Rangers Women to benefit from increased investment

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New head coach and ground with professional players to follow, as Rangers Women become fully integrated within the Ibrox club.

Amy McDonald has been promoted to the role of Women’s and Girls’ Football Manager and her replacement as head coach is former men’s team player Gregory Vignal, who was previously an Academy coach with the club.

McDonald told the club’s website: “This is a truly significant move for Rangers and women’s football within Scotland.

“As one of the leading clubs in the UK on the men’s side of the game, this commitment now means we can start to bring the Women’s and Girls’ programme in line with that.

“We recently saw three former Academy graduates in Scotland’s World Cup squad and we are now in a position to develop a structure and team attractive enough to keep those players longer.”

Increased investment means Rangers will have the opportunity to recruit professional players, as well as turn some of their existing players full-time.

When Rangers Women’s season resumes in August, they will play all their home games at the Hummel Training Centre, where a new stand has been developed in line with SWPL requirements.