QPR players show their community spirit

JORDAN Cousins was one of several QPR players to support QPR in the Community Trust out and about across west London this week.

The R’s midfielder joined kids at Mitchell Brook Primary School in Brent for a kick-about before answering their questions on his career so far, from his experiences growing up at their age to life now at Loftus Road.

"It was great, I really enjoyed it,” Cousins told www.qpr.co.uk.

"I love being out and about in the community and helping to put smiles on the kids’ faces, so it's fantastic that the club has such thriving community programmes.”

Cousins was delighted to be able to play his part in the community – and knows all too well about the importance of inspiring the next generation of R’s fans, both on and off the pitch.

"The aim is to get as many young children as possible supporting QPR,” he said. “They're the next generation and they're going to help take the club forward in the future.”

Meanwhile, at the same time Karl Henry was at Loftus Road for the launch of QPR’s latest Premier League Works Programme, equipping youngsters with the skills needed to find work.

And that wasn’t the end of the club’s latest ‘Trust Tuesdays’; Sebastian Polter capped a busy afternoon by dropping in on QPR Girls’ training session as he showed his and the R’s support during the FA’s dedicated Girls Football Week.

The trio’s visits came a day after captain Nedum Onuoha and Steven Caulker popped along to St Mary’s Bryanston Square School in Marylebone – sharing their views on the importance of having mentors in life.

You can see more from the pair’s visit on our YouTube channel.