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Rovers RTC retains Tier One status

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

16 May 2019

Blackburn Rovers Ladies’ Regional Talent Club has retained its Tier One status 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 nine RTC’s to currently hold the coveted Tier One status, with Rovers competing against the best teams in the North.

Rovers’ RTC, then known as the Centre of Excellence, 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 in the Lionesses’ World Cup squad and both scored in the FA Cup Final, helping Manchester City to victory at Wembley.

Head of Women and Girls Football, Gemma Donnelly, is delighted to have the licence renewed 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.”

Click here to sign up for the RTC summer trials, which are taking place throughout June. 

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