Parent Guide

Parents Guide to School Holiday Camps

What should my child wear?

We ask that all participants are dressed appropriately for their activity and for the weather. In inclement weather we recommend layers, so that your child can take off/put on extra layers if they get too hot or cold (please ensure all items are labelled). We highly recommended shin pads to be worn for footballing activities.

A full range of training and playing kit can be purchased from the Rovers Store

What footwear should my child bring?

The footwear recommended depends on the venue that your child is taking part at. Most courses will take place on 3G astroturf or synthetic grass pitches, we recommend astroturf trainers or moulded boots, but no metal studs. Please call 01254 508256 if you have any queries.

Does my child need a packed lunch?

Yes. There are facilities to purchase food on site, we would recommend a packed lunch, a refillable drinks container, and any snacks they may require. We politely ask, no participant bring any product containing nuts to protect those with nut allergies.

What time do the activities run to and from?

All sessions vary, please check when booking the start and finish times. We recommended participants arrive 10-15 minutes prior to the start time to complete registration; with pick-up time adhered to promptly.

What if my child requires medication while on camp?

Please indicate the nature of medication and required dose and storage on the camp registration form. Please bring all medication is a sealed container, clearly labelled with the child's name, handing it directly to one of the coaches. Please note we can administer any medication directly; all medication must be self-administered by the participant.

What if I need to cancel?

Please see our Terms and Conditions for full details

Any further questions?

If you have a specific question that is not answered on this page, please email or call 01254 508256.

What to bring

At Blackburn Rovers Soccer Schools, we want your child to get the most out their experience with us. We strongly recommend that your child brings the following items. If your child arrives at the venue without the compulsory items (marked *) we regret that they will not be permitted to take part and full payment will still be taken.

Appropriate footwear*

We recommend football boots (studs or moulds), Astroturf trainers or trainers. For information on the turf at specific venues, please click here.

Packed Lunch

Depending on the length of your child's course, a healthy lunch is important for your child to maintain good energy levels. Skill Development and Player Progression groups will have a 1 hour break for lunch. All groups will also break for a snack mid-morning.

Shin Pads*

Shin pads are compulsory for each child. Without shin pads, your child will not be able to take part. If your child does not currently own shin pads, you can purchase shin pads from our Club shop or online store.


We cannot guarantee regular access to water at some venues, therefore it is important to ensure that your child stays well hydrated by providing plenty of water for the day.

Goalkeepers Gloves

If your child is a goalkeeper, or is booked on to a goalkeeping course, then it is compulsory to bring goalkeeping gloves. We will not be able to provide these at our courses.

Sun Cream

We recommend that you provide your child with sun cream, particularly during summer courses, as participants may be out in the sun for a few hours each day.


Blackburn Rovers Soccer Schools is committed to the wellbeing and safety of all children and young people who are under the Club's care or utilising the Club's facilities. It is the duty of all adults working at the Club to safeguard the welfare of children and young people by creating an environment that protects them from harm.

The aims of Blackburn Rovers Soccer Schools's Safeguarding Children Policy are to:

  • Safeguard all children and young people who interact with the Club.
  • Demonstrate best practice in the area of Safeguarding children.
  • Positively reflect and promote the Club Values (Pioneers, Confident Custodians, Action Orientated, Open & Inclusive and Service Excellence) in regard to safeguarding children.
  • Develop a positive and pro-active welfare programme to enable all children and young people to participate in an enjoyable and safe environment.
  • Encourage parents and other members of the child or young person's family to be involved in a positive relationship with the Club.
  • Ensure that coaches, parents and other adults who come in contact with children and young people provide good role models of behaviour.
  • Promote high ethical standards throughout the Club.

CBlackburn Rovers FC's full safeguarding policy is available upon request from

For any safeguarding questions, please contact

Terms & Conditions

1. About these Terms

1.1. These are the terms and conditions (together with our Privacy Policy, Terms and Conditions of Website Use and the Consent Form) (“Terms”) on which Blackburn Rovers Football Club Foundation, “we”, “us”, “our”, provide daily and weekly football courses for children of all ages and abilities (“Courses”) listed on (“Website”) to the parent or guardian of the child who will participate in the Course (“you”).

