RANGERS are today delighted to confirm another improvement to the funding of our Women’s and Girls programme.
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Following recent structural changes to the department, investment in the programme will yet again increase allowing the Women’s first team to become semi-professional.
The club is also committing to the longer-term future of the women’s game in the country and at the club by making it easier for players at all age levels of the academy to play and train.
The number of full-time staff members will also increase, supporting both the women’s first team and academy with new job roles, which will yet again improve the professionalism both on and off the pitch.
Recently, the club confirmed that the first team would play all matches at the new stand at the Hummel Training Centre and recruited Gregory Vignal as head coach amongst other improvements, including the addition of French youth internationals Daina Bourma and Lisa Martinez, as well as recruiting Scotland cap Emma Brownlie.
Women’s & Girl’s Football Manager, Amy McDonald said: “We’re delighted to be able to yet again make such a ground-breaking announcement for women’s football in Scotland.
“This investment will allow us to recruit and retain the best footballers possible for the club, allowing us to compete domestically and eventually, within European football.
“I’d like to thank the board for their backing in making these changes, which will allow our Women’s and Girls programme to become elite in every aspect.
“We feel that with these changes in place, Rangers are leading the way and are now able to offer the best place for players to play, train and develop their game within the country.”
Managing Director Stewart Robertson said: “This is an important day for our Women’s and Girls programme, not only at Rangers but for Scottish women’s football in general.
“We recently announced changes that brought our women’s players and coaches into our elite football environment and today we again show our commitment by confirming a further increased investment.”