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Defensive duo open up at Brookhouse

30 November 2016

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Rovers defenders Gordon Greer and Scott Wharton were happy to be more open than usual as they faced a flurry of children's questions at Brookhouse Primary School.

The latest in a string of highly successful visits under the Premier League Primary Stars programme, delivered by Blackburn Rovers Community Trust, saw the players come face to face with the entire school in a special afternoon assembly.

They were tasked with answering pre-prepared questions from the floor, with the pupils having researched the players' careers before the event in order to ask them relevant teasers.

One young boy knew that Greer had been involved in a tussle with Robert Lewandowski during a previous encounter for Scotland against Poland, with the former Brighton defender admitting that accidentally breaking his shin pad early in the game proved to be the ideal way to subdue his performance on the night!

Gordon also explained what it was like to make his Rovers debut first time around in a glamour friendly against a star-studded Barcelona team, while Scott explained to the local youngsters about the pride he felt in coming through life in the same town before going on to represent his childhood team.

Such chances for children to engage with professional footballers are part and parcel of the all-round educational package offered by Premier League Primary Stars. Any junior school in the country can get involved in the scheme offered by our Community Trust by checking out for the background information and contacting Nick Jackson-Cooney on 01254 508256 to tie in with Rovers' bespoke scheme.

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