Rovers’ 2021 goal is welcoming fans back to Ewood Park

Published Monday 28 December 2020 at 14:13

Blackburn Rovers stars are looking forward to a time when supporters can be welcomed back into the stadium.

As part of a Blackburn with Darwen Council communications campaign, players Bradley Dack and Elliott Bennett and manager Tony Mowbray have recorded videos talking about their hopes for 2021.

In his video, midfielder Elliott Bennett, Rovers’ first team captain, says:

“You don’t get any better feeling than when there’s fans inside the stadium. For me, it’s not the same without them.

“Football’s about giving people a smile. They might have had a hard week, but they come to games, support their team and when we win, it gives them a brief reprieve from whatever might be going on in their lives.

“Players and managers come and go at football clubs, but the supporters are always the same. Supporting a football club is part of who you are. The sooner the fans are back the better.”

Watch Elliott’s video:

Midfielder Bradley Dack says:

“Match days are everything to a professional footballer, the whole day is an amazing experience. Football without the fans is nowhere near as good.

“We want fans back at Ewood Park, it’s not the same without them. Let’s hope it can happen soon.”

Watch Bradley’s video:

The new ‘Picture this’ campaign features local people talking about the things they miss doing, due to Coronavirus restrictions.

The goal of the campaign is to remind us that we can all do our bit to control the spread of the virus, to get back to doing the things we love quicker.

Watch Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray’s video:

Coun Mohammed Khan, Leader of Blackburn with Darwen Council, said:

“We’re so grateful to have the support of Blackburn Rovers for this important communications campaign.

“People are fed up of being told what they can’t do. Through this campaign, we want to encourage local residents to follow all the public health guidance to play their part in driving down infection rates in Blackburn with Darwen. That’s how we can get back to a normal life sooner rather than later.

“We are so grateful to the local people who are working with us as the stars of our campaign, to help us share this important message through their friends, families, networks and audiences.”

Look out for Blackburn Rovers stars on bus shelter adverts and digital screens across the borough, as well as on the Council’s social media channels.

Blackburn comedian Tez Ilyas has already appeared in the Picture This campaign, alongside primary school headteacher Michelle Smith, Darwen business owner Nikki Robertson, and Coun Mohammed Khan, who talks about how much he misses his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Find out more about the Picture This campaign. 

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