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Birthday surprise for Chris

Posted: Wed 10 Jul 2013
Author: rovers.co.uk
Chris Tattersall with Gary Bowyer

Chris Tattersall with Gary Bowyer

Image by: rovers.co.uk

Blind Rovers supporter Chris Tattersall enjoyed a 60th birthday to remember after being taken on a surprise trip to the club’s senior training centre.

Chris, who reproduces Rovers’ matchday programme in Braille for fellow fans, was presented with a signed shirt by manager Gary Bowyer to mark the memorable milestone.

A season ticket holder in the RFS Riverside Stand, Chris was given a behind-the-scenes tour of the facilities at Brockhall, before continuing his birthday celebrations with family and friends.

Chris said: “It’s been a fantastic morning and a complete surprise. The Blackburn Rovers training ground was the last place I thought I’d end up at today!

“I’ve been coming back to games at Ewood Park since 1994 and up until now the manager and players have just been names, so to actually meet Gary Bowyer, as well as Scott Dann and Jordan Rhodes, was a real privilege.”