Blackburn Rovers has struck an exciting partnership with leading local youth charity Blackburn Youth Zone and is to become one of the charity’s Premier Patrons.
The club will play an active role in supporting young people in the local area, as well as working with the centre on a number of joint events and activities over the next 12 months.
Chief Executive of Blackburn Youth Zone, Peter Little, said: “It’s a dream partnership for us to join forces with our town’s football club. Both our organisations have a shared vision of making Blackburn an exciting and positive place to grow up, and together we make a powerful partnership that will be a positive force in the lives of many young people in our town.
“We are very excited about the prospect of working more closely with Rovers and I’d like to thank the club’s owners and everyone involved in the decision to back us, it means a great deal.”
Alan Myers, Director of Communications at Blackburn Rovers, said: “It is really important for football clubs in any town or city to support its community and in particular young people. Blackburn Rovers prides itself on its involvement in the local community and is delighted and honoured to be able to get involved in such a fantastic venture as the Blackburn Youth Zone.”
Rovers’ support will help enable the £6million facility to continue making first class sports and arts facilities available for every young person in the Borough for just 50p per visit.