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Rovers salute Her Majesty’s Armed Forces

Posted: Sun 23 Sep 2012
Author: rovers.co.uk

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Blackburn Rovers are pleased to announce that the club will once again support the military charity, Tickets For Troops.

Blackburn Rovers are pleased to announce that the club will once again support the military charity, Tickets For Troops, by donating tickets for home fixtures at Ewood Park throughout the 2012-13 season. 

Tickets For Troops, which provides free tickets for sporting, musical and theatrical events to members of the Armed Forces, has had a longstanding partnership with The Football League since the charity was established in 2009, providing thousands of football tickets to service personnel.

Over 17,500 tickets have currently been donated by Football League clubs across the UK for the 2012-13 season. 

Rovers’ operations director Paul Agnew said: “There are a number of initiatives that we as a club support in the short, medium and long term. This one has special significance and we are delighted to continue the relationship by offering tickets for troops at upcoming Rovers games, as we look to build up an army of fans.”

Gavin Megaw, Director of External Affairs at The Football League, said: “Football League clubs have a longstanding close relationship with the Armed Forces and it is great to see Blackburn Rovers supporting Tickets For Troops in this way.  

“The charity is a fantastic way of giving something back to our servicemen and women and The Football League is proud to be making a contribution to that effort.”

Tickets For Troops Director of Operations, Ross Barden, added: "The men and women of Her Majesty's Armed Forces are doing such an extraordinary job during these difficult times and it is fantastic that Blackburn Rovers and The Football League have wanted to demonstrate their support and appreciation in such a generous way."