Rovers have been named as the North West Checkatrade Community Club of the year and will represent the region at the EFL awards later this year.

The Rovers Community Trust will first be recognised one of five regional winners at the House of Commons on Monday, March 12.

They will receive their awards from EFL Chairman Ian Lenagan, Sports Minister Tracey Crouch and Communities Minister Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth.

Rovers Community Trust impressed the judges with their Social Inclusion Football League, a joint venture between the club and social care provider Creative Support. 

The league is hosted at the Blackburn Rovers Indoor Centre (BRIC) at Ewood Park and is designed to support people with needs in mental health, substance misuse, social isolation and homelessness. 

Community Trust CEO, Gary Robinson, said: “We are immensely proud to have been named as the Checkatrade Community Club of the Year for the North West region once again and are excited at the opportunity that it presents to tell so many more people about the vital work that we undertake.

“I would like to congratulate our staff, our stakeholders and all of our participants for this award – it has been a real team effort, and it proves the power of Blackburn Rovers as a vehicle for positive change, knowing how much it means to people.”

The winners of the EFL community club of the year will be announced on Sunday, April 15.