BLACKBURN United made sure the show went on even when a powercut forced a last minute change of venue.

It what proved to be a real show of team work, United officials rallied together to get the new venue set-up and ready for the end of season awards event – including video highlights of the season and interviews with parents and volunteers.

Club chairman Iqbal Bhai thanked everyone who rolled their sleeves up to make sure the event went ahead.

““I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved on the day that helped make the day possible,” he said. “It was a tremendous display of solidarity from the volunteers of Blackburn United FC in getting the venue decorated and ready in 45 minutes.”

Iqbal kicked off proceedings by thanking all the managers, coaches and helpers – as well as sponsors for their on-going support.

Children from all age groups attended the presentation with more than 100 trophies and medals presented on the night.

And for the first time, the club also had two new awards for the best followers on Instagram and Twitter for the season .

“It was truly heart warming to see so many youth, parents and supporters from within the Community at the event,” added Iqbal.

“It is a huge reflection of the progress this community football club has made over the years and this is only made possible by the many people involved within the club that give their time and effort for a great cause.”

Iqbal also thanked Suz Member for attending the event and giving a truly touching and inspirational talk to the youth and their parents. The club also thanked sponsors Curtis Law Solicitors, 4Court Pharmacy, Tauheedul Islam Schools, Pixabiz, Park Computers, Raha Solutions and Seths Plumbing for all their support.

Iqbal underlined the need for more coaches and volunteers and the club continues to grow.

“We could do with more people coming forward to help with the juniors and seniors especially with the ever increasing numbers of players and standards of the sides and for the support of the community to drive a greater engagement with their children and to support the ambitions and long range plans of the football club.”