|QPR Signed Up To Hanwell Carnival|
Don't miss the big event this Saturday
There will be a new addition to the Hanwell Carnival line-up this year as QPR are creating a football zone in Elthorne Park on Saturday 15th June.
QPR in the Community Trust will provide a range of activities for all ages including small-sided matches, various skills challenges, a prize draw and the chance to meet Rangers' much-loved mascots Jude and Spark.
While the 2012/13 campaign was primarily one to forget for QPR on the pitch, the club has had more welcome news off the field. In April, the club was given the go-ahead to progress with its plans for a state-of-the-art training ground facility at the Warren Farm site, due to be ready ahead of the 2015/16 season.
Trust chief executive officer Andy Evans said: "We hope this is the beginning of a long-term relationship with Hanwell Carnival.
"We see the Hanwell Carnival as the first opportunity for QPR in the Community Trust to engage directly with the residents of Hanwell and Ealing. We know this area to traditionally be the home of many QPR fans."
Football will not be the only sporting activity at the carnival.
The West London Ball Hockey Club will host the first annual West London Cup at the carnival. The West London Cup will feature four to five local teams in the under-12 and under-15 categories who regularly play out of Elthorne Sports Centre on a Saturday morning.
For the uninitiated, ball hockey started in Canada and is now played in 60 countries. It differs from ice hockey in that it's played in trainers rather than skates, a ball is used instead of a puck and the ice is replaced by an asphalt court or indoor court. If interested in having a go, the club will run a try-out session at 4pm.
Tennis, climbing and trampolining are among the other sports which will also be on offer.
The carnival procession will assemble at Hanwell Community Centre in Westcott Crescent at 10am and leave just after 11am. The procession will finish at Elthorne Park, Boston Road, and the party will continue there from 12pm until 6pm.
12th June 2013