This month sees an exciting new start for Rotherham United Ladies Football Club with a new management and committee team in place looking to take the club forward in the 2017/18 season and beyond.
New chair and Head of Community, Rotherham United Community Sports Trust Jamie Noble is excited to lead a committed group of people who want to see RULFC who are not only determined on field but will put the fun back into football.
Supported by former manager James Leggitt and former secretary Val Hoyle a new look management committee will be aiming to get the club into the Women’s Premier League within 3 – 5 years.
Over the Summer the club has strengthened ties with the award winning Community Sports Trust and meetings have taken place with Rotherham United first team manager Paul Warne and Commercial Director Steve Coakley, which has enabled the ladies team to replicate the blueprint of the mens squad including an academy style set up which is in partnership with Brinsworth Whitehill Girls F.C. New sponsorship from the Original Bierkeller has allowed the team to purchase new kit and give the club even more financial stability.
RUCST and RUFC are committed to increasing the appeal of women’s football and to aiming to attract more women and girls to participate in football regardless of age or ability.
Jamie Noble speaks exclusively about the ongoing transformation of the club “ This club has been around for years and has been well run by some dedicated individuals. The time has come to make significant changes and take the club forward and with the emerging women’s game we feel we have good foundations to see the club go to the next level. I personally feel very passionate about seeing all female participants getting involved in the good work we do in the community and that also includes giving opportunities to play in competitive football all be it at a grass roots level.”
“ We would like to see the female game progress and the people who are involved are very confident with our support we will see better results on and off the pitch. We want to make this a warm and friendly environment and the plans we are will certainly enable us to do that.”
The changes made over the summer has seen a movement in players in and out of the club however this has enabled the club to field new blood in pre-season.
RULFC are still looking for players to bolster their squad with friendly yet committed individual, the seasons starts in 2 weeks so if you are interested or would like to find out more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Jamie on 07943 611 112.