Rangers Charity Foundation shortlisted for Sports Business Award

22 May 2020

Programme partner the Rangers Charity Foundation has been shortlisted as a Sports Business Award 2020 finalist in the Sports Diversity category.

The Sports Business Awards celebrate the hard work and successes of teams and individuals across the United Kingdom who make all sporting success possible, both on and off the pitch. The category Sports Diversity, for which the Foundation has been shortlisted, recognise organisation which place diversity at the heart of their objectives and activities.

In the recent years, the Rangers Charity Foundation has included diversity and inclusion as key components in their community engagement projects, enabling to focus not only on education but also on helping children of all backgrounds to access football.

The Foundation is proud to tackle all forms of discrimination, to make the sport welcoming for everyone, through recent work including:

  • A free ‘Autism Friendly Football’ programme, allowing youngsters aged between five and sixteen who live with Autism to enjoy the sport with specially trained Foundation coaches.
  • A programme which helps to promote equality between young people and focuses on interactive LGBT+ awareness and anti-sectarianism sessions. This was the first of its kind in the United Kingdom and has been delivered to 700 primary pupils.
  • The Visually Impaired Football session for children of all abilities. This free programme allows children who might not otherwise be able to enjoy mainstream football to access the game.
  • Out with community delivery, the Rangers Charity Foundation also supports the football club’s wider inclusion and diversity strategy. They have helped launch the club’s first LGBT+ supporters club, engaged with CEMVO Scotland to help enhance relationships with ethnic minorities in the region and established a Diversity and Inclusion Working Group.
  • The ground-breaking ‘Everyone Anyone’ campaign which was launched together with Rangers FC and aims to unite people from all backgrounds, cultures and communities.

The team of Show Racism the Red Card Europe would like to congratulate the Rangers Charity Foundation and all other nominees and wishes them the best of luck at the Sports Business Awards in December.

For more information about the Sports Business Awards and the complete shortlist, visit: https://sportsbusinessawards.co.uk/.

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