Park Rangers win National Lottery Good Causes Award
For their work with the Football For All section of the club, Park Rangers have now reached the Regional Finals. The six winners will then go onto the National Finals and a Gala Awards ceremony in Dublin on Saturday 3rd November where there will be a €10,000 cash prize for each category.
Three of the club's 27 teams are Football for All teams for players aged between six and 18. In 2015, Park Rangers won a National Cara Inclusion Award for the establishment of a Football for All team catering for children with sensory, intellectual and/or physical requirements from accross the south-east of Ireland. Since then, the club has inspired two other Waterford clubs to establish Football for All teams.
The club believe that; No child is an outsider; every child has the right to participate in the fun of playing sports, the joy of teamwork and the achievement of kicking a ball, passing a ball, making or scoring a goal."
If victorious, the club hope to build a Centre of Excellence for children with sensory, intellectual and/or physical requirements. This multi-purpose building will have retractable walls and will be equipped to specifically cater for those who need it.