QPR1st is pleased to see that the club has decided to revive the Open/Family Days, in which fans are given access to players and can view training sessions. This is something that the Trust has been lobbying for over some months and it is good to see the Club responding to this.
The Trust also welcomes the pledge, by the new Official Supporters Club, that this is to be the first of a number of fund-raising events. Although we would prefer those who lead the Supporters Club to be democratically accountable to QPR fans, as QPR1st and the Loyal Supporters Association are, we see the value of raising money to support the Club’s Youth team
development. The Trust also hopes that the Supporters Club will be able to reciprocate this co-operation by offering as significant as possible a share of the money that is raised to the Hoops Fund.
The Hoops Fund, which has the full backing of the Club’s board, not only aims to help the Club by raising money to support QPR, including the Youth teams, but to empower the fans by winning a significant shareholding in QPR Holdings plc.