As part of Rovers U23s and U18s life skills sessions, they have been visited by former Northern Ireland Youth International Peter Mitchell.
Peter was a promising footballer in the Leeds United Academy but his life took a tragic twist when – aged just 18 - a car accident left him paralyzed from the waist down.
Peter has since represented Northern Ireland at wheelchair basketball and become a recognised actor appearing in Coronation Street, Hollyoaks, Doctors among others.
He also delivers life skills session to academy teams centred on resilience. On Thursday, he told his story to Rovers U18s and U23s at the training ground offering advice on overcoming adversity and proving that with the right attitude, there is no reason to give up.
Peter’s speech made up part of the academy’s structured life skills sessions which cover a number of non-football related topics such as use of social media as well as mental health and well-being, personal development, equality and diversity, finances, heart health, and education.