THIS International Women’s Day (8th March 2017) QPR are celebrating the work being carried out by both our QPR Ladies and QPR Girls football teams, as well as QPR in the Community Trust, in an attempt to expand opportunities for women and girls within the game.
QPR support International Women's Day
Some 700 women and girls are involved each week across our community programmes.
QPR Ladies have two football teams – a first and reserve side. The first team compete in the FA Women’s Premier League under the guidance of Martino Chevannes, while the reserves – managed by Neil Bailey – play in the FA Women’s Premier League Reserve Division.
Meanwhile, for QPR Girls, there are currently 72 registered players across the Under-12, Under-14, Under-16 and Youth Development Squad (YDS, ages 16 to 19 predominantly) team age groups.
The players are managed by a team of staff that comprises of coaches, managers, sports scientists, an analyst and a physiotherapist.
All age groups train twice weekly, the main session takes place at our men’s first-team training ground at Harlington. The players follow a performance syllabus which encompasses individual techniques, creative match play, sports nutrition and healthy lifestyles.
The staff set high standards of football. The playing environment is disciplined, positive and player-focused. Our main aim is to holistically develop every player in order to improve their technical and tactical ability.
Ultimately, we want all players to become well-rounded people and be inspirational in their local communities.
Meanwhile, QPR in the Community Trust are pleased to announce a new girls partnership with The FA and SSE, for five to 11 year olds.
Two-hundred FA Mini Soccer Centres across the country will be set up later this month, focusing on encouraging more five to 11 year old girls into football.
Our Community Trust will be delivering one at PlayFootball on South Africa Road, as well as supporting Ruislip Rangers Youth FC with their delivery at Goals Soccer Centre in Ruislip, HA4.