1.2. These Terms will apply to any order in respect of which you have received an order confirmation described in clause 2.2 below (“Contract”). Please read these Terms carefully and make sure that you understand them before ordering any Course from our Website. Please note that before placing an order you will be asked to agree to these Terms.

1.3. If you refuse to accept these Terms, you will not be able to order any Course from our Website.

1.4. We reserve the right to change these Terms from time to time, and shall notify you of such changes if they materially affect your rights. You should print a copy of these Terms for future reference.

2. Order placement and acceptance

2.1. You must place the order for your chosen Course no later than 5.00pm on the day prior to the start of the applicable Course. You may place an order for a Course by completing the order process on the Website. If you have more than one child who you wish to attend a particular Course, you must place one order for each child.

2.2. After you place an order and your payment has been cleared, you will receive an email from us acknowledging that we have received your order. However, this does not mean that your order has been accepted. We will confirm our acceptance of your order by sending an email to you that confirms that the Course you ordered has been accepted (“Order Confirmation”) and a Contract has been formed.

2.3. If we are unable to provide you with a particular Course, for example because that Course is no longer available, we will inform you of this by email and we will not process your order. If you have already paid for the Course, we will contact you to refund you the full amount or provide you with an alternate Course as soon as reasonably possible.

2.4. From time to time we may offer tickets to Blackburn Rovers FC matches in connection with orders for Courses. Any such match tickets advertised in connection with Course bookings are subject to availability and date change. Only Contracts for 5 day Courses made before 3.00pm on the last working day of the week before the start of the relevant Course are eligible for such tickets. We do not guarantee the provision or availability of any ticket. Tickets will be allocated on a “first come first served” basis and may be allocated in restricted view and/or uncovered seating. The match selection shall be at our sole discretion. We reserve the right to cancel or revoke any Blackburn Rovers FC ticket if you cancel the Contract.

3. Cancellations, amendments and refunds

3.1. You have a right to cancel or amend a Contract, for example by changing the date or location of a Course, at any time until 5pm on the working day prior to the commencement of the Course. To cancel or amend a Contract, please contact us by sending an email to or call us on 01254 372001 to tell us.

3.2. If you cancel a Contract in accordance with clause 3.1 above, we will either offer you a place on similar Course or a full refund of the price you paid for the Course, at our discretion. Your cancellation will be effective from the date you sent us the email or called us.

3.3. If you wish to amend a Contract in accordance with clause 3.1 above we will try to meet your requests by offering you a place on similar Course, subject to availability and at our discretion. If there are no similar courses available we may offer you a refund or credit of the price you paid for the Course.

3.4. Any refund or credit shall be issued less any administration fee and at the discretion of one of our senior managers only and any promise or inference of a refund or credit, given by any other member of our staff or Blackburn Rovers FC staff, may not be honoured.

3.5. We reserve the right to cancel a Course due to unforeseen circumstances and events outside of our control, including but not limited to exceptional weather or staff sickness, at any time prior to the commencement of a Course or during a Course. In the event of such cancellation or postponement we may, at our discretion, offer you a refund or credit, part refund, voucher or a place on a similar Course.

3.6. We will process any refund we issue as soon as possible and we will pay you the refund in the same way that you made payment, unless otherwise agreed.

4. Price and Payment

4.1. You shall pay the price of the Course to us on placing your order.

4.2. You can pay using a valid debit card or credit card on the Website. Your card details may be passed to an external payment provider for processing.

4.3. You can pay us with cash on the day of the course by cash at certain venues but such payments may be subject to an additional charge.

4.4. The prices for the Course are as quoted on the Website from time to time, unless there is an error. We will contact you if we discover that there is an error.

4.5. Prices include VAT (where applicable) at the applicable current rate chargeable in the UK for the time being. If the rate of VAT changes before you pay we will adjust the VAT accordingly at the time when you made your order.

