Rotherham United Community Sports Trust were honoured with the recognition of winning #NO2H8CRIME’s Sports Upstander Award at a recent ceremony in London.
The Trust’s Head of Community, Jamie Noble, was on hand to receive the coveted accolade which saw the Millers recognised for their efforts in the local community to stamp out hate crime.
The high-profile event which was held at InterContinental Park Lane in Mayfair, saw other prizes handed out for awards including Parliamentary Upstander, Young Upstander, Business Upstander and the CPS Award.
The Millers, together with the Community Sports Trust wing of the club, are constantly reinforcing the message that nobody should be subjected to any form of hate crime. Recent home games have been dedicated to reaffirming this message too, with fixtures played in support of the Kick it Out and Show Racism the Red Card campaigns, as well as the Hate Crime Awareness match which took place against Oxford United.
RUCST work closely with a number of local charities and partners who work hard to ensure that hate crime isn’t an issue in the South Yorkshire region and beyond.
“We are honoured to be presented with such a high-profile award and to receive it at such an illustrious event,” said Jamie.
“As many of our supporters will already know, we have done a lot of work, particularly this season surrounding the issue of hate crime and it is particularly pleasing to see those efforts culminate in us receiving this award.
“It is a privilege to work so closely with all of the people that we do in and around Rotherham around the topic of hate crime and without their support, none of this would have been possible.
“I would also like to thank the first team players and staff, who are always happy to support our campaigns on the matter and help to raise the profile of the important work that ourselves and associated organisations are doing in the community.”