Rotherham United’s Community Sports Trust and the Jordan Sinnott Foundation Trust have collaborated this Easter to host two week-long soccer camps free of charge to youngsters in the area whose families have been adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Rotherham United’s community wing have recently taken the decision to host an additional soccer camp between now and Christmas which will allow 30 youngsters from the local area to attend, without the worry of the financial element for their families to be concerned about.
This decision prompted the Jordan Sinnott Foundation Trust to get in touch with our Head of Community Jamie Noble, who expressed their desire to offer their support to youngsters in the local area.
Our friends at JSFT made it clear that they would like to ease that burden further on the families of the youngsters attending by providing meals for all 60 of the children who will attend the camps across the two weeks of the Easter holidays – an offer we were incredibly grateful to take them up on.
Attendees at the Community Sports Trust’s Parkgate Astro facility were lucky enough to also meet JSFT ambassador and current first team attacker Matt Crooks – who was personally on-hand on behalf of the charity to deliver the meals.
Speaking following another sunny and successful day at Parkgate, Head of Community Jamie Noble expressed his thanks to Matt and the team at the Jordan Sinnott Foundation Trust for the kind donation.
“We are really proud of the fact that we have been able to continue to support people in the local area who have been impacted by the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and the response to these particular camps has been one of gratitude from the participants,” he told www.themillers.co.uk.
“When JSFT contacted us to express their interest in helping out families – but particularly youngsters – in the local area, we sat down and discussed the possibilities.
“It was quickly established that in providing free healthy and nutritional meals to our participants, that the JSFT would be making a big difference and we were only too happy to take them up on their kind offer.
“We are only in the infancy of our working relationship with the guys at JSFT but what is clear already is their desire to use the platform of football to continue Jordan’s legacy which is very much about helping others and putting smiles on faces.
“We are already talking about how else they may be able to support people in the Rotherham community alongside our upcoming projects and I am looking forward to the day that we are able to work together again.”
Those sentiments were echoed by a spokesperson for the Jordan Sinnott Foundation Trust, who also added that the soccer camps provided them with the perfect platform to get involved with a fantastic project whilst providing them with the opportunity to show their support.
“When we first set the charity up it was with the aim of supporting people through the provision of sport.
“Jordan was a person who always put others first and brought joy to the many people he met along his journey.
“Here at the Jordan Sinnott Foundation we are keen to continue that legacy, particularly in football – a sport he loved and committed so much of his life to – and will continue to reach out to community projects to help whenever we can.
“Our links with the club mean that we are well-aware of the excellent work that the Rotherham United Community Sports Trust do with youngsters throughout the area and we recognised that their Easter soccer camps were a good opportunity to offer our support.
“We learned that the Trust are not in a position to provide meals to their participants and we were keen to ensure that youngsters attending could enjoy healthy and nutritional meals alongside their football.
“As a result, we were incredibly proud to support by providing meals to feed all of those attending the soccer camps.”
To find out more about the Jordan Sinnott Foundation Trust, click HERE.