Blackburn striker Jason Roberts launches nutrition drive in Stonebridge

The former Stonebridge resident wants to encourage youngsters to lead healthier lives

Blackburn Rovers striker and former Stonebridge resident Jason Roberts is launching a programme of health boosting events.

The ace footballer is launching a nutrition kitchen at the Pavilion in Hillside, Stonebridge, where young people can learn about the importance of a balanced diet.

He said: “As a professional footballer, I know the importance of good nutrition and how it can positively impact sports performance.

“Many of the young people who attend our programmes don’t have access to the best nutrition and we’re pleased that with this partnership, we can provide them with great nutrition, coaching and support.”

Jason Roberts, whose uncle Cyrille Regis was one of the first black footballers to play for England when he made his debut in 1978, set up the foundation to encourage sports and fitness among youngsters.

The Jason Roberts Foundation Nutrition Kitchen which will be opened on Tuesday 19 April and run for the week. For more information email