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Ladies to play at Darwen

Posted: Thu 11 Jul 2013
Author: rovers.co.uk
Matt Craddock and John Prince

Matt Craddock and John Prince

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Blackburn Rovers Ladies will kick off the new 2013-14 season at a new home.

For the Ladies team are moving to AFC Darwen after three enjoyable seasons at Radcliffe Borough.

New Ladies boss John Prince visited the Anchor Ground soon after taking charge and was immediately impressed with what he saw.

"The ground is excellent, you can see that a lot of hard work has gone into improving the facilities," said the Rovers Ladies manager.

"We are delighted to be moving closer to home, hopefully we will be able to attract many more supporters to see the Rovers Ladies play.

"My Dad is from Darwen so the move couldn't have been any more perfect from a personal point of view."

Steve McKelvey of AFC Darwen said: "We would like to extend a very warm welcome to everyone associated with Blackburn Rovers.

"We have worked tremendously hard to enhance the stadium and facilities, so to get such a high profile tenant as the Rovers Ladies team is reward for everyone's efforts.

"We are all very much looking forward to the start of the season and to see them play, and we hope that the supporters come out to see them in their numbers."

Blackburn Rovers Ladies are currently finalising their pre-season programme and hope to play their first game at AFC Darwen in August.