Welcome to the Inclusion and Cohesion department.

Our inclusion department works with the diverse and vibrant communities of Rotherham with the overall goal to make Rotherham a more inclusive and cohesive society.

Although community needs will change over time our work and current projects aim to:

  • Reduce Antisocial behaviour, violence and crime
  • Contribute to a more cohesive community
  • Enhance both physical and mental wellbeing and contribute to suicide prevention
  • Be inclusive of the most underrepresented groups in sport (Disability, Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic, Women & LGBTQ+)

Meet the team

Anthony Bayou
Youth & Inclusion Manager

Anthony has a combined total of over 15 years of experience working across different sectors including; youth work organisations, secondary schools, and a former member of the RUCST team. Anthony’s previous roles include; dance practitioner, boys skill ambassador, NCS lead, and level 2 football coach. Anthony also currently holds a youth work level 1 and Level 2 Gym instructor qualification. 

Growing up on the outskirts of Rotherham, he is extremely passionate about making a difference in his local community and believes all young people have the potential to achieve great things. As our Community Project Coordinator, Anthony believes he can be an inspiring role model to the young people of Rotherham and make a positive impact through his passion for football, community, and the environment. 

Sam Parkin
Youth and Inclusion Coordinator

Sam has around 18 years experience working across different sectors, including: primary/secondary schools, youth engagement and community based providers. He is a qualified football coach and is passionate about motivating and inspiring the local community to be as active as possible through the power of sport.

Shazwana Malik
Community Sports Coach

Shazwana is a qualified fitness instructor, and she works with women from different BAME backgrounds. She has experience in working with diverse communities around mental health, fitness, and general wellbeing. She is passionate about motivating and inspiring women from different minorities to take part in community activities to maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle.

You can view our current projects on the links below:

Premier League Kicks

United 4 Communities

Millers Youth Club

Podcasts & Videos

Great Millers Youth Forum

Smiles For Miles

Email: inclusion@rotherhamunited.net
Office: 01709827767