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Rovers celebrate past players with launch of Heritage Project

24 June 2022

Rovers will celebrate the players that have made up the fabric of the club as we launch the Forever Rovers Heritage Project.

A determination to strengthen the connection with our history will see every player that has made an appearance in a senior competition assigned their heritage number, starting from the first Rovers side to play in the Football League through to our most recent debutant Reo Griffiths and beyond into future seasons.

The launch of the project comes alongside the creation of a new Former Players’ Association as we seek to build a strong community among our ex-professionals and give back to our supporters.

Several former players were invited to help launch the brand new Rovers home kit at a special event on Thursday night, and each was presented with their own shirt complete with their individual heritage numbers.

And the club will extend invitations to our former players to attend future matches at the Eco-Power Stadium and be presented with their own numbers.

“We are determined to strengthen the links to our history and celebrate all those that have played a part on the pitch,” Rovers’ chief operating officer Shaun Lockwood.

“Reconnecting with former players will be a major part of this and it will continue for many years to come.

“We know how much our past players mean to supporters and we believe this project will reflect that.

“We are pleased to play a role in the creation of the Former Players’ Association and are in the early stages of planning events with the community and supporters that we are confident will be well received.”

The creation of the Heritage Project would not have been possible without the work of club historian John Coyle while long-time Rovers reporter Peter Catt will take an active role in the organisation of the Former Players’ Association.

For more information on the Forever Rovers Heritage Project, click HERE

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