Team of apprentices inspire new sporting generation

RUFC player Adam Le Fondre, Rebecca Martin-Stevenson, Cllr Mahroof Hussain, Mark Cummings from the Millers Community Sports Trust and Apprentice James Gosling.
RUFC player Adam Le Fondre, Rebecca Martin-Stevenson, Cllr Mahroof Hussain, Mark Cummings from the Millers Community Sports Trust and Apprentice James Gosling.
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ROTHERHAM United has unveiled its latest signings – two young apprentice sports coaches to train the town’s football stars of the future.

Rebecca Martin-Stevenson and James Gosling have been recruited by the Millers’ Community Sports Trust, funded by Rotherham’s One Town One Community project and the Football Foundation.

The pair are working with community sports coaches to visit schools and youth and community centres to inspire young people with a love of football and coach skills in a wide range of sports.

Rebecca, aged 17, from Mexborough, has completed a BTEC first Diploma in Sports at Dearne Valley College, as well as playing lots of sport in her spare time. James, 20, from Wath-on-Dearne, says he has a passion for sport and helping young people.

Rebecca said: “The best part is going into schools and working with children to help them improve their abilities.”

The pair are now taking their NVQ Level 2 in Sports Leadership and Instruction, with a further eight apprentices due to join the Millers.