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Looking back at #OneRovers Festival

We reflect on the great event at Ewood Park, which took place on Saturday afternoon

29 July 2018

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It was a day to remember for people of all ages who attended our first ever #OneRovers Festival at Ewood Park on Saturday afternoon.

For a fun-filled seven hours at our home, there were more than 1,000 attendees for the event, which brought the local community together at Ewood.

A number of local businesses joined us for the day, and provided a host of international food stalls, a fashion show, fairground rides, face-painting and henna designs.

There was a strong sporting theme, with stadium tours and football activities available throughout the afternoon.

Rovers Academy staff were also on hand to host some coaching clinics in the BRIC, with young stars Flavien Boyomo and Jalil Saadi also popping in for a kickabout with youngsters.

And they weren't the only players with Rovers connections who turned up either. Two-time former blue-and-white defender Gordon Greer was also in attendance, as he joined in the fun with his daughter.

The day was culminated in a live stage performance from acclaimed singer-songwriter and BBC Music Ambassador 2017, Zack Knight, who was supported by other acts on stage during the day such as the Lancashire Dance Academy.

Rovers Chief Executive Steve Waggott was delighted to see plenty of faces at the event, saying: "I was thrilled to see so many smiling faces at our One Rovers Festival and the community come together as one.

"That is exactly what the festival was all about in bringing us all together, from different backgrounds. The weather certainly didn't dampen the spirits and it was great to see the sunshine appear just in time for Zack Knight's performance on stage!"

You can see if you can spot yourself in our gallery from the day by taking a look at the top of this page, and remember, should you have any photos, use the hashtag #OneRovers on Twitter and we'll retweet the best!

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