The Rotherham United Community Sports Trust works alongside Rotherham United Football Club to bring a better standard of living to various groups across the borough of Rotherham.
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• What we do
• 2012 Football League Community Club of the Year.
What we do…
Rotherham United Community Sports 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 Football League Trust of education, participation, inclusion and cohesion.
Through the power of football we promote physical and emotional health, healthy eating, healthy lifestyle, learning, conﬁdence building, social integration and community cohesion.
Our Mission Statement is “To utilise the brand of Rotherham United Football Club and the power of sport, to positively inﬂuence and enhance the diverse lifestyles of the people of Rotherham.
2012 Football League Community Club of the Year…
Rotherham United has been named the Coca-Cola Community Club of the Year at the Football League Awards 2012.
Tony Stewart, Chairman of Rotherham United, collected the award at the gala ceremony in front of over 600 guests from clubs, sponsors and the football industry. There were a total of 17 awards with 32 clubs shortlisted for honours.
Rotherham United - who had already picked up the North East Award - beat competition from Bury (North West), Milton Keynes Dons (South East), Notts County (Midlands) and Portsmouth (South West) to claim the overall Award.
The Rotherham United Community Sport Trust delivers a wide range of activities across the four key themes that reflects needs of the diverse communities of Rotherham that it serves. Working in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the town, the Trust has delivered activity for over 61,000 participants in the last year.
Their showcase project from 2011 was their community cohesion project 'United 4 Communities'. This scheme engaged the different sections of the community in sporting and cultural activities such as football and dance sessions, Kick It Out activity and a schools project, aiming to bring people together and foster strong community links.
On winning the award Tony Stewart said, "The work and effort that goes into the community is tremendous, especially when you consider we have moved from Rotherham into Sheffield and now back to Rotherham.
"The attention and detail that Jamie [Noble] and his team have put in is phenomenal and they thoroughly deserve this recognition."
When assessing the category, judges looked to recognise the best overall community scheme from the 2011 calendar year based on their engagement with the local community.
Our work is wide and varied, targeting children from 0 – 19yrs with additional programmes beyond.
We use sport and the football club to promote physical and emotional health and well-being, a healthy lifestyle and further develop young people both socially, and emotionally.
Our school holiday camps (football, multi-sport, disability and girls only) are extremely popular and
are run at venues across Rotherham and throughout the year.
The trust can also provide our inflatable football pitch for your parties and other events. We also provide stadium tours, contact James on 01709 827767.
Rotherham United Community Sports Trust deliver a number of health related activities to encourage children, young people and families in Rotherham to develop a healthy lifestyle and continue to stay fit. Using funding from BBC Children in Need we have been able to deliver an inclusive health project that takes into account the diverse needs and backgrounds of the Rotherham borough.
Our work is done in line with national, regional and local strategies and we ensure resources are targeted to groups considered ‘at risk’. This is done by delivering quality sport and physical activities supporting Rotherham's targets of halting childhood obesity and increasing the number of hour’s children take part in physical activity.
Funded primarily by the Football League Trust Rotherham United’s Cohesion theme seeks to bring the diverse communities of Rotherham together to engage in a range of activities. We work largely with young people aged 13-19 delivering positive activities to get people engaged before hooking them onto wider projects that may include active citizenship, equality training and educational project work.
We work in a variety of settings including schools, youth clubs, outreach work in the community, local parks and green spaces and alongside other community groups.
Our ‘Every Player Counts’ programme is funded by the Football League Trust. In this programme, we provide fully inclusive activities for disabled people including individuals with Learning, Physical and Sensory Impairments. The minimum age for these activities is 7 years old - there is no maximum age.
Detailed activity information:
• All sessions are delivered by qualified sports coaches
• Activities are adapted to meet the needs of participants
• Parents, carers and siblings are welcome at all sessions if desired
• Pre-booking is essential for all activities
It's important to note that the Trust does not provide one to one personal care to participants, and there may be age restrictions depending upon the funding type i.e. young people, adult activities etc.
New Partners and Programmes
Funded by Football Foundation and Lifeskills, Rotherham United run the Gateway of Achievement Learning Zone – GOALZ education centre. We currently offer young people aged 16 – 19 the chance to become an apprentice sports coach with the Community Sports Trust. Our programme targets those who are not in education, employment or training and gives young people the chance to develop their social and educational skills.
Focusing on reintegrating these youngsters into learning or employment, whilst building a CV develop Key Skills, work with others and their individual learning in a relaxed environment. Learners who show enthusiasm, determination and strive to achieve will help their future prospects and are signposted to our apprenticeships, back in to education or towards employment.
Memories of Millmoor is a project about the history of Rotherham United Football Club and the surrounding Masbrough area during its time at the Millmoor football ground from 1907 to 2008. It looks at all people involved in the club from fans to players and from shop assistants to managers during this period.This is one of a number of Rotherham United heritage projects funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Others include Coal to Goal and a History of Women's sport in South Yorkshire since 1930. Coal to Goal is a project that included interviews with ex players who had jobs in the local coal industry in the 1940s and 50s. The Women in South Yorkshire project focuses on sporting stars and amateur sportswomen over the last 80 years across our local area.
Funded by Lloyds TSB and Awards for All, Rotherham United CST’s volunteer programme aims to inspire volunteers within the local community. It enables young people to give something back to the community while also enhancing their future prospects. Young people can volunteer in different settings, such as schools, youth centres, community events and tournaments, delivering various activities to all ages and ethnic groups.
The volunteer programme also offers young people aged 16 – 25 the opportunity to undertake a variety of qualifications, including coaching awards to increase the employment options available to them.
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