Eric Robins’ Predictions Fund Raiser Update

With our league season now being quite uncertain, Eric Robins wanted to update the fans regarding his latest fund raiser.  This is one more episode in Eric’s long history of raising thousands for The Boro!

“I thought now that we have entered 2021 and the season is on hold it would be an appropriate time to update my sponsors on the current scores because if, as is likely, the season does not resume the final result of my competition will be as it stands at present.

I would like to thank the 33 entrants and 27 donors who at £5 each enabled me to raise £300 for Stafford Rangers.  Your support is greatly appreciated by myself and the directors.  Thanks also go to our chairman John Bromley and another sponsor who donated the £150 prize money.

The league table as it stands would mean I have one outright winner on 16 pts. The remaining details are as follows;- 3 on 15, 8 on 14, 7 on 13, 7 on 12, 3 on 11, 3 on 10 and 1 on 6.

As soon as the season is officially terminated full details will be posted on the club’s official website and the lucky winner presented with £150.  In the meantime if any of my 33 entrants would like to know their current points score they can contact me on 01785 600231.

Best Wishes & Up The Boro!

Eric Robins.

Development Squad Opportunity deadline for applications – 15th January

Development Squad Opportunity deadline for applications – 15th January

As you will be aware we have vacancies within the Development squad for an Assistant Manager and Match day Secretary and if you want to apply your application needs to reach us by 15th January.

The development squad was extended this year to incorporate a new U21 team that joins the four other U18 teams associated with Stafford Rangers. The Development Squad creates a direct route for the most talented players into the Rangers first team and supports our football in the community ambitions.

If you are interested in applying for either of these unpaid positions, you will need:

  • Assistant Manager: Minimum FA level 2 (ideally UEFA B), First Aid, Safeguarding and CRB/DBS Checked
    (all in date).
  • Match day Secretary: Ideally – Previous experience, FA level 2, First Aid, Safeguarding and CRB/DBS Checked (all in date).

These opportunities for the right person(s) to get involved in grass roots football and the squad is now a pivotal part of Stafford Rangers Football Club. You will need to have the qualifications shown above and the passion and enthusiasm to assist driving the Development Squad forward together with the manager Oz Rowley.

All applications to – info@staffordrangersfc.co.uknfo@staffordrangersfc.co.uk

Zoom/Teams Interviews will be conducted the following week commencing 18th January.

Happy New Year to Everyone

Happy New Year to Everyone

Well 2020 has finally come to an end and we are sure that no one is sad to see it go. A year of frustration, uncertainty, bad news and difficulties that no one could have imagined. The whole country had to come to terms with living in a pandemic that bought everyday life to a standstill.

Despite this it has sometimes bought out the very best in people and we at the football club have been humbled by the support we have received. The generosity of your donations through fundraising has enabled the football club to sustain itself during the worst of years and we come through 2020 together and stronger. We have maintained a determination to succeed greater than ever. It is however not just what you have given which has been inspirational but the way that you have done it that we are so proud of.

At the turn of the year we say a huge thank you to our fans, our staff, our players, and large team of volunteers who have selflessly worked so hard to prepare for and deliver match days when we could. To the people who have worked hard behind the scenes constantly repairing and renewing areas of the stadium you have done magnificently.

We are all proud to be part of the Stafford Rangers family that sits within our community and we will all come through this together with new aspirations, new hopes and face new challenges together.

New Year’s Eve will be different for us all with none of the usual celebrations that see the old year out and New Year in. We sincerely wish you all the very best for 2021and we want to see as many SRFC glasses raised in celebration on Social Media as we can muster.

Many of you may well be spending New Year alone and we will be thinking of you, but don’t forget, being part of the Rangers family means you will never stand truly alone and we will raise a glass to all our fans and family tonight.

As you are all aware no games or training are allowed in Tier 4 and currently all games are cancelled until