RUFC v Birmingham City

Published: 19/04/2024

Rotherham United Nominated for EFL Green Club Award Rotherham United are incredibly proud to have been named as the winners of the EFL Green Club Award for the 2023/24 campaign at the EFL Awards in London on Sunday the 14th of April. We have made great progress in our mission to make Rotherham United a… Continue reading RUFC v Birmingham City

Rotherham United Nominated for EFL Green Club Award

Rotherham United are incredibly proud to have been named as the winners of the EFL Green Club Award for the 2023/24 campaign at the EFL Awards in London on Sunday the 14th of April.

We have made great progress in our mission to make Rotherham United a more green and sustainable football club, with the campaign led by Rotherham United Community Trust.

Countless hours have been put in working on a number of projects, from our Swap Shop launched by Georgie Kelly to clearing over 1,100kg’s of waste off the streets of Rotherham, and so much more.

Jonny Allan, Community Programme Manager, said; “Making Rotherham United a more green and sustainable football club has been something we’ve been working incredibly hard on over a number of months and it is absolutely fantastic that our endeavours have been recognised with the EFL Green Club Award.”

We would like to thank anyone and everyone who has been involved with our environmental campaign in anyway, from litter picking to donations. And a huge congratulations to the team at Rotherham United Community Trust for their hard work!

Being an Ally with Ollie Rathbone

As the 2023/24 football season comes to an end Anthony Bayou, RUCT’s Inclusion Manager, met with Rotherham United F.C. first team player and former captain Ollie Rathbone to discuss what it means to be an ally. In the world of football, camaraderie and teamwork are fundamental to success on the pitch. But beyond scoring goals and winning matches, there’s a crucial aspect that often goes overlooked: the role of an ally in combating discrimination and supporting teammates.

In recent years, there has been a growing awareness of the need for inclusivity and diversity within football. Players from various backgrounds, cultures, and identities come together to compete in the sport they love. However, discrimination based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic still persists in some corners of the footballing world.

As a leader both on and off the field, Rathbone sets an example for his teammates and fans alike. Through his actions and words, he demonstrates that being an ally is not just a title—it’s a lifelong commitment to creating a more equitable and inclusive world.

To watch the full interview, follow the link! INCLUSION | Being an Ally with Ollie Rathbone – Rotherham United Community Trust (ruct.co.uk)

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