Jake Carter wins PL Kicks Champion award! 

Published: 28/03/2023

We’re delighted to announce that 16-year-old Jake Carter has been awarded as our ‘Premier League Kicks Champion’. Jake, who lives in Maltby in Rotherham, has been awarded for his outstanding contribution to our Premier League Kicks programme since joining in 2019. Not only has Jake attended our Kicks sessions at Maltby Academy every Friday, Jake… Continue reading Jake Carter wins PL Kicks Champion award! 

We’re delighted to announce that 16-year-old Jake Carter has been awarded as our ‘Premier League Kicks Champion’.

Jake, who lives in Maltby in Rotherham, has been awarded for his outstanding contribution to our Premier League Kicks programme since joining in 2019.

Not only has Jake attended our Kicks sessions at Maltby Academy every Friday, Jake has also displayed outstanding contributions to our Premier League Kicks tournaments, and our Youth Voice event and has led on our Millers’ Voice podcast where he interviewed former RUFC player, Ryan Cresswell. 

To celebrate Jake’s huge contribution to our PL Kicks Programme, we arranged for him to meet Rotherham United players Richard Wood, Bailey Wright and Georgie Kelly. Jake also enjoyed a ground tour of the New York Stadium.

Sam Parkin, Youth & Inclusion Co-Ordinator at RUCST, said: “We’re so happy to give Jake the PL Kicks Champion award for all of the hard work that he has put into the programme since joining us four years ago.

“Jake is a fantastic role model for his peers and we know he will go on to achieve great things.

“It was fantastic that we could arrange a player meet and greet for Jake – an experience that is very rightly deserved. Well done, Jake. Keep it up!”

About the RUCST PL Kicks Programme

The RUCST works alongside the Premier League Kicks Foundation to make a positive and inspiring impact within our community.

Premier League Kicks is a community programme with a vision to empower young people. They also help to unlock sporting potential and improve their health and well-being to create stronger, safer and more united communities.

As well as other professional clubs, Rotherham United, together with South Yorkshire Police and various youth workers and care professionals, use the power of sport and the value of physical activity to engage young people within deprived areas of the community.

Our mission is to continuously give support to young people aged 8-18 of all backgrounds and abilities by offering a wide range of free sporting activities as well as coaching, musical, educational and personal development sessions to reduce the risk of anti-social behaviour within the areas the sessions are delivered.

To find out more about our Kicks programme read here or contact inclusion@rotherhamunited.net