We had a very nice email from former Coach Chris Curtis, regarding our MND Charity match on Friday. With more names to follow, as confirmed, Chris confirmed the following.
I was privileged to be asked if i could put together a team of players for Jon Downing and this special occasion to support the charity for motor neurone disease. I have received a tremendous response from so many players who have been immediately ready to lend their support. Apologies to anyone who I have left out and there are many. But it is John Downing that so many of the players have expressed their wish to play for on the night such was his influence on the development of the team and club throughout those highly successful days.
It's given me a great chance to catch up with some important people from the club in that era. Firstly, I am delighted that Phil Robinson will be taking the reigns again on the evening and along with Phil and myself we are delighted to be joined by two other assistant managers in Paul Groves and also Mark Grew.
I can confirm the following players:
Stafford Rangers 2000-2007
Andre Francis, Josh Robinson, Ed Booth and Dan Holgate all from the successful U21 Rangers team who won the Staffs Senior League. Matt Skinner and Richard Miller who both played in Stafford Rangers Youth in the Staffordshire Floodlit winning team the only occasion we have won it. Jemiah Richards who played for the U21's and then the first team in the conference. They are joined by players from the Evostik campaigns such as Rich Beale, Rob Heath, Alan Dodd, Danny Davison and Craig Wilding. Players from the conference include Danny Alcock but one of my major efforts was to reunite as many of the Conference North Play Off Final victory as possible and I have been able to confirm that Kevin Street, Wayne Daniel, Craig McAughtrie, Robin Gibson, Danny Edwards, Lee Downes, Nathan Smith, Pete Thompson and Levi Reid will all be playing with the strong possibility that a few of the other lads from that day will be able to confirm during the week.
Hope this helps.