Nathan Banks met manager Gary Bowyer on a special visit to Rovers’ senior training centre after scooping one of the Borough’s inaugural Your Call Good Neighbour Awards.
The 11-year-old, from Darwen, was nominated for the award by an elderly neighbour, whose driveway he cleared of snow voluntarily last winter.
The Blackburn with Darwen Council initiative, which is supported by Rovers, the Lancashire Telegraph and Capita, pays tribute to unsung heroes who make a real difference to the lives of people on their streets.
After enjoying a kick-about with Rovers’ new boss on the club’s new artificial pitch, Nathan was given a behind-the-scenes tour of the training ground, where he will return later in the summer to take part in a pre-season training session with the first team.
Nathan is joined by Rovers manager Gary Bowyer, operations director Paul Agnew and leader of the Council Kate Hollern at Brockhall.