RUFC v Sheffield Wednesday

Published: 02/03/2024

Level The Playing Field 23% of disabled fans feel they are unable to attend certain sports or sporting venues, because they are inaccessible- 2023 Level Playing Field Annual Fan Survey The 2024 ‘Unite for Access’ campaign will run from Saturday 24th February to Sunday 10th March. Focus will be on raising awareness and driving equality… Continue reading RUFC v Sheffield Wednesday

Level The Playing Field

23% of disabled fans feel they are unable to attend certain sports or sporting venues, because they are inaccessible- 2023 Level Playing Field Annual Fan Survey

The 2024 ‘Unite for Access’ campaign will run from Saturday 24th February to Sunday 10th March. Focus will be on raising awareness and driving equality for a more inclusive matchday experience for disabled sports fans.

Rotherham United and Rotherham United Community Trust are proud to be supporting the Level The Playing Field’s Unite for Access campaign for another year. Today you will see the players warming up in Unite for Access t-shirts in support of the campaign, please take pictures and tag us (Rotherham United Community Trust) on social media with #UniteforAccess.

Rotherham United Disabled Supporters Association

Did you know that Rotherham United have a disabled association who meet regularly as a committee with members of the club staff? The group host various events throughout the year giving them the chance to share ideas on how Rotherham United can be more accessible for people with disabilities.

The group work closely with the club to help improve the accessibility for disabled supporters here at the AESSEAL New York Stadium to ensure that everybody has the chance to watch Rotherham United. One of the huge impacts RUDSA have made alongside RUCT is the Changing Places facility, which is purpose-built space including adjustable ventures, sinks and toilets, with a shower and modern heating and lighting, making the room economically efficient.

To get involved, please contact RUDSA then you can do by emailing officialRUDSA@gmail.com. For the latest news from RUDSA, you can follow them on Twitter @OfficialRUDSA or on Facebook by searching OfficialRUDSA.

Celebrating our Community Champion – Kay Ellis

On Saturday 2nd March Rotherham United Community Trust are happy to be presenting an award to our Community Champion Kay Ellis.

Kay first got involved with the Rotherham Parent Carers Forum (RPCF) in 2014. Kay was isolated and needed support from people that understood what she was going through with her son who has ADHD and Autism. In a previous job, Kay arranged fortnightly SEND play sessions. This eventually led to her applying for activities facilitator role at the forum and taking on the role with RPCF.

Through a Rotherham United – Premier League Kicks partnership, Kay has been able to develop our Kicks SEND programme to provide more opportunities for young people to engage with sport, youth activities, educational workshops and social cohesion. Putting the heart of what she does in the homes and communities of those who need it the most.

Anthony Bayou – Youth & Inclusion Manager said;

“Kays impact on our club, communities and provision has been second to none. Creating safe, friendly and engaging spaces for young people to develop and thrive. It’s hard to put into words the impact Kay has had on our provision. All I know is that none of it would have been as successful without her. Kay really does deserve this award and we look forward to collaborating with her for many more years to come.”

Congratulations Kay and enjoy the game!