Autism Scottish Cup Winners Receive Rapturous Welcome At Ibrox

Thu 27th July 2023

Participants and their families from the Foundation’s Autism Friendly Football programme were welcomed to Ibrox for the recent game against Olympiacos.

Recently the Foundation’s Autism Friendly Football squad entered the Autism Scottish Cup and were able to see off strong competition to win the tournament and bring the trophy back to Ibrox. The squad were then received on the pitch at half-time against Olympiacos and paraded their silverware to the Ibrox crowd on a lap of honour.

Rangers Charity Foundation’s Autism team parade the Autism Scottish Cup at half time during the pre-season friendly match at Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow.The Autism Friendly Football programme is open to anyone with autism aged 5 – 16 who want enjoyable football sessions with the Foundation’s specially trained coaches. Parents as well as children can 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:

“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 list if there are no current spaces!”

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The Rangers Charity Foundation would like to thank Better Breaks for their continuing funding support.Logo: Short Breaks Fund



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