Field day for Greenwood High Students with international players
Bangalore, January 31, 2018 – The students of Greenwood High, Bannerghatta Road got an opportunity to interact with one of the most successful British football clubs of all time, Rangers FC (Rangers Football Club) at its Bannerghatta Road campus today. Gary Crooks, Head of Youth Development at the Rangers Football Club and Development Coach Allan Ramsay visited the school. As part of the event, they conducted a friendly match and announced the best players as per the club selection criteria.
Gary and Allen also addressed the students andexplained what it is takes for someone to become a professional footballer.Post the event, Gary stated that they want to help the kids with passiontowards this sport and the coaches. They would also like to give them ascholarship for coaching and help them achieve their goals. They look at thetechnical, tactical, physical aspects as well as their game while selecting.Rangers FC is the only club of its kind who look forward to having an exchangeprogram where kids from Bangalore and India can visit their football club inGlasgow and get trained by Gary and Alan. They were thoroughly impressedby the facilities provided by Greenwood High for such sports and the exposurethe kids are getting here.
This event gave the students of Greenwood High anexposure to international coaching and encouraged the budding talent atGreenwood High to tap their unlimited potential. Rangers have won more leaguetitles and trebles than any other club in the world. Greenwood High is proud toconduct this initiative with 54-time Scottish League Champions & finalistsof the Europa League in 2008 - Rangers FC based in Glasgow.
Gary Crooks - from Glasgow was a former professionalfootballer with Hibernian Football Club between 2003-2006, Gary then took tocoaching by completing his coaching badges before going on to coach variousgroups for several clubs from U-10, U-13 & U-17 level. Gary joined RangersFC in 2015 as their Overseas Development Officer and is now the Head of YouthDevelopment for Rangers FC.
Rangers FC have a rich history of producing severalworld class footballers who have gone on to shine at the International stageand UEFA competitions. Since 2010, Rangers have had as many as 27 Academyplayers make their first team debuts, in which time they have managed to win 3Scottish Premier League titles and 1 Scottish Cup.