Blackburn Rovers Community Trust is delighted to welcome Rovers star Jason Lowe as its inaugural Player Ambassador.
The midfielder will carry out a range of key duties that will both raise the profile of the Trust and further strengthen its links to the club.
Jason will record motivational videos, which will be shown to programme participants across the variety of the Trust’s provision of Sport, Education, Health and Inclusion initiatives, as well as making appearances at celebration and presentation events – something he has often supported in the past.
The England Under-21 international has already kicked off the unique partnership by donating the shirt he wore for the FA Cup quarter-final tie against Millwall to go on display at the Trust and by promoting projects and involvement through his Twitter account (@_J_Lowe).
Rovers’ operations director, Paul Agnew, said: “The Community Trust is undergoing some significant change, all of it positive, and this is another major step in that direction.
“We cannot have a better ambassador than Jason Lowe, a product of our own youth system, someone who has grown up in the area and who has a genuine grasp of what we are trying to do here across both Sport and Education. He was the natural choice for this role.”
Jason said: “Having come through the ranks here, I am very pleased to support this great cause, which uses the power of football to reach out to the community, not just through sport, but benefits local people in terms of health, education and wellbeing.
“I am looking forward to establishing a long-lasting relationship with the Trust and will do everything possible to spread the word and promote the good work that they do.”
Jo Watson, Head of Education at the Trust, said: “Jason is a terrific role model and the children, young people and adults we work with all adore him. We were delighted at how supportive Jason was of the cause when we initially approached him about getting involved. He is a true manifestation of commitment, which is a value that underpins each and every project we run here at the Trust.”
The Trust’s Head of Sport, Gary Robinson, added: “We’re really excited to be working with Jason. He’s enthusiastic, caring and ambitious, which ties in with the ethos of the Trust perfectly. I think he’ll do an amazing job and will get a lot out of his involvement with us.”