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Rugby league run out for Rovers pair

Adam Armstrong and Jacob Davenport both took part in something new in Darwen earlier this week

15 October 2019

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Just two days after the curtain came down on the domestic rugby league season with a memorable Super League Grand Final at Old Trafford, two of Blackburn Rovers' stars became the most high profile individuals to endorse our new delivery of the oval ball game in local schools.

Adam Armstrong and Jacob Davenport joined Dec Gregory - the Lancashire rugby league development officer, on secondment to us from Wigan Warriors Foundation - to see what the sport has to offer, as they visited Premier League Primary Stars partner school Tockholes St Stephen's.

The small village school fully embraced the visit, enthusiastically welcoming the two Rovers players into their training drill on the school yard, which featured a pronounced slope akin to some of rugby league's most iconic grounds across the Pennines!

Having mastered the key elements of handling and passing, the players and pupils moved indoors for a question and answer session, so that the talent development session was followed up by a discussion of how to be a professional sportsman if you progress from the playground to the pitch.

If any other local schools - both primary and secondary - are keen to add rugby league to their timetable thanks to our partnership with Wigan Warriors Foundation, please email for further details.

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