QPR1st Supporters Trust welcomes players who have joined the club during the January transfer window.
Trust chair Stephen Dedridge said “two of our new loan players made an impact straightaway and we welcome all the new players to the club and wish good luck in their time with QPR.”
While most Of the January additions were loan players, one was 18-year-old Coll Donaldson who signed a two and a half year contract. Stephen said: “loan signings can be important, but we are particularly pleased to see the club make a signing with the longer-term future development of the club in mind too.”
QPR 1st, the supporters’ trust for Queens Park Rangers supporters, opposes the intention of the owner of Hull City AFC, Dr Assem Allam, to change the name of the Club without consultation with fans, and in opposition to a strong local campaign.
Football clubs are a part of their communities. The names of the clubs are part of the history and tradition of communities and of football itself. English football will be the poorer if the names of its clubs are changed without good reason and the support of fans.
We urge the football authorities to listen to the views of Hull supporters and to reject this name change. We believe a dangerous precedent would be set if this change was agreed in the teeth of local supporter opposition.
We call for The FA to ensure that no such changes take place without proper, meaningful consultation with supporters.
Meeting of QPR Club Representatives with QPR Fans Reps Representatives
18th December 2013
Attending from the Club:
Mark Donnelly – Chief Operating Officer
Jenny Winstanley Operations Manager
Jim McNeill – Safety Officer
Alex Fish – Deputy Safety Officer
Blair Hughes – Intern
Andy Rees – Supporter Liaison / Customer Services Officer
Attending from Fans groups:
Steve Burkett – Disabled Supporters Association
Stephen Dedridge – QPR1st
Micky Fitzgerald – LSA
The primary purpose of this meeting was for fans representatives to meet with the matchday operations team. Mark Donnelly, QPR’s Chief Operating Officer attended the first half of the meeting to briefly discuss the Club’s recent unveiling of plans to build a new 40,000 capacity stadium as part of the Old Oak area regeneration project. Read more ›
Generations of fans have grown up knowing Loftus Road as the home of QPR, and as much as its dated facilities and lack of leg room can cause us to moan the day we move out will be an emotional one as many fond memories will be recalled not just of great moments on the pitch but of time spent with friends and family.
Yet many fans will welcome the prospect of us moving to a new purpose built stadium with better amenities and indeed there is much about the Old Oak proposal which is innovative and exciting, Certainly it is consistent with the ambition of the Club to restore us to a stable position within the top flight of English football. Read more ›
QPR1st will be meeting with Club representatives next week along with representatives from other fans groups. The focus of the meeting will be match-day operations and safety issues. If you have any question for the Club on this issue please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Following the AGM, the people listed below have been identified as wishing to form the new QPR1st Committee 2014. Any objections to any of these individuals being on the Committee needs to be logged as an email to email@example.com by Sunday 22nd December 2013.
- Tony Binks
- Stephen Dedridge
- Neil Dejyothin
- Jeremy Gardner
- Geoff Gibbs
- Peter Gridneff
- Neil Jackson
- Michael Lewis
- Tina Poyntz
- James Wright
Members of QPR1st are invited to attend the QPR1st AGM which is to be held on Thursday 5th December at 7.30pm. It will be held at the function room of the Pavilion Pub which is located in Pavilion Parade, Wood Lane, London, W12.
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Please bring your membership card with you as you will need to show it in order to gain entry to the AGM.
If you do not attend the meeting and you do not request a proxy form then this is taken as consent to the chairman acting as proxy on your behalf.
To request a proxy form please submit your request to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Proxy request” and include your name and membership number
We look forward to seeing you on the 5th.
We will be holding a draw to offer members of QPR1st who are also adult season ticket holders the chance to attend the QPR Fans’ Forum on Thursday 3rd October 2013. The event will be held in the W12 Suite at Loftus Road Stadium with doors opening at 7 pm, with Harry Redknapp and two members of the current First Team squad on the Panel
If you wish to be included in the draw you must email email@example.com by midnight on Wednesday 25th September. Clearly mark your email subject line as ‘FANS FORUM TICKET’ and include the full information:
- Client Reference Number (as it appears on your season ticket).
- Contact Telephone Number
- Question for Panel (questions will also be taken from the audience on the evening)
Please note- in order to take part you MUST be listed on our current full adult membership register as of Friday 20th September 2013. This means that we have received your subscription fee for this season either through direct debit or other means. Any names which do not appear on our register will not be considered for the draw.
As QPR’s Supporters Trust, we believe that our Club should be a welcoming inclusive environment for all regardless of race, disability or sexuality. This should be the case for both staff, players and fans.
Deputy chief executive of Stonewall, the gay advocacy group and charity, Laura Doughty has stated: “It’s time for football clubs and players to step up and make a visible stand against homophobia in our national game.
Fans of course have their part to play. It is regrettable that at our last home match, a small minority of fans demonstrated that they still consider it acceptable to chant songs employing homosexuality as a term of abuse. We do not believe that such behaviour should be considered any more acceptable than racist abuse. We fully support the Club in talking whatever action it feels necessary to ensure that such behaviour does not persist.
QPR1st, the independent supporters’ trust for Queens Park Rangers football club, has considered the information provided for this consultation.
We are an organisation of QPR supporters and have an interest in these developments, in particular as they affect the club, which is situated in the borough of Hammersmith and Fulham (W12 7PJ), and its supporters.
We note that a proposal for a possible football stadium is included in this consultation document.
An illustration (Figure 4.3) shows a proposed stadium in what would potentially be the first area within the development proposal to be regenerated; north of the Grand Union Canal.
The document suggests a football stadium would help to kick-start regeneration in that area.
Without prejudice to any club decision on the best site for a new QPR stadium, we can see that a stadium on that site would have benefits to the overall development plans and to the regeneration of the area. We would like to see this proposal remain on the table to allow further discussion on its practicality as a site for a new stadium for the club.
We strongly endorse the comments in the consultation document that developers must ensure excellent, safe pedestrian links from Willesden Junction tube and overground services to the stadium, and to future Crossrail/HS2 stations.