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Could your child be the next David Raya?...

Goalkeeping Coach Ben Benson has revealed the latest batch of goalkeeping open evenings

12 February 2018

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Do you know someone who can be the next David Raya? Is there a youngster who looks like a real prospect when playing in goal in the back garden?

If so, why not get them down to open evenings with Rovers' first team Goalkeeping Coach Ben Benson?

At the end of 2017, the club hosted a number of goalkeeping open evenings which were attended by 60 aspiring stoppers.

Ben was delighted to see those high attendance figures, with the 27-year-old hopeful of seeing youngsters come through to represent Rovers in years to come.

And we're doing the same again, with dates now revealed for the next batch of sessions with Ben.

Date: Friday 2nd March
Age groups: Under-7s / Under-8s and Under-9s
Venue: Senior Training Centre - Astro surface
Time: 6pm-7pm

Date: Friday 9th March 
Age groups: Under-10s / Under-11s and Under-12s
Venue: Senior Training Centre - Astro surface
Time: 6pm-7pm

Date: Friday 16th March 
Age  groups: Under-13s / Under-14s and Under-15s
Venue: Senior Training Centre - Astro surface
Time: 6pm-7pm

Benson joined Rovers in 2015 and has been a factor in the development of number one David Raya, and he hopes hell see youngsters following in the footsteps of the Spanish stopper in future years.

"It was great to see so many goalkeepers in attendance last time out," Benson said.
"We try and host these events twice a year and we are continually seeing new and old faces which is testament to the importance of the evenings itself.
"These evenings we see as a vital part of our goalkeeping coaching provision as it provides players in the local area the opportunity to train like a Blackburn Rovers goalkeeper. 
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank the players and parents for continually supporting these events and would also like to thank the coaching staff for there help with the open evenings." 

To book please contact our recruitment department via email: and request an induction pack. Once registration has been completed further details will be sent in due course.

Closing date for applications is Monday 26th February.

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