David Dunn and Mike Jackman join the BRFPA committee
The BRFPA are delighted to welcome former Rovers player David Dunn and lifelong supporter Mike Jackman as the newest members of the BRFPA committee!
You can find out more about the new additions to the BRFPA below…
A product of the Academy system, David Dunn – ‘Dunny’ to all the Ewood faithful – became one of the most popular players of his generation at Ewood Park. David has always had a great affinity to the club he supported as a boy and with the supporters.
David was a powerful midfield player who had superb technical ability, mesmeric dribbling skills and an impressive turn of pace. He also had an eye for goal and scored a number of spectacular long range efforts as well as being an excellent penalty taker – he had the distinction of scoring a “hat-trick” of penalties in a Worthington Cup-tie against Rochdale, at Ewood Park in September 2000.
A member of the Worthington Cup winning side in February 2002, he was capped on 20 occasions by England Under-21 and in September 2002 he was capped at senior level.
David joined Birmingham City in July 2003 but returned to Ewood Park in January 2007. During his two spells at Ewood Park David made 377 League and Cup appearances and scored 59 goals.
David left Rovers in the summer of 2015 and had a short spell with Oldham Athletic, where he also acted as player-manager for a time. In February 2016 he returned to Ewood and worked with Damien Johnson guiding the Under-21 team. In the summer of 2018 he left the game to concentrate on other business interests but, in January 2020, returned football to join the coaching staff at Blackpool.
Mike is a retired local primary school teacher who is a lifelong supporter of Blackburn Rovers. He has written several books on the history of the club and contributes to the matchday programme as well as continuing to research aspects of the club’s history. Mike has charted the fascinating history of Blackburn Rovers from the early days of the club right through to the present day in his superbly researched book ‘Blackburn Rovers: An Illustrated History’.