UK time is: 20:59:14
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Double take at Ewood Park!

Blackburn Rovers fans under the age of 16 are being offered the chance to scoop a pair of free tickets to the local derby with Bolton Wanderers at Ewood Park on Sunday.

The following press release for Rovers' derby game with Bolton at Ewood on Sunday has just sent to me:

Blackburn Rovers Offers Free Tickets To Children With Same Names As Stars

Are you Mark Hughes, Benni McCarthy or Robbie Savage? If so, Blackburn Rovers Football Club wants you again!

To celebrate the Premiership showdown against local rivals Bolton Wanderers on 22 October, Rovers are searching the streets of Lancashire for youngsters who share the same full name as their heroes in the Ewood squad.

If your full name is David Bentley or Lucas Neill, or the same as any other Rovers first team player or coach and you're aged under-16, you will win two free tickets to the much-anticipated derby and have your picture taken with them!

Simon Williams, Head of Sales and Marketing, says:

"I don't know if we'll come across any Morten Gamst Pedersen's in the town but we're sure there'll be fans who share names with some of our squad.

"The Bolton match is a fantastic local derby and we want as many families to attend as possible. We recognise these games often stick in the mind thanks to the big crowds, passionate atmosphere and closely contested games. All football fans have memories of favourite derby games and we'd like to start giving some positive memories to a new generation of young fans starting with the Bolton game.

"By reducing the price of tickets to 15 adults and 5 concessions, we're making it more accessible to families. We're therefore aiming for a full ground in the home stands as well as the way end to generate a fantastic atmosphere which can only help the team on the pitch."

To claim their free ticket in the family stand, they or a parent/guardian must come to the ticket office with ID proving their name by Thursday 19 October.

I thank Brazen for taking the time to contact me with this idea, which I think is a great idea that will hopefully get the next generation of Rovers interested.

This is a competition the kids will love, so if you know any Michael Gray's, Steven Reid's or Francis Jeffers', which would be more likely than Zurab Khizinashvilli's, Morten Gamst Pedersen's or Shabani Nonda's then get in touch with Blackburn Rovers Football Club and get them, the support of Rovers' future free tickets!

CLICK HERE - For Why You Should Sign Up To Vital Blackburn




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Walker Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday October 17 2006

Time: 12:21PM

Your Comments

Lets get the next generation following Rovers ASAP. If your child, or a friends child shares a Rovers players name get them to the game FREE! They are the future for Rovers so lets get them in early.
Hughes Da Man
yet another great initiative , your club is going higher and higher in my esteem as they briong out these great ideas !
dazednconfuzed
Quote: Lets get the next generation following Rovers ASAP. If your child, or a friends child shares a Rovers players name get them to the game FREE! They are the future for Rovers so lets get them in early. Hughes Da Man...........Hey Hughes Da Man, on the Spurs site they are saying that you were the source of the problam with the server going down. Go on here and sort 'em out.
wei, wu and shu
wei, wu and shu when I read this I genuinely thought they really did hold me responsable and my heart sank! I checked it out and they don't really... Just a kiss of death when I praised Vital Admin, I'll not again. Like the commentators curse disastor struck.
Hughes Da Man
lol well there wont be many free tickets ?
marshinrover
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

Morecambe extend Edwards loan (Thursday April 24 2014)

Dunn to play waiting game (Thursday April 24 2014)

Rovers disappoint again (Friday April 18 2014)

Rovers expecting DJ help (Thursday April 17 2014)

Marshall aiming for early return (Wednesday April 16 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital Blackburn Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
7. Brighton 44 17 15 12 12 66
8. Forest 44 16 17 11 7 65
9. Ipswich 44 17 14 13 6 65
10. Blackburn 44 16 16 12 5 64
11. Bournemouth 44 17 12 15 -1 63
12. Watford 43 15 15 13 17 60
13. Middlesbrough 44 14 16 14 7 58

Breaking League News

Morecambe extend Edwards loan
Blackburn : 24/04/2014 20:08:00
LUFC Kenny ready to quit Elland Road
Leeds Utd : 24/04/2014 20:00:00
Owls recall McCabe from Pompey loan
Sheff Wed : 24/04/2014 18:48:00
Martin Happy With Play-Offs
Derby County : 24/04/2014 15:00:00
Cherries host Forest
Bournemouth : 24/04/2014 14:49:00
Prutton weighing up playing options
Sheff Wed : 24/04/2014 13:39:00
Owls have competition for Hull striker
Sheff Wed : 24/04/2014 13:34:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Robbo for England? (again)
Suggested By:  VB Admin
Yes, as back up - why not? 55%
No, his time has been and gone 45%