Blackburn Rovers have today posted a £36.5m loss for the year ending 30th June 2013
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Blackburn Rovers parent company, Venkys London Limited have posted a loss of £27m for the period ending March 31st 2013.
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Blackburn Rovers Supporters worldwide who are old enough to remember the passing of Jack Walker will never forget where they was or what they was doing when they heard the news of Uncle Jacks death, as it broke across the news channels on a Friday morning in August 2000.
13 years ago today Jack lost his battle with cancer and Rovers supporters everywhere shed tears at the passing of ‘our greatest ever supporter’.
BRFC Action Group Communications Officer, Phil Thompson has flown out to Jersey and will place flowers on Jacks grave in the grounds of St Brelade’s church to commemorate Jacks life and dedication to Blackburn Rovers, on behalf of the group. This is a tradition which has been carried out since the formation of the BRFC Action Group.
Whilst the 17th August will always be a date of sadness at our famous club, we must use the day to remember the man who made all of our dreams come true.
Thirteen years may have passed, but our memories remain etched forever. Recent years have epitomised why Uncle Jack will live forever in the hearts of the Rovers faithful. Jack was a quiet man, whose actions spoke a thousand words.
His passion for the town and club will never be mirror imaged again in our national game. Our dreams became a reality when one man had a vision to make our club great again. As supporters we have a duty to be the lifelong guardians of our famous club, the club that Jack rebuilt and gave to the fans without motive and without self gratification.
Today it’s a time to reflect and celebrate the life and gifts of our town’s most famous son. Jack Walker is a legend that lives in us all and those memories cannot ever be taken away.
THERE’S ONLY ONE JACK WALKER
I have never written a poem before, I don’t see any point in rhyme
It never appeals to us working class, it’s just a waste of time.
Well now it’s a bit different, I need to tell you how I feel
And in some small way pay tribute to the Blackburn man of steel.
It’s vital not to miss the point, footballs not just a bit of fun,
It’s pride and passion, skill and strength all rolled into one.
It’s not about Man Utd, Chelsea or some foreign fancy Dan,
Its Blackburn, Preston, Burnley, that’s where it all began.
Where what you see is what you get, but don’t show how you feel
But I’m making my exception for the Blackburn Man of Steel.
I really need to thank him for the pride he gave us back
Just for a while we were the best, Thanks to Uncle Jack!
Few people have the vision to make a dream come true
The beauty of Jack Walker’s was – We got an invite too
Some saw him as a rich old man who bought a winning team
But for me they miss the point, he gave us all our dream!!
I think its maybe true to say it could not last forever
But then again I’m sure, its better once than never!
And even if those winning ways never do come back
They can’t take away our memories, Thanks to Uncle Jack!!
Hendry, Sutton, Batty, Shearer – the names run off the tongue
But ‘THERE’S ONLY ONE JACK WALKER’ is still the Rovers song
So forget the players’ agents and smart Armani Suits
Raise a glass to Uncle Jack, A man who knew his roots
With the season now just a couple of weeks away the BRFC Action Group are proud to announce they will this season be Grant Hanley’s official matchday sponsor. Grant was a tower of strength throughout last season and was rewarded for his efforts by committing his long term future to the club this summer when he penned a new five year deal.
Hanley has established himself as an integral part of the first team. Being one of a growing list of talent which has progressed through Rovers successful academy makes this deal really special for the group. The Academy is a pillar of the community and was very much part of the late Jack Walker’s dream. It was always his intention for the club to produce its own talent and Grant is living proof along with new manager Gary Bowyer that we have an academy other clubs envy . The academy was recently granted category 1 status and the groups values are heavily community and heritage orientated which makes this deal a perfect match.
Grant becomes the second major sponsorship deal the group has pledged to this summer following last weeks announcement that the group will sponsor local grassroots football team Blackburn Eagles JFC.
The sponsorship deal will see the group advertise on the big screen at all home games, whilst also featuring in the match day programme.
This deal will also allow the group to offer its members some great prizes in our free prize draws throughout the season.
Marketing Officer, Paul Keogh said:
We are proud to sponsor both Grant Hanley and Blackburn Eagles Juniors. The double sponsorship is a clear sign that the BRFC Action Group is committed to the long term future of both the Club and the wider community. As Blackburn Rovers largest supporters group we feel it is important to look to the future, whilst also addressing current issues at the club. Jack Walker had a vision that the academy would provide long term sustainability for the club, whilst competing against clubs with bigger budgets and in sponsoring a direct product of Jack’s greatest legacy the academy, together with a junior grass roots club, we believe that we are sharing and enhancing Jacks vision for the benefit of Blackburn and Blackburn Rovers.
The BRFC Action Group are proud to announce that we have agreed a long term sponsorship deal with local junior football club Blackburn Eagles JFC.
The sponsorship agreement will initially see their under 14′s new kit proudly sponsored by the group, whilst the club will receive further extensive support from the group throughout the season.
Over the last 12 months other community groups, initiatives and causes have benefited from the groups extensive networking portfolio.
Grassroots football can play an integral part in youth development around the community, which is a core principle within our groups constitution.
Chris Whalley, Chairman of Blackburn Eagles JFC said:
I am delighted to welcome on board the BRFC Action Group as a team sponsor. In providing funding they are helping us to help children in the borough get involved in the sport. In addition to the funding I am sure we will be calling on the vast experience of their committee and members. This donation is brilliant news for us as we continue to strive to grow the club. For the new coming season we have almost doubled the number of teams from last season. We now look forward to working closely with the BRFC Action Group.
Glen Mullan, Group Chairman said:
We are delighted to be able to contribute to a wonderful established organisation like Blackburn Eagles JFC. They put together a fantastic professional proposal to the groups committee which was unanimously welcomed. Other organisations such as Derian House, East Lancs Hospice, Blesma, Young people’s Services, Blackburn Rovers Ladies and the FPA have benefited from previous community work and donations from the group. We now extend our full commitment to Blackburn Eagles who throughout this long term agreement will get the groups support not just financially but in the opening up of doors which will benefit many children across the borough.