More than Football Award Nominee – Rangers F.C
This year will see the first More than Football Award ceremony at the 13th EFDN Conference, hosted at Camp Nou, Barcelona on the 19th and 20th of November 2019. From an array of high-quality submissions for the award, Rangers’ “Programme of Wider Achievement” is one of 10 projects that have been selected for the initial long list.
The “Programme of Wider Achievement” was designed by the Rangers Charity Foundation by liaising with three local secondary schools and identifying a cohort of pupils within each establishment who are the hardest to reach and have defected from the school curriculum due to a variety of reasons. It allows the pupils the opportunity to attain recognised qualifications that will better prepare them for applying for jobs, college, training courses, offers vocational learning exposure that allows the pupils to gain live world of work experience within the sport sector, and better prepares the young people to progress into a positive post-school destination through course content and additional partnership links.
Support of organisations and individuals
The Rangers Charity Foundation exists to bring clubs, supporters, staff and players together in a unique way in order to make a difference to thousands of people by means of a range of charitable and community work. The foundation strives to be champions of charitable giving, and since the creation in 2002 more than £4 million in cash and in-kind support have been given to hundreds of organisations, groups, and individuals.
The Foundation also aims to assist other charities and charitable causes where possible – particularly those that address the following societal matters:
- The needs of children
- Social inclusion
- Tolerance and understanding of the beliefs of all community sectors
- Health and well-being
See the full list of nominees for the More than Football Award.