21 Feb RFC’s Mascot Competition
Rotherham football centre in partnership with Grimm & CO and Rob Richardson ( www.fatrobot.co.uk) have run a number of workshop’s during the february half term to create a mascot for the centre. The sessions were aimed at kids between 4-14 years and were run free all week after the football camp. The aim of the workshop’s was to engage and captivate a younger audience with a a belief that the mascot can help promote sport amongst younger children.
Bilal Nazir of Rotherham Football Centre believes the art workshop’s gives ownership of the centre to the youth of Rotherham as their opinions really matter to us and that ‘this is the start of a long line of projects where we hope to get the local community involved and to give the people of Rotherham a local facility of which they can be proud of’.
It was enjoyable week for all involved especially the staff at the centre. There was some fantastic designs and ideas from the children which have now been narrowed down to three and the public deciding via a Facebook poll. The final three include Frank the Footy, Rotherham Rex and Billy the Baller. Cast your vote now and have you say on RFC’s mascot. The winner will be announced at the end of the month, and the winning mascot will be brought to life and will be used to help promote the centre in all it’s activities.