QUEENS Park Rangers Community Trust last week hosted our first ever Kids Community Cup – a football tournament for children in the local area.
The competition was organised by the QPR Trust and consisted of 24 different teams from schools in West London – including those affected by the Grenfell tragedy.
Ranging from 8-10 years-old, there were over 150 players participating and it was St Stephen's School who were crowned winners after beating Oxford Gardens 4-0 in the final.
Primary Stars Innovation officer Zoe Kord explained to www.qpr.co.uk the importance of hosting a football tournament during this period of the school year.
She said: “Many of these kids are about to undergo Key Stage Two SAT exams and that can put them under a lot of pressure so it’s important for us to offer them some kind of restbite from that.
“It’s just a chance for them to get together, have a bit of fun, play football and interact with others. They get to get out of the classroom and do something different.”
The Metro Bank teamed up with QPR to partner the event, providing referees and a range of prizes including the trophy for the winners.
Congratulations to all the schools who took part and of course the winners St Stephen's school.