The Watford & London International Festival Of Football

The tournament will be held again this year at Parmiters School & Sports Centre, High Elms Lane, Garston, Watford. QPR will have five teams competing, U9’s, U10’s, U11’s, U12’s and the U13’s.

Teams for each age level are split into two groups, A & B and all the Rangers sides will play in Group A. There are then a series of play-off matches between the two groups involving most teams.

The U9’s Group also includes Tottenham Hotspur, Oxford, Swansea, Coventry, Rushden & Diamonds and Bristol City. These matches are on Thursday 24th July and each game will be ten minutes each way. The R’s first match kicks off at 9.30am against Swansea then an hour later, the opposition is Bristol City. The Group games continue until 2.30pm and will then be followed by corresponding play-off matches against teams from Group B.

Also competing on the first day, are the U13’s and their first match is against Fulham at 10am on the main pitch. Rushden & Diamonds are next up at 12.15pm followed by Crystal Palace at 1.30pm. The winners of A and B are scheduled to play each other at 3.15pm. All these games are fifteen minutes each way.

The following day, the U10’s first match is against Oxford United and kicks off at 9.45am. These matches are ten minutes each way. The other teams in the Group are Millwall, Swansea City, Southampton, Rushden & Diamonds and Coventry City.

Saturday sees the U12’s take on Fulham at 11.15am on Pitch 5. There are only two other teams in Group A, Grimsby Town and Swansea City. These matches will be seventeen and a half minutes each way but the play-off games will only be ten minutes.

On the final day, Sunday 27th July, the U11’s first game is on Pitch 1 and will be against Oxford United at 9.45am. Most of our other matches will be on Pitch E and the other teams in the Group are Crystal Palace, Swansea City, Bristol City, Rushden & Diamonds and Coventry City. These matches are ten minutes each way.

Good luck to all our teams.

Steve Russell