Firstly, and most importantly I hope everyone is well and following the Government guidelines strictly in these extremely difficult times. It is now more important than ever for us to be kind to each other and look out for each other by observing the Government’s recommendations. I would encourage members and supporters to stay in touch re telephone skype, facetime and other ‘virtual’ ways to support each other.
On a practical front we have closed all our programmes and the office is effectively closed with staff working from home where they can. So effectively Lesser Hampden is closed. If you need to contact the club please email firstname.lastname@example.org If you are in need of assistance or just want a chat please email us and we will do our very best to help you. There will be some members/supporters you may know who do not use social media, please give them a call and update them.
Our senior squad have been given individual training programmes from the coaching staff, who are staying in touch with the players. Similarly, our youth players have individual programmes to maintain fitness levels which are be changed weekly to keep our young players engaged with us. We await information from the Scottish FA and SPFL as to when football might restart, and we will follow their guidelines. We are also staying in touch with those in our community programmes and assisting where we can. We also continue to work on our plans for the redevelopment of Lesser Hampden.
The news from the Government on Friday 20th March was extremely welcome, with many of our employees being designated as furloughed workers. We will be contacting these people individually. By way of reassurance to our staff the March payroll has been processed in full and will be paid in the normal manner.
A note to members regarding the AGM which is normally held in May. This is likely to be postponed until later in the year and we will be communicating with members separately to explain our plans.
On a final note it is fitting that we all acknowledge our NHS workers, at all levels. They are experiencing extremely challenging times and we must all do our job in supporting them through the government guidelines. Everyone at Queen’s Park FC would like you know how much we appreciate all your hard work and commitment through this crisis.
Our club has survived many challenges in the past and we will be doing everything we can to ensure it survives this, but the most important thing now is people.
Please everyone, stay safe and be kind and considerate to each other.