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Rovers go Dutch to hone skills

31 July 2016

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Rovers Academy players will head out to Holland this Monday August 1st as part of a pre-season trip organised by League Football Education.

By the time the training camp concludes on August 13th, Rovers’ rising stars will have furthered their preparations for the new season by pitting their skills and wits against their peers from top Dutch clubs.

The initiative - which is fully subsidised by the Erasmus+ fund to promote development and the exchange of ideas between coaches and players in both countries - will see Rovers travel to NAC Breda, where they will face testing fixtures against Eredivisie giants Feyenoord, Vitesse Arnhem and their Dutch hosts.

The European experience has been designed to broaden personal and professional horizons via a range of cultural activities, including a trip to Amsterdam. 

Dan Jolley, Projects Manager at LFE, said: “This initiative meets the cultural and sporting aims aligned to Erasmus+ and at the same time allows around 100 players in the English Academy system the opportunity to sample life, training and work in another European nation.

“Many of them will experience playing against continental opposition for the first time. Learning about different styles of play, coaching and tactics can only help them become better players.”

Blackburn Rovers U18s v Feyenoord U18s (August 6th)
Blackburn Rovers U18s v Vitesse Arnhem U19s (August 9th)
Blackburn Rovers U18s v NAC Breda U19s (August 13th)

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