Former Ibrox stars Kevin Thomson and Stevie Smith have agreed a partnership with the Rangers Youth Development Company (RYDC) to run coaching sessions as a reward for fans backing the club’s youth programme.
RYDC run various fundraising programmes for the club with money going into the club’s Academy.
Since 2002, RYDC has donated over £8million to the club and has handed over more than £825,000 in the last three years.
RYDC operations director Colin Stewart announced the link-up and is delighted to see two former Gers pass on their knowledge.
“The Rangers Youth Development Company is delighted to enter into this partnership with Rangers Soccer Schools, Kevin Thomson and Steven Smith,”
“I know Gary Gibson and the team at Rangers Soccer Schools deliver top-class coaching sessions to children of all ages around the country and we are delighted to work closely with them on this initiative.
“Kevin and Steven enjoyed terrific football careers with Rangers and other top clubs and are now passing on their extensive experiences to kids of all ages. While Kevin, of course, is a key member of the Rangers Academy coaching set up.
Fans and their families will be invited along to the sessions with Thomson, Smith and the Soccer Schools staff.
The initiative is a fantastic way to give a little something back to fans who have done a tremendous job of ploughing cash into the club over and above the usual stuff like match tickets and replica kits.