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Tony praises award-winning Community Trust

Boss full of praise after North West Checkatrade Community Club of the Year award

5 March 2018

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Rovers manager Tony Mowbray hailed the club’s Community Trust for winning the North West Checktrade Community Club of the Year Award.

Blackburn Rovers Community Trust were rivalled by their equivalents from EFL clubs across all three divisions in this region, however, despite the strong competition, the judging panel which included EFL Trust director of operations, Mike Evans, and The Times’ chief football writer, Henry Winter, selected the club’s official charity as the winners.

Rovers will now be put forward alongside the five other regional winners for the 2018 Checkatrade Community Club of the Year Award, which will be announced at the EFL Awards on Sunday 15th April in central London.

First team boss Mowbray, who has been managed six clubs since his first full time role in 2004, appreciates and understands the importance a successful Community Trust can play at a football club.

“It’s obviously a huge positive for the club once again,” admitted Mowbray. “I’m aware of the Trust, of course, because of the player involvement in what the Trust do, and I think it’s important work.

“It’s important to get involved in the community and strengthen the bonds between the club and the people who have supported this club for a long time, as well as the new supporters.

“I think it’s important that the community is a strong part of any football team and it’s great that the Community Trust has won an award for its work.”

Blackburn Rovers Community Trust will now be joined by the five other EFL regional winners at the House of Commons on Monday 12th March to receive the award.

To read how Blackburn Rovers Community Trust won the 2018 North West Checkatrade Community Club of the Year Award, please click here.

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