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I finally got round to updating the home page for the new season, I wasn’t sure if I was going to continue the blog into this season so there was no rush to update. Now that you are reading this updated home page you know the blog will continue for the time being.

A few weeks into the new season and there is fantastic optimism about the club with the new management team coming in. Some of you may be unaware but the revolution at youth level started earlier when Craig Mulholland took over as Head of Youth at the turn of the year and there was an immediate change of playing style.

There has been further changes with the new management team coming in and some within the structure of Scottish football. On the club side all teams will set out to play the same style and formation as the first team. This won’t happen over night as these players have spent so many years being coached to play an entirely different brand of football. There will also be more games for the youth teams against better quality opposition, with teams already having played in the Milk Cup as well as tournaments in Sheffield and Liverpool.

In the Scottish game there is now a competitive under 17 league and an informal under 16 league which consists of eight clubs, this will further supplement game time at that age group. As you are probably aware I’m not a fan of the Under 20/Development League, so I was pleased to see six under 18’s starting in our opening fixture against Hearts. It looks like the focus on these games will be about developing players and less on results.

 

As is the norm a batch from last season’s Under 15’s are stepping up to form part of this season’s Under 17 squad, which I’ll catch up on in the coming weeks.

The club starts development games against the other Scottish clubs from Under 11’s, with squads at 12’s, 13’s, 14’s, 15’s and of course 17’s which is now competitive.

The four older age groups usually play on Sundays, two at home and two away, again against the same club. These games are 11-a-side and usually consist of three 30 minute periods,¬† the under 17’s being the exception, playing the standard 45 minutes each-way, players can come on and off through out at the age groups below Under 17’s. Directions to Murray Park are shown below. Murray Park is situated on Auchenhowie¬†Road.

No results are recorded or points awarded at the younger age groups, the focus being on (allegedly) player development. The clubs are discouraged from publishing any details/scores from these games. If there is any major news or developments from the younger age groups I’ll post them here.

30 Responses to “Home”

  1. kelly Says:

    Hello my sin is 16 years old almost 17 he has played football since age 5 he hasn’t got a team thou he plays a Tuesday night with my partner and his work colleagues whom are all 30 upto 40 and they advising I try find my son a team he can play all areas I was just wondering if yous hold trials for 16 year olds would appreciate any advice giving

  2. Robert wedlock Says:

    Hi there,I’m enquiring about your under 12s squad,my daughter is interested in joining the squad,she is 10,11 in July,she used to train with Glasgow girls,she is currently in a streetdance crew who are current under 14 world champions but she really wants to go back to football,I’d love to hear back from you regarding training times and fees,thanks for your time

  3. P Cameron Says:

    Hi I would like to know how to go about trials or joining your academy his name is Jay Cameron and plays for Dumbarton under 17 but is progressing to the 20’s d.o.b 7/4/99 but have just found out tonight that Dumbarton are no longer going to have an under 20’s which means my son is no longer going to have a club to develop in, I would be very grateful if you could possibly give my son the opportunity he deserves he has been playing football all his days and dedicated all his time to football and now this has happened please can you help
    Yours
    P Cameron

  4. John Black Says:

    Hello I was wondering if I could get some information on how to get my son a trial with you.
    He and I are Rangers mad , he plays for his local team Castlecaufield Youth in Co Tyrone Northern Ireland. I know it is a massive ask but he is a talented young player, he is 12 years old and likes to play on the wing.
    Please if you could get in touch to see how it works, his name is William and would love to get a chance
    Many Thanks John

  5. Hiwot Chemu Says:

    Hello, my son’s name is Emmanuel and he is 10 years old. He plays for giffnock soccer centre although he would like to join rangers academy. His position is right back and defence. I would be grateful if you advise me how to enter him trials in Rangers academy.

  6. Kym Says:

    Hi I have a son who has just turned 11 and I would like to know how he could apply for ur academy . If there is any way possible. He plays for a local team just now and has done since he as 5 years old . He is top goal scorer at the moment and I feel he is needing something more challenging and helps that he is a rangers season ticket holder and loves the club lol !

  7. Willie Says:

    Hi I moved to New Zealand when I was 11 years old. Now passed my prime I have a son playing under 14 at top nz level. Made all the talent centres etc. would love to give him a chance to see if he has what it takes to make top Scottish level. Can anyone help with information or contacts. My e mail is willie_robyn@xtra.co.nz. Hope someone can assist. I have family in Scotland but they can’t help.

