Rotherham United Community Sports Trust is one of just 42 Yorkshire based community groups, who in its latest round of awards have been recognised by the prestigious royal reward scheme The Duke of York's Community Initiative.
RUCST works alongside Rotherham United Football Club to bring a better standard of living to various groups across the borough of Rotherham.
The 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 three main themes of the Football League Trust: Education, Health & Wellbeing and Sport and Community Development.
Through the power of football RUCST promote physical and emotional health, healthy eating, healthy lifestyle, learning, conﬁdence building, social integration and community cohesion.
Zanib Rasool, Partnership & development Manager said “All of us at RUCST are delighted to receive this prestigious award. The award is in recognition of the work that we in the community and voluntary sector do every day to make a difference. We have amazing participants and staff who are a joy to work with, We would like to thank our partners and funders who contribute to our work, without whom we could not deliver our projects which make huge impact to the local community.”
Jamie Noble, Head of Community said: “We are overjoyed to have been awarded the Duke of York's Community Initiative, 2017 has been a fantastic year for the trust and having this award shows how far we have come as a team, the staff at Rotherham United do an amazing job, the work they do makes a substantial impact on the local community.”
If you would like to find out more about the Duke of York’s Community Initiative please visit www.thedukeofyorkscommunityinitiative.org.uk