QPR In The Community Trust - Inspiring Change


Meet Our Team

Andy Evans

Role: Trust CEO
Email: andye@qpr.co.uk
Tel: 0208 740 2540

Andy has been a full time member of the Community Scheme since its inception in 1994 and became Trust CEO in 2009. A lifelong QPR supporter from West London, he is as passionate about the game of football as he is about the potential role it can play at community level. Andy has focused on creating an outward facing community organisation developing interventions across health, education and social inclusion. He is also a qualified coach who has also coached QPR FC Centre of Excellence sides and is a keen fan of cricket and rugby.

Jesse Foyle

Role: Education Manager

Email: JesseF@qpr.co.uk
Tel: 0208 740 2529

Jesse joined the Trust team in September 2008 moving from a successful period of teaching and managing in schools and the local authority. He oversees all aspects of the Education themed projects running within the QPR Community Trust. Some of the programmes running include study support, outreach school work, holiday activities, employability courses and adult/family learning.

Gareth Dixon

Role: Community Development Manager
Email: garethd@qpr.co.uk
Tel: 0208 7402591 

Since starting in 2008 as a Brentford FC sessional KICKZ coach, Gareth's career in the sports development world has evolved at a rapid pace. 

His experience includes project managing the innovative 'Moving the Goalposts' work, a first in the industry for successfully engaging with the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller community. He has also managed the award winning 'White City Rangers' project, which delivers positive activities for young people in the White City & Wormholt wards of inner city London.

January 2013 saw Gareth take on the role of managing  all of QPR in the Community Trusts Social Inclusion work as the Community Development Manager. In this role he is the lead for the 'Premier League Kicks' and 'MOPAC' pieces of work. As well as this, he co-ordinates the Trust other programmes that use sport for social change for 11 - 25 year olds such as our interventions in Prisons and partnerships e.g. 'Princes Trust - Get Started with Football'  

Gareth's first football qualification was gained in 2004 at Lilleshall. His is currently trained to a UEFA B standard which sits alongside FA Youth Module 1 & 2 awards. Coaching experience includes in the QPR Academy as Under 10's assistant coach, working with both Imperial College & Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College 1st teams and abroad in Mwanza, Tanzania as part of Street Child World Cup. He has also studied Psychology at Birkbeck to Certificate level and is PRINCE2 qualified



Jack Kelley

Role: Education and Employability Officer
Email: jack.kelley@qpr.co.uk
Tel: 020 8740 2561

After graduating from Liverpool John Moores University in 2009 with a BA in Sport Development with Physical Education, Jack has been actively involved in coaching Football both at grass roots and elite level. Jack was a teacher at a pupil referral unit for 2 years prior to joining QPR and delivered the Science GCSE along with many other vocational qualifications. Jack is a firm believer in the power of Football as a tool for engagement and education of young people in the community. Jack has been brought in to co-ordinate the Barclays Premier League Works programme at QPR for the next two years and will help many young people to gain accredited qualifications, improve their Social, Financial and Employability skills as well as mentor and support young people in the local community into work. As well as this, Jack is also part of the team that is helping young people in both primary and secondary schools to develop their enterprise skills. Part of Jacks role also includes coaching on some of our many community outreach projects, as well as to help monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of current programmes.

Danny Edwards

Role: College Football Academy Director
Email: daniele@qpr.co.uk
Tel: 0208 740 2524

Danny has been at QPR since 2001, starting off as a YTS. He the Football Academy Director of the Ealing Hammersmith & West London College football team. EHWLC Football Academy

Danny also coaches inmates in Wandsworth Prison, Wormwood Scrubs Prison and Feltham Young Offenders.

Away from QPR Trust Danny coaches the youth team at QPR’s Centre of Excellence.

Stephen McCarthy

Role: Football Development Manager
Email: stephen.mccarthy@qpr.co.uk
Tel: 0208 740 2523

Steve is now in his 5th year working for QPR Community Trust, and is currently in charge of the Trust’s Weekly Coaching and Holiday Courses. He also runs the Club Partnership Programme which offers support for local grassroots teams. Outside of the Trust, Steve works for QPR Academy where he coaches the U11 Team.  

Fiona Hodgson

Role: Business Development Manager
Email: fionah@qpr.co.uk
Tel: 0208 740 2520

Fiona has worked at the club since 2009. Her role is involves applying for grant funding and organising fundraising events. The funding brought in supports projects run by the staff to benefit the local community’s health, education, social inclusion or participation in sporting activities. Annual fundraising events coordinated by Fiona include a golf day and sponsored walk, as well as fans and community events.

Fiona's other main responsibilities are coordinating the Soccer Sight visually impaired commentary system for partially sighted fans and also managing the Extra Time project (Over 60s club) alongside Sarah Holt.

Justin Stone

Role: Multi Sports Manager / Premier League 4 Sport Manager
Email: justins@qpr.co.uk
Tel: 0208 740 2552

As the Trust's Sports Participation Manager Justin oversees all The Multi Sports Delivery within Schools and local communities. Unique sports such as Archery, Fencing, Dodgeball and Ultimate Frisbee are delivered by qualified coaches across the 8 boroughs that the club works in. As well as this Justin oversee the clubs on pitch pre match activities, Mascots, Ball boys and Club Partners scheme.

Martino Chevannes

Role: Community Trust Manager
Email: martinoc@qpr.co.uk
Tel: 0208 740 2565

Martino has been at the club for 10 years; his role involves assisting Andy Evans with the strategy and direction of the trust, general football development and overseeing the current staff in the delivery of their various projects and programmes of work. Away from the Trust he is also the 1st Team Manager of Queens Park Rangers Ladies FC.