  8. tracy mcColl Says:

    Hi my 13 year old son love’s playing football and plays in all weathers he plays after school I’ve been looking to get him into a club we live in Bridgeton Glasgow.

  9. ari Says:

    hi i would like to see my son playing for rangers he is 12 years he plays LM AND CAM HE IS 5.4 FT please for more ditle contact whith me this email many tanks

  10. ari Says:

    hi my names ari i would like like if my son who is 12 years 5.4ft if he can get scouted so he can get trils for more ditle contact whith me and many tanks

  11. Ryan agnew Says:

    Hi iam Mr Agnew enquring about my son Ryan Agnew who wants to play for rangers boys he’s 13 his birthday is 25/04/2002 could you let me know how I can get him trial for joining please my .number is 07468898232

  12. Don Wan Roberto Says:

    So what happens to tarik fagrach is he a trialist and never signed or is he away home

  13. Drew McKenzie Says:

    Hello, would you please be able to forward me the e-mail address’ for Andy Kirk and Gardener Spiers ?
    Thank you very much
    Drew McKenzie

  14. Leanne murray Says:

    Hi there my we boy is currently with a football team and usually plays on a sunday against other academies, he’s 08s and doesnt like one of the coaches and therefore is wanting to move to a different team, so i would be grateful if you could let me know thanks very much

  15. elfideldo Says:

    Seems to be an urban myth that he signed for Rangers

  16. tam burns Says:

    What has happened to the boy Fagrach(spelling)?
    Can’t find any trace of him.

  17. Robert Wedlock Says:

    Hi there my name is Robert Wedlock,my wee daughter abbies aged 10 is interested in playing in your clubs youth team,she is current ly doing streetdance and played for Glasgow girls in the past,I was wondering how we go about getting her playing for yourselves

  18. Paul agnew Says:

    Hi was wondering to see getting my boy to apply for rangers youth team under14s 2002 could contact either email phone or text please my number is 07468898232, my boy is playing with club but wanting something biggar he’s played striker being playing since been 5yrs old cheers.

  19. Jamie Anderson Says:

    My little brother currently plays with falkirk he’s 14 and plays in the 2001 squad he’s probably the best player in the side + he’s looking to play with better players What can i do?? Thanks

  20. Robert Mcclelland Says:

    Hi I am looking to get my son a trial with Rangers. He currently plays under 16s eja for Biggleswade town in the Hertfordshire league very high standard of coaching and football. He also play for Dominic balls father tim at welwyn garden city 18s….we have an offer already for academy football when he turns 16 next year. He is a big strong centre half who plays out from the back. Thxs for your time.

  21. Emma McLean Says:

    Hi,
    I’m a coach with Beith Juniors 2006 team and was hoping to arrange a possible friendly match soon.
    If you could get in touch that would be greatly appreciated thanks

  22. Christine lloyd Says:

    Hi there looking for a football team for my 14 year old son

  23. elfideldo Says:

    Hi Keith, this is just a fan’s blog I would suggest you contact the club directly.

  24. Keith Anderson Says:

    Hi, I am an expat Rangers fan living in Canada. We are coming home in December for a visit and I wondered if there was any chance my son could train with a team. He plays u10 in the top division in Calgary and seems to have potential. It would be a great experience for him to see the set up.

  25. Sharon bryers Says:

    Hi my son is 12 years old he likes to play football. He is wondering if he can play for rangers

  26. aree Says:

    hi my son is 12 years old and he plays for heis school team he allready scouted by celtic and st mirren but he is not intresting to have trials whith them .

  27. Angela oliver Says:

    Hi I’m interested in my son joining the boys club. He is 7 years old and is showing potential. He is currently with Broomhill boys club but I feel I want something better for my son. I would be grateful if you would give me a call or email on any information about joining the club.
    Many Thanks
    Angela Oliver

  28. Rosey Says:

    Hi my son is 11 and was wondering how to get him into the football team

  29. Stuart. Kenny Says:

    Mailing regarding my son kieran kenny d.o.b 07/02/1997, currently plays in the south of Scotland league for fleet star Fc.kieran.played for st.cuthberts Fc last season,very highly regarded throughout the league, rated as one of the best youth prospects in South of Scotland, your academy has a wonderful reputation we were wondering if you’d be interested in offering kieran a trial, feel free to contact us on our email address thanks yours in sport stuart kenny.

  30. allan deans Says:

    Hi there am looking though websites and stuff for a football team I am just turned 17 I was looking at rangers and seen this has the best youth system and I would love a crack at it let me know soon as you can if I can get a trail here is my number to 07780235807

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