Queen’s Park Throws Open its Matchday Doors

Queen’s Park has thrown open its matchday doors to local community groups - and for its next two home games is proud to host a group of 80 from within Glasgow’s asylum and refugee population.

Scotland’s oldest club is working with local organisations to distribute hundreds of free match tickets throughout the season, and on March 12th and March 26th is delighted to be working with Govan Community Project.

All 80 guests will all given a free ticket to the match and a food voucher in association with our friends at Pie Sports (Pars Foods Ltd) to ensure they have a great day as part of the Queen’s Park family.

In association with our partners, Laurie Ross Insurance Broker, we will also give each guest attending a free Queen’s Park scarf.

Kieran Koszary, Head of Commercial at Queen’s Park, said: “We are very happy and proud to be welcoming people who are new to Scotland’ especially given all that is happening in the world right now.

“We hope those who come along will feel the warmest of welcomes, and that their day out with us provides some fun and pleasure.”

June Lynch, Managing Director of Laurie Ross Insurance Broker, said: “We are delighted to be supporting this event to welcome our new neighbours to Scotland and we hope that all of those attending have a fantastic time.”

Govan Community Project are a charity who support ‘New Scots’ within the asylum and refugee community here in Glasgow, supporting individuals and families with settlement and integration into the wider communities of Glasgow.

GCP were delighted to receive the offer of some tickets from Queen’s Park to come and see the team play and are really looking forward to being welcomed to the games.

Traci Kirkland, Head of Charity said: “All of our community members have came to Scotland to seek safety and refuge from extremely adverse, life experiences and hope to rebuild their lives here in Glasgow. The people of Glasgow continuously present a message that Refugees Are Welcome Here. Individuals in the asylum process are expected to live on just over £5 per day so many social activities in particularly football are just not accessible, and just like ‘Old Scot’s’ many share that passion for football. We are really grateful to Queen’s Park for extending the hand of community, friendship and solidarity through the international language of football to some of our New Scots families”.

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