The Football Club Social Alliance, an organisation that uses teaching football as a way of bringing together impovorished communities around the world, has snagged it's first English partner in the form of London based Queens Park Rangers.
Rangers announced their membership at Loftus Road on Saturday, where they beat Fulham 2-1. The alliance teaches underprivileged children coaching skills, so that they may then go on to organise their own events in their own communities, thus reaching even more children.
The Alliance already accounts European teams such as Werder Bremen, Bayer leveerkusen and FC Basle as members of the group. The Alliance works with the clubs to jointly bring these life changing events to children all over the world, and was formed in 2007, to date having trained more than 6,900 young people in some of the poorest parts of the world.
The manager of the QPR in the Community Trust, Martino Chevannes, told the club's official website:
"We feel very privileged for Queen's Park Rangers Football Club to be part of The Football Clubs Social Alliance."
"The Alliance share similar values to the club and will build ont the good work we are already doing to change people's lives and inspire young people to achieve."
QPR's win over Fulham was their first of the season and first under Harry Redknapp, who remains unbeaten since taking charge at the club. They will face surprise fellow strugglers Newcastle on Saturday, and will hope that their good deeds off the pitch will be emulated at St. James' Park.