Blackburn Rovers have strengthened their growing relationship with The 4th Battalion Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment by donating a full set of ‘poppy’ shirts to their thriving football team.
The specially embroidered shirts were worn during Rovers’ recent away fixture at Aston Villa, who had designated the game for their Remembrance Day commemorations.
Manager Owen Coyle and first team stars Jason Lowe, Craig Conway, Corry Evans and Jason Steele were on hand to present the kit to Captain Mark Lydiate and CSgt Steve McConnell of 4 LANCS at the club’s Senior Training Centre.
Colonel Phil Harrison, the Army’s Deputy Commander of HQ 42nd Infantry Brigade and HQ North West, said: “We are delighted and proud to be working so closely with Blackburn Rovers on a range of community initiatives here in East Lancashire.
“The presentation of this football kit is symbolic of the support we feel from everyone associated with the club - from the playing staff right through to the fans themselves and that’s something which is particularly poignant at this time of year when we remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.”