Autism Friendly Football

Children and teenagers with autism can enjoy FREE football via the Rangers Charity Foundation.

The sessions are aimed at youngsters on the autistic spectrum, who might not otherwise be able to or want to take part in mainstream football.

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Anyone aged 5 – 16 can come along to the Pro Soccer Newton Mearns at Rouken Glen Park for enjoyable football sessions with the Foundation’s specially trained coaches. Parents as well as children benefit from the social aspect of the group.

The weekly sessions are running every Wednesday at 6pm for 5 to 9 year-olds and 7pm for 10 to 16 year-olds. There are also links with Grassroots Clubs and established pathways into disability or mainstream football for young people who are interested.

Senior Community Executive, Jordan Boyd, said: “We’re delighted to be continuing our official Autism Football sessions, which have been a great success.

“It’s a great opportunity to make new friends and develop football skills with our coaches. Parents also benefit from connecting with other parents. The sessions are very popular but we always have a waiting lisLogo: Short Breaks Fundt if there are no current spaces!”

For more information, or to register a child, email

The Rangers Charity Foundation would like to thank Better Breaks for their funding support.

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