Dale takes charge.

Last updated : 19 January 2008 By Bigrich.....
The programme has been rebranded as Rotherham United Community Sports Trust which although runs under the Millers banner is a registered charity.

28 year-old Dale used to be on the Millers books as a youth and has worked withen the Community section for the last 6 years.

Dale told todays Advertiser that last year the scheme saw over 70,000 kids from withen the borough; "We must be the best kept secret in the borough, People just think 'it's the lot who work in schools, without really understanding what we do. We're a marketing tool for the club but our work is widespread."

"We get on board with Government led projects to improve the lifestyles of young people. We work to combat bullying and racism. All our staff are fully qualified and any profits are reinvested in new staff."

With the rebrand, a new board of trustees has been put in place with one member currently being sought. The current board are Paul Douglas, Gary Hall, Brian Chapple and Dale.

Now Dale has picked up the reins, he is looking to build the scheme even bigger; "I want to build on what we've got and show alll schools and community groups how we can fit into their plans and aspirations. We've taken pride in the fact that not one group we've worked with has given us negative feedback."

"As Mark said when he left, we are one of the best community programmes in the Football League and have the same impact pro-rata as Manchester City. It's a good base to build from." he added.

Anybody wanting to get more information can ring Dale Spiby on 01709 512761.

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