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CofE visit Challenge 4 Change

10 January 2015

Rovers' Under-17s followed in the footsteps of Gary Bowyer's first team stars by visiting the Challenge 4 Change activity centre in Manchester.

The girls, who have enjoyed a fruitful first half to the Centre of Excellence season, took part in a series of challenges, including an assault course, leap of faith and aerial trek, designed to improve team work, communication, trust and leadership skills.

Rovers Ladies assistant manager Amanda Goodwin hopes it will have the desired effect when the players return to competitive action in the second round of the FA Girls' Youth Cup against Everton later this month.

“The players have done very well in the first part of the season and so we saw this as an opportunity to bring the group closer together for the second half of the season,” said AJ.

“The emphasis was very much on team work, team morale and togetherness, as a way of kick-starting the New Year. We spoke to Challenge 4 Change about what we wanted to get out of it and they came up with a tailor-made programme, specifically for our team.

“We did a series of fitness and warm-up drills to start off with, followed by some team stuff - one group versus another - and then they had to overcome challenges and barriers, like the leap of faith. The girls were petrified, but they all got through it and everyone really enjoyed the day.”

For more information on Challenge 4 Change visit www.challenge4change.org

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