Blackburn Rovers appoints new commercial partnerships manager

Frances Fielding has been appointed as commercial sales and partnerships manager at Blackburn Rovers Football Club.

Frances joins the Championship side from League Two's Rochdale AFC, where she spent seven years as sales and marketing manager, then commercial director.

Before that, she worked in economic development roles for more than a decade with two Greater Manchester councils.

Frances said: "I’m delighted to have joined Blackburn Rovers FC. It is an ambitious club, steeped in history and the pride of the town.

"I’m looking forward to working closely with the commercial sponsors and it’s an honour to be part of this magnificent club."