4.6. Discounts and refunds are not issued via the Website. Please contact one of our senior managers to use a discount by sending an email to or calling us on 0870 442 5432.

5. Attending the Course

5.1. You must complete full Consent Information in respect of each child that will attend a Course, which sets out any medical conditions and emergency contact information. Only the child named in the Order and on the Consent Form may attend the Course. We may refuse admittance to the Course if a Consent Form is incomplete or missing.

5.2. In exceptional circumstances, we reserve the right to refuse a child admission to, or eject a child from, any venue and/or Course.

5.3. You must ensure that the child behaves appropriately whilst on the Course. We reserve the right to exclude any child who is aggressive, putting others at danger, bullying, smoking, under the influence of any illegal substance or alcohol.

5.4. You understand that the Course requires a moderate level of fitness and accept that there is a risk of physical injury during the Course as with all sporting activities.

5.5. You and the child should arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled start time on the first day of the Course. You must bring the Order Confirmation email with you.

5.6. You should not allow children to bring items of value (including mobile phones, jewellery and cameras) to the Course.

5.7. You must ensure each child has enough food and refreshments for the duration of their attendance on the Course.

5.8. You shall ensure that all children must wear shin pads and appropriate clothing for football games and prevailing weather conditions and also have suitable clothing with them should the weather change. Shin pads and clothing should be well-fitting, in a suitable state of repair and fit for purpose. You should provide your child with a towel in case of wet weather. Failure to adhere to this clause 5.8 may result in the child not being able to attend that session of the Course.

5.9. You have a right to attend the venue where the Course is being held to supervise your child with the exception of courses run at the Blackburn Rovers FC Training Ground. You may not film or take photographs of the Course without our prior written consent.

5.10. You, or another authorised adult (as stated in the Consent Form), shall pick up your child at the end of each day. A child may only make their own way home if a letter of authority from their parent or guardian who is designated as their emergency contact is shown to and approved by a member of staff at the beginning that day of the Course.

6. Warranties

6.1.You hereby confirm that:

6.1.1. you are over 18 years old and have legal capacity to enter into the Contract and are the parent or authorised guardian of the child who will attend the Course;

6.1.2. all information you provide to us, including in respect of your child, is true and accurate;

6.1.3. your child does not have any medical conditions (including pregnancy) which are not disclosed in the Consent Form;

6.1.4. you are responsible for the actions of your child whilst on the Course;

6.1.5. you are responsible for your activities on the Website (financially or otherwise), including any use of your user name and password; and

6.1.6. you will make use of the security devices that we offer on the Website and you will keep any passwords secret.

7. Our liability to you

7.1. We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability for:

7.1.1. death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors;

7.1.2. fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;

7.1.3. breach of the terms implied by sections 2, 3, 4 and 5 of the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982; and

7.1.4. any other liability that cannot be excluded by law.

7.2. If we fail to comply with these Terms, we are responsible for direct loss or damage you or the child suffer that is a foreseeable result of our breach of these Terms or our negligence. Loss or damage is foreseeable if they were an obvious consequence of our breach or if they were contemplated by you and us at the time we entered into the Contract.

7.3. We only supply the Course for domestic and private use. We have no liability to you or the child for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.

7.4. Subject to clause 7.1 and to the extent permissible by law, we shall not be liable for any loss, damage or injury to you, to any child or to any property belonging to you or any child in relation to any Course, resulting from any cause whatsoever.

8. Data protection and your privacy

8.1. We only use your personal information to administer the Course and otherwise in accordance our Privacy Policy and your personal data preferences as indicated in the order process. For details, please see and take time to read our Privacy Policy.

8.2. You consent to us holding and processing all “personal data” and “sensitive personal data” that relates to you and your child, which you provide to us in the order process and will provide to us in the Consent Form. Such data shall be processed, stored and transferred in accordance with the terms of our Privacy Policy and your personal data preferences as indicated during the order process and in the Consent Form.

