Tickets set to go on sale for Stan Bowles benefit match hosted by Queens Park Rangers

Stan Bowles (left) in action for Queens Park Rangers against Wolverhampton Wanderers' George Berry i

Stan Bowles (left) in action for Queens Park Rangers against Wolverhampton Wanderers' George Berry in 1979 (pic PA) - Credit: PA Archive/PA Images

Tickets for July 29 clash with Bournemouth on sale from Monday

Preparations continue to take place at Loftus Road as Queens Park Rangers gear up to host Premier League side Bournemouth in a benefit match for legendary winger Stan Bowles on July 29.

The now 68-year-old became a firm fan favourite during the 1970s during a seven-year stint with the Rs that yielded almost 100 league goals.

However, Bowles, who will be in attendance for the match, is now sadly suffering from Alzheimer’s.

All QPR’s net proceeds from all ticket sales for the clash will go to a newly-launched ex-players’ foundation, of which Bowles will be the first beneficiary.

The funds raised by the foundation will go towards Bowles’ medical assistance, physical and pastoral care, and other requirements, and in future other former Rs personnel.

Tickets for the clash go on sale at 10am on Monday, with adults and seniors £12 and under-18s £6.

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The Just for Stan committee, who are working alongside QPR in organising the match, told the club website: “We thought long and hard about ticket pricing for this fixture.

“Fans that were canvassed suggested that £20 would be a fair price but the Gift Aid route is more beneficial from a tax viewpoint.

“We invite supporters to make a healthy contribution to the fund via the Gift Aid route to get us to at least the £20 entrance fee and hopefully well beyond that to show our support for Stan.”

For more information about the Just for Stan committee, visit

Current QPR midfielder Massimo Luongo, meanwhile, has been confirmed in the Australia squad for the upcoming Confederations Cup in Russia.

The 24-year-old had been named in the initial 30-man squad, but survived the cut after it was trimmed to 23 by manager Ange Postecoglu.

The Socceroos, who are the Asian champions are in Group B, which gets underway on June 17, along with current World champions Germany, South American champions Chile and African champions Cameroon.

Australia play Germany in Sochi on June 19, Cameroon in Saint Petersburg on June 22 and Chile in Moscow on June 18.

For any Rs fans interest in watching Luongo and his fellow Socceroos, matches from the competition will be broadcast by ITV.

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