Rotherham United marked this year’s Weeks of Action by inviting members of the Rotherham United Community Sports Trust’s Disability Group as the club’s guests of honour following their recent triumph in the FA People’s Cup.
Members of the Under 16’s team who progressed to the regional rounds of the competition following success at the Sheffield heat were in attendance at the match with Brighton and Hove Albion, whilst the flag bearers on the night included members from the club’s Saturday morning disability group. Head of Community Jamie Noble expressed his delight at supporting the campaign and is looking forward to seeing some faces familiar to the Community Sports Trust at the game against the Seagulls. “After a really successful day at the weekend for International Women’s Day, we are thrilled to be able to show our support to the Level Playing Field campaign,”“It will be great to see members of our disabled team down at the game on Tuesday night and whilst I know many are supporters and regulars at the match anyway, it will be brilliant to see them as guests of the club. “We take a lot of pride in making the football club accessible to everyone in the community, so celebrating the Level Playing Field campaign is something that we are delighted to get involved with.”
From: Rotherham United FC
Rotherham United Community Sports Trust celebrate ‘Game Changer’ Harry Davies
Harry Davies is a young footballer who plays for the Rotherham United Disability Football Team.
When he first joined the team he was low on confidence and shy at mixing in with his teammates. This was soon to change with the help of one-on-one coaching sessions and his confidence soon grew where he began mixing in with the group. His life then changed when he was invited along to the New York Stadium to watch Rotherham take on Blackburn, coicidentally in last season’s Weeks of Action fixture where he was a flag bearer.
Attending football matches helped his confidence grow further and is now a season ticket holder at the club, whilst still finding time to play football himself and his hard work and effort to improve his game has been noted by the club.
Read Harry’s story here
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