Blackburn commit millions to keep funding academy

9 May 2019

Blackburn Rovers
Photo: Getty Images 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.

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.

Peter Høyer ph@offthepitch.com

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.  

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