Wednesday, August 4, 2010
QPR Youth trials for Minorities
English Championship side Queens Park Rangers FC are working with Sporting Equals to build their connections with local communities, through a talent ID programme targeted at minority ethnic groups. It is the first such program that QPR is involved in.
The scheme runs on two Sundays – August 15 and 22, from 10.00 to 15.00 GMT. Boys aged 8 – 11 are invited to take part at the QPR training ground at Harlington, under the watchful eyes of the QPR coaching team including QPR Youth Development Manager Steve Gallen. The format will be a fun but rigorous assessment involving small sided games and skills sessions, and any boys who meet the standard will be invited to join the QPR age group teams for training over a six week period.
- Target age group is 8 to 11 years Boys (however, those just over will be eligible)
- First session 10.00 to 12.00 GMT, second session 13.00 to 15.00 GMT
- Small sided games and skills sessions
- On-going assessment to be provided by QPR coaching staff
- Coaching staff to determine the top trialists chosen from first weekend to attend the second weekend trials
- All boys informed of decision at the end of the trial and also by joint letter from Sporting Equals and QPR FC
- Additional information available for parents and children about opportunities to engage with QPR Community Trust – e.g. summer coaching courses, volunteering at QPR season tickets, etc and Sporting Equals to advise about wider opportunities for continuing within football
After registration parents will be notified of which session their children will be attending on August 15.
The trials will take place on Sunday, August 15 at
QPR FC Training Ground
Harlington Sports Ground
In order to register visit www.sportingequals.org.uk or call 0121 777 1375 for more information about the trials.