Rangers International Soccer Academy Partner with OEFC West Academy

RANGERS International Soccer Academy can today announce a new, three-year partnership with OEFC West Academy in Oklahoma, USA.

The programme will see coaches from the Light Blues travel to the States to deliver sessions to the OEFC West players, while players from OEFC West will visit Glasgow and Scotland to experience football and culture here.

It’s the latest in a long series of partnerships created by the club as they look use their superb Soccer Academy reputation to expand in new markets around the globe.

Gary Gibson, Head of Soccer Academies and International Relations commented: “I have been in discussion with OEFC West for a number of months now and I am delighted to we have got the agreement over the line. We will continue to be relentless in our approach to increase the club’s international footprint and this is another example of building a strong, long-term relationship.

“Danny has shown a real drive throughout our conversations with a focus to develop the club’s players and coaches and we are looking forward to assisting the club grow over the next three years and beyond.

“We will send Soccer Academy staff to Oklahoma to deliver camp events and welcome teams across to Glasgow when it safe to do so. Their coaching staff will also gain access to our cutting-edge coaching content through the Rangers Online Academy”

Danny Gibson, Director of Coaching, OEFC West added: "I am delighted to finalise this partnership with the Rangers International Soccer Academy and everyone at our OEFC West is excited to get started and reap the benefits that it will undoubtedly bring.

“As a club, we are continuously seeking out ways to progress and develop and this partnership with Rangers International Soccer Academy does just that. Our players will now have the opportunity to work first-hand with coaches from one of the top pro-youth academies in Europe from a club that boasts a rich history of success. We were also equally impressed with Rangers’ recent investment in the women's game as we seek to provide opportunities for all of our players.

“Our coaches will also have access to the Rangers Online Academy and can now get a unique insight to training sessions, webinars and best practices from some of the best coaches and professionals in youth football. In terms of access to culture, methodology and sessions, it's the best I've seen.

“The Rangers staff have been second to none in putting together this partnership and ensuring it fits our needs. I want to thank them for their professionalism and I look forward to driving this partnership forward over the long term.”