EDUCATION | Rotherham United Sports College Students Given the Chance to #PlayOnThePitch

Published: 23/05/2024

On May 16th, the students of Rotherham United Sports College experienced a thrilling afternoon of football as they took to the pitch at the iconic AESSEAL New York Stadium. This memorable event was not only a showcase of their football skills but also a celebration of community, hard work, and sportsmanship, with family and friends… Continue reading EDUCATION | Rotherham United Sports College Students Given the Chance to #PlayOnThePitch

On May 16th, the students of Rotherham United Sports College experienced a thrilling afternoon of football as they took to the pitch at the iconic AESSEAL New York Stadium. This memorable event was not only a showcase of their football skills but also a celebration of community, hard work, and sportsmanship, with family and friends present to share in the excitement.

The students were divided into four teams, each managed by one of our dedicated tutors. As the players walked out onto the pitch, they were greeted with their own walk-out music, creating an electrifying atmosphere that set the stage for an unforgettable afternoon of football.

The matches were played with enthusiasm and spirit, with each goal celebrated in true style. Music and announcements over the tannoy system amplified the celebrations, adding to the festive feel of the day. The crowd, consisting of proud family members and friends, cheered on the players, creating a supportive and lively environment.

The highlight of the event was the intense final match. The competition was fierce, with both students and tutors giving their all. The excitement peaked when the winning goal was scored, prompting an ecstatic pitch invasion by students and tutors alike. This joyous moment of celebration underscored the unity and camaraderie that Rotherham United Sports College fosters among its students.

By being able to give this opportunity to students who have worked so hard throughout the academic year, and on the back of our amazing Italy football tour is just a reflection of how much RUCT value their students and their commitment to work, and volunteering throughout the year.

Education Manager James Mahoney added ‘It was great to see so many of our students have the opportunity to play on the pitch at the New York Stadium. One of the unique features of our programme is that the students get to access high class facilities and this is just one example of how we can utilise those to enhance the learner experience. As well as students gaining qualifications with us, we are also keen to ensure they have the best experience and this event certainly contributes to that.’

The success of this event is a testament to the hard work and dedication of both the students and staff at Rotherham United Sports College. It highlights the college’s commitment to providing enriching experiences that go beyond the classroom, highlighting both personal and sports development.

There is still time to sign up for the next academic year here at Rotherham United Sports College and join the Miller’s family, if you are passionate and interested in a career in sports, we have options for you! Find out more here – Sports College – Rotherham United Community Trust (ruct.co.uk)