Blackburn Rovers celebrate LPF Weeks of Action.
Blackburn Rovers celebrated the LPF Weeks of Action with a two page feature in their match day magazine on the 13 April, together with a slide used on the big screen.
Blackburn Rovers invited some of the families from the Altogether Club (some of whom had never been to a football match before) to attend the match on the 13th April Before kick-off they met some of the players and had an opportunity to get autographs and take photographs at the side of the pitch, before watching Rovers play Derby County.
Additionally Christine Peacock, the Accessibility & Safeguarding Adults Officer at Ewood Park did a Radio Rovers feature that was broadcast on the same day locally and on Rovers player. A series of slides was shown on the big screen at the ground – all with the same theme of promoting the Weeks of Action and their work at the Club – with a particular emphasis this year on the working in the Community and services for blind and partially-sighted fans.
They also asked disabled fans to tell us about their favourite Rovers memories for the regular Match Day Magazine feature ‘Ask A Fan.’
In the same week on 9 April the Disabled Supporters Club held its Player of the Year event at Ewood Park. The first team, reserves and youth team squads turned out in force to support the popular end-of-season event. The players posed for photos and signed autographs before gathering with supporters and guests to cheer on Jordan Rhodes, the Player of the Year, as voted for by members of the Disabled Supporters Club.