QPR have been named as London Checkatrade Community Club of the Year as part of the 2019 EFL Awards.
Following the exceptional work of QPR in the Community, the Club will be joined alongside five other EFL regional winners at the House of Commons on Monday, 4th March to receive their awards.
The R’s will then be put forward alongside the five other regional winners for the 2019 Checkatrade Community Club of the Year Award, which will be announced at the EFL Awards on Sunday, 7th April in central London.
Queens Park Rangers’ continued support for the individuals in their community in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster has created a stand out project, using therapeutic interventions to support primary school children directly or indirectly affected by the tragedy in 2017.
QPR in the Community celebrates 10 years at the heart of their community this year and the judges applaud their ongoing commitment to giving people the tools and opportunities to build their confidence and develop skills to reach their potential.
EFL Chief Executive, Shaun Harvey, said: “Football Clubs play such an important part in communities up and down the country so it is essential we recognise their fantastic work.
“This is the third time we have held the Parliamentary event to recognise the Checkatrade Community Club of the Year regional winners and I am once again hugely impressed by the dedication and commitment shown by our Clubs in tackling some of the most challenging issues in society.
“They play an important role in dealing with issues such as homelessness, reducing crime and improving health and education. This life-changing work can make a significant difference to some of our most vulnerable people and is a testament to the power of football as a force for good.”
QPR in the Community CEO, Andy Evans said: “We are incredibly proud to be the Checkatrade Community Club of the Year for London which recognises the breadth and depth of the work being carried out in the local community.
“The success so far of QPR in the Community Trust is really down to a huge team effort and we are so lucky to have great people who have the passion and skills for what we are trying to achieve – providing opportunities for people to fulfil their potential. QPR is a club that cares with the community at the heart of its operation and we look forward to continuing to be an active contributor to the local community for years to come.”
The six regional winners were selected by an independent judging panel including, The Times’ Chief Football Writer, Henry Winter; Clive Efford MP; Director of Corporate Social Responsibility at The PFA John Hudson; The Daily Mail’s Laura Lambert and the EFL Trust Director of Operations, Mike Evans.