Rangers have announced a new partnership with Australian side Crusaders FC as they look to grow their foothold down under.
The Ibrox club revealed that they’ve signed a three-year deal with the Gold Coast club which will see Rangers coaches travel to the land of Oz to coach the Aussie side.
In turn, players from the Crusaders will travel to Scotland to experience the culture and nature of football on these shores.
This is the latest partnership Rangers have announced as they look to strengthen the club’s marketing and commercial reach across the world.
“The agreement with Crusaders FC is another fantastic step forward to increasing our footprint in Australia,” said Gary Gibson, Rangers Head of Soccer Academies and International Relations [Rangers].
“This takes us to three clubs signed up to long term agreements in that region within a few months with other positive discussions taking place.
“We are excited to get the partnership started, which also has a host of commercial benefits to Rangers.
“We look forward to supporting Glynn and his coaching staff through the Rangers Online Academy where they will gain access to cutting-edge footage of our academy coaches and players.
“When it’s safe to do so we will send Soccer Academy staff over to work with Crusaders FC players and staff on camp and coach education events, but also welcome teams across to Glasgow each year of the partnership which I am sure will be a first-class experience.”
Rangers have also announced deals which see the Ibrox side link-up with Bengaluru FC from India and Orange County in the USA.
The Ibrox side also announced a “landmark” broadcasting deal with Indian broadcaster Star TV, to whom Rangers have sold the SPFL television rights [Rangers].