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Wednesday, September 01, 2010

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"... QPR are flying high too. Neil Warnock has begun his reign spectacularly well and despite his keenness to play down their promotion prospects I bet he's secretly feeling quite chipper about their chances.
- At 61, he's the oldest gaffer in the npower Championship and he's using that experience fantastically at Loftus Road. He's brought in players he knows well who have character and just as importantly he's given his most talented footballer Adel Taraabt the freedom to go out there and express himself.
- So often we see skilful players held back by coaches who concentrate on what they can't do well, but Warnock is focussing on what Adel does best and is giving him full licence to show everyone what he can do. With a player like Taraabt on board QPR have someone who can make the difference in matches. Forget the defending; he has team-mates around him that cover that deficiency.
- QPR's blend of flair and steel means they are certs to be in the play-off picture throughout 2010/11, no matter what Neil Warnock says! Football League

Posted on: 24.08.2010

A number of prisoners at HMP Wandsworth have been awarded their FA Level One coaching qualification as part of an initiative run by 'QPR In The Community Trust'.

Spearheaded by the Trust's Daniel Edwards and PE Officer Matt Gamble the project is delivered over two one month periods and aims at giving inmates new skills and qualifications as well as preparing them for release.

The award ceremony at HMP Wandsworth was the culmination of a partnership between The Trust and the prison which received funding from the charity 'The Drapers' Company' to provide the scheme. The award is the first step on the FA's coaching ladder.

Speaking of his delight at the success of the initiative, Edwards said: "It's important for us to engage with all areas of communities and deliver positive outcomes to peoples' lives.

"We feel through the power of football we can make a valuable contribution towards tackling a wide range of social issues. This will help us to forge stronger and deeper connections with communities that we engage with."

Inmates were put through their paces on the prison's state of the art 3G Astroturf pitch in their final assessment by an external FA examiner with 20-minute practical coaching sessions forming the finale to the course.

PE Officer Matt Gamble, who played an integral part in co-ordinating the scheme, said: "It's been hugely popular and demand is very great. We've got a waiting list of lads who want to go on the scheme.

"This gives them potential opportunities when they're released, it's made a real positive impact on the lads, we get to see real changes in them. They've got positive contributions to make and can do when they're released and that's what it's all about."

Reducing reoffending plays a key part in the process that the prison service goes through when inmates are pending release.

Dave Asker, Head of Reducing Re-Offending at HMP Wandsworth, said: "I believe the scheme run by QPR is very beneficial, the main thing is the education and training, it doesn't stop here.

"When they go out it's up to them to support the community. The support from QPR and Danny has been excellent. We'll be looking at offering more qualifications and are looking to expand on qualifications in physical education."

One prisoner, Duane, a successful candidate on the course, said: "I found it challenging at first. But I've enjoyed it. It's taught me dedication and coaching is definitely something that I want to get into.

"I want to do my Level Two qualifications. I'll probably work voluntarily at first, and then hopefully get a full-time job."

Another participant on the scheme, Chris, commented: "It's brought a lot of people together and been all-round enjoyable. I want to get out there and start teaching some of the younger kids from around my area, and then see where it goes from there.

"It's all about confidence and this has shown me what opportunities are out there." Football LEague

Jamie Mackie's Gracious Act
Oliver Holt/The Mirror re Jamie Mackie

"...I was pleased for Jamie Mackie when he scored a last-gasp equaliser for QPR against Derby County at the weekend.
- Mackie devoted his only day off in the last three weeks to make the long journey to the West Country and back so he could attend the funeral of former Exeter City team-mate Adam Stansfield.
- Nice to see another footballer with a touch of class" Mirror

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Ownership Changes at Loftus Road?
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- "...Warnock has spent around £900,000 although he says: “My budget is a lot more than that.- “But I doubt if I will spend a lot before the transfer window closes. I think we're going to have to use the loan market until Christmas and then look at exactly what we need.”- So why has he not spent more? “There are one or two things that are going on behind the scenes which should come to fruition shortly,” he adds in reference to the impending takeover of the club by Bhatia.
“It is a subject Warnock is somewhat reticent about but admits that it has cost him a couple of players..." QPR

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