WATCH: Foundation invites student with Cerebral Palsy to join the Rangers Media Team
Mon 14th October 2019
The Rangers Charity Foundation invited an aspiring sports journalist to Ibrox earlier this month, for the chance to join the club’s media team.
Joshua, who is a student at St. Paul’s High School in Pollock and lives with Cerebral Palsy, was able to shadow Rangers FC staff as they reported on the Light Blues’ Hamilton fixture across social media, the website and RangersTV.
The Foundation delivers community projects at St. Paul’s, where staff met Joshua and heard about his passion for football media. The team then arranged for the special visit to take place on World Cerebral Palsy Day, a lifelong condition which affects Joshua’s movement and co-ordination.
Following the day, Joshua said: “It was the best experience I have ever been on, as I got to see behind the scenes at Rangers and interview players and the manager.
“I see my future in media so this is a very positive step towards achieving my goal – thank you to everyone at the Rangers Charity Foundation.”
Rangers Charity Foundation Director, Connal Cochrane, said: “I am delighted to see that Joshua had a wonderful time with the Club and Foundation at the Hamilton fixture.
“I was lucky enough to spend some time with him at a Spanish Q&A we delivered at the school, and I was very impressed with his passion and determination to succeed. We’re sure that this experience is only the start of his journalism journey!”
This season, the Rangers Charity Foundation is delivering 25 community programmes to over 10,500 people, including students at its partnership schools.
The Rangers Charity Foundation is also proud to support the ground-breaking club campaign, ‘Everyone Anyone’, which aims to unite people from all backgrounds, cultures and communities. The club, working in collaboration with the Foundation, will work to champion diversity, encourage tolerance and understanding, and promote positive behaviour as part of this ambitious new strategy.
For more information, visit www.rangerscharity.org.uk.