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IMO football tournament returns to Rovers

We are delighted to be hosting the IMO annual football tournament for the second year running

18 May 2018

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Blackburn Rovers Community Trust is delighted to be linking up with Inter Madrassah Organisation (IMO) for a second year in the row for their annual football tournament.

This year’s competition will be held once again at Blackburn Rovers’ Senior Training Centre on Saturday 30th June 2018 and children from Year Two up to Year Eight are allowed to participate.

The tournament, which has been named ‘Rovers Stars’ for the first time, will accept team entries from local clubs, madrassahs, schools, academies or any team which falls under the correct age category. 

An event with community cohesion at its core brought 600 players from 60 north west teams together last year across seven different age groups and the expectation is for another memorable tournament at Brockhall.

Blackburn Rovers’ CEO Steve Waggott admitted he is looking forward to welcoming a number of teams to the Senior Training Centre at the end of June.

He said: “We are delighted to be hosting the IMO annual football tournament for the second year running. Last year was a resounding success with over 600 players from 60 clubs across the north west participating in a wonderful community day in our first class professional facilities at Brockhall.

“We are always looking at ways of improving the experience by adding additional aspects with our partners. At this year’s event we will have some of our scouts attending to assess the standard of the players with the best performers being given the opportunity to train with our Academy for a couple of days. 

“We look forward to welcoming all players and their clubs in what should be another very successful tournament for all concerned.”

Inter Madrassah Organisation chair Dr Qamar Khan added: “IMO is grateful to Blackburn Rovers and the Community Trust for making their superb playing facilities available and supporting the whole community in this way. This is an excellent opportunity for our young players to shine, their families to have a great day out and for everyone involved to enjoy themselves.”

This year’s tournament will be held at Blackburn Rovers’ Senior Training Centre, Old Langho, BB6 8FA. The entry fee will be £40 per team. The squad size is limited to five-a-side and three subs. 

This year we will be limiting the number of teams in each age group. Places will be given on a first come first paid basis. To register please CLICK HERE. 

If you would like more information please do not hesitate to email samir.khan@inter-madrassah.org or ring 01254 781310 / 07871 686 807.


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