On the 1st October Rotherham United Community Sports Trust run the Care Home Community Games 2013!The Care Home Community Games was delivered successfully at Silverwood Minors Welfare for the fourth year running. There were 5 Care homes in total that took part in the games including; The Abbeys, Byron Lodge, Cherry Trees, Ackroyd House and Swallownest Care Home.
The event was opened with a speech from Paul Douglas, Chief Executive of Rotherham United football club. The participants from the care homes then moved to their allocated places, while RUCST’s coaches made their way around the different groups delivering the activities and completing the score boards. The activities that were being delivered were; skittles, boccia, curling, basketball and football.
Once all the activities had been delivered to each group, it was time for lunch, so participants made their way back to their tables where they enjoyed a delicious buffet. During dinner, the scores from the games were added up to give us the winner of the Care Home Community Games 2013. Individual participants with the best score from each activity were also chosen from the score boards to win a medal.
After dinner participants gathered together for the final presentation where Ryan Canadine, lead coach, announced the winners with the highest score from each activity and presented them with a medal. Once theses medals were given out, Ryan announced the winner of the Care Home who created the best banner. The winner was Swallownest Care Home who won a silver plaque.
Finally, the winner of the Care Home Community Games 2013 was The Abbeys taking home the winners shield and a RUFC signed shirt.
Ryan Canadine said “I would like to say a huge thanks to all the care homes that took part in the games, we wouldn’t have done it without you!
“The day was a huge success and I can’t wait for next year’s Care Home Games, I’m sure they will be bigger and better than ever.”