Blackburn Hawk are embarking on a new initiative to engage with local community groups to increase the profile of the club and encourage attendances at Hawks matches.
The project will be headed by Chris Riley, Hawks match night co-ordinator and he will be working around his full -time job.
The first initiative will be concentrated around visits to Primary schools and Chris will be looking to take club mascot Harry the Hawk and some players with him to the schools.
The first two schools booked in are St Annes Primary school in Blackburn and St James Primary school in Lower Darwen.
An excited Chris commented, “We want the people of Blackburn and Lancashire to identify with the Blackburn Hawks. We have a fantastic product with so much potential and we want to give it as much exposure as possible. I myself am a Blackburn lad and a passionate Hawks fan.
I want to fill the arena and have people feel like they belong and to identify with the Hawks and feel like it is “their” club.
I have many contacts within schools and organisations in Blackburn and beyond but as always, if anyone within our fanbase has any links that could assist me, I would be extremely grateful