NEWS | RUCST support National Hate Crime Awareness Week

Rotherham United Community Sports Trust (RUCST) are showing our support for National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2021 with a number of key events over the next few weeks.

National Hate Crime Awareness Week encourages the local authorities in Rotherham (Police and Councils), key partners and communities affected by hate crime to work together to tackle local hate crime. It aims to bring people together to stand in solidarity with those affected by hate crime, to remember those we have lost, and to offer ongoing support to those in need.

Hate Crimes can be defined as: ‘Any criminal offence which is perceived by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by hostility or prejudice based on a person’s race or perceived race; religion or perceived religion; sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation; disability or perceived disability and any crime motivated by hostility or prejudice against a person who is transgender or perceived to be transgender’.

RUCST, South Yorkshire Police and Remedi have brought together a group of young people from RUCSTโ€™s Premier League Kicks project to attend the Rotherham United vs Portsmouth match and engage in a Hate Crime Awareness workshop delivered by Remedi. The young people from our Premier League Kicks programme have also designed a Hate Crime Awareness flyer that will be handed out to fans before the game and during halftime.

These young people will also be attending a residential during half term funded by the EFL (Building a Stronger Britain Together project). In this residential, they will mix with young people from a variety of backgrounds, engage in fun team building activities and take part in educational workshops themed around anti-racism. Through projects like this, RUCSTโ€™s inclusion department aims to make Rotherham a more cohesive and inclusive community to live in.

For more information, contact inclusion@rotherhamunited.net or 01709827767.