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The Big Kick is a big success!

Thornton Sports are proud to have supported the biggest football fundraiser in Blackburn this weekend. The event which took place at Ewood Park raised over £22,000 for Blackburn Youth Zone; a registered charity focused on providing an affordable and safe environment for the young people of Blackburn and Darwen.

Over 200 people gathered to take part in The Big Kick, which saw 12 teams compete, with Northcote being crowned the 2013 champions. Laura Jones of Blackburn Youth Zone comments on the day:

“It was great to see so many people come together to support the Zone, but at the same time have fun. The weather held and everyone had their special chance to play on a professional pitch! Thank you to all the teams who took part, the sponsors Barnfield Construction, The Mall, Thornton Sports and Permavoid as well as Blackburn Rovers FC and Northcote at the Rovers”.

Blackburn Youth Zone offers world class equipment, cutting-edge resources, tailor made sports and arts programmes and extensive mentoring and personal support in the heart of Blackburn. Their roof top synthetic grass kick pitch was constructed by Thornton Sports in 2011 utilising our innovative SudsSports system. To find out more about our patented roof top pitch system just call 01282 777 345 or email

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