Rotherham United has celebrated the fantastic work performed year-round by its Community Sports Trust, dedicating a recent fixture to their “More than Football” project.
The day is part of the EFL’s ‘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.
The “More than Football” theme included a number of activities and sessions taking place in and around AESSEAL New York Stadium ahead of kick off, with face painters, football freestylers, music, boxing and more.
The Community Sports Trust’s Fanzone trailer was proudly emblazoned with 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.
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.
Jamie said: “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.”