I am delighted to announce that effective from 1 January 2011, to mark our 25 year anniversary, Sheen Lions has been offered, and signed, a partnership agreement with Queens Park Rangers. Whilst we will maintain our own constitution and name, Sheen Lions will have the stature of an association with one of the leading West London Clubs.
We are certainly hoping that QPR make the Premiership in the very near future, when current players will become household names. The heritage of QPR is also really important which dates back to 1882 with great names such as Stan Bowles, Gerry Francis, Terry Venables and Rodney Marsh to mention a few.
The partnership agreement has no financial consequences but will provide a series of benefits in kind to the coaches, players and club including:
- Coaching workshop for our resident coaches.
- Concessionary partnership matches for the club.
- Boys to provide guard of honour on selected match days.
- Opportunities for scouts to visit us.
- End of season tournament at Loftus Road
- Player appearance at key event.
Specific details will be issued in due course.
We also intend to evolve the kit to Navy Blue/ White hoops, in line with kit replacement requirements, in view of the iconic QPR identity.
From a QPR perspective, they are simply looking to develop their community presence and fan base in the Richmond, East Sheen, Barnes and Putney areas.
I have no doubt that this agreement will take the club into a new era and the association with a leading professional club just adds to the stature and professionalism that we constantly strive for.
Chairman – Sheen Lions FC