Connor McBrearty

Role: Disabiity Projects Manager
Email: conorm@qpr.co.uk
Tel: 0208 7402594

Conor's main responsiblity is working on the Trusts disability football programme, to give more opportunities to people with disabilities and making sure that these programmes are run effectively. HIs main focus is coordinating the Down Syndrome Tiger Cubs. Conor is also responsible for the Trust's special needs schools programme.

Matt O'Brien

Role: School Sport & Integration Manager
Email: mattob@qpr.co.uk
Tel: 0208 7402587

Former Professional Footballer with QPR, Matt now manages the School Sport Programme within 6 London boroughs. Matt is also the Integration Manager between the Community Trust and QPR Academy; arranging football tournaments, assessment evenings & In-service programmes for sessional staff. Away from the Trust Matt coaches the under 8s at our Academy.

Alex Gordon

Role: Health Officer
Email: alexg@qpr.co.uk
Tel: 0208 740 2599

Alex joined the trust in 2003 volunteering as a 15 year old, assisting school sessions and at soccer schools. Since then he has grown with the trust over the years coaching on many of the trusts projects, most notably co-ordinating the Wembley Kickz for the last 2 years which achieved great success. As of August 2012 he is now a full time Health officer with the Trust delivering the health stars project and working on the development of the health projects and health promotion within the community.

Anton Santos

Role: Schools & Community Officer
Email: antons@qpr.co.uk
Tel: 0208 740 2587

On the back of completing a National Diploma in Sports Science, Anton joined the Trust in 2011 and completed a two year Apprenticeship. After successfully completing the Apprenticeship, he was offered a full time role under the title Schools & Community Officer. Anton works predominantly under the Schools programme, going into schools and delivering sports coaching sessions. Anton holds Level 2 NGB coaching qualifications in football, archery, dodgeball and can also coach rugby. He also assists on Matchdays looking after Mascots & Ballboys and at Community Trust events.

Alfie Ferguson

Role: Schools & Community Officer
Email: alfie@qpr.co.uk
Tel: 0208 740 2587

After successfully completing his two year apprenticeship, Alfie joined the Trust full time in September 2012. His main roles are to oversee the day to day running of the QPR Schools League, QPR Further Education Colleges Soccer League & The Mayors Cup along with other projects. Alfie also oversees our coaches quality assurance programme. He is qualified to coach a variety of sports, including Football, Archery & Dodgeball. In addition to this, Alfie also looks after the home & away mascots on the pitch at Loftus Road on a match day.

Serena Williamson

Role: 'Story of QPR' Project Manager
Email: serena.williamson@octaviafoundation.org.uk
Tel: 0208 354 5639/ 07903 739 028

Serena is Project Manager for the 'Story of QPR'; a joint project with QPR in the Community Trust and Octavia Foundation. Serena will be working with young volunteers, fans and the local community to produce a documentary film about the history of QPR and the local area. There will also be an upcoming event to celebrate the wealth of history and memorabilia of the club and the final film will be showcased with a number of screening tours. If you're interested in becoming involved as a volunteer or contributing to the film with your story, contact Serena directly.

Charlotte Edwards

Role: Women & Girls Officer
Email: charlotte.edwards@qpr.co.uk
Tel: 0208 740 2535

Charlie is a recent addition to the Trust joining the team in July 2013. She is responsible for the Community Trusts female football delivery across the QPR boroughs and will begin by setting up and delivering the Premier League 4 Sport programme (girls football element) for players aged 14-25.

Away from QPR Trust, Charlie is a qualified tennis coach and Centre Manger for the Middlesex FA Girls Centre of Excellence.

Pablo Blackwood

Role: Education & Inclusion Officer
Email: pablo.blackwood@qpr.co.uk
Tel: 0208 740 2529

Pablo is project manager of our Work Fit programme aimed at up skilling and providing opportunities for 18 to 24yr olds who are currently on JSA. On and off the pitch he delivers Fitness, Nutrition, Football Coaching & Personal Development sessions. He also assists Gareth with the Social Inclusion sessions. He comes with a wealth of experience & knowledge gained from 7 years as Team Leader of a Local Authority’s Community Sport Team. Pablo’s other roles include coach education for our Social Inclusion coaches as he is a qualified tutor of the Sport Leaders Award & First Aid. He is team manager for the One London Team, part of One Team (Euro League) initiative, using basketball drills/games as a vehicle for positive social change. Pablo is well placed to deliver and inspire change for those he coaches, as he once took part and graduated from the Goals Project which the Trust ran back in the early 2000s.

Jon Murphy

Role: Early Years Manager
Email: Jonathan.murphy@qpr.co.uk
Tel: 0203 198 7138

Jon has over 9 years’ experience in childcare and working within schools and nurseries in Salisbury, Wiltshire. His previous jobs include Room manager at nurseries, teaching assistant and PE teacher at schools and working for Chelsea Football Club Foundation. Jon has also coached abroad for 6 months in Los Angeles.

Jon will be managing the Early Years programme, working closely with local schools, nurseries and the community. The programme is aimed for children aged 3 – 5 years old.

Danny Harrigan

Role: Football Development Officer
Email: danny.harrigan@qpr.co.uk
Tel: 0203 198 7099

Danny is the Football Development Officer for the Trust. His main responsibilities are to oversee the Weekly Soccer School Programme and to co-ordinate the Trust’s Community Development Squads, which aim to give children from local communities the opportunity to train and play matches on behalf of the Trust.

Danny also helps to run the Mini FootballeR’s Programme, working specifically with children ages 3-5 years olds across West London.

Outside of his work with the Trust, Danny heads up the Pre-Academy, working with the QPR U6-U8’s.

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