Celebration of Champions, 14 May 2015
Rovers’ legends celebrate anniversary of honours at former players event
Blackburn Rovers legends descended on Ewood Park on Thursday to celebrate the anniversaries of winning the Division Three and Premier League titles.
Players from the 74/75 and 94/95 squads celebrated the respective 40th and 20th anniversaries at the Blackburn Rovers Former Players Association (BRFPA) dinner in the club’s Premier Suite.
Hosted by BBC Radio Lancashire’s Graham Liver, special guests included famous football commentator John Motson who interviewed members of both squads on stage.
Bryan Douglas, president of the BRFPA, said: “It was a very special evening welcoming home so many of Rovers’ great players and celebrating the anniversaries of two very memorable eras for our club.
“We are very grateful for all of the support we received in putting the event together and for all of the money raised by our guests on the evening, which will go towards a very important cause.
“And I must thank all the players who returned to be part of the special evening. The number who have returned must say something about the high regard in which they all hold their time at Ewood.”
The BRFPA was established with the aim of providing support to former players and their families, and money was raised on the night to support that cause through a raffle and a secret auction, which included signed football memorabilia and a Monaco Grand Prix package.
Limited edition anniversary medals are now on sale at £20, with special commemorative brochures, including a full review and images from the event, going on sale soon.
Premier league winner and BRFPA committee member, Kevin Gallacher, added: “Thursday’s event was not only to celebrate two very special accomplishments, but to help launch the BRFPA, and is just the start of so much more.
“We are aiming to get more players down regularly for events, which fans will hear about and be able to attend.
“Our website, www.brfpa.co.uk, will go live in the next couple of weeks and will promote a series of events that are in the pipeline.”
Special edition brochure
The special event brochure which includes a round-up of the evening including photographs and quotes from Kenny Dalglish and Alan Shearer is now available to purchase for just £5. Click here for more information.
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