RANGERS have won an award from the Ministry of Defence for its support of the armed forces.

It is the first UK football club to get the Gold Award in the Employer Recognition Scheme.

The club has regularly hosted serving military personnel and reservists at Ibrox and also offers a 20% discount on it Tickets for Troops scheme.

The Ibrox club also works with veterans charities including Erskine and PoppyScotland and provides community programmes for veterans via the Rangers Charity Foundation.


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Manager, Steven Gerrard, added: “This is proud moment for everyone at the Club and Foundation, who I know work hard to support serving Armed Forces personnel and veterans each season.

“I hope that the fans will join us all in celebrating this special award, it’s well deserved.”

Managing Director, Stewart Robertson said: “Achieving the Gold Award is a wonderful recognition for both the Club and Foundation and I would like to pay tribute to everyone within Rangers, as well as our supporters, who have contributed to this work over many years.

“We are committed to doing whatever we can to support those who serve and promote an armed forces-friendly environment.