Junior teams from all over the region have got a fantastic chance to set foot on the same quality pitches as their Rovers heroes when the Roverstars tournament hits the club's Senior Training Centre on Sunday 14th July.
Every age group from U8 to U13 (based on the 2019/20 season age categorisation) will have its own eight-team category at the tournament in the superb Brockhall surroundings, with the U8 to U11 events hosted in the indoor training facility and the U12 and U13 competitions hosted on the outdoor 3G pitch.
The aim of the event is to be inclusive and attractive to a wide range of teams from far and wide, giving new opponents the chance to face one another. All-male, all-female or mixed sides can all compete together within their relevant age group and we hope to welcome sides of all abilities and backgrounds, with friendly competition and pre-season fun more important than chasing trophies.
Entry is great value at just £40 per team in each category, with a maximum of eight teams in each age group. Each tournament is scheduled to run for two hours, with teams on the pitch for around half of that time. Provisional timings for each age group are as follows:
U8 and U9: 9.30am-11.30am
U10 and U11: Midday-2pm
U12 and U13: 2.30pm-4.30pm*
*Please note that the timings for the U12 and U13 age groups could be brought forward by up to two hours with agreement from competing teams.
The tournament will be five-a-side with a maximum squad size of eight players.
Though this isn't intended as an elite tournament, there will be Blackburn Rovers scouts in attendance throughout the day to keep an eye on any talent that could potentially be invited to train with the male and female development centres or academies.
Don't miss out on this great chance for your team to play at an elite sporting venue... use the form below to select the correct 2019/20 age category for your junior team and book your place now!
The deadline for applications - subject to availability - is Thursday 11th July, so act fast if your team wants to get involved!