Sunday 24th March 2013
The games involving our Community Teams which were scheduled to be played at Toryglen on 24th March have fallen victim to the weather. The snow and freezing temperatures mean that the games due to take place on this date have been cancelled. Apologies for this.
We will be in touch with the squads with regard to our away trip to Leith on Saturday 30th March.
Saturday 23rd March.
Please note that due to a heavy overnight snowfall our Community football sessions which were due to take place at Lesser Hampden this morning have been cancelled. Apologies for this.
Today’s indoor sessions at Holyrood Sports Centre and Super Soccer will go ahead as planned.
Toryglen on Sunday
We are monitoring the weather situation with regard to Sunday’s community team activity and will post information regarding this when practical.
Easter Camp Competition
Player Mascots. Queen’s Park v Rangers. Sunday 7th April.
Would you like to lead the teams from Queen’s Park and Rangers out at Hampden?
Book for a full week at one of our Easter Camps and go in the draw to be a match day mascot.
There are 22 places up for grabs – make sure you grab a place by getting your application in asap.
Winners will receive a free match ticket and a souvenir photograph as well as the once in a lifetime chance to lead the teams out at Hampden.
Closing date for entries for this competition is Friday 29th March.
Easter Coaching Camps
We are now taking bookings for our Easter coaching camps which will be held at Lesser Hampden.
These will run for the two weeks of the school Easter Holiday with week 1 from Mon 1st- Fri 5th and Mon 8th- Fri 12th .
We are offering daily two hour morning sessions (10am-12noon) for children aged 5-6 years and all day sessions (10am-3pm) for children age 7-14 years.
Costs for the morning camp is £27.50 and all day is £66.00.
We are also able to offer a two day option if you are unable to commit to a whole week.
Cost for two mornings is £12 and for two full days, £30.
Included in the cost (full week) is a visit to Hampden and the Scottish Football Museum and a souvenir photograph.
Camp applications are available at the community football reception desks on Saturdays at Lesser Hampden and Holyrood Sports Centre.
You can also book by ringing the hotline on 0141 632 1275.
Queen’s Park in the Community
To engage with the people in the community irrespective of colour, creed, age, gender, ability or disability. To provide inclusive, sport based initiatives which promote positive lifestyle choices and responsible behaviour in keeping with the Queen’s Park ethos –Ludere Causa Ludendi -to play for the sake of playing.
George Watson, Community Development Manager
Week 2 Squad
Week 1 Squad
As we look forward to our next series of School Holiday Courses(bookings now being taken), we thought you might like to see some pictures from the last ones held in August 2011.
Father & son coaching teamThe Full SquadWeek 2 Group
Crazy Hair 2
What's in the box for coach of the week, Andy?Surprise !Well done Andy ! The prize? A towel.
Boots For Kenya – Can You Help ?
Donations of old football boots, astro shoes, trainers etc are now being gladly accepted at the Queen’s Park Office during office hours or at the club shop on Saturday mornings from 9am until 12 noon.
From Paul Barnes, Scottish Football Partnership….
The Scottish Football Partnership are sending out an industrial container to the small village of Thigio, one hour from Nairobi in Kenya, to help support the Daughters of Charity, an organisation which cares for children in the area with desperate needs. Many of the children cared for by the charity are orphans and have lost their parents to HIV. Indeed many of the kids are HIV positive themselves. They have very little in life and often have no access to the most basic of needs such as food, water and shelter. The charity in Thigio is run by a British former PE teacher who has strived to give the children access to sports participation. Football is the most popular sport in Kenya and the charity have set up a small football club in Thigio which brings the children great pleasure. Their facilities are, as you might expect, seriously lacking though, and we were approached by the charity and asked to donate some kit. Through the relationship we have with a logistics company who we use to deliver SFP containerised changing rooms, we have been able to source an empty container and guaranteed shipment over to Kenya. Our plan is to fill this container with football kit and equipment and send it out to Thigio.
If you would like to donate some kit or equipment we would be most grateful. To date we have received many boxes and bin bags full of clothing, which is fantastic, but I’m now trying to look for donations of footwear. Very few of the kids in Thigio have proper footwear to allow them to play football and any donation at all from Scotland, would improve their enjoyment of the game immensely. The children who visit the charity range from aged 5 right up to aged 18 and beyond so any sizes of kit or footwear will make a real difference. Also, and I must stress this point, we are absolutely not looking for donations of brand new clothing or footwear. The SFP have set aside a budget which will allow us to buy new equipment nearer the time if there is a need for this.
By kind invitation of Clyde FC, our under 10 Community squad and under 10 Development team made the short trip to Broadwood on Saturday 10th September ’11. The boys enjoyed a couple of games against their Clyde counterparts. The games were very close and we saw some excellent footwork as well as some great goals. Well done to everyone!
Following the soccer seven games, we took our seats for the SFL Third Division clash between Clyde and Queen’s Park. On a bright sunny day we saw a smashing match which Queen’s won with two excellent goals from Jamie Longworth and Michael Daly. Queen’s played some great football which we all enjoyed. At half time, some of our boys took part in the 5 second challenge- the idea being
Spot The Ball
- Match Action
to score a goal within five seconds against the opposite goalkeeper. It was really exciting with Queen’s just edging it. A few pictures from the day can be seen here.
On The Pitch
Finding The Net
Well Done Everyone !