- The New NPower Football Leage Trophy (which QPR will be collecting in Nine Months time!)
-For QPR and Football Updates throughout the day, also check the QPR Report Messageboard/quasi-blog. Join in or just read the various QPR and football-only discussions!
- An invitation to QPR Supporters across the globe! Whatever country. Whatever continent. Whatever age. Whatever Perspective: Come post on the growing, truly-International, QPR and football-only QPR Report Messageboard
- The World Football Blind Championships Start Saturday
- Footballers on Twitter
- Which London Football Teams Are Top Of The Twitter League?
- Jason Roberts on His Blackburn Non-Future
- Crewe Bid for Varney Fails (who's supposedly linked to QPR)
- Sepp Blatter (Again) on Goal Line Technology
- Leeds United "Fans" Are Back
- VIDEOS: QPR with Francis and Marsh...Excerpts from recent London Masters Victory and others
- VIDEOS: Barnsley Highlights...Alan Shearer 1994 Hatrick vs QPR
- New Australian Coach Announced Today
- Ex-QPR John Spencer Appointed Head Coach (Manager) for Portland Timbers in the US Major League Soccer (MLS)
- Nine Years Ago Today: QPR Win Their First Game Back in Division Three in almost 35 years.
Bangladesh Football Association - QPR FOOTBALL TRAILS [sic] TRIALS
August 11th, 2010 by bfasl
.Dear friends and colleagues,
- Regarding my previous email on the QPR football trials, I would like to provide you with more information. Please find below, the details of the exciting partnership between Sporting Equals and Queens Park Rangers FC I earlier mentioned.
- It provides details on a talent identification and community initiative that is targeted at black and minority ethnic communities.
- Please can you disseminate to your networks and contacts to encourage people to register on to the programme.
Sporting Equals supports QPR on quest for local talent
Sporting Equals has substantial experience of setting up and running talent identification schemes in different sports, designed to bring youngsters and their local teams to the attention of mainstream clubs. Now the organisation is working with QPR to build their connections with local communities, through a talent ID programme targeted at minority ethnic groups.
Youth Development Manager at QPR, Steve Gallen, sets out the aim: “The focus will be on Asian youngsters, who are currently ‘under the radar’ in football. We are also looking to widen our engagement with other minority groups in our neighbourhood”.
In a culturally and ethnically diverse society, it might seem strange that it is still necessary to run targeted schemes like this. Ishan Saksena, Chairman of QPR explains. “It is naive of football clubs to assume that just because they run a youth programme, kids from all backgrounds will put themselves forward. There are many educational, social, economic and family barriers, and cultural assumptions on both sides that get in the way. As a business, we need to reach out specifically to under-represented groups, creating links that ensure we are not missing out on the real potential stars who live on our doorstep.”
The scheme starts on Sunday August 15th, from 10 am to 3pm and will include three development sessions and a fourth session for players who have performed well throughout the programme. Boys aged 8 – 11 are invited to take part, at the QPR training ground at Harlington, under the watchful eye of the QPR coaching team. The format will be a fun but rigorous assessment involving small sided games and skills sessions, and any boys who meet the standard at the end of the scheme will be invited to join the QPR age group teams for training over a six week period.
For individuals who stand out during this programme, there is the chance of an Academy contract, the first step in a professional football career.
The QPR Community Team will also be present at the talent id days, to talk about their well-established community programmes and how people can get involved. The hope is that the visiting player’s coaches, club volunteers and families can get involved for the longer term, above and beyond this initial scheme.
For Sporting Equals, David Mbaziira explains: “Queens Park Rangers is already a beacon of inclusion in the football world, committed to building local support and opportunity and engaging with communities. They nonetheless recognise that there is more to do in terms of opening up their youth programmes to the whole community and looking beyond the ‘usual suspects’ when scouting for new talent.”
Sunday 15th August 10:00 – 12:00 and 13:00 – 15:00
Wednesday 18th August 10:00 – 13:00
Sunday 22nd August 10:00 – 12:00 and 13:00 – 15:00
Wednesday 25th August 10:00 – 13.00
To register visit www.setalentid.com – for anyone without internet access, please call Sporting Equals on 0121 777 1375 to register over the phone.
Notes for Editors:
Sporting Equals exists to actively promote greater participation by the British black and minority ethnic population in sport and a healthy lifestyle. It is a not-for profit organisation. We have a strong national network of delivery partners on the ground, at the heart of BME communities. We also have partnership agreements and affiliations with the leading sports governing bodies. Our job is to bring these two networks together in order to:
- open up a vast new pool of talent for UK sport
- offer opportunities for talented sportsmen and women
- increase the fan base (and grow the take at the turnstile)
- change outdated attitudes and assumptions
- enable BME communities to access sports and fitness facilities
- share the social, personal and health benefits of an active life more widely
For more information, please contact David Mbaziira, Head of Marketing & Communications on 0121 777 1375
For further information about Sporting Equals, please visit the website at www.sportingequals.org.uk
Sandra Simion Marketing Assistant
Tel: 0121 777 1375 Fax: 0121 325 5477
Registered Address: Sporting Equals Centre-court.com 1301 Stratford Road Hall Green Birmingham B28 9HH 0121 777 1375
Yann Tear/Ealing Gazette - Fitz Hall defends QPR boss after Carling Cup exit
NEIL Warnock's confession before kick-off that the Carling Cup was 'not our priority' had no bearing on QPR's dismal exit from the competition, according to the skipper.
Warnock made no secret of his indifference to the tie against Port Vale in his programme notes, but Fitz Hall said no-one threw in the towel against the League Two side.
“What he may have said or written wasn't a factor,” said Hall.
“He doesn't come into the dressing room and say 'This isn't a priority, don't worry about this game.' He wants to win every game.
“He's a proud manager and we're proud players and every time we step over the white line, we want to win.
“Some games we don't click together and it was one of those days. We just didn't start as we were meant to or how we started on Saturday.” Ealing Gazette
QPR Official Site - ROWLANDS HANDED MASSIVE BOOST
Club Captain Martin Rowlands has been given the go-ahead to return to full training - much to the delight of R's gaffer Neil Warnock.
Rowlands has been on the sidelines since last October after he sustained an Anterior Cruciate Ligament injury while on international duty with the Republic of Ireland.
And, following ten months of hard graft, the 31-year-old midfielder has been told that he is now ready for a return to competitive action.
"Martin Rowlands had some good news yesterday," Warnock told www.qpr.co.uk.
"I think he's only a couple of weeks away now.
"He's been given the go-ahead to start full training again. It's a big plus." QPR