RUCST Millers Matters March 2017

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Rotherham United Community Sports Trust (RUCST) awarded The Duke of York’s Community Initiative

 Rotherham United Community Sports Trust (RUCST) is celebrating royal recognition after being awarded the Duke of York’s Community Initiative.

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 click here.

Education Academy open events announced

At Rotherham United Community Sports Trust our Education Academy delivers a number of high quality sports courses in Further and Higher Education.

We pride ourselves on excellence by ensuring that all of our teachers are fully qualified and provide learners with the latest resources and technology, in order to enhance learning.

Our brand new state of the art facility, ‘The Goal Zone’ is situated within The New York Stadium and boasts 3 classrooms, an office and a health space, which provides alternative methods to fitness testing. Our practical space is located at Parkgate Astro and consists of 3 3G pitches which are used for the training and coaching elements of our programmes.

The sports courses we deliver are as follows;

Further Education
NCFE Level 2 Diploma in Sport
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport
Coaching Qualifications

Higher Education
Foundation Degree in Community Football Coaching and Development
BSc (Hons) Football Coaching, Development and Administration (Top Up)
Coaching Qualifications

If you would like to attend our open events, please see the dates, times and venues below;

Wednesday 12th April 2017
New York Stadium, New York Way, Rotherham, S60 1AH
Time: 17:00 – 20:00

Saturday 6th May 2017
Parkgate Astro, 23 Greasbrough Rd, Parkgate, Rotherham, S62 6HQ
Time: 14:00 – 16:00

Clifton At The Plate Final

Unfortunately, today’s result saw the Y7 lose out to a very good Maltby team in the Rotherham plate final. The final score ending 5-1. The lads were very competitive and the scoreline didn’t reflect the hard work and football they played. The lads are very disappointed and a few tears have been shed so please rally round them tomorrow and show them support. These lads have been amazing this year and make myself and Adam extremely proud. This will make us stronger and we will be looking to go one step further next year and lift some silverware. It was amazing to see the support we had at today’s game. Extra mini buses being put on for students and staff. We would like to thank you all for supporting our lads and showing how much these kids mean to us all.

Luke Steane
Billy Farooq
Dylan Whatley
Kurtis Rich
Josh Humpries
David Santana
Omar Shafia
Jensen Murr
Finley Chadburn
Owen Bailey
Marek Sivak

Red Nose Day Total

After days of baking, selling Red Noses, penalty shoot-outs, and cake sales, we are ecstatic to announce that we have raised a grand total of £638.94 for Comic Relief from Red Nose Day on Friday!

A big thank you to everyone who took part! You have all done amazing!

Gemini-Auto Repair Centres Are Recruiting

Gemini-Auto Repair Centres have vacancies available and are actively looking to recruit Y11 students interested in automotive careers this summer.

Give it a try!

Students can apply to complete a 5 day placement first, after their exams, that will allow them to:

  • Experience the industry first hand
  • Develop their skills and knowledge of the job
  • Check the employer is right for them
  • Find out more about the apprenticeship programme
  • Day 5 – Progress straight through to an interview and apprenticeship! 

What’s next? Students can sign up for free with BiYP and apply – instructions below:

  • Go to www.biyp.org
  • Click on ‘Sign up’
  • To apply for Work Experience
  • Click on ‘MY PROGRAMME’ (top menu) and select ‘Placements’
  • Click ‘View’ on your chosen vacancy box
  • Read work experience details and if you’d like to apply for a 5 day quality placement click ‘APPLY’
  • Complete application
  • Click ‘Submit’
  • BiYP will then screen, offer and confirm your placement

Deadline for applications is 31st March to secure one of these high quality placements!

Y11 Football Team Visit Wembley For England Vs Lituanaia

Last Sunday we took the Year 11 football team to Wembley to watch England play Lithuania in a World Cup qualifying match. What a day! After getting fuelled up with a Morissons breakfast in preparation for the long journey we headed off down the M1. When we arrived, we soaked up the atmosphere and stopped by the famous Bobby Moore statue. After heading to our seats we then enjoyed a cracking 90 minutes of football which saw a comfortable England win.

Mr Hall’s prediction competition was also a big hit with the lads. The students were once again a credit to Clifton and great fun to be with.

Click here to view the full album of photos from the game.

Fantastic Work On Rivers And Flooding By Aladar

This half terms homework project for Y8s in geography was to complete a piece of work on the topic of Rivers and Flooding. Aladar has produced a piece of work to show the different elements of the water cycle. He has included a list of the 7 stages of the cycle as well as arrows to demonstrate the direction of the water. Aladar has also used different resources including some grass to show the real ground.

Great work, Aladar!

Saxophone Success

We’ve got several pupils doing music exams at the moment.  Our first result came in today with Ross Denton achieving a merit in his grade 1 saxophone exam.
Well done, Ross!

Year 10 Taster Event

All of our year 10’s will be involved in our Taster event on Thursday 30th March 1.55PM. 

Students will have an opportunity to meet with professionals representing a wide range of training and employment sectors.  This event will inspire students as they plan their next steps.

Keep your eyes peeled for more information regarding the event.