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QPR to host Premier League Enterprise Challenge

QPR Trust are delighted to be hosting the 10th addition of the Premier League Enterprise Challenge on Thursday, 29th November.

The Premier League Enterprise Challenge, run in partnership with Sport Relief, use the business models of professional football clubs to engage young people in educational activity. The Enterprise Challenge is the national competition element of the secondary school delivery.

Schools from the local area will be welcomed to Loftus Road and compete against each other for a place in the play-offs, which will be held across the country and give them a chance of heading to the final in March 2019.

Each participating club will determine which secondary school pupils will represent them in the competition.

Pupils representing 34 Premier League and EFL clubs will look to answer football-business challenges set by the Premier League. The kind of questions involved are similar to what marketing teams up and down the country have to answer in their everyday jobs.

This year’s challenge will task pupils with developing a business plan and promotional campaign to increase the number of young adults (aged 18-23) following the club and attending matches.

Lee Hoos (CEO of QPR), Adrian Jacob (Director of Currency UK/ Chairman of Chelsea Women FC), Shelley Alexander (BBC Sport Lead for Diversity and Women's Sport) and Karl Lines (National Youth Engagement & Leadership Manager at The Football Association) will be the judges and decide which school advances in the competition.

Over 900 young people participated in last year’s tournament which was jointly won by pupils representing Everton FC and Wigan Athletic FC.