Blackburn Rovers in new Asia-based academy partnership

12 November 2019

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Photo: Getty Images With the new academy partnership, Blackburn Rovers hope to identify talent, who could potentially come into the club's own academy.

The Rovers have signed a partnership with the Singapore-based British Football Academy.

The club hope to identify UK nationals with talent in the area, who could potentially make the move to the club's own academy.

Jesper Elkjær Jensen jej@offthepitch.com

Blackburn Rovers have signed a new partnership with the British Football Academy based in Singapore.

According to a statement from the club, the partnership will open the door to a new pool of players, with Blackburn looking to recruit the most talented youngsters, while also raising the club's profile on the world stage.

"There's a big expat community - a lot of British kids whose parents work over there and dual nationalities - and there's certainly some talented young players over there," Blackburn's head of academy, Stuart Jones, said in the statement.

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