Rovers fans are being urged to #VoteSIFL and help one of the Blackburn Rovers Indoor Centre leagues to win £50,000 of charity funding.
Throughout this week, Granada TV will highlight Creative Support and its 'Social Inclusion Football League', which focuses on promoting recovery, wellbeing and independence through a mutual love of the beautiful game. The league takes place once a month at the BRIC and specifically seeks to improve the lives of socially isolated adults from around the region.
The Social Inclusion Football League is one of only five groups in the Granada region that have been shortlisted to compete for the public vote and up to £50,000 of Big Lottery Fund cash in ITV's The People's Projects TV competition. The public can now vote online to decide who wins the prize.
Paul Hardman, Support Coordinator for Creative Support, states:
"The Social Inclusion Football League provides a supportive and competitive environment for adults who are unable to access mainstream football. It helps people on the road to recovery who have experienced a wide range of difficulties and enables them to be a part of a team, build confidence and enjoy new friendships.
"If we win, the money will be used to increase the capacity of the league from 14 to 28 teams and provide coaching and refereeing courses along with adult learning and volunteering opportunities."