Queens Park Rangers FC have joined forces with the Country's top youth employability charity, the Princes' Trust.
The arrangement will see the charity locate staff at QPR's Loftus Road stadium.
The link-up will build on a successful partnership between The Prince’s Trust and QPR in the Community Trust to use football to help young people aged 13 to 30 get into jobs, education and training.
QPR hope the relationship could be expanded with proper facilities for Prince’s Trust media and catering courses at a new stadium.
Dermot Finch, Prince’s Trust Director for London and the South, said, “We are really pleased to announce our partnership with QPR in the Community Trust as the vital support of Loftus Road Stadium will help us to reach more young people in West London. This new venue for our programmes is a boost to the work we are already doing in East and South London.”
Andy Evans, CEO of QPR in the Community Trust, said, “We have worked for a number of years with The Prince’s Trust to run Get Started with Football at our stadium. During this time we have seen first-hand the impact the programmes have on changing the lives of young people.” He added, “We hope that if this partnership is successful, one day we can have more Prince’s Trust staff, and indeed maybe staff from other charities, based alongside QPR in the Community Trust staff at a new QPR stadium.
"There is huge potential for us to do more to help young people in West London if only we had the facilities to do so.”