As a supporters group we will be purchasing a table at the Rovers Trust Sportspersons’ Dinner. These nights offer a fantastic evening of entertainment, whilst also raising funds for local initiatives. If any members of the Blackburn Rovers Football Community Action group wish to join us at this event please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday 7th July will see the second BRFC Action Group AGM take place.
The last 12 months have been a very busy time for the group as it has continued to grow.
Since the last AGM the group has continued to follow its constitution and some of the groups achievements are listed below:
- Opened and sustained communication with Blackburn Rovers football club.
- Opened the first football supporter walk in centre in Europe.
- Took the lead on projects which have either raised valuable funds, sponsorship or benefited various organisations which include: Blackburn Rovers Ladies, Derian House, Blackburn Rovers Former Players Association, East Lancs Hospice, Young people’s services, Blackburn Rovers Supporters Club Norway (BRSCN), Local children from the Blackburn area, the Brown Cow Public House.
- Brought the legends back to Ewood Park which brought together a number of local businesses, voluntary organisations, charities, community groups and supporters.
- Operated non-profit affordable away travel to away fixtures during the 2012-2013 season.
- Launched our free membership scheme with over 30 membership benefits and discounts at various outlets.
- Have become the largest democratic supporter group within the Blackburn Rovers Supporter base.
- Have gained a shareholding at Blackburn Rovers Football Club for its membership base (subject to final legalities) which will ensure the largest supporter group stake in the club.
- Given 500 supporters the opportunity to pose questions to Blackburn Rovers global advisor in a public forum.
- Have gained affiliation to the FSF (Football Supporters Federation).
- Have gained affiliation to the FSE (Football Supporters Europe).
- Our Communications Officer has been duly elected to Vice Chairman of the North West & North Wales division of the Football Supporters Federation (FSF).
- Have continued to put member concerns directly to the club whilst engaging with the worlds media to bring our members concerns to a wider audience.
This years AGM is open to all group members and if you would like to attend or would like to add something to the agenda for discussion, then please contact email@example.com.
The AGM will also coincide with the groups forthcoming committee elections.
ALL members who have been a member for a minimum of 90 days are eligible to stand for election to the committee and if you would like to stand at this year’s election please in the first instance contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.
The closing date for nominees is the 6th July 2013.
We hope to see everyone there as the next 12 months promises to be a massive year.
The BRFC Action Group are offering supporters the opportunity to travel to both of Blackburn Rovers’ upcoming trips to London on a ‘Buy One get One Free’ offer.
This is our way of saying Thank You for your continued support.
This will be operated on a first come, first served basis and when the coach is full no more bookings will be taken. For further information please contact email@example.com.
To commemorate 20 years since Bobby Moore’s premature death from bowel cancer and raise awareness of the disease (and in the process hopefully raise at least £100,000 for the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK), the nationwide ‘Big Football Tag’ visits Blackburn at midnight, Thursday 14 February.
This bold and ambitious project will see a signed captain’s armband collected from every league ground in England & Wales in a giant game of ‘tag’, culminating in a walk from Wembley stadium to West Ham’s Upton Park ground for a commemorative service at the Bobby Moore statue. The armbands will subsequently be auctioned off for the charity.
The Big Football Tag is the latest high-profile event organised by prolific campaigner and fundraiser, 11 year old West Ham fan Jonjo Heuerman.
On Thursday 14 February, the sash containing the armbands will travel to Fleetwood from Morecambe, then onto Blackpool, to Preston where a group of Preston North End supporters will leave Deepdale at 7.30pm and walk to Ewood Park, where they will ‘tag’ a group of Blackburn Rovers supporters at Midnight, who must then ensure they deliver the sash containing the armbands to the DW stadium, in order to ‘tag’ a group of Wigan Athletic supporters at 7.30am on Friday the 15th February.
If you are interested in joining the ‘Big Football Tag’ then consider joining your clubs supporters for your part of the journey and wearing the team’s colours with pride.
For those who wish to donate to the cause, details can be found here.
Anybody who is interested in joining this national event please email firstname.lastname@example.org.