What's going on at Ewood throughout Saturday afternoon? We host Derby County at Ewood Park and here's our matchday timetable for the main event against The Rams...
This weekend is our Queen’s Lancashire Regiment Veterans Charity matchday.
One of our four official charity partners, The Queen’s Lancashire Regiment Veterans Charity was founded in March 2016, with the aim of providing the public with a principal memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum and a second memorial at the Fylde Arboretum in memory of those personnel who served in the regiment during the 20th and 21st century, as well as providing relief and welfare support to veterans within our local community.
Saturday’s scheduled activities include bucket collections, the Rovers players warming-up in special t-shirts and marketing material displayed around the stadium.
As an added boost, Rovers recently put the ‘poppy shirts’ worn in our Remembrance fixture against Leeds United up for auction, which has raised a fantastic £3,791 for the charity.
12:30 Foster's FanZone
13:00 Strikers' Lounge
12:30 Time for the Foster's FanZone to burst into life, with the bar, stage and screen kicking off. Keep an eye out for live action on the latter, likely to be the early Premier League kick-off between Everton and Chelsea. The facilities will also be available throughout half time for fans in the lower section of the Ronnie Clayton Blackburn End and supporters in the Riverside Stand.
13:15 Hope to be £500 or more better off when you head home? Look out for Rovers Return tickets going on sale and you could be the winner of today's handy jackpot!
13:30 We hope to be offering our inflatable penalty shoot-out challenge next door to the Roverstore, towards the front of the Ronnie Clayton Blackburn End.
14.00 The teams are announced. Find out who's in and who's out for Rovers via our social media channels and official website!
14.15 Warm up time. The Rovers squad will be warming up in our Queen's Lancashire Regiment Veterans Charity t-shirts.
14:25 Are you visiting today with a child aged 16 or under? There's a goodie bag on offer if they're willing to come up on the FanZone stage and read out today's team news!
14:50 Pupils from Sacred Heart, St Silas, St Michael with St John and Wensley Fold are going to line the touchline and form today's guard of honour.
14:57 Time to play your part and give the teams a huge reception, where they'll be joined by match mascots, Herbie and Rupert, and young player escorts from Wilpshire Wanderers Under-9s Girls.
15:00 Kick-off! Rovers v Derby County takes place, so make some noise for the boys!
15:25 We encourage you to join in with a minute's applause in recognition of 25 years since we won the Premier League!
15:45 Half-time and that means a 15 minute period for refreshments from the concourses.
15.46 Club Secretary Ian Silvester will make an official cheque presentation to Steve Stout of The Queen’s Lancashire Regiment Veterans Charity.
15:48 Time for the Rovers Return draw with Queen's Lancashire Regiment Veterans organiser Steve Stout - listen out for the winners' details over the PA system and then online via the club and Blackburn Rovers Community Trust's social media platforms.
15:49 The youngsters from Wilpshire Wanderers Under-9s Girls return to the touchlines to enjoy the chance to take part in our regular penalty shoot-out challenge.
16:00 The second half begins.
16:50 The game ends. Here's hoping that Tony Mowbray's men continue their fine form with a fourth successive victory!
17:00 Join us in Blues post-match to watch the derby encounter between Manchester City and Manchester United. We'll also have renowned DJ Allister Whitehead performing in the venue. Allistair has worked with a number of big names in the past, including Natalie Imbruglia and Robbie Williams, so come and join us and start your Saturday night right.