RUCST Supports International Women’s Day 2022

Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias.      

International Women’s Day celebrates the achievements of women all around the world, it promotes equality which is where everyone is allowed to achieve no matter who they are, where they come from, or whether they are male or female.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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