INCLUSION | Midnight Ramadan League 2024 comes to an end!

Published: 11/04/2024

Last week the Inclusion and More Than Football department at Rotherham United Community Trust concluded their Midnight Ramadan League for 2024. They were joined by ITV reporter Arif Ahmed, who covered the event highlighting how the league is open to people from all backgrounds and has been praised for bringing the community together. Quotes from… Continue reading INCLUSION | Midnight Ramadan League 2024 comes to an end!

Last week the Inclusion and More Than Football department at Rotherham United Community Trust concluded their Midnight Ramadan League for 2024. They were joined by ITV reporter Arif Ahmed, who covered the event highlighting how the league is open to people from all backgrounds and has been praised for bringing the community together.

Quotes from ITV.

Fellow participant Moussa Diouf said: “It shows what Rotherham as a community is about. Ramadan, for us, is about sharing good vibes, peace and sharing what our religion is all about but at the same time having a sense of community where you’ve got different people from different walks of life and different environments that all come together and obviously it’s football and football brings people together.”

Gavin Worboys, who is not Muslim but joined the league, said: “We can learn from everybody. Different teams bring different things to this tournament and that’s what it’s all about. Everyone getting on, everyone learning and everyone having a smile on their face.”Anthony Bayou, from the Rotherham United Community Trust, said the club was keen to engage with its diverse communities.

He said: “We believe Rotherham, as a football club, it’s not a Manchester United, it’s not a Chelsea, it’s not at the top of the Premier League, but what it can offer is opportunities for young people and Rotherham communities – no matter what background you come from – to get involved in something positive, healthy and active.”