FIVE coaches from QPR in the Community Trust jet off to Asia this week in their latest bid to unearth a future star.
Flanked by Trust CEO Andy Evans, the coaches will deliver clinics over a two-week period in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and China, as part of the club’s on-going collaboration with AirAsia.
Boys and girls aged 14-16 will be given the opportunity to participate, with the clinics taking place in a variety of schools and football clubs across four destinations in all.
Beginning in Penang (Malaysia) early next week, the tour spans Bandung (Indonesia) and Bangkok (Thailand) before the clinics conclude with a fourth and final programme in Shenzhen (China).
"We've enjoyed some amazing experiences in the last couple of years with AirAsia and we're all looking forward to this year's clinics," said Evans.
"Our objectives are quite clear. We want to provide an opportunity for young Asian players to learn and experience training with coaches from a different country, and to support local football development and aid aspiring footballers.
"We aren’t able to do that without our partners AirAsia, who are incredible hosts. We’re delighted to be joining forces with them once again."
Throughout the whistle-stop tour, the Trust’s coaches will deliver a wide-range of different sessions, with the aim of developing each participant’s individual and team game.
At the end of every session, the coaches will pick their players of the day, with the overall ‘achievers’ set to win the chance to come to London and enjoy a cultural and football experience.