R’s enjoy fun-filled week in Switzerland
QPR’s Tiger Cubs recently returned from another successful Special Youth Camp in Switzerland.
The R’s Down’s Syndrome side jetted out to join their fellow Football Club Social Alliance members FC Basel 1893, SV Werder Bremen, Bayer 04 Leverkusen, FK Austria Vienna and the Irish Football Association for five fun-filled days in Basel.
The annual football and adventure camp – which has been organised by the Scort Foundation since 2007 – is for children and adolescents with a mental and/or physical disability.
Besides football training sessions, the participants from across Europe also enjoyed a number of exciting activities such as climbing, beach soccer, a treasure hunt in the city of Basel and a stadium tour of FC Basel 1893.
“It was a fantastic week, the lads really enjoyed it” Nathan Horder, QPR’s Disability Projects Manager, told www.qpr.co.uk. “Every day they were buzzing to get up and do some of the activities that were put on during the day.
“Even though there was a language barrier they enjoyed their company every day.”
Highlights from the week included benchmarking themselves with players from FC Basel’s U21 side during an integrative training session, as well as meeting professional players from the senior side including Taulant Xhaka – brother of Arsenal midfielder Granit.
QPR in the Community Trust would like to thank the FCSA for their continued support, as well as The Jeremy Willson Charitable Trust for their funding towards the Tiger Cubs’ flights to Basel.