SCOTTISH duo Liam Kelly and Lee Wallace were in attendance at one of QPR’s Soccer Schools on Tuesday as the R’s new recruits helped kick-off the summer holidays in style.
Kelly and Wallace put their preparations for the new season on hold as they headed to PlayFootball on South Africa Road for their first official visit into the community.
Goalkeeper Kelly and defender Wallace watched on as QPR in the Community Trust’s coaches put the kids through their paces, with the aim of impressing their new idols. Later on in the day they both took centre stage, giving an insight into what life has been like in their short time at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.
Mark Warburton’s new men were delighted to see the work done in the community, relishing the experience and making them prouder of pulling on the blue and white hooped shirt.
Speaking to www.qpr.co.uk Wallace and Kelly explained: “Coming out to the community for the first time is a really good experience.
“Since arriving here it’s been important for both us to get to grips with how QPR in the Community trust is run, with today giving us an insight into this.”
They added: “We have signed here as QPR players and obviously getting ourselves fit and ready for the upcoming season is the priority but we feel it’s important that we quickly understand every aspect of the club.
“Coming out here today has been great, we have met new people involved at the club and managed to meet the young kids that are having a great day, which is what it is all about. We also hope that it can inspire them as it shows them that if we can get to the first team then hopefully they can do the same as well.”
They both shared their pride of pulling on the QPR shirt, by stating: “When you get to meet the young kids here who are dreaming of being in our position, it makes you reflect on how fortunate enough we both are to be playing for this club.
“It makes going on that pitch that extra bit special and ensures to us that we give our all when representing this club to make these young kids happy.”