Stevenage Football Club
Rookies is exceptionally lucky to be supported by its local professional football club, with Rookies being situated at the club’s state of the art Academy. This unique relationship with the football club means that not only do children benefit from unlimited access to the club’s 3G pitches, but also delivery of sports sessions by the club’s community coaches and support in our nutrition plans from the club’s sports science and nutrition team. Children and their parents also receive free tickets for selected matches, as well as discounted coaching courses.
Hertfordshire Children’s Centre
Rookies works in partnership with its local Hertfordshire Children's Centre which provides a range of services that support parents and carers to give their child the best start in life. They work with many partners including health visitors, midwives, schools, pre-schools, childcare providers and community groups to provide access to universal early years services.
Football Gambia Nursery
Rookies is proud to be twinned with Football Gambia Nursery in Cheesay which it acts as a parent nursery to, providing advice, training and second hand resources to support the running and development. Each year Rookies runs a themed week based around the nursery and encourages children to carry out activities which can then be shared with the African children when Rookies staff visit on an annual basis.