9. Notices

9.1. All notices you give us must be sent in writing to Blackburn Rovers FC Foundation, Blackburn Rovers FC Training Ground, Blackburn Rovers Football & Athletic Ltd, Blackburn, Lancashire. BB2 4JF or We may give notice to you, including notice of changes to the Course, at either the email or postal address you provide to us in the order process. Notice will be deemed received and properly served immediately when sent by email or three days after the date of posting of any letter.

10. Transfer of rights and obligations

10.1We may transfer our rights and obligations under a Contract to another organisation, but this will not affect your rights or our obligations under these Terms. You may only transfer your rights or your obligations under these Terms to another person if we agree in writing.

11. Waiver

11.1.If we fail to insist that you perform any of your obligations under these Terms, or if we do not enforce our rights against you, or if we delay in doing so, that will not mean that we have waived our rights against you and will not mean that you do not have to comply with those obligations. If we do waive a default by you, we will only do so in writing, and that will not mean that we will automatically waive any later default by you.

12. Severability

12.1.Each of the paragraphs of these Terms operates separately. If any court or relevant authority decides that any of them are unlawful or unenforceable, the remaining paragraphs will remain in full force and effect.

13. Governing law and jurisdiction

13.1. These Terms and your order shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with English law and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

For any Safeguarding Children concerns or issues, please contact:

Blackburn Rovers Football Club Children’s Services Officer
John Smith
Blackburn Rovers FC Training Ground,
Blackburn Rovers Football & Athletic Ltd
BB2 4JF 

Blackburn Rovers Football Club Foundation registered in England and registered office at Blackburn Rovers FC Training Ground, Blackburn Rovers Football & Athletic Ltd, Blackburn, Lancashire BB2 4JF.

Terms & Conditions of Hire/User of Facility

Blackburn Rovers Indoor Centre and its Satellites

For further information, please contact Blackburn Rovers Community Trust, on 01254 508256 or visit our website 

For the purposes of these Terms and Conditions of Hire, the following terms shall have the meanings set out below:

"Hirer(s)" means a club, individual or group of individuals. The Hirer must be over 18 years of age and must be the person signing the application. He/she is responsible for:

  • the payment of all charges and other costs of the letting
  • the observance and performance in all respects of these Terms and Conditions.  

"Centre" means Blackburn Rovers Indoor Centre (BRIC) and Our Lady & and St John College (OLSJ)

"Trust" means the Blackburn Rovers Community Trust (BRCT).

"OpenPlay" means the online management system used to process bookings and payment.

Contents of Terms and Conditions of Hire

  • Private Pitch Bookings
  • Chartered Standard and Partnered Clubs Bookings
  • Special Events
  • Pitch Footwear
  • Equipment
  • First Aid
  • Safeguarding
  • Damage of Site
  • Miscellaneous
  • Disclaimer

Private Pitch Bookings (General public)

How to Book

  • For casual bookings please visit our website at to book an available slot.
  • The hirer must be 18 years of age or older.
  • All prices are for 50 minutes to allow a 10-minute change-over (Covid Measures)


  • All private pitch bookings must be paid for at the time of booking using the online payment portal.
  • Any block bookings or 10 weeks or more will require five weeks upfront payment, with the subsequent weeks paid via direct debit (Please call 01254 508256 of details and bookings)


If a booking is cancelled, the hire will be liable for the following cost, dependant on notice:

  • 24 hours' notice or less - the hire will be liable for 100% of the total cost.
  • 24 Hours - 72 hours' notice - the hirer will be liable for 50% of the total cost.
  • Over 72 hours' notice - full refund will be given.
  • Online/cash payments - All monies owed will be issued back to the payment method used (please note this might take 2 -3 days).
  • Direct Debit Payment - Any monies owed will be credited to your OpenPlay account (not your bank account).
  • Invoice Payment - Totals will be adjusted against your final invoice.

* All cancellations to be made via our online booking service OpenPlay - please see confirmation email for details, or by calling 01254 508256.

