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Duo delight at Eid in the Park

Tony Mowbray and Elliott Bennett entertain the crowds at Corporation Park

18 June 2018

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Manager Tony Mowbray and fans favourite Elliott Bennett joined in the celebrations at Eid in the Park on Sunday afternoon.

The Rovers duo were special guests at the annual festival, which took place over the weekend at Corporation Park near Blackburn town centre.

After being introduced to the crowd, Tony took on the role of quiz master, as he handed out ticket vouchers to excited young fans who correctly answered a series of Rovers-related questions.

The pair then posed for photos and signed autographs, before being taken on a tour of the site.

First up was a visit to the Community Trust stall, where they both participated in the inflatable goal challenge, before Tony took top spot in the Archery competition after landing a perfect bullseye!

A fun-filled afternoon was rounded off with a visit to the food and drinks tent, where the Rovers representatives were treated to some traditional South Asian cuisine.

Speaking to Sky Sports News, who filmed a special feature on the festival, Tony said: “It’s great to be involved in events like this.

“I think for the football club, the town and in particular the makeup of this town, it’s important that we try and integrate the community into the football club.

“It is there for the benefit of everybody and as I said to the people here today, it would be great for us to find a young Muslim boy from the area, who can come and light up Ewood Park and be a role model for the community.

“It’s important that young people have people to look up to and aspire to be like, and when we get the Asian community involved, hopefully there will be the first star of the Premier League from that part of the world not far down the line.”

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