About Us

Welcome to Rotherham United Community Trust


Established Charity


As the club moved to Don Valley Stadium from Millmoor (our former ground) whilst The New York stadium was built, the trust moved across to Mangham house to create a temporary base there.


The New York Stadium opened. Football League Awards – Winners of national community club of the year.


Moved to The New York Stadium and created The Goal Zone. Winners of Rotherham & Barnsley Chamber Awards Community Impact Award. Regional Club of the Year (North East & Yorkshire) at the Football League Awards.


Rotherham & Barnsley Chamber Awards, Highly Commended Community Impact Award. Talent Match Sheffield, Outstanding Employer Contribution. High Sheriff of South Yorkshire Award. Rotherham United, Show Racism the Red Card Hall of Fame. Awarded the Duke of York.


Football League Awards, Regional Community Club of the Year (North East & Yorkshire) Chosen as one of Mayor Alan Buckley’s Charities.


Purchased Parkgate Astro. ‘No 2 H8 Crime’ National Award. Rotherham & Barnsley Chamber Awards, Highly Recommended Community Impact Award.


Youth & Employability hub opened at The Goal Zone. Chosen as one of Mayor Jenny Andrew’s Charities.


AESSEAL Education rooms opened to educate scholars and degree students. Chosen as one of Mayor Jenny Andrew’s charities.


Chosen as one of Mayor Tajamal Khan’s charities. Opened a pop-up Rotherham United museum as part of work celebrating the Women’s Euros.

About Us

Rotherham United Community Trust (RUCT) is the charitable arm of Rotherham United Football Club. We work with partners and communities across the borough to plan and deliver beneficial provisions to a range of groups and individuals. With the community at the heart of everything we do, our passionate team are committed to ensuring our topics are current and relevant, aiming to make a positive and lasting impact on the people we work with.

We are in proud partnerships with a diverse range of external organisations within Rotherham, working together with the same mission to continue to make Rotherham a thriving community with a sense of pride for everyone. We are much more than a sporting provision with our themes being; Health and Wellbeing, Education and Employability, Youth and Inclusion and Sports Participation.

Our Aims and Objectives

Our Vision

To create Healthy, Active and Happy communities.

Our Mission Statement

To use our passion for helping people and the influence of Rotherham United FC to understand individual goals and aspirations, create pathways, inspire future generations and have a lasting impact.

Our Values

  • Passion: Our enthusiasm is infectious and we always go the extra mile to meet the needs of those that we serve.
  • Understanding: People and their lives are at the heart of everything we do. We listen to our users and seek to remove barriers to our activities.
  • Inclusivity: We have more in common than what divides us. We ensure our delivery captures the needs of the diverse communicates we serve.
  • Professionalism: We do all we can to exceed expectations and perform to the highest levels whilst respecting the people we serve and the organisation we represent.
  • Respect: We treat each other with the highest regard and seek to overcome barriers whilst delivering high quality activities.
  • Fun: Through new experiences and having fun we come together in everything we do.


The trust is driven by our passionate team who are motivated by helping others and giving back to the community. We collect feedback from our beneficiaries of which shapes our provision delivery with regards to the needs of the people of Rotherham.

All of our staff are DBS checked and have appropriate qualifications. We provide regular training to ensure all activities are safe, educational and impactful.


Rotherham United Community Trust are committed to ensuring the general well being and welfare of all children, young people and adults who are involved in our community programme.

We recognise that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and devote time to regularly educate staff to follow best practise as demonstrated within our updated policies and procedures.

Equality & Diversity

At the Trust we have a zero-tolerance approach towards discriminatory language and behaviour. Equality and diversity is at the forefront of all of our provision and development at the Trust, allowing opportunities for people no matter their race, gender, sexuality, background, ability or faith. To support these ethics we promote a range of campaigns throughout the year to raise awareness and educate people in the community and wider.

Our aim is for our communities and participants to align with this and buy into our values and ethos. We do this through educational workshops and development discussions across our provision, whilst on detached youth work and within schools. Being an ally to underrepresented groups plays a huge part in making a more cohesive and inclusive society.