Blackburn Rovers Community Trust reserves the right to terminate any booking if three or more bookings are cancelled without reasonable purpose

FA Chartered Standard and Partnered Clubs Bookings

How to Book

  • For all multiple booking enquiries from affiliated clubs please email for further details.
  • All prices are for 50 minutes to allow a 10-minute change-over (Covid Measures)



If a booking is cancelled, the hire will be liable for the following cost dependant on notice:

  • 24 hours' notice or less - the hire will be liable for 100% of the total cost.
  • 24 hours - 72 hours' notice - the hirer will be liable for 50% of the total cost.
  • Over 72 hours' notice - full refund will be given.
  • Online/cash payments - All monies owed will be issued back to the payment method used (please note this might take 2 -3 days).
  • Direct Debit Payment - Any monies owed will be credited to your OpenPlay account (not your bank account).
  • Invoice Payment - Totals will be adjusted against your final invoice.

* All cancellations to be made via our online booking service OpenPlay - please see confirmation email for details, or by calling 01254 508256.

Blackburn Rovers Community Trust reserves the right to terminate any booking if three or more bookings are cancelled without reasonable purpose

Special Events (One-off events such as a football tournament)

How to Book


  • Special event payments will be invoiced separately. Failure to pay any invoice within 30 days from issue, Blackburn Rovers Community Trust reserves the right to suspend or cancel the booking and seek legal advice to obtain monies owed.


  • The hirer shall be liable to 50% of the total cost of the booking if cancelled with one months prior notice; the full cost of the event will be charged if cancelled with one week notice.

* All cancellations to be made directly, in writing, to

Pitch Footwear

  • The Hirer shall ensure all participants wear permitted footwear:
  • BRIC - Astro turf trainers only
  • OLSJ - Astro turf trainers or moulded studs only

No blades or metal studded boots to be worn at any time on the pitches.


  • Under no circumstances shall the Hirer or participants move the goal posts or any other equipment, only staff are permitted to move goal posts and other equipment. Please contact reception for assistance.
  • BRCT does not provide footballs or other associated equipment for private bookings.

First aid

  • All hirers wishing to book the centre's facilities for either sports matches or practice sessions are required to provide their own first aid equipment and qualified first aider.
  • All accidents must be reported to a Blackburn Rovers Community Trust sports assistant and documented in an accident form.


  • The hirer of the facility is responsible for all participants of their group, including their whereabouts and welfare.
  • The hirer is responsible for the safeguarding and welfare of any children and vulnerable adults that have accompanied them (spectators).
  • Blackburn Rovers Community Trust's Safeguarding policies and procedures are available on our website,

Damage of Site

  • The hirer will be responsible for any damage caused to the pitch, equipment, building or any of the Trust's
  • Please report any damage as soon as possible to the duty receptionist/ member of Trust staff on site.


  • Hirers are reminded that the Centre is also used by children and young people. Hirers must ensure that facilities are used correctly and individuals accompanying or belonging to the Hirer do not use foul or abusive language whilst using the Centre. The Centre will serve a written notice on the Hirer in the event that the facilities are not used correctly. If inappropriate conduct by a Hirer re-occurs the Hirer will be required to leave the Centre immediately and any future bookings made by that Hirer will be cancelled with immediate effect without any claim whatsoever against the Trust.
  • The Hirer shall be responsible for leaving the premises in a clean and tidy condition. Litter bins are provided around the site. Any cleaning costs incurred will be charged to the Hirer.
  • Please report any health and safety matters (spillages, broken equipment, etc) to a member of staff immediately.
  • No football, running or other sports to be played on the red floor spectator area of the facility.
  • Strictly no pets allowed on site at any time.
  • Food and/or drink must not be taken onto the playing surface or area.
  • No alcohol shall be brought into the centre or on its grounds at any time.
  • The Centre operates a strict no drugs policy. Anyone in possession of any drugs or suspected to be under the influence of drugs will be automatically banned from the centre and the police informed. 
  • No smoking is allowed on the site (including car parks) or in the centre at any time.
  • Use of any external filming/broadcasting or promotional material must be agreed by the Centre Manager/Press & Communications Office prior to the event. The recording of images by members of the public attending events booked by the Hirer is strictly forbidden unless prior written permission has been obtained from the Centre Manager.
  • The sub-letting of pitches/facilities is not permitted; all bookings are personal to the hirer concerned. Any non-community / non-not-for-profit booking must be pre-approved by the Centre Manager prior; including (but not comprehensive):
  • Pro / Semi Pro Football clubs
  • Commercial / Private Academy's
  • Commercial / Private Sport Leagues
  • Commercial / Private Sport Camps & Activities
  • The centre is located in a residential area, please take this into consideration and keep noise levels down to a minimum at all times. Avoid foul or abusive language.
  • Hirers must park in the areas provided and use overflow car parking if necessary. Any property and/or vehicles left on the premises are done so at the owner's risk.
  • Opening and closing times are displayed at the entrance of the Centre or are available from the Centre office. All persons must vacate the site by closing time. No cars shall be left on site after closing.
  • CCTV cameras are in operation, both within and outside the premises. Images are monitored and may be used for evidence purposes.
  • At the absolute discretion of the Trust individuals / groups of individuals failing to comply with any of these Regulations and Conditions will be liable to forfeit use of the Centre for a period as the Trust deems appropriate, including permanently, with immediate effect.
  • All Chartered Standard or Partner booking must provide BRCT a Covid Risk Assessment prior to commencement of their booing, demonstrating their compliance to Covid the governments Covid guidance under 'organised sports teams'.
  • All bookings will be subject to current government Covid guidance, with the hirer responsible for any participants / spectator's compliance.
  • All bookings are 50 minutes in length (from the stated booking time) to allow BRCT to sanitiser the equipment and to minimise the risk of crossover with another group / bubble.
  • No entry will be permitted to the sports facility 15 minutes before commencement of their booking. All users must 'check-in' using the NHS QR Code or complete a Test and Trace form.
  • BRCT reserves the right refuse entry or/and eject anyone not in compliance with current Covid guidance.


  • The Trust accepts no responsibility for any personal injury sustained by any members of a club or any other persons arising as a consequence of hiring or use of pitch or associated facilities or misuse of the facilities; including, but not comprehensive:
  • Climbing on prohibited areas such as roofs and netting.
  • Misuse of goals and netting.
  • Misuse of the BRIC.
  • Any associated equipment.
  • Any actions contravening these terms and conditions.
  • Blackburn Rovers Community Trust do not take any responsibility for any damage or loss of property whilst on site including any footballs kicked off the pitches or into the roof rafters.
  • At the absolute discretion of the Trust individuals / groups of individuals failing to comply with any of these Regulations and Conditions will be liable to forfeit use of the Centre for a period as the Trust deems appropriate, including permanently, with immediate effect.
  • In the event of the facility or any part there of being rendered unfit for use of which it is being hired, Blackburn Rovers Community Trust will not be liable for any resulting loss.
  • Blackburn Rovers Community Trust reserves the right to refuse a booking without notice or to cancel this hiring agreement at any time either before or during the term of the agreement.
  • Blackburn Rovers Community Trust bookings or special events (including matchday) will take precedence over all other bookings. BRCT will endeavour to give as much notice as possible (with a guideline of 48 hours' notice) to all bookings to be cancelled/ rearranged. BRCT shall not be liable for any resulting loss.


Any complaints should be raised with BRCT staff on site. If you feel the complaint has not been resolved or would like to raise it formally, please email Ryan Loftus, Assistant Administrative Officer, at within 48 hours of the issue raised. The full complaints procedure can be found on our website at

By making a booking with Blackburn Rovers Community Trust and using our facilities, you agree to having read the above terms and conditions and to abiding by such. You further agree to having made all members of your club/organisation aware of these terms and conditions and they too will abide by them.

BRCT Facility T&C's - Updated 1st September 2022