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The Broadsword trophy returns!

27 November 2012

Kimberworth and Thornhill primary schools marked the return of the trophy in front of the Millers’ faithful during the half-time break on the 17th November.

After a short break the Broadsword Trophy returned during the recent Rotherham United home game against Cheltenham on the 17th November in front of a crowd of 6,705. The game featured teams from Kimberworth and Thornhill Primary schools.

Both teams were keen to play attacking football from the word go and there were chances at either end, with Kimberworth going close on a couple of occasions before Thornhill made the all important breakthrough.

The Kimberworth players rallied and went in search of an equalising goal that would have sent the game to penalties. However, the Thornhill players put together some excellent counter attacking moves and duly added a second goal to put the result beyond any doubt.

The players from Kimberworth, however, kept on searching for a goal though time was against them and the game finished 2-0 to Thornhill.

Participation Officer James Cole commented; “Once again we have had two very good teams meet in the Broadsword Trophy, both teams played some good attacking football and can be very proud of their efforts. I’m looking forward to seeing more from Thornhill in the quarter finals later in the season”.

Dave Race, Broadsword’s Operations Director, had this to say; “Congratulations to Thornhill for an excellent display and commiserations to Kimberworth who played very well themselves. There was some excellent talent on display and it’s going to be fantastic to see these kids compete in the next round. I want to wish all of the teams the best of luck.”

The next game of the Broadsword Trophy will see Meadow View take on Redscope Primary during the Millers home game against Gillingham on 8th December.

For more details on the Broadsword Trophy and the Millers Schools programme contact James Cole on

Mobile: 07415133698

Phone: 01709 827767

Email: participation@rotherhamunited.net


or more information on the Trust, go to: www.rucst.co.ukF


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