Next Saturday’s match against Rochdale will see something special happen at the Keepmoat Stadium as school children from all over Doncaster will take part in our second Junior Takeover Day.As part of our exclusive coaching and engagement package, school children that are actively working with Club Doncaster Foundation were invited to apply for jobs here at Doncaster Rovers and tell us why they think they would be best suited to the role.
Roles that children will be filling on the day range from groundsman, community coach, tannoy announcer, referee, kit man and even the first team manager.
With each role, the child will assist that particular staff member with matchday duties and will experience what goes on behind the scenes on a Rovers matchday, a once in a lifetime opportunity!
Marketing and Communications Manager Ryan Murrant said: “As a club our aim is to engage with the local schools and those that are already working with the Club Doncaster Foundation. We give them an incentive to come and watch Doncaster Rovers with discounted ticket offers.
“We want to get Rovers into the children’s blood from a young age and opportunities like this do just that. Last year the day was fantastic, but this year it’s going to be bigger and better. We are even going to have a junior player which I believe is a first."
This year each successful applicant will receive a ticket to the match, along with an adult ticket.
Last years takeover was a huge success and one that many will remember for a long time, including the staff! Every child that took part was presented with a certificate by Doncaster born defender Andy Butler, that was also signed by the first team manager.
Take a look at all the photos from a brilliant day by clicking HERE and watch all the highlights from the day in the video below: