Inclusive investment putting Rangers at the forefront of Scottish football
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Inclusive investment putting Rangers at the forefront of Scottish football

Rangers have announced that the women’s first-team and academy are to be fully integrated into the club’s footballing department [Rangers.co.uk].
The move, which also sees Gregory Vignal appointed as head coach of the ladies’ side, means Rangers can now sign professional female players and develop the team.
It’s an inclusive approach which has excited the likes of Mark Allen, who described the move as an “incredible opportunity” and himself as being “incredibly proud”.


But it’s just one part of a wider range of inclusive, progressive ideas which are putting Rangers at the forefront of Scottish football once more.
The club has always been associated with pioneering moves in the country.
Whilst the Women’s side will now feel the benefit of increased investment, Rangers also became the first club in the country to offer modern apprenticeships to female footballers.
The Ibrox club has also thrown their support behind LGBT+ Supporters Group Ibrox Pride for the upcoming MardiGla Ibrox march later in July.
On top of that, Rangers have endeavoured to support a range of inclusive disability initiatives which range from touch tours to autism-friendly spaces to support with dementia, amongst many others.
Read more about them HERE as Rangers embraced the CAFE Week of Action in March.
The club has also signed up to the On The Ball campaign which means female fans have access to free sanitary products at Ibrox stadium.

Rangers are investing on and off the pitch to put the club at the forefront of Scottish football once more. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Rangers even hosted a range of events designed to introduce ethnic minorities to the club and the role it plays in the wider community.
These inclusive programmes and initiatives help integrate people into the club, promote Rangers as a modern, progressive organisation and place the club at the forefront of not just Scottish football, but Scottish society.