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Second keepers camp a huge hit!

14 May 2016

The second goalkeeping camp held at the Blackburn Rovers Academy has been hailed a huge success.

Following on from the February camp at Brockhall covering the ages of 8 to 11, it was the turn of those aged 12 to 14 to be put through their paces by the Academy coaching staff.

"Once again we were delighted with the uptake," said goalkeeping coach Ben Benson.

"We had over 20 local goalkeepers from various grassroots teams in and around the area and again the standard was really high which is testament to the work that is being done locally in the Blackburn area.

"We see these open evenings and development centres as a vital part of how we are going to recruit and progress the goalkeeping department over the next few years. Through these open evenings we have now seen over 70 local goalkeepers and given them a taste of what life is like as an Academy goalkeeper here.

"The next stage of this process is to start to intergrate some of them into the main Academy and goalkeeping shadow squads respectively.

"Local home grown talent is vitally important to us and we feel that evenings like this and development schools will pave the way for future local goalkeepers to progress through the Academy.

"We have been delighted with the receptiveness and support of all in attandance and we look forward to welcoming them into the Academy again in the very near future.

"We are pleased to note work is well underway with planning for some more open evenings next season."

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