Blackburn commit millions to keep funding academy
9 May 2019
Rovers have made a commitment to keep their Category One academy facilities going.
The club spend around £2 million a year on the academy. The next round of audits regarding the academy’s status begins in September.
Blackburn Rovers’ chief executive, Steve Waggott, and academy chief, Stuart Jones, have both confirmed the club will be aiming to maintain their current status as a Category One academy when the next round of audits begins in September.
“We are going to continue as a Category One academy,” Waggott said according to the Lancashire Telegraph. The Rovers boss also said that the minimum requirement to keep the facilities running is an investment of £3.1 million. The club get grants of £1.1 million and thereby commit £2 million themselves toward the academy.