O’Neill Stays and a New Player

O’Neill Stays and a New Player

Another 2 players added

Jimmy O'Neill

We can confirm the re-signing of fans favourite James O’Neill. Jimmy had an injury blighted season last year, and was a huge loss to our back line and dressing room. A huge character on and off the pitch his presence was greatly missed. Now fully fit, Jimmy is totally focussed on pre-season and being a major player for us throughout the coming season.

Jimmy commented on his injury status:-Recently I’ve had all the all clear from my doctor which is good news,so I’m just hoping that there will be no setbacks from now and that I can just get back to my best.

When asked about  how he can help the younger lads:-I remember when I started at Telford and all the older players that had been in the leagues were brilliant with me, and I think you’ve got to replicate that and be a role model and take the younger ones under your wing.

It’s your job to teach them right from wrong in terms of decision making and things like that.”

Joining Jimmy is 28 year old left sided full back/wingback Ben O’Hanlon. Ben started his career with Wolves and is a former England Under 18 international. Whilst at Wolves Ben had loan experience at Corby, Telford and Nuneaton. On his release from Wolves Ben signed for Harrogate and later Darlington, before returning to his midlands home to represent Hednesford, Stourbridge & Bromsgrove Sporting amongst others.

Welcome back Jimmy and welcome Ben, as Dave Cooke continues to build a competitive squad for the coming campaign

 

Quadient Deal Secured

Quadient Deal Secured

More lockers installed

Quadient Commercial DealStafford Rangers FC are very pleased to announce that we’ve signed a deal to host Quadient lockers at the Club. This adds another new revenue stream for the club, both from the lockers themselves and from increasing footfall to the club. This deal builds on the success of our IN POST partnership.

The new Quadient lockers will provide convenient out-of-home delivery and return options with up to five of the major UK carriers (including Royal Mail, Evri, UPS and DPD).

When consumers choose to have their parcels delivered to or from a parcel locker at Stafford Rangers FC, they can conveniently manage their deliveries without having to wait around for home deliveries or queue up at a post office. This service not only saves time and hassle but also supports local businesses and services.

At Stafford Rangers, we are always looking at ways to generate new revenue streams and to become than just a football club. We are, therefore, thrilled to get this deal done.

For all other advertising and sponsorship enquires please contact Roy Sales or Tel: 01785 602430 Option 3.

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O’Neill Stays and a New Player

Cam is a Ranger

Stopper Stays at the Boro

Cameron BelfordWe can announce that Cameron Belford has confirmed his loyalty to the club by agreeing to sign for the 2024/25 season.

Having had time to consider offers closer to his Warwickshire home, Cameron believes that loyalty and affinity to the club override all other considerations and he cannot wait to be part of the new squad being built by Dave Cooke, as we look ahead to a positive season in the NPL West.

Cameron has a firm belief that we will be competing at the right end of the table and the style of football should bring a buzz factor back amongst the fans, who he believes will provide crucial backing next season.

Cam commented on his decision to stay:- “A massive factor in my decision to stay was the club itself and the people. I personally feel I’ve had two good seasons at the club and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time here. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have offers elsewhere but the way the club has been with me since I walked through the door I wanted to show some loyalty and stick by them in return even with the drop in the level.”

 

When asked about the club, he also stated:- “The club on a whole is a great club and I mentioned this in a conversation with the gaffer when I told him I was staying. I’ve been at plenty of clubs throughout my career where they are quick to mess you around and be done with you but this club isn’t one of them. There are people working tirelessly behind the scenes to make it work and it’s great to see they care. As for the fans I can only speak as I find and they have been brilliant with me from the start and long may it continue.”

Welcome back Cam !

 

O’Neill Stays and a New Player

Update on the Squad

Where we’re at

Since the end of the season, Dave Cooke and Dale Belford have been having and continue to have, discussions with several players from last season’s squad who they would like to retain. Without doubt, other clubs are offering some of these players terms and we will communicate with you once agreements have been reached or destinations are known.

Retained List

In the meantime, we can confirm that Andy Burns, Sean Cooke and AJ Leitch-Smith have committed their futures to the club, and we thank them for their loyalty.

Leaving the club for certain are Joe Willis, Tyreece Onyeka and Ethan Morgan. We believe that Joe Willis has agreed terms to join Alvechurch FC, whose hybrid model is as close to being full-time as possible and we would like to wish Joe all the best with the move and thank him for two seasons at the Boro. Both Tyreece and Ethan leave with our best wishes in pursuit of other options.

For the record loan players George Burroughs, Owen German, Connor Heath, Isaac Lee and Kian Taylor returned to their parent clubs at the end of the season and we thank them all for their time here.

New Signings

On a positive note, we are delighted to confirm the signing of 28 year-old central defender Oliver Jepson, following his departure from Bury FC. Oliver has been a long-term target for manager Dave Cooke and we have secured his signature despite firm interest from several Step 3 & 4 clubs. Oliver was captain of Kidsgrove Athletic at the start of last season but moved on to sign for Bury FC, with whom he finished last season.

