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Rangers Charity Foundation

Street Soccer

Introduction and Background

Rangers Charity Foundation is a non profit organisation which relies on investment from local and national partners.The Foundation works with charity partners each season to fund projects that have a lasting and significant impact in our community and beyond. This season we are working with Glasgow City Mission, the Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland, services-related charities and Unicef, the world’s leading children’s charity. The project  links, aims and vision of RCF strategy, is looking to inspire activity, engage, growing our work, improving our community and raising awareness in the local areas of Glasgow, which are all the key aims of which the project links in with RCF strategy.

Project Idea

Intial Initial discussions with members of project, Glasgow City Council and Police Scotland identified the target areas to have the project take place at multiple sporting venues across the city of Glasgow. The plan of project is to help the youth of Glasgow and Police  Scotland in trying to stop youth crime, underage alcohol consumption, drug taking and leading the youth to a healthy lifestyle. The project is also aiming to focus on building relationships with participants that come along to each facility. Some of the participants may come from poverty backgrounds and may want to speak to somebody on what could be happing at home or even on the streets. Below shows the GANTT chart highlighting the initial timescales at the inanition  stage, planning stage, execution stage and project closure and evaluation stage.

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. Prevent youth crime and gang violence . Prevent alcohol and drug taking within the youth society . Create a healthy lifestyle . Safe playing environment


Overall, the project has been a success over the short period of time when it started in October 2018. The project started from scratch with limited funding over the short period of time and has developed to the point where the project will look to continue on a regular basis during the school year.When these areas were evaluated, it showed there was progress in each area where they made a significant difference in the areas where the project was taking place in the local communities of Glasgow. The long-term objective was to have the project continue throughout the school year and the school holidays, excluding the summer holidays. With the success of the meetings with Sport Scotland and Glasgow City Council, they have made a pledge and granted the project more funding to continue. To keep the project growing and beneficial for both sex’s that come along to the Street Soccer. It was raised by a couple of the female participants that took part, that majority of the girls that attend their school, don’t want to come along and play football with the boys. With this feedback, the project team will look to have a boys and girls session separate and give that a trial run during block 4 of the school year. To maintain the momentum, this will be the likely action to progress the project and have a further impact on the youth of Glasgow.


The Street Soccer project launched on the 12th of October 2019. The project would run for 10 weeks across different venues in the Glasgow City Council area. Each session would last around for two hours where the participants would fill in an accident and emergency form before they play. One main duties of the coaches at each venue was to make sure the project was running smoothly and collecting the correct data for the project, but the other objective was to interact with the participants that came along to the project. This could be a situation where one of the participants want to speak to somebody and feel relaxed about speaking about something that may be uncomfortable and stressing for them that may have occurred away from the project at home or school.

After Project Meetings

It is important for the project manager to communicate with each team member at the end of the project to assess their overall contribution and what can be learned for the future (Harris 2005). The meetings commenced with all the stakeholders and members of staff on the week of the 21st of January. Each meeting would be face to face to get feedback from everyone that was involved with the project. During the meetings, there was open table discussion about ideas that stakeholders that they may want to see if the project goes ahead again due to more funding. During the review meeting with officials from Glasgow City Council, Tracy Bingham from the Maryhill Hub, suggest if the project can get more funding, she would like to see the project continue during the school year, where this would decrease the youth crime rate in the local communities.

Harris, David. (2005) CIMA Study Systems 2006: Integrated Management (CIMA Study Systems Managerial Level 2006) (page 433)Davidson, Jeff. (2000) Ten Minute Guide to Project Management (10 Minute Guides) (page 4)Schneider, Stephen (2009) Crime Prevention: Theory and Practice, Second Edition (page 141)


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By seeing the various interrelated project events and activities as part of an overall system, the project manager and project team have a better team have a better chance of approaching the project in a coordinated fashion, supporting each other at critical junctures, recognising where bottle necks and dead ends may occur, and staying focussed as a team to ensure effective completion of the project (Davidson 2000)

From what is shown, all the areas where the project is, police callouts dropped during the Street Soccer project taking place from the times of 6pm and 8pm during the project taking place at the sport facilities across Glasgow. Whether it is during the after-school hours or some other time during the day or week, sports recreational, and leisure activities have been long seen as a potent strategy to prevent youth crime and delinquency (Schneider 2009).

The following areas dropped by: • Drug Possession dropped by 44.7% • Underage Drinking dropped by 19.5% • Youth Violence dropped by 14.9%

During the 10-week project, the coaches from Rangers and Celtic would measure the attendance each week and bring the data back to the chairman of the project. In the chart below, there is evidence to show what the attendance was like each week while the project was on and what the total numbers were.


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