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The highs and lows of Queens Park Ranger’s 133 year history have been captured in a film telling the story of the football club to be screened in the borough later this month.

QPR’s story follows the history of the Loftus Road club from its beginnings in 1882 to the present day.

The 60 minute film is the culmination of two years’ work which has been helped by supporters and the local community.

The project worked with young people aged 16-24 years old, many of them unemployed, equipping them with skills and experience ranging from researching old artefacts to following the R’s memorable route to Wembley last May. 

They also interviewed QPR players past and present such as Rodney Marsh and Joey Barton, and filmed Bobby Zamora’s dramatic winning goal in the Championship play-off final.

Talking about the play-off final win at Wembley Stadium, QPR midfielder Joey Barton said in the video: " I remember going to Wembley Stadium before the game with a few of the lads to have a look around the place just to get used to it.

" There were volunteers from QPR that had made their way to Wembley to sellotape 40,000 flags to seats the day before the play-off final when they probably could have had all manner of things to be doing.

" If ever anything summed up a sense of community, if ever anything summed up one club for me, that was it."

The film was funded and supported by the QPR 1st Supporters Trust, The Octavia Foundation, The Premier League, The Professional Footballers’ Association, QPR in the Community Trust and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Screening dates:

Lexi Cinema, 194b Chamberlayne Road, Kensal Green, NW10
Saturday February 28 at 2pm (£5)

Bush Theatre, 7 Uxbridge Road, London, W12
Monday March 2 at 7pm, Tuesday March 3 at 7pm, Wednesday March 4 at 5.30pm (£3)

The Crown & Sceptre, 57 Melina Road, London, W12 
Saturday March 21 at 12.30pm, Saturday April 11 at 12.30pm (donations invited)

Visit The Story of QPR to find out more.


February 16, 2015