A group of students from Blackburn Central High School were selected to take part in a trip to Accrington Stanley Football club this week.
This was a fantastic opportunity for them to see first hand how a professional sports team work and the hard work and commitment that is required to reach that level of football.
It also gave our students an opportunity to thank the Accrington Stanley players for their very generous donation of 10 pairs of boots to the BCHS with Crosshill football teams.
Accrington Stanley Football Club is an association football club based in nearby Accrington and was formed in 1968, two years after the collapse of the original Accrington Stanley (founded in 1891). They were first promoted to the Football League in 2006, after winning the 2005–06 Football Conference.