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Coyle surprises Soccer Camp children

3 June 2016

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New Rovers manager Owen Coyle made a positive first impression with some of the club's youngest fans by making a surprise visit to our Soccer and Sports Camp.

The incoming manager moved straight from his inaugural press conference to the Blackburn Rovers Indoor Centre, where we was met by around 60 children enjoying the Blackburn Rovers Community Trust's half term activities.
After introducing himself to the children in the older age groups with a greeting outlining his excitement at arriving at Ewood Park, he then posed for a series of group photos and signed dozens of autographs - all watched by an interested group of media outlets who were tracking his every move during his first full day in charge.
Gary Robinson, chief executive officer of Blackburn Rovers Community Trust, was delighted to welcome the Paisley-born manager to the Soccer Camp, explaining:

"It's a great testimony to Owen that he was willing to come and introduce himself to so many excited young Rovers fans within hours of arriving at the club.

"He was really enthusiastic with the children and we're delighted that he took time out on a busy day to get involved in our community work and leave a positive lasting impression on those who met him.
"We look forward to working alongside the new manager and his team on a range of exciting projects in the near future."
Your child could also enjoy a surprise visit from a Rovers star at any time during the next sporting and activity camps taking place throughout the school holidays in July and August. For more information, please email

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