The inspirational rise of Rovers’ Head Of Academy Recruitment | Podcast


In our latest instalment of the ‘Inside The Rovers Academy’ series, we spoke to Rovers’ Head Of Academy Recruitment.

With the club since November 2018, Simon Cooper sat down with our host Andy Watson to discuss a range of topics.

Simon’s personal rise from issues with drugs and crimes to landing jobs in the professional game comes under the spotlight, with his personal journey an incredible and inspirational story.

The focus then moves on to his journey to his current role at Rovers, where he reveals Rovers’ recruitment style and ethos, his thoughts on the academy set-up, the Brockhall plans and more.

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The full podcast is available exclusively on our YouTube channel, and can be found here: SIMON COOPER: RECRUITING THE NEXT BIG TALENTS FOR BLACKBURN ROVERS | Rovers Chat – YouTube

Thank you to Simon for taking time to speak to us and tell us his inspirational story.

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