Rangers Amputee Football Project

Thu 7th April 2016

Amputees playing football

The Rangers Charity Foundation is proud to announce a brand new amputee football pilot project, the first football project funded and delivered by the Foundation following the recent announcement that the charity will now run all non-commercial community programmes previously delivered by Rangers FC.

This exciting new initiative will offer participants the opportunity to get involved in football and receive expert coaching in a ten week programme to be held at the Ibrox Community Complex next to Ibrox Stadium.  The programme is open to men, women and children and will be held on a Wednesday night between 6pm and 7pm, beginning on Wednesday 4 May.

Senior Community Executive Alan Boyd commented, “We want football to be accessible and believe everyone should have the opportunity to play if they want to.   We’re looking for amputees to come forward to take part in this new initiative which is open to everyone, irrespective of their level of skill, fitness or disability.  We’ve got a training programme and small-sided games planned to help participants improve their football (or gain new skills), get fitter and have fun.”

Connal Cochrane, Director of the Rangers Charity Foundation added, “We’re delighted to announce this first new project since the recent strategic development of the Foundation allowed us to expand our work in the community in this new direction.  

“We are currently working on an ambitious strategy to make a positive and lasting difference to the wider community and I think this first project, working with amputees in Scotland, shows our commitment to doing so.  If the pilot project is a success we very much hope we can go on to develop a more comprehensive initiative for amputees.”

If you are interested in taking part, please get in touch with the Foundation on 0141 580 8775 or e-mail including your name, age and contact details.  Please note that crutches and gloves will be provided to programme participants or you can bring your own if you prefer.

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