Belfast Telegraph

Monday 22 September 2014

Youngsters have a ball at Rangers Soccer School

A group of young footballers got the chance to show off their skills to one of Scottish football’s best-known players of the past 20 years in Dundonald last night.

Former Glasgow Rangers, AC Milan and England international striker Mark Hateley was the special guest at the Rangers Soccer School based in Tullycarnet’s Hanwood Centre.

Now in its second year, the program gives children aged 5-15 of all abilities the chance to work with professional coaches from the SPL champions.

It is the final week for this year’s participants, but they have a special date in August to look forward to — the pre-season friendly between Rangers and Linfield at Windsor Park, where they will be providing the half-time entertainment.

The centre’s Sports Development Officer, former Linfield player Norman Kelly, said: “The program has been a great success — the kids have thoroughly enjoyed working with the professionals and we look forward in continuing our relationship with Rangers into the summer and throughout the year.”

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