Rotherham United will celebrate the fantastic work performed year-round by our Community Sports Trust ahead of Saturday’s Sky Bet League One meeting with Charlton Athletic as we dedicate the fixture to their “More than Football” project.
Following the Wembley celebrations, the club has turned to shining a light on the brilliant work which is carried out in collaboration with our wonderful Community Sports Trust on a day-to-day basis as part of the EFL’s first-ever ‘Week of Action’ which kicked off on Monday 4th April.
The ‘Week of Action’ aims to highlight the power of football, EFL Clubs and Club Community Organisations (CCOs) which collectively invest over £59m in their communities every year, engaging with some of the most vulnerable members of society.
Alongside the EFL’s other 71 clubs, the Millers will be shouting from the rooftops about the excellent work that goes on within our community and is driven by both ourselves and the Community Sports Trust.
This weekend will have a "More than Football" theme with a number of activities and sessions planned to take place in and around AESSEAL New York Stadium ahead of the 3pm kick off against Charlton Athletic.
As a celebration of our brilliant relationship with people from all backgrounds within our community, AESSEAL New York Stadium will become a hub of activity ahead of the 3pm kick off against the Addicks, with face painters, football freestylers, music, boxing and more all taking place around the stadium footprint.
The Community Sports Trust’s Fanzone trailer will proudly emblazon the ‘More than Football’ project branding, whilst staff will also use the opportunity to hand out flyers for a number of other sessions which are currently on offer to members of our community.
Speaking as the week kicked off on Monday 4th April 2022, our Head of Community Jamie Noble expressed his pride at the opportunity to celebrate the work that he and his staff perform, day-in, day-out, which is supported by Paul Warne and his first team players and staff throughout the calendar year.
“We have always prided ourselves on being a community club and will never lose sight of what a huge role that we can play in a town like Rotherham, but with the current manager as committed to the club and town’s culture as he is, we consider ourselves very fortunate at the moment and in as strong a position as ever to help the people within our reach,” he beamed.
"Across the board, from the Chairman to Miller Bear, we consider Rotherham United to be much more than a football club. It is the beating heart of the town. A hub and a base that people can come to when in need of support for so many different reasons."
“The Community Sports Trust continues to grow year-upon-year and with the players so committed to helping the people of the town, our visits in the local area are always brilliantly received when the lads give up their time to support us.
“There are many, many projects and causes that we are proud of here at the club and the EFL Week of Action is going to provide us with the opportunity to tell you all about them, and inform supporters who perhaps don’t know who we are, or what we do, a bit more about us.”