Rangers have launched a special partnership with aspiring Paralympic athlete Lauren Jones, built by the support of the Rangers Family.
Jones a Paralympic wheelchair tennis player who has overcome the odds and a back-breaking accident as a teenager to become one of Britain’s best young Paralympic talents.
Also sponsored by Castore, such has been the support and praise of Rangers fans the club have sought to build an “ambassador relationship” with this “incredibly inspiring individual”.
This is a relationship built upon the incredible support from the #rangersfamily and I am ecstatic to share further details with you all in the coming weeks!
— Lauren Jones (@laurenspjones) July 9, 2020
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) July 12, 2020
“Lauren is an incredibly inspiring individual who epitomises all of Rangers club values, so we’re delighted to be building an ambassador relationship where we can support Lauren’s career,” said Rangers commercial and marketing director James Bisgrove [Lauren Jones].
The Rangers fan base has already shown they will offer their world-famous support to Lauren and we’re looking forward to involving Lauren in a number of club activities in the near future.”
Lauren harboured ambitions of playing top-level women’s football with Brighton Hove Albion and the England national team before falling out a tree, breaking her back and leaving her paralysed from the waist down.
The announcement of the partnership came alongside Jones launching a brand new website and the 24-year-old spoke to RangersTV as the Castore Ambassador spoke to Rangers TV.
“It’s been incredible to be honest, completely overwhelming,” said Jones.
“The support’s been crazy. Initially I got involved as a Castore athlete and wanted to promote the deal for them but I’ve just been completely adopted by the Rangers family.
“I feel fully invested in the club, previously I had interest in Rangers and followed their progress, but I’m really excited to get to Ibrox and share the journey.”
Jones also took the time to talk to exciting new Rangers media project This is Ibrox, where she opened up further on her own ambitions, competitiveness and drive for success.
The wheelchair tennis star opened up on the reaction from Rangers fans when she first promoted the club’s relationship with Castore.
“I was a bit scared because I was like have I made this look like I’ve always been a massive Rangers fan?” Jones told This is Ibrox.
“I was simply supporting the brand and I was excited for Rangers and obviously I do have the connection with Murts and that was the connection I was referring too.
“I was just excited to share that news but the support I’ve had from the fans and from the club themselves has been completely overwhelming.”
You can find out more about Lauren Jones on her new website HERE.
The Tweet she refers to in the This is Ibrox interview concerns a promotional message sent when the partnership was announced.
Excited to share that my kit sponsor Castore have teamed up with @RangersFC as their official kit partner!
— Lauren Jones (@laurenspjones) May 17, 2020
Such has been the response the club and Jones are now working together with Jones insisting there is plenty more to come in the future.