EBERE Eze was the latest QPR personality to offer advice to the club’s academy players, as he took part in an exclusive Q&A with what we all hope are the stars of tomorrow.
And this week it was the turn of Eze to share his experiences, as the club ensures the current lockdown doesn’t stop the youngsters from gaining valuable support.
Hosted by Alex Carroll, QPR’s Academy Director, the sessions are open to all academy ages, from U9s to U16s, as well as the U18 and U23 squads.
Carroll said: “It was great to welcome Ebere to Ask ‘R’ Own this week and I think he enjoyed the interview as much as our Academy players!
“Ebere is a fantastic role model for our boys, someone that they try to emulate every time they step onto the pitch. He spoke so honestly about his journey through the Academy system which has been full of highs and lows, and has made him the character that he is today.
"Resilience is one of our Academy standards (3 R’s: respect, responsibility & resilience) and Ebere’s experiences demonstrate just how important it is to possess the willingness to drive forwards regardless of the challenge.
“This week there was also the opportunity for some of the boys to ask their questions live on air.
"One of our Under 10s, George, even stopped the interview to produce a picture that he had taken with Ebere on the night that he signed as an Under 9 at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.
"The exchange that followed (above) illustrated just how important it is for us to cultivate the connection between the Academy and the First Team, especially during these challenging times.
“We would like to thank our Academy players and families for their continued research and engagement for Ask ‘R’ Own and we look forward to welcoming another special guest next week.”