One of the biggest names in British football is helping veterans get fitter - both physically and mentally.

Rangers Football Club and SSAFA: Glasgow's Helping Heroes have teamed up for the Glasgow Veterans United project.

The 12-week course combines physical activity with lifestyle coaching to help former service personnel who are having difficulties adapting to civilian life.

The veterans take part in training sessions as they work their way to a Level 1 coaching certificate from the Scottish Football Association while taking part in group counselling session at Ibrox Stadium with life coaches.

The programme aims to give them a higher level of physical fitness and give them the skills to deal cope with any mental health or addiction issues they have developed after leaving the military.

The Rangers Charity Foundation works with Glasgow’s Helping Heroes on the Glasgow Veterans United programme, which uses football to help veterans get back on the path towards better health, self-confidence and employment in civilian life.

The Foundation also donates match tickets to veterans through their Tickets For Good initiative.

Director of the Rangers Charity Foundation Connal Cochrane said:

“It means a lot to us to be granted this award in testimony to all the work we have done with services-related charities and of course serving personnel and the three branches of the armed forces."

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