Blackburn Rovers Community Trust have reached the Kinder +Sport Futsal Cup finals day for the second season in a row after winning the competition's north west heats.
Rovers are already making a name for themselves in this event, having reached the national finals at Derby Velodrome on both occasions that the EFL Trust has staged the competition, with a girls' team from St Bede's High School having finished as runners-up last March.
Now is a chance for the club to go one better, with Greenbank High School ensuring that we're returning in the girls' competition once again after a stunning 3-2 victory on golden goal against Tranmere Rovers' representatives in the north west area finals, which our Community Trust successfully staged at Trafford Powerleague's specialist futsal facilities.
They saw off a stellar field of professional clubs' community representatives from our local area, and did particularly well considering that it was a largely year ten team in a competition primarily contested by players from the school year above.
Their chance of silverware in the East Midlands is scheduled for Tuesday 28th March, with BRCT's girls' football development officer Andy Aspinall fancying the blue and whites' chances, explaining:
"It was a great team performance from Greenbank in a really strong competition and with the side they put out being younger than the rest, they can be especially proud.
"They were missing a couple of players in the area finals that would normally be part of their first choice team, so if they're available again for finals day, we've got a really strong chance of being in contention."
Any secondary school teachers who want to ensure that their teams are involved in next season's qualifying competition for the right to represent Blackburn Rovers in the tournament - open to all male or all female school teams at U16 level - should call the Community Trust on 01254 508256 to register their interest.