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Celebrating Coppinger's legacy

8 May 2021

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Club and supporters set plans in motion to celebrate Copps' incredible playing career.

As James Coppinger's playing days come to an end, Doncaster Rovers and members of the Black Bank, Supporters Board, Supporters Club and Supporters Trust have come up with some unique ways to pay homage to one of the greatest players to have worn the red and white hoops.

It’s been an amazing 17-years at the club reaching nearly 700 appearances and being part of so many pivotal moments –the play-off hat-trick, that goal against Brentford. Coppinger has seen and done it all and has become synonymous with the name Doncaster Rovers.

The club and fans want future generations of Rovers supporters to know why Copps meant so much to so many. Working together with fans and Copps himself, the club are launching the James Coppinger Documentary and a stadium mural, Copps.

 

James Coppinger Documentary

Actor Lewis Reeves (Unforgotten, I May Destroy You, Crazy Heads) is creating a documentary about Copps and supporters can be involved! 

The Doncaster-born actor grew up loving Rovers and was a teenager when Copps first donned the red and white hoops. Now, an established actor and filmmaker, Lewis is set to create a documentary which will be a love letter to Rovers' leading appearance maker from a genuine fan. 

Rovers supporters will be given more "behind the scenes" access to Copps than ever before as the documentary looks back at his time club and looks ahead to what comes next. As club and fans come together to celebrate Copps and what he has meant to the club during the last two decades.



Copps Corner – Celebrating a Legacy

The club will be creating Copps Corner, a stadium mural dedicated to the career of James Coppinger, complete with tributes to all the key moments as well as boasting facts, figures and interactive features which will homage to Copps' 17-year Rovers playing career. 

The mural will be housed in the Polypipe stand, home to the Black Bank, and will be available for supporters to view on matchdays and non-matchdays. The mural will be a lasting tribute to one of the most loved players to have ever worn the Rovers shirt.

To help deliver the initiatives, the club are launching a crowd-funder alongside our supporters:

DONATE

RECEIVE

£25

A framed poster signed by James Coppinger and Lewis Reeves

£50

A framed poster signed by James Coppinger and Lewis Reeves

Have your name listed on the Copps Corner mural

£75

A framed poster signed by James Coppinger and Lewis Reeves

Have your name listed on the Copps Corner mural

Claim a free ticket to the documentary premiere (date TBC)

£100

A framed poster signed by James Coppinger and Lewis Reeves

Have your name listed on the Copps Corner mural

Claim a free ticket to the documentary premiere (date TBC)

Have your name listed in the end credits of the documentary

Feature in the end credits of the documentary as we film and include your own video message about Copps

12-month subscription to A League of His own, the James Coppinger podcast and tickets to see an episode filmed live.

 

 

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