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Rovers RTC retains Tier One status

It is now one of only 12 Tier One academies in the country

16 May 2019

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Blackburn Rovers’ FA Girls' Regional Talent Club has retained its Tier One licence for the 2019/20 season.

The Club has an Under-10s, U12s, U14s and U16s team, who all compete under the watchful eye of Technical Director Katie Quinlan since she took over from Amanda Goodwin earlier this year.

It is one of only 12 RTC’s to currently hold the coveted Tier One status, with Rovers competing against the best teams in the North.

Rovers’ RTC programme, previously known as the Centre of Excellence, has produced some of England’s finest talent, including current internationals Georgia Stanway and Keira Walsh, as well as Manchester United and England U21 forward Ella Toone and Bristol City star Ali Johnson.

Walsh and Stanway are part of the Lionesses’ World Cup squad and both scored in the FA Cup Final, helping Manchester City to victory at Wembley in May.

Head of Women and Girls Football, Gemma Donnelly, is delighted to secure the licence for another season.

“It shows the ability that we have at Blackburn Rovers to be able to produce home grown talent.

“And also give them the opportunity in competitive football and nurture them into real potential talent.

“We’re consistently producing players from the RTC through the Development team and into the first-team.”

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