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Rovers named Family Club of the Year!

15 April 2018

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Blackburn Rovers are officially the most family-friendly club in the country after being crowned the overall winner of the AmazeRealise Family Club of the Year.

Rovers received the prestigious accolade at the star-studded 2018 EFL Awards, which was held at the London Hilton Hotel on Park Lane.

The club were named the AmazeRealise Family Club of the Year for Sky Bet League One earlier this week and fought off competition from the other divisional winners, Reading (Championship) and Luton Town (League Town), to scoop the main award.

It represents a sustained period of progress for Rovers, who picked up the Championship prize last season, but missed out on the overall award to then League One winners Millwall.  

Rovers offer a wide-range of family-themed activities on matchdays, with the aim of providing the very best experience for our supporters and the wider community at every home fixture.  

Over the past 12 months, the club has invested in and improved upon the existing offering in facilities such as the GAME Room, Strikers' Lounge and Foster's FanZone. 

There has been increased player interaction with young supporters in these areas, as well as the dedicated Blackburn Rovers Community Trust Family Stand, whilst the addition of Rover's Kennel has also proved particularly popular. 

An improved Halal food offering for the club’s growing BAME support base, the launch of the new 1875 Club and Junior Rovers membership scheme, and the introduction of commentary headsets for visually impaired supporters, were also key reasons behind Rovers' success.

General Manager Lynsey Talbot said: "I'm delighted that the club has won this award and delighted for all the staff. I'm so proud.

"The staff are the unsung heroes, and I'm accepting this award on their behalf. They're the front line and they're there every day.

"Hopefully this is the first or many awards over the next few weeks!"

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