The sixth Tiger Feet walk takes place on Sunday 5th October to coincide with the best writing paper Rangers Premier League fixture against West Ham United. Andy Watkins forwarded the following details:
The countdown to Tiger Feet 6 continues to gather pace when QPR midfielder Leroy Fer attended the Down’s Syndrome Tiger Cubs weekly training session in Shepherds Bush. The Dutch international ace was a surprise guest at the session at the Phoenix Fitness Centre, where the young Cubs are put through their paces every Monday evening for 90 minutes under the watchful eye of the QPR Trust coaches.
Fer, who has made five appearances for the R’s since his summer switch from Norwich City, interacted with the 5-25 year olds, joining in with some of the small-sided drills, before posing for photos and signing autographs for the ever-enthusiastic young players.
“It was fantastic to be part of the Tiger Cubs training session and to get to see the amazing work the Trust do, Fer told www.qpr.co.uk.
“You could see how much the children loved the training – and the coaches do a superb job teaching them the basic skills.”
Fer’s attendance at the session coincided with the countdown to Sunday’s Tiger Feet walk from QPR’s Loftus Road stadium to the Boleyn Ground, home of Sunday’s Premier League opponents West Ham United.
An army of 50-plus Rangers supporters will make the long 14.5 mile walk from W12, with all proceeds going towards the QPR Tiger Cubs, a football team for children and young people with Downs Syndrome.
Run in partnership with the Downs Syndrome Association, the Tiger Cubs project aims to create a multi-tier learning environment that will improve the participants’ overall physical, social and emotional health.
Since Tiger Feet’s inception in 2010, the walks have raised in excess of ¬£40,000 and the Trust are hoping to drum up even more support this time with the money raised going directly to the team to cover their expenses and assisting with future projects.
Fer added: “I think it’s remarkable what the QPR fans are doing this Sunday. It’s a long walk from QPR to West Ham but the inspiration of doing it for the Tiger Cubs is all that they’ll need to complete it. We’re all behind them and we look forward to seeing them at West Ham and hopefully getting three vital points.”
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(Our thanks to Andy for the use of the above pics)