FILMED ahead of the announcements on planning permission being granted for the new training ground and the launch of the QPR Bond, this interview with Alex Carroll sees the academy director discuss the club’s approach to youth development and the importance of the new training ground in achieving future success.
On moving from the current training set up at Harlington, Alex commented: “The fact that we share facilities is a challenge. To have our own site that you’ve got full control over and that you can share among the whole club – the first team and the academy – will be a huge benefit to us as we move forward.”
He then discussed the value the academy can bring to the club: “If you are a club that is able to develop players that have come through your youth development system, you don’t have to pay huge transfer fees, you don’t have to pay big agents' fees. You are paying their training and development costs which is the most efficient way to produce for your first team.”
While the priority period of investment is underway, those interested to invest can register to receive an alert when the investment opens to the public, should there be any allocation still available at the end of the priority period.
The QPR Bond has been designed to enable supporters and other investors to play their part in creating the exciting next chapter for the club, by investing alongside the shareholders in the Heston project. The key terms of the QPR Bond are as follows:
- 8% interest per annum (5% cash, 3% in club credit redeemable on tickets & merchandise)
- 25% cash bonus if QPR promoted to the Premier League by 2025/26
- Eligible for tax-free returns through an Innovative Finance ISA
- Minimum investment £500
Register now at www.tifosy.com/qpr to receive an alert when the investment opens to the public on Thursday 14th October.
Please note that investment in a security of this nature, being an illiquid investment, involves a substantial degree of risk and returns are not guaranteed. An explanation of the risks and the full terms and conditions is available at www.tifosy.com/qpr. Approved as a financial promotion by Tifosy Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (no. 717605).