Also signing is 30 year -old midfielder Caspar Hughes. Caspar is well known to Dave having been captain at Nantwich Town FC for over five seasons. But for injury Caspar would have joined the Boro last season, but now fully fit is eager to get back at it.

Finally, we can announce the signing of striker Dan Cockerline, another familiar face to Dave have spent time at Nantwich Town FC. After leaving Nantwich, Dan had a brief spell at Newcastle Town FC last season before ending the season at Warrington Rylands FC.

Interviews with each of our new signings will follow in due course.

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2024/25 Season Ticket Launch

2024/25 Season Ticket Launch

It’s that time of the year !

In preparation for the next seasons campaign, we are delighted to announce that our Season Tickets will be available to buy from Saturday 25th May at 12.00 noon through our box office site partnered with Kaizen or by visiting the club office between the hours of 11.00 am to 2pm from Tuesday 28th May.

Ticket Admission Prices 24/25

Despite the constant increase in costs, we are holding our gate & ticket prices from last season which also helps with our objective of maintaining a competitive budget to try and get out of this league as soon as we can. Financial pressures never ease off but neither does our determination to compete and succeed. This year buying your season ticket will also enable you to gain free access to four home pre-season friendlies as well as all home U18 and U21 games played at the Stan Robinson Stadium during the season. A full list of pre-season friendlies has already been announced.

We thank everyone who buys a season ticket for their support, loyalty and backing. Income from season ticket revenue at this time of the year is so important and drives many things through the close season providing essential cash flow, so we encourage you to buy as soon as you can after the launch date.

Gate Prices 24/25 Season

Adults £13.00 (Full Season Cost £273.00) Concessions & Students £8.00 (full Season Cost £168) Under 16’s £4.00 (Full Season Cost £84.00) Access to Stand a further £2.00.

From the date of launch to the end of July you will benefit from being able to purchase your Season Ticket with an Early Bird discount of 15% on the full gate prices.

EARLY BIRD PRICES INCLUDING DISCOUNT

Adult Ground – £233.00

Adult Ground & Stand- £275.00

Concessions (60 years & over)-£143.00

Concessions Ground & Stand-£185.00

Under 16’s – £72.00 (excluding stand)

Students- £143.00 (excluding stand)

The club obviously must pay administration fees to our ticketing partner who provides the back-office system and ST Cards which diminish our net return. So, if you want to help the club even more, we suggest that you go into the club office from Tuesday 28th May where we can process your purchase and save money. You can of course buy your ticket online very easily from our our box office. You can also donate to the club if you should wish to within your season ticket purchase. All donations will go towards the playing budget for the 24/25 season.

Physical Season Ticket Cards should be ready for collection early July well in advance of the season, we will let you know when they are ready!

Our first pre-season friendly home fixture on 16th July is against Crewe Alexandra (7.45pm KO), a fitting game to kick things off at the Stan Robinson Stadium. We need you there to make some noise!

Whilst Season Ticket holders will access the pre-season games within the cost of there ticket everyone else will need to pay entrance. The cost for all our home pre-season games is: –

Adults £8, Concession & Students £5, U16’s £3

On the evening of 16th July, we are also organising a Sponsors and networking event for all existing sponsors as well as new ones. If you would already like to put your business name down now, please contact Roy Sales on 07921 943112.

We really would like to encourage as many new sponsors as we can this season why not come and talk to us?

Thank-you and Up The Boro !

 

New Director Appointed

New Director Appointed

Mark Evans joins the Board

Stafford Rangers Director - Mark EvansThe Chairman and board of directors are delighted to announce that a new director has been appointed to the board of Stafford Rangers Football Club Ltd.

Mark Evans (known to some fans as Winston) joins the board with immediate effect and Chairman John Bromley states ‘We are delighted to get Mark on the team as we need some new blood and feel he will fit in really well and help us develop some new initiatives providing more support and experience’.

Mark has been supporting the club over a 20 year period but more actively during the past 5/6 years and will be a familiar face to fans within the stadium and social club on matchdays. He has many years’ experience in business in both the building trade and for the last 6 years operating a business in Rugeley where he sells Ribbons worldwide. The company also provides Embroidery and Printing services.

He has been Chair of Great Haywood Sports & Social Club for the last 5 years and is proud that the changes they have made since pre pandemic has made the establishment financially sustainable. In his little spare time, he is a member of the Rottweiler Welfare Association which he has supported for over 6 years.

He has been interested in local sports all his life and now wanted to get formally involved with grass roots non-league football at his beloved Rangers.

I recognise that this will be a challenge but I am up for the role and feel I can bring innovative ideas to the board and use my business and hospitality experience to deliver them as part of the club’s strategy going forward. I believe strongly in what the football club brings to the community, and I want to be a part of the Rangers set up. I am delighted to join the board’ states Mark.

We wish Mark the absolute best of luck for the future and warmly welcome him to the team!

We are delighted Mark has strengthened the board, but we are still looking for more directors to help. If you have a hunger to help the club and feel you could be effective and make a difference, please send us a CV telling us all about yourself and why you want to join us. Please email this to chair@staffordrangersfc.co.uk.

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