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NCS team raise more than £1,000 for Galloway's

Community Trust youngsters raise vital funds for Society for the Blind

10 April 2018

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Blackburn Rovers Community Trust’s NCS graduates raised more than £1,000 for Galloway's Society for the Blind following a successful NCS Action Day.

The NCS Action Day was held in the Indoor Centre at Ewood Park, with a walking football tournament kicking the day off, with six teams participating - three from Blackburn Rovers, two from Colne and one from Preston North End.

Blackburn Rovers ‘A’ team came out on top, beating Blackburn Rovers ‘C’ team in the final.

The walking footballers also participated in a blindfolded penalty shoot-out.

Following this, a six-team under-11 tournament took place, with three teams from Mill Hill, two from Great Harwood Rovers and one from Globe Bullough Park participating.

The final was played out between representatives from Mill Hill and Great Harwood, with the latter claiming the trophy and the prizes, which included a football and a £10 GAME voucher each.

The final tournament of the day was an under-15/16 tournament, with Blackburn Eagles entering two teams, AFC Dobbies from Bolton entering two teams and FC Blues entering one side.

FC Blues took the title, beating one of the AFC Dobbies teams in the final and they were rewarded with a £10 JD voucher and a ticket each to a Rovers home game.

Both junior tournaments included a fixture for all teams where they could experience what it was like playing football with restricted sight and following the sounds of a sensory bell football.

The NCS graduates teamed up with our current sign-ups and NCS staff to referee all the matches and run a tuck shop, which included cakes and hot and cold drinks.

Galloway's Society for the Blind were in attendance, running workshops to raise awareness for partially sighted and blind people.

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