QPG FOOTBALL ACADEMY
To register for QPG Football, please send a text to 07500 216968 with your name, and the name and age of the child you wish to register.
You can see the full football timetable at the bottom of this page.
“QPG is a wonderful organisation and I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the Hub HQ to meet a number of their very promising footballers, the energy and passion of the team is evident in the happiness of each of the children who attend. I am lucky to have seen first-hand the positive impact and difference QPG is making to the lives of children, young people and adults in their Community, - to everyone at QPG, keep believing in your dreams and don’t give up! Best wishes” – Xavier Amaechi - Arsenal
Queen's Park Gardens' Football Academy officially launched on the 2nd April 2016, after successfully receiving small grant fund of £900 from Queen's Park Community Council to pay for a coach and volunteer expenses for 6 months. It is now a separate entity, registered as a (CASC) Community Amateur Sports Club. Within 4 weeks we had over 120 young people registered on our books and it has since grown in numbers and expanded its partnership links, and are now working closely with London Sports Trust and Queen's Park Rangers in the Community Trust to ensure the delivery of weekly training sessions and tournaments.
The Academy is run by Queen's Park Councillor, Ryan Dalton. Ryan is the youngest member of the recently established Community Council in Queen's Park and he has a strong passion that Queen's Park has its own dedicated football team, as well as a training programme that helps to build the skills and sporting knowledge of local young people, who could go onto be scouted with other London teams, some of whom have had trials with the likes of QPR and Norwich FC. We also work closely with other organisations, such as Working with Men, to engage local young people who have had a history of anti-social behaviour, drug use, crime, and gang related activities within the area.
We now proudly have over 160 young players registered on our books, and in order to build on this growth we have now expanded to 5 sessions per week, as well as 5 more sessions within local schools, including a brand new dedicated girls only session every Friday at 4pm. QPG Football has also had the opportunity to assist with the running of the sports zone at the Queen's Park Summer Festivals since 2016, which has helped with further promotion of our organisation to residents.
In November 2017, we launched our first tournament sessions where our young players had the chance to use the skills they have learnt against other London teams. They came 3rd out of 8, which is extremely impressive for a team that has only just recently started out.
In fact, our QPG Player of the Year 2018-2019 is Omar Elali!
As we move towards Spring 2018, we will be officially launching our fifth weekly session in partnership with London Sports Trust.
Most recently, we have been able to register four local residents for level 1 and 2 FA Football coaching qualifications, helping to enhance local employment and training opportunities.
As of Winter/ Spring, 2020, we have a new schedule, which you can see below.
All our staff & volunteers have Advanced DBS Checks. You can also follow @cllrryand for further information on all things QPG.
To register for QPG Football, please send a text to 07802 826609 with your name, and the name and age of the child you wish to register.
You can see the full football timetable below.