We recently took a lucky group of our junior children and parents to Ewood Park, the home of Blackburn Rovers FC for an action packed football experience.
The fun began as soon as they arrived at ‘The Brick’, one of Blackburn Rover’s coaching centres, with an energetic training session involving a range of exciting games and activities. The children had great fun during the session but before they left, there was just enough time for a special visit from the Blackburn Rover’s mascot, Rover the bulldog. After group photos with Rover and a quick medal presentation, it was nearly time for the game.
The children grabbed a quick lunch inside ‘The Brick’ before heading over to the stadium ready to watch Blackburn Rovers FC take on Stoke City FC.
At the start of the game the children were lucky enough to be invited onto the pitch to help lead the players out by forming a guard of honour and waving large blue and white flags as the players came out of the tunnel.
At half time the children were invited back onto the pitch to take penalties against each other in front of the crowd and experience what it is like to kick a ball on a professional football pitch.
The children were exceptionally well behaved throughout the day and were excellent representatives for our school. After the game, there was just enough time to take some team photos near the dug out and try to meet some of the players up close.
Thank you to all the adults who came along on the day and helped to make the whole day such an exciting experience for the children. Also, a huge thank you to Mr. Myers from Stanhope Barrington CE Primary School for making our visit possible.