The professional game's transfer window may be shut but, for Futsal, the window is very much open and YOU could be Rovers' September Futsal signing!
Not enjoying your college course? Not in education? Dreamed of putting on the famous blue and white halved shirt in a competitive match? Make the move today!
Blackburn Rovers Community Trust is looking to sign five 16-18-year-old male or female footballers for our BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Sport and to represent the 'Pride of Lancashire,' Blackburn Rovers, in the Football League Trust's 5-a-side Futsal League!
Don't worry if you're not in education or you've already signed up and started a course at a college or sixth form, you can make the move today and join our fun, unique and educational Futsal course - like over 35 young people have already!
If you join our course, you will receive a FREE Blackburn Rovers 2015/16 student season ticket or replica shirt. Plus, the chance to play on Ewood Park at the end of the season!
The one-year Futsal Education Scholarship, in partnership with Accrington and Rossendale College, is open to 16-to-18-year-old male and female students.
Course Entry Requirements each person must have:
A passion for Blackburn Rovers or football and at least one GCSE (any grade).
The scholarship, which is based at Ewood Park Stadium using our state-of-the-art learning and sports facilities, will include a full-time education package, which allows our students to:
LEARN: Study towards a BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Sport. Be taught by our qualified and experienced tutors.
TRAIN: Regular Futsal coaching to develop technical, tactical and physical ability. Be coached by UEFA A Licensed and ex-professional footballers.
PLAY: Be a part of the action by representing Blackburn Rovers in the Football League Trust Futsal League against clubs such as Burnley, Leeds United, Preston North End, Accrington Stanley and Blackpool to name but a few. There will be multiple Blackburn Rovers' teams, so plenty of game time for everyone!
WORK: Open the door to careers in the sports industry and potential employment opportunities at Blackburn Rovers Community Trust.
You have until 5pm on Wednesday 30th September to get in on the action and be our September signing!
What is Futsal?
Launched in the summer of 2013, the new Futsal Education Programme provides a perfect pathway into further education through study and by utilising the increasingly popular form of the 'Beautiful Game,' Futsal: a 5-a-side format.
You could be among those to follow in the footsteps of our current students, who are well on their way to gaining valuable qualifications, allowing employment in the sport and leisure industry, while representing Blackburn Rovers against our local rivals!
Approved by FIFA, UEFA and the FA, Futsal is played in a quick and exciting five-a-side format that is geared towards the development of a player's skills, technique and in-game decision making.