The Rotherham United Community Sports Trust last night welcomed Bramley Sunnyside and Thorpe Hesley for the ‘Premier League Primary Stars Half Time Cup Final’ to the AESSEAL New York Stadium.
The RUCST Participation team has hosted the Primary Stars football tournament for the past eight months and has seen 16 teams take part.
After successfully making it all the way to the final, Bramley Sunnyside and Thorpe Hesley got the amazing opportunity to play their final at Rotherham United’s home ground during the half time break of their Sky Bet Championship clash against Cardiff City.
Playing in front of more than 10,000 people, Bramley Sunnyside were crowned Primary Stars Half Time Cup champions winning 3-0, with Thorpe Hesley coming in at an amazing second place!
As well as playing on the RUFC pitch, all players got to experience flag bearing and welcoming the teams on to the pitch, sit in the dugout and tour the dressing room.
Jonny Gilberthorpe, RUCST Schools & Sports Participation Manager, said: “It was absolutely amazing to welcome the children from Bramley Sunnyside and Thorpe Hesley to the New York Stadium last night.
“Both teams played at a high tempo, it’s a priceless opportunity to play under the lights at the New York and we hope one day one of the players may be inspired to work towards a first team appearance in the future.
“I know both teams thoroughly enjoyed themselves and we are proud to have provided them with an experience they will never forget!
“We’d also like to say a special thanks to our sponsors AESSEAL who also attended last night to support both teams.”