A Dream Day to remember for Rangers fans

Fri 19th May 2017

A group of Rangers fans were given a day to remember last week thanks to the Rangers Charity Foundation.

The fans, who were each deserving of a boost owing to living with a life-limiting condition, illness, disability or recent difficult experience were invited to spend time at Ibrox and the Rangers Training Centre as part of the Foundation’s Dream Day initiative.

Run twice a season, at the invitation of the Club Manager, Dream Days see guests enjoy a look behind the scenes at the stadium and the training ground as well as getting to meet their heroes, take photographs and get autographs.

Last Monday’s Dream Day, the second of the 2016/17 season, started with the guests gathering

at the Training Centre and spending time with the first team squad and coaching staff.

The players and staff enjoyed chatting with the fans as much as the fans did with them, and signed autographs as well as taking hundreds of photographs.

Afterwards the fans were then invited to watch the first team train in the indoor hall and then on one of the outdoor pitches – where the squad was being put through its paces by Manager Pedro Caixinha who also took time to speak to those in attendance.

Lunch back at Ibrox and then a tour of the stadium followed, with the highlights including a visit to the first team dressing room and getting to walk down the tunnel and take more photographs next to the famous Ibrox pitch.

Kyle Garling, who travelled for six hours up to Glasgow from Corby to attend, said: “I had an amazing day. Meeting my idols who I watch week in, week out was definitely my favourite part. The long drive was well worth it. It was quite literally a dream come true!”

An ecstatic Lucas McLeish got to meet his favourite player Barrie McKay, he added: “I had a fantastic day meeting my heroes.”

While Caroline Richardson was delighted to see her son Louis Thomson have such a great time. She said: “We all had a fantastic day. It was great meeting all the players and getting the opportunity to watch them train, especially on the indoor pitch.”

To see more photographs from Dream Day May 2017, visit the Rangers Charity Foundation Facebook page. You can also see our video from the event here.

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