Rotherham United Community Sports Trust (RUCST) 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.”
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;
NCFE Level 2 Diploma in Sport
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport
Foundation Degree in Community Football Coaching and Development
BSc (Hons) Football Coaching, Development and Administration (Top Up)
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