Former favourite on board with RUCST...
Rotherham United Community Sports Trust is pleased to announce that Millers legend Andy Warrington has joined the team as part of its recent summer restructure.
Jamie Noble, Head of Community, hails Andy's arrival as a huge asset for the continued work of the trust in the heart of Rotherham's communities.
Andy joins the Trust as Futsal Coordinator within the Education Team and his role is to develop and deliver the Futsal Scholarship for 16-18 years old who can combine the game of competitive Futsal, with gaining a BTEC level 3 qualification which is delivered from the new community classroom within New York Stadium.
Jamie Noble said: "The appointment of Andy is a huge boost for the Trust. We are an ambitious organisation who want the best staff to deliver our programmes. I could think of no one better to deliver the course which replicates what it is like to be aspiring professional footballer than Andy.
“Andy brings a wealth of knowledge from a coaching and teaching point of view and will treat those who attend the course the same as our Academy set up treats the professional scholars. Andy is a model professional who is in a transition point of his career and I’m sure will rise to the challenge of teaching.
"Andy is a well known name in and around the town and has been our Community Ambassador for a number of years regularly winning the Community Player of the season award. Last year he played 32 games in our promotion winning season and has been a fantastic servant for the club and now he will keep that tradition going by mentoring young people for their future working careers."
Andy added: "I am delighted to be given the opportunity to come on board with the Community Sports Trust, over the last six years I have enjoyed some great times and look forward to continuing my association with the club into the future.
“I feel that the Futsal Scholarship offers young adults the chance to further their education and also represent Rotherham United in the exciting game of Futsal against other Premiership and Football League clubs.”
The Futsal Scholarship is an Education based programme that young people 16-18 can join as an alternative to staying on at sixth form or college. The course is accredited through a local college and is an opportunity for those who sign up to the qualification to play competitive Futsal on a weekly basis against the likes of Sheffield Wednesday, Sheffield United, Huddersfield, Hull, Leeds and many more.
Andy is currently recruiting the remaining places following the GCSE announcements and would like to encourage anyone who wants to join the course to get in touch as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.