Louis’ Game With Doncaster Rovers [Photos & Interview]

Today (February 26) Louis had his game with the Doncaster Rovers and as you can tell by the pictures – he did AMAZING! I want to give a big thank you to MollyTarlov.org for donating the photos to us. If I come across anymore, I’ll add them so keep checking!

[February 26, 2014] Arriving to Doncaster Rovers

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[February 26, 2014] Doncaster Rovers Game

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Worksop Under 9s Meet 1D’s Louis Tomlinson

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Footy mad kids from Worksop were treated to a special training ground experience thanks to Doncaster Rovers, and met a pop star as an added bonus.

Worksop Town Under 9s were invited to Rovers’ training complex, where they met the Championship club’s first team and One Direction star Louis Tomlinson.

The pop singer was training with the squad ahead of his Rovers debut in the Final Third Development League against Rotherham United on 26th February.

Tomlinson was only too happy to pose for pictures with the Young Tigers, while Rovers keeper Ross Turnbull handed over a pair of signed gloves to Worksop stopper James Bradley.

The training ground experience came as a result of Worksop Town Under 9s topping Doncaster Rovers’ Group Experience Ticket leaderboard last season.

They kicked off the morning with an action packed training session with the Rovers Foundation coaches, before taking time out to watch the first team training session in action.

The boys then sat down in the canteen used by the first team, to a lunch made by the Rovers chefs.

The highlight of the day was a meet and greet session with the professional footballers.

Andy Parnell, the Worksop manager, said the trip was even better than they’d expected.

“We would like to pass on our thanks to everyone involved in our visit today, including the players and staff, the boys had an absolutely fantastic time and the experience far exceeded any of our expectations.”

A spokesman for Doncaster Rovers heaped praise on the boys for their skills and conduct.

“Not only did you impress our coaches during the training session but you represented your club extremely well throughout the day.”

“A thank you also to the managers who helped organise the visit and to the parents who came along to support the boys. “


Louis joins the Doncaster Rovers!

One Direction heart-throb Louis Tomlinson is heading in a new direction – by becoming Doncaster Rovers’ latest signing.

The pop pin up has realised his dream of signing to his local football club, where he once used to work on match days, in aid of Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.

The Bessacarr singer said: “This has always been a childhood dream for me.

“I feel very honoured to have been asked to sign for Rovers and being able to help both the club and the amazing charity Bluebell Wood is what it’s all about.”

Louis, 21, has always been passionate about football and after discussions with the club it was decided they could sign him and issue him with a squad number for the 2013/2014 season.

He has been given club chairman John Ryan’s number – 28.

John said: “I am honoured to let Louis play in my number to help raise money for the charity.

“I wore this in 2003 for my record beating appearance at Hereford and this is the first time I have allowed it to be used since but I felt this was a good cause.”

As part of the signing, it is hoped Louis will appear in the Rovers colours at some point this season and train with the rest of the team – all in aid of the charity.

Claire Rintoul of Bluebell Wood said: “We’re absolutely thrilled and delighted that Louis has decided to continue his support for Bluebell Wood and promote what we do here.

“Being a local lad it’s great to see him giving back to the community and supporting our children with a shortened life expectancy. He’s visited us now on more than one occasion and met some of our children and their families who are all so excited that he is championing our cause.”

Rovers media manager Steve Uttley added:: “Louis and I organised last season’s charity game for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, which was a big success with over 9000 fans attending and it was natural follow on that Louis wanted more involvement to raise to profile of his home town club and Bluebell Wood. What started out as a light hearted banter on text has moved on to reality, which is a great coup for the club. Our next step is to get Louis on the pitch again in a Rovers kit.”

Source: DoncasterFreePress.co.uk

Congrats, Louis! We’re proud of you!