the whole 6 weeks.

    If he decides he can’t come one week no one else can take his place.

    Due to the bubble system, payment for all 6 weeks will be taken up front and unfortunately refunds will not be available for missed sessions.

    BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE

    Tuesdays
    Camp Wood, 9am – 11:30am (Ages 5-7) SOLD OUT
    Camp Vassell, 9am – 11:30am (Ages 8-11) SOLD OUT
    Camp Mattock, FOOTBALL – 12:30pm – 3pm (Ages 8-11) BOOK HERE

    Wednesdays
    Camp Smith, 12:30pm – 3pm (Ages 5-7) SOLD OUT
    Camp Miller, 12:30pm – 3pm (Ages 8-11) BOOK HERE

    Thursdays
    Camp Tilt, 9am – 11:30am (Ages 12-14) BOOK HERE
    Camp Ogbene, 9am – 11:30am (Year 6 Transition) BOOK HERE
    Camp Warne, 12:30pm – 3pm (Ages 5-7) SOLD OUT
    Camp Crooks, 12:30pm – 3pm (Ages 8-11) SOLD OUT

    Below is a breakdown of guidelines that must be followed for sessions

    – On arrival please remain in your cars until 5 minutes before your session is due to start. You will then be greeted by a member of staff.

    – The clubhouse is out of use so please follow the signage around to the pitches.

    – Each player will have their own marked area for drinks, clothing etc.

    – Only one parent/guardian per child within Parkgate Astro.

    – Outdoor toilet will be open and available for players to use.

    – All staff will have sanitizer and PPE equipment.

    – Sessions will be non-contact with correct social distancing. As per FA guidelines. (Players can bring their own football if they wish)

    – Also attached is a consent form that MUST be completed and signed prior to session, without this players cannot train.

    Covid-19 Checklist
    Covid-19 Consent form

    If you require any more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us at community@rotherhamunited.net.

  9. Friday sessions added for Future Stars

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    Due to the success of our revised Saturday morning sessions, we are please to announce we have added additional session on Wednesday evenings.

    We have been working hard and implementing plans to ensure the facility and staff are adequately equipped to enable the sessions to run in a safe and engaging manner for everyone involved.

    Following government guidelines the sessions will need to be capped meaning limited spaces are available, to be booked through our Official Soccer Schools system.  

    Key Information;

    – Sessions will be in groups of 5, plus a coach (2 groups per timeslot, on separate pitches)

    – Block booking only, these groups will remain the same each week for the duration of the block

    – Strictly online booking only

    – These sessions will be free of charge, sessions will be 40mins. Timings below;

    Session 1
    Friday, 5pm
    Ages: 4-6

    Session 2
    Friday, 6pm
    Ages: 6-8

    Block 1: 26th June – 17th July. (Book online here)

    Below is a breakdown of guidelines that must be followed for sessions

    – On arrival please remain in cars until 5 minutes before your session is due to start. You will then be greeted by member of staff.

    – Clubhouse is out of use so please follow the signage around to the pitches.

    – Each player will have their own marked area for drinks, clothing etc.

    – Parents must remain on site throughout the session. Only one parent/guardian per child within Parkgate Astro.

    – Outdoor toilet will be open and available for players to use.

    – All staff will have sanitizer and PPE equipment.

    – Session will be non-contact with correct social distancing. As per FA guidelines. (Players can bring their own football if they wish)

    – Also attached is a consent form that MUST be completed and signed prior to session, without this players cannot train.

    Covid-19 Checklist
    Covid-19 Consent form

    If you require any more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us at community@rotherhamunited.net.

  10. NEWS | FREE Physical Education sessions for children hosted by Community Sports Trust

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    Following the successful return of limited sessions at Parkgate Astro, Rotherham United Community Sports trust are pleased to announce the next phase of sessions (Millers AllSports) which will be an initial 3 week block, free of charge starting week commencing 29th June 2020.

    Millers AllSports will offer physical education sessions for participants from foundation level up-to key sage 4 (3 – 17). Many employees at the trust are parents and we can appreciate the difficulties of home schooling in these unprecedented times, with that in mind we have set up 4 sessions per day, Monday to Thursday to assist in the delivery of physical education at our sports facility (Parkgate Astro). The sessions will be delivered by our qualified sports coaches and management team in correlation with the national curriculum, in a fun, friends and engaging manner.

    Jamie Noble, Head of Community said “We feel this second phase of delivery is a necessity to support local families with respite or to offer a place for their children to enjoy high standard sport sessions in a safe and controlled environment.”

    “The first phase has been an overwhelming success but unfortunately not everyone was successful in booking a place, however we hope these multi-sports physical education sessions will provide an abundance of spaces and hopefully cater for many more children across Rotherham.”

    “The feedback has been great, and it’s a credit to the team. We are passionate about providing an exceptional service to the local community and as restrictions ease further, we hope to expand our delivery.”

    Millers AllSports will continue to follow the government guidelines, with 10 spaces split across 2 pitches per 40 minute activity slots. Children who book on must be available to attend the 3 week block as we try to continue working in controlled groups.

    Full session details and links to book online are as follow;

    Mondays – 29/6, 6/7 & 13/7/2020
    4pm – 4:40pm, KS3 Girls only (11 – 14) BOOK HERE

    Tuesdays – 30/6, 7/7 & 14/7/2020
    1pm – 1:40pm, KS1 (Ages 5-7) BOOK HERE

    Wednesdays1/7, 8/7 & 15/7/2020
    2pm – 2:40pm, KS1 (Ages 5-7) BOOK HERE

    Thursdays – 2/7, 9/7 & 16/7/2020
    3pm – 3:40pm, KS3 (11 – 14) BOOK HERE

    Key Information;

    – Sessions will be in groups of 5, plus a coach (2 groups per timeslot, on separate pitches)
    – Block booking only, these groups will remain the same each week for the duration of the block
    – Strictly online booking only
    – These sessions will be free of charge

    Below is a breakdown of guidelines that must be followed for sessions

    – On arrival please remain in cars until 5 minutes before your session is due to start. You will then be greeted by member of staff.
    – Clubhouse is out of use so please follow the signage around to the pitches.
    – Each player will have their own marked area for drinks, clothing etc.
    – Parents must remain on site throughout the session. Only one parent/guardian per child within Parkgate Astro.
    – Outdoor toilet will be open and available for players to use.
    – All staff will have sanitizer and PPE equipment.
    – Session will be non-contact with correct social distancing. As per FA guidelines. (Players can bring their own football if they wish)
    – Also attached is a consent form that MUST be completed and signed prior to session, without this players cannot train.

    Covid-19 Checklist
    Covid-19 Consent form

    If you require any more information, please contact;

    community@rotherhamunited.net

  11. NEWS | Future Stars return a success

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    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust Future Stars programme returned this week with a new look coaching team, whereby David Atkinson has been joined by Adam Pilgrim.

    The Future Stars programme, which has been adjusted to comply with government guidelines has been an overwhelming success with three days of delivery to 50 young footballers selling out in 24 hours. The trust had been implementing new safety measures over the last few weeks to ensure all sessions held at Parkgate Astro meet the required standards ensuring the safety of their staff, participants and designated family members.

    David Atkinson resumes his role within the Future Stars setup bringing a wealth of experience from his previous full time role at the trust, and now his role at Rotherham United F.C academy as Lead Foundation Phase Coach.

    The trust are also pleased to announce the return of Adam Pilgrim, whom was previously employed prior to taking on a new challenge. Adam also boasts a great community and footballing resume, with both coaching and managerial experience. Adams drive and commitment to developing not only his own abilities, but the progression of the participants is second to none.

    Jamie Noble, Head of Community said “We are delighted to be back and It’s great to see the smiles back on the kids’ faces, being able to provide them with a little bit of normality is rewarding not only for myself, but the rest of the team.”

    “Everyone at the trust is ecstatic to have Adam return as Football Development Coach, his knowledge of the game is transcendent and he will be influential to the development of the programme, in partnership with Dave.”

    “We are grateful for the early success of the provision on offer, however we remain vigilant in these unprecedented times.”

    With further easing of restrictions expected in the not so distant future, the trust are hopeful of bringing additional staff members back to support with the delivery of the programme, ensuring they maintain the quality yet safe delivery of all our sessions.

    If you would like to find out any more information, please contact;

    community@rotherhamunited.net.

  12. Future Stars Sessions announced for Wednesday evenings!

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    Due to the success of our revised Saturday morning sessions, we are please to announce we have added additional session on Wednesday evenings.

    We have been working hard and implementing plans to ensure the facility and staff are adequately equipped to enable the sessions to run in a safe and engaging manner for everyone involved.

    Following government guidelines the sessions will need to be capped meaning limited spaces are available, to be booked through our Official Soccer Schools system.  

    Jamie Noble, Head of Community said ““ This is a small step getting back to normal. We are also starting other sessions on a invite only to existing participants. All provision will be based at Parkgate Astro as this is part of our control measures which we have identified from consultation with participants and partners.”

    Community delivery will hopefully come in the next few weeks however we feel the responsible thing is to continue to support the government messages but offer some physical activity to small groups again conforming to government guidelines.

    Key Information;

    – Sessions will be in groups of 5, plus a coach (2 groups per timeslot, on separate pitches)

    – Block booking only, these groups will remain the same each week for the duration of the block

    – Strictly online booking only

    – These sessions will be free of charge, sessions will be 40mins. Timings below;

    Session 1
    Wednesday, 5:30pm
    Ages: 4-8

    Session 2
    Wednesday, 6:30pm
    Ages: 7-9

    Session 3
    Wednesday, 7:30pm
    Ages: 9-12

    Block 1: 17th June – 15th July. (Book online here)

    Below is a breakdown of guidelines that must be followed for sessions

    – On arrival please remain in cars until 5 minutes before your session is due to start. You will then be greeted by member of staff.

    – Clubhouse is out of use so please follow the signage around to the pitches.

    – Each player will have their own marked area for drinks, clothing etc.

    – Parents must remain on site throughout the session. Only one parent/guardian per child within Parkgate Astro.

    – Outdoor toilet will be open and available for players to use.

    – All staff will have sanitizer and PPE equipment.

    – Session will be non-contact with correct social distancing. As per FA guidelines. (Players can bring their own football if they wish)

    – Also attached is a consent form that MUST be completed and signed prior to session, without this players cannot train.

    Covid-19 Checklist
    Covid-19 Consent form

    If you require any more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us at community@rotherhamunited.net.

  13. NEWS | Future Stars return date confirmed

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    We are delighted to announce our Future Stars Saturday morning sessions are to reconvene from Saturday 20th June 2020.

    We have been working hard and implementing plans to ensure the facility and staff are adequately equipped to enable the sessions to run in a safe and engaging manner for everyone involved.

    Following government guidelines the sessions will need to be capped meaning limited spaces are available, to be booked through our Official Soccer Schools system.  

    Jamie Noble, Head of Community said ““ This is a small step getting back to normal. We are also starting other sessions on a invite only to existing participants. All provision will be based at Parkgate Astro as this is part of our control measures which we have identified from consultation with participants and partners.”

    Community delivery will hopefully come in the next few weeks however we feel the responsible thing is to continue to support the government messages but offer some physical activity to small groups again conforming to government guidelines.

    Key Information;

    – Sessions will be in groups of 5, plus a coach (2 groups per timeslot, on separate pitches)

    – Block booking only, these groups will remain the same each week for the duration of the block

    – Strictly online booking only

    – These sessions will be free of charge, sessions will be 40mins. Timings below;

    Session 1
    Saturday, 9am
    Ages: 5-8

    Session 2
    Saturday, 10am
    Ages: 9-12

    Block 1: 20th June – 18th July. (Book online here)

    Below is a breakdown of guidelines that must be followed for sessions

    – On arrival please remain in cars until 5 minutes before your session is due to start. You will then be greeted by member of staff.

    – Clubhouse is out of use so please follow the signage around to the pitches.

    – Each player will have their own marked area for drinks, clothing etc.

    – Parents must remain on site throughout the session. Only one parent/guardian per child within Parkgate Astro.

    – Outdoor toilet will be open and available for players to use.

    – All staff will have sanitizer and PPE equipment.

    – Session will be non-contact with correct social distancing. As per FA guidelines. (Players can bring their own football if they wish)

    – Also attached is a consent form that MUST be completed and signed prior to session, without this players cannot train.

    Covid-19 Checklist
    Covid-19 Consent form

    If you require any more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us at community@rotherhamunited.net.

  14. National School Sport Week at Home

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    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust backs campaign to ensure no child misses out

    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust is preparing to join the Youth Sport Trust and Sky Sports to help young people and families up and down the country engage in a week of virtual sporting challenges.

    With young people set to miss out on a school sport day this summer, the Youth Sport Trust’s annual National School Sport Week campaign is this year being opened up to parents and families and reinvented as National School Sport Week at Home.

    Taking place from 20 to 26 June, the UK-wide campaign will give families, communities, schools and sports clubs the chance to capture the enjoyment, competition and camaraderie they have been missing out on during weeks of school closures and social distancing.

    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust will be taking part in the week by sharing resources daily on our social media channels as well as offering support to schools to lead on virtual sports days.

    Jamie Noble, Head of Community said:

    In previous years National School Sport Week has seen thousands of schools join in a week-long celebration of school sport and Physical Education, and their important role enhancing young people’s wellbeing.

    This year, Sky Sports has teamed up with the Youth Sport Trust to supercharge the campaign, helping to inspire families across the country to take part. This builds on a long-term relationship between the broadcaster and charity.

    Youth Sport Trust Chief Executive Ali Oliver said:

    “The Youth Sport Trust is thrilled to see supporters like Rotherham United Community Sports Trust backing National School Sport Week at Home to ensure no child misses out on their school sports day this summer.

    “Right now, young people are missing their friends and missing the sense of connection they get through sport. Sport has such a crucial role to play in promoting young people’s wellbeing and this has never been more apparent than it is now. After weeks of isolation we hope that YST National School Sport Week at Home 2020 can help bring families, communities, schools and sports clubs back together.”

    Anyone can register to take part and will receive videos and activity cards to help them plan a series of challenges across the week for their families, neighbours, friends or colleagues.

    Share your photos of videos of the week using the official hashtag for the campaign  #NSSWtogether

    For more information and to sign up to take part in this summer’s National School Sport Week at Home go to: www.youthsporttrust.org/national-school-sport-week-home.

  15. NEWS | Joy of Moving Home School Festival

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    Thousands of children and families will benefit from Rotherham United Community Sports Trust Joy of Moving Home School Festival

    On International Day of Families, Rotherham United Community Sports Trust is partnering with EFL Trust and Ferrero to launch the ‘Joy of Moving Home School Festival’, a full afternoon of home school activities and games to get children and their families moving and having fun.


    Following the launch of the new online Joy of Moving Resource Hub, the Home School Festival will involve 72 other EFL Trust network Club Community Organisations and at a time when children are unlikely to experience the fun of their school sports day this year or missing play time with their friends, will offer children and families an afternoon of movement and fun with different games and activities to choose from.
    The Joy of Moving programme, a Ferrero CSR project, has been supporting Year 5 children across EFL Communities in the UK for the past 6 years. The Joy of Moving programme has consisted of two elements; the Move & Learn programme and Joy of Moving Festivals. Over 310,000 children have been introduced to moving and learning new skills all while having fun and playing.


    Mike Evans, Chief Executive at EFL Trust said;

    “We are delighted to bring the Joy of Moving Home School Festival to thousands of households across the UK. So many children will miss out on their Sports Day and our festival should offer fun whilst also keeping children active during these times.”

    Our network of Club Community Organisations have been doing some amazing work in response to Coronavirus, and this is another way in which football is supporting the community and reaching families in all regions of the country.”


    Charlie Cayton, Director of Corporate Affairs and communications, Ferrero UK said;

    We have had a strategic partnership with the EFL Trust for many years delivering our corporate social responsibility (CSR) project the Joy of Moving Move & Learn and Festivals. We have swiftly worked with EFL Trust to adapt the programme to share our simple and fun unbranded games with parents and teachers, that give ideas on how to get kids moving through play. This includes a freely accessible resource hub for everyone. We are really excited to see the Joy of Moving Home School Festival in action.

    The games and activities are based on the unique Joy of Moving methodology, developed by Ferrero with key independent parties including Foro Italico (Rome University) and the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI). This methodology inspires children to move through play across the world, whilst developing key skills in four major areas: physical fitness, motor coordination, cognitive functions and creativity and life skills.

    The Joy of Moving Home School Festival will begin next week. Keep a look out for what is happening in Rotherham through #JOMHomeFestival or to find more fun games to play visit www.joyofmovingresourcehub.co.uk.

  16. Trust launch online educational resources

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    Rotherham United Community Sports trust (RUCST) launch new website page at www.rucst.co.uk to provide free online education resources.

    RUCST aim to provide bespoke learning resources for both parents and children to use from the comfort of their home.

    Their goal is to upload mini workbooks and tasks on a regular basis to ensure both parents and children have educational resources available at the click of a button, during the period of school closures.

    The tasks and workbooks are made by the trusts qualified primary and secondary teachers, which are designed to be interactive, fun and most importantly educational.

    All workbooks and tasks can be downloaded from this webpage here.

    At present workbooks have been published for ages 5-7 and 7-11, with additional mini tasks such as design your own kit and Football boots already available.

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

  17. Community Sports celebrate partnership with local school

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    Pupils from Sitwell Junior School have become part of the match-day organising staff as part of a multi-facetted relationship between the school and Rotherham United Community Sports Trust.

    The Trust has been delivering a number of initiatives in the school of a number of years, including Premier League Primary Stars, Supporter to Reporter Literacy programmes, After-school clubs and Joy of Moving programmes. To celebrate this partnership, the club invited pupils from the school to take on match-day roles as part of the community takeover game on Saturday 29th March. Pupils undertook roles such as 1st team kit manager, referee assistant, club shop support and media support. Participants had an outstanding experience getting an in depth working knowledge of the different activities which make up a professional football event. 50 tickets were given out to the school as a reward to celebrate the partnership providing a great platform for participation.

    In addition, RUFC players Matt Olosunde, Matt Crooks, Trevor Clarke, Ben Wiles, Adam Thompson and Jamie Lindsay visited the school, met the pupils and presented the teachers with a Community Partner Plaque.

    Shaun Cassell (PE Lead at Sitwell Junior School) stated “ We are proud of the partnership we have with Rotherham United. Over a number of years, it has had a great impact on our pupils and the Community Takeover event last week was the pinnacle of this, creating lasting memories for the pupils involved.”

    Jamie Noble, Head of Community stated “We are really proud of the relationship with have with our partner schools, and Sitwell Junior School is a classic example of this. We have delivered many programmes in the school and impacted the lives of hundreds of children over the course of the partnership. However, we do like to give back to schools, and the Community Takeover match was a great opportunity to give pupils an amazing experience and an understanding of the different part of a Rotherham United home game. The school can use this as an example of personal development which can be used in their next Ofsted inspection. However, the most important thing, was the outstanding experience of the participants.

  18. Woody makes continued community contribution

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    Alongside the club doing well on the field this season, the Rotherham United FC first team have been contributing to the community off the field by visiting many setting and organisations which the wider club works with. Leading the way with this is club Captain Richard Wood.

    Richard has been paying visit to setting across the borough since joining the club, and has played a central role in ensuring the importance of community visits is understood and valued amongst the first team.  Richard has visited hospitals, schools, hospices, holiday camps, club education settings, and has paid numerous visits to young people facing adversity.

    Richard Wood commented “We all understand where the club sits within the community as it is a focal point for the town. It is important that we do give back to the community and help out where we can. It’s something that all the players understand the value of to the club and community. “

    “We would also like to place on record, our thanks to the PFA for their continued support.”

    Head of Community, Jamie Noble stated, “Player Appearances create such as buzz in the setting which we work with. It really helps to further improve the impact we have amongst the community, particularly in settings where the people we work with can be vulnerable and really in need of a special visit from a pro team player. Richard has been integral to this, as he leads by example on the pitch, but also in the community.”

    As a result of Richards outstanding contribution over many years, Richard has been nominated for the EFL ‘Player in the Community’ Award which was won in 2019 by none other than the former Millers favourite Will Vaulks. Good luck Woody and thank you for your continued support.

    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.

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

  19. Community Take-Over returns for 2020!

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    Community take-over day 2020

    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust (RUCST) are pleased to announce the home fixture at the AESSEAL New York Stadium against MK Dons on Saturday 29th February 2020 will be the Community Takeover Day.

    Following the success of last years “Kids Take-Over” theme, we are overjoyed to announce this will return for a second year.

    RUFC & RUCST are working in partnership to offer young millers a once in a life time opportunity, where they will be able to become a member of the Rotherham United Family. This year we are working in partnership with Sitwell school, where 6 lucky students have been given a chance to work in various exciting roles during the day, such as 1st team assistant, stadium announcer, Retail, Hospitality plus many more fantastic opportunities up for grabs!

    Jamie Noble, Head of Community said: “We are delighted to host the community day on 29th of February. It’s a great opportunity for our team to showcase the fantastic work they deliver to the local community.”

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

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

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

    Did you know….

    Rotherham United Community Sports Trusts (RUCST) was established in 2007, and is a registered charity

    We deliver various projects across the local community, in 2019 alone we delivered 77 community programmes

    Our National Citizen Service team raised £24,475.22 for local charities last year

    We supported over 200 charities and good causes with charitable donations

    We deliver post 16 sport programmes in partnership with RNN College – we currently have 85 students

    Our health & Wellbeing team have support participants that have lost a total of 878kg in 2019

    We have been recognised by the EFL regionally 4 times in the last 7 years

  20. Job vacancy – Lead Football Coach

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    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, charismatic and innovative individual to join our Sport Participation Team. We need an individual with local footballing knowledge to lead on coaching and development of our footballing provision. Delivering in schools, during school holidays and at the community development centre.

    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: Lead Football Coach
    Hours: 30 hours per week
    Salary: Dependent on experience and qualifications

    How to apply:
    Download Job Description here
    Please email CV & Covering letter to jobs@rotherhamunited.net

    Closing date: 6th of March 2020, 5pm. 
    Interview date: TBC

    Please send a copy of your job application to jobs@rotherhamunited.net, if you require any more information please contact Joel, Sport Participation Manager on 01709 827767.

    This job description is not to be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. It is intended as an outline indication of the areas of activity and will be amended in light of the changing needs of Rotherham United Community Sports Trust.

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

    As part of this commitment to providing a safe environment for our young people, we require all candidates to undertake and return a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate. RUCST will assist with the application for, and pay for the process of, a new DBS for staff members where required.

    Criminal Records Disclosures

    We recognise the contribution that former or ex-offenders can make as an employee; a person’s criminal record will not, in itself, debar that person from being appointed to this post. Candidates will be given the opportunity to provide us with information on their criminal record, which will be treated in the strictest confidence. Suitable applicants will not be refused posts because of any offences which are not relevant to the role and which do not make them a risk in the role for which they are applying.

    Equal Opportunities

  21. Holiday Camps confirmed for February 2020

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    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust Holiday Camps return to Wickersley School and Sports Collage, and Parkgate Astro this month.

    Our holiday camps give children the chance to interact with each other, enhance their footballing skills through training and matches, all this can be done whilst having fun and keeping active. These camps are open for children between the ages of 5-16yrs.

    Wickersley School & Sports College – Holiday Camp
    Monday 17th – Friday 21st February 2020
    9am – 3pm
    £12 per day, £50 full week
    Ages 5-16
    Contact jrowemills@rotherhamunited.net

    Wickersley School & Sports College – GK Camp
    Monday 17th – Wednesday 19th February 2020
    U5s-U11s – 9.30am-12.00pm
    U12s-u16s – 12.45-3.00pm
    £7.00 per session or £18 for all 3
    Contact dparkin@rotherhamunited.net for more information

    Parkgate Astro – Future Stars Camp (Development coaching)
    Tuesday 18th & Wednesday 19th February 2020
    9am – 3pm
    £12 per day
    Ages 5-14
    Contact datkinson@rotherhamunited.net for more information

    To book online visit https://officialsoccerschools.co.uk/rotherhamunited, alternatively call 01709 827767 for more information. 

  22. Premier League Primary Stars Cup Draw Complete!

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    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are pleased to announce that the draw for the quarter finals of the Premier League Primary Stars half time tournament have been made. The final 8 schools will be playing at half time of Rotherham United first team fixtures during the new year to decide who will represent Rotherham United in the next round of the competition.

    The draw was made on Tuesday 5th November, with Jamie Noble head of community at RUFC and first team players Richard Wood and Joe Mattock drawing the teams. The teams entering the draw are St. Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Swallownest Primary School, Coleridge Primary School, Swinton Queen Primary School, Bramley Sunnyside Junior School, Thornhill Primary School and Wickersley Northfield Primary School. 

    The Premier League Primary Stars tournament allows hundreds of young football fans the chance to experience what it is like to play professional football, tasting the experience of playing on a professional pitch in front of thousands of fans. In 2019 the tournament involved 14,500 children from more than 1,600 school teams, with the final been played at Molineux stadium the home of Wolverhampton Wanderers FC.

    The draw for the cup was as follows:

    St Bede’s Catholic Primary School vs Wickersley Northfield Primary School

    Swinton Queens Primary School vs Thornhill Primary School

    Coleridge Primary School vs St Mary’s Catholic Primary School

    Bramley Sunnyside Junior School vs Swallownest Primary School

    Rotherham United would like to wish all of the school’s good luck and hope they enjoy their experience of a match day the AESSEAL New York stadium, we look forward to your visit. 

  23. RUCST Support Kilnhurst Primary

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    Rotherham United are proud to help local primary school Kilnhurst with their recovery efforts after been hit by flooding in the past week. The school were hit by the flooding on Thursday and Friday last week when South Yorkshire were hit by a month’s worth of rain in a 24-hour period. This is the second time that the school has been flooded since 2007.

    Rotherham United are committed to helping raise profile of their fundraising efforts, with the aim to get the children back in school as soon as possible. As with many communities the primary school is the focal point of the community, providing children with the foundations they need as they grow older. 

    To donate to this campaign you can do following https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/replacing-school-equipment-from-the-floods anything that you can offer will help the school get back on its feet and get the children back in class. 

    Everyone at RUFC with Kilnhurst Primary the best of luck with the fundraising efforts and look forward to continuing the strong relationship between the two organisations.

  24. Parkgate Astro Renovations Complete

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    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are pleased to announce that we have taken over the Parkgate Astro facility. A facility that we use extensively to deliver sessions to the community of Rotherham, currently we run projects such as MAN V FAT and Walking football. While local football teams are able to book out the facility for their evening training sessions during the winter months.

    Not only did we take over the facility the trust has given the facility a much-needed upgrade, with new exterior painting and signs, new LED floodlights, brand new goals, café and games room fitted with darts board’s and a pool table. These upgrades show the trusts commitment to providing quality sporting facilities and sessions to the Rotherham community.

    Jamie Noble, the head of RUCST said “This is a great step forward for the Community Sports trust to have our own facility where staff and participants can call their own and grow alongside the trust. In just 3 years we have moved into the New York Stadium, built classrooms and expanded our Education offer and now we have managed to open an outdoor facility which will help us expand both our football offer as well as many other inclusion and health activities. Thank you to the support of the Football Foundation as well as many local businesses who have not only helped swiftly with the requests but have given up their time to support many behind the scenes upgrades that have been necessary to operate from a high quality facility in the heart of the Community”

    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust would like to thank all companies that have helped with the upgrades to the facility, without their help this project wouldn’t have ran as smoothly as it has and the facility wouldn’t be upgraded to the quality as it has done.

    If you would like information on any sessions we run at the Parkgate Astro facility or any information about how you are able to use the facility for your teams football training email rcanadine@rotherhamunited.net or call us on 01709 827767.

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  25. RUCST October Half Term Camps

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    Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are pleased to announce that the hugely popular holiday camps are to return this coming October half term. As usual the camps will be running at Wickersley School and Sports College, starting on Monday 28th October and finishing on November 1st.

    This holiday camp we will be running the usual camp, future stars camp for younger children. Returning to camps is the highly popular goalkeepers camp, ran by our community coach Dylan Parkin. Dylan was a professional goalkeeper at Chesterfield FC and Boston United FC, this goalkeeping camp is in partnership with GWKeepers who will be supplying prizes for the goalkeeping camp. Our holiday camps give children the chance to enhance their footballing skills through training and matches all of this can be done whilst having fun and keeping active.

    These camps are open for children between the ages of 5-16yrs. The camp will be running        between the 28th October and the 1st November, with the prices of £50 for the full week or £12 per day.

    To book onto the camp visit https://officialsoccerschools.co.uk/rotherhamunited. For more information email jrowemills@rotherhamunited.net or call 01709 827767

  26. Player visits continue to be a success

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    Rotherham United players have been out in force once again visiting local schools, community groups and other projects around the Rotherham community.

    So far this season our players have visited numerous schools and community venues within the Rotherham area such as Wickersley School and Sports College for our holiday camps, our Learning facility to meet our newly enrolled learners, Smyths toys superstore for the launch of FIFA 20 and our Girls Cup football tournament to inspire the next generation of girls footballers.

    Jamie Noble, Head of Community said “It’s important that players support initiatives to give them exposure and to show fans and the Rotherham community the players care for the community and respect the town they play for. Players are giving up their free time to support our projects. With each player visit providing laughs, smiles and memories that will last a lifetime”

    All of the player visits prove to be a hit, with the participants spending time with their heroes taking part in Q&A sessions, practical and educational sessions, with the hope that it can inspire the participants. Our players are always happy to take time out of their schedule to go into the Rotherham community and make a difference.

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

    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.

    The PFA has been successful throughout its history in the challenges it has faced due to the strength of support from its members.

    To find out more about the PFA, please visit; https://www.thepfa.com/thepfa/about

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  27. Job vacancy – Girls Community Sports Coach

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

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

    Job Role: Girls Community Sports Coach
    Duration:  Full time
    Hours: 30 hours per week
    Salary: £8.50 per hour

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

    Closing date: 11th of October 2019, 12noon.
    Interview date: TBC

    Please send a copy of your job application to jobs@rotherhamunited.net, if you require any more information please contact Joel, Sport Participation Manager on 01709 827767.

    This job description is not to be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. It is intended as an outline indication of the areas of activity and will be amended in light of the changing needs of Rotherham United Community Sports Trust.

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

    As part of this commitment to providing a safe environment for our young people, we require all candidates to undertake and return a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate. RUCST will assist with the application for, and pay for the process of, a new DBS for staff members where required.

    Criminal Records Disclosures

    We recognise the contribution that former or ex-offenders can make as an employee; a person’s criminal record will not, in itself, debar that person from being appointed to this post. Candidates will be given the opportunity to provide us with information on their criminal record, which will be treated in the strictest confidence. Suitable applicants will not be refused posts because of any offences which are not relevant to the role and which do not make them a risk in the role for which they are applying.

    Equal Opportunities

  28. UTILITA BECOME SPONSOR OF KIDS AND GIRLS CUP

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    The EFL and Utilita have today announced a new four-year deal that will see the energy supplier become the Official Title Sponsor of the Kids and Girls Cup competitions.

    The new partnership, which will be in place until at least the conclusion of the 2022/23 season, will see the community competitions renamed as the ‘Utilita Kids Cup’ and ‘Utilita Girls Cup’ respectively.

    Over 22,000 schoolchildren take part in the competitions each year, with the aim of representing their local EFL Club, as they battle for the opportunity to play at Wembley Stadium. The Girls Cup Final takes place before the Leasing.com Trophy Final and the Kids Cup Finals during the Sky Bet Play-Off Finals weekend.

    In the run up to these Finals, EFL Clubs and their Club Community Organisation’s deliver local andregional stages of the competitions. By encouraging these young people to participate and develop a love of sport, the Clubs and CCOs are helping to deliver the EFL Trust’s overall vision to create stronger, healthier, more active communities, whilst also supporting Sport England’s ambition of creating an active nation by focusing on the benefits sport can bring to people and society.

    The competitions have also historically played a part in the development of some now established professional players, with Will Hughes (Watford) and Scott McTominay (Manchester United) having previously represented their schools in the Kids Cup Finals.

    As well as the title sponsorship, Utilita will have a portfolio of rights across the Utilita Kids Cup and the Utilita Girls Cup, including digital rights and prestigious access at all EFL Wembley Finals.

    The partnership will also allow Utilita to activate within communities nationwide across area and regional Finals of the respective competitions, as well as four newly created football festivals.

    EFL Chief Commercial Officer, Ben Wright, said, “The EFL is delighted to welcome Utilita as a partner of the League and as title sponsor of the Kids and Girls Cup competitions.

    “Utilita are committed to engaging with families and local communities making them a perfect match for this partnership and I’m sure their support will enhance the opportunities available for thousands of schoolchildren involved each year.

    “We look forward to working with Utilita over the next four seasons, as we look to develop bothcompetitions and provide young people the chance to live out their dream of playing at Wembley.”

    Utilita are one of the UK’s fastest-growing energy suppliers and a leader in the smart meter revolution– installing Britain’s first ever smart meter way back in 2008. 14 EFL Clubs are currently partnered with Utilita, with sponsorship ranging from stadium naming rights to junior retail kits.

    Jem Maidment, Director of Marketing and Communications, Utilita said, “To be partnering the EFL Kids & Girls Cup is something we are immensely proud of and it reiterates our commitment to youth football – powering the stars of tomorrow.

    “We are now recognised as a growing brand in football – particularly grassroots – and that will continue to be our mission in the game. Over the past couple of years, a host of schools have benefited from our kit donations, whilst we have partnered a number of clubs sponsoring junior kits including the likes of Birmingham City, Derby County and Leeds United. To form a national partnership with the EFL Kids Cup & EFL Girls Cup was the logical next step.”

  29. Treeton Summer Camp Update

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  31. Premier League Kicks Sessions

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

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

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

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

  32. Half term holiday camps

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

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

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

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

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

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

  33. Robertson visits Canklow Woods Primary

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

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

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

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

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

  34. Trust delighted to welcome Angel as mascot

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  35. Community take-over day 2019!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  36. Stadium day for Aston All Saints Primary School

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

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

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

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

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

  37. Kids Cup Success for St Marys Herringthorpe Catholic Primary

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

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

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

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

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

  38. Mini Millers have visit from RUFC players

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

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

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

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

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

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

  39. Richie Towell Visit to Thrybergh Fullerton School

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

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

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

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

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

  40. Future Stars Community Development sessions

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

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

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

    Venue
    Parkgate Astro
    Greasbrough Road
    Rotherham
    S62 6HQ

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

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

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

  41. Christmas card competition

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Warne xmas cards

  42. Autumn holiday activities announced

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

    This half term RUCST will be delivering;

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

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

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

    To book onto an activity please click here.

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

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

  43. Holiday Camps return this Autumn

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

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

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

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

    To book online, please Click here

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Equal Opportunities

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

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

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

  45. Holiday camps return this summer!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    To book online, please click here

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

  46. RULFC | Rotherham United Ladies appoint new General Manager

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

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

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

    Scott’s Philosophy

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

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

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

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

  47. Holiday Camps return in May

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  48. Wales Primary clinch G4S Trophy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Rosehill runner up

  49. Holiday Camps return for the Easter break

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

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

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

    Please find the full details of our camps below;

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

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

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

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

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

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

  50. New PL Girls Coach for RUCST

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

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

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

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

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

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

  51. Job Opportunities – Sport Development

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

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

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

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

    PL Girls Coach
    Sport Development Coach
    Casual Sports Coach 

    Equal Opportunities

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

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

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

  52. Holiday Camps back in January!

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

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

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

    To book online, please click here

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

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  53. READ | Welcome to Webb

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  54. Job Opportunity – Community Sports Coach

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

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

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

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

    Principal Purpose of Job

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

    Duties and Responsibilities:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Special Conditions

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

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

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

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

  55. Future Stars Holiday Camps return this summer

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

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

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

    Week 1
    Parkgate Astro, 27th & 28th July

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  56. Trust recognises contribution to school sport

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    Trust recognises contribution to school sport

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

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

    So congratulations to:

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

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

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  57. #CelebratePE in National School Sports Week

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  58. Future Stars Holiday Camps return this Summer!

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

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

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

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

    All times are 10am – 3pm.

    To book online, please click here

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

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

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

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  59. Trust set to deliver Premier League schools programme

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  60. Girl Power Holiday Camp

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  61. Trust celebrates International Womens Day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  62. Wales Vs Rosehill G4S match report

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  63. Holiday Camps return for Easter

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    Future Stars Holiday Camp 

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

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

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

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

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

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

    If you would like to sign up please complete the form below, an option to pay online (Official Soccer Schools) will be available after submission.
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    We are pleased to announce the launch of our NEW Future Stars Mini Millers Sessions for ages 2 – 4, which will run alongside our main camp.

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

    Sessions are £6 each or 2 for £10.

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

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

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    Girl Power Camp (Online payment NOT available)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  64. Future Stars have an experience to remember

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Rotherham United club captain Lee Frecklingrton added:

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

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

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

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

    We are back at Wickersley as normal tomorrow.

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  65. Trust forms partnership with former Millers GK

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    Trust forms partnership with former Millers player Adam Collin.

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

    Monday Night (Block 1) Book a place here.

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

    Tuesday Night (Block 1) Book a place here.

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

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

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

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

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

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  66. Kinder+ Sport Kids Cup

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

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

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

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

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

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  67. Girls Football Camp running in February

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

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

    Prices are £5 per day

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

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

    Rotherham United Football Club: www.themillers.co.uk
    Website: www.rucst.co.uk
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  68. G4S match report – RUFC v Norwich

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    Wales v Thorpe Hesley match report

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

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

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

    St. Joseph’s V Anston Greenlands match report

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

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

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

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

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  69. Mini Millers a success at the stadium!

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

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

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

    Fridays 10am – 10:45am

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

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  70. Job Opportunity – Community Coach

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

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

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

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

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

    Download Job Description here: PT Community Coach

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

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  71. Development Centre returns Saturday

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

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

    Session times – Saturdays

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

    Costs £4.00 per session.

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

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  72. Match Report – Rosehill 3 Maltby Manor 0

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

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

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

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

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

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  73. Girls take a step closer to Wembley dream

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

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

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

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

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  74. Trust calls on schools to sign up for Kinder +Sport EFL Cups

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    Dear Football Fans,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  75. G4S Trophy at The Millers Vs Preston North End

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    G4S Trophy at The Millers Vs Preston North End

    Anston Greenlands 2 v 0 Anston Brook

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

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

    Herringthorpe St Mary’s 0 v 1 Kilnhurst Primary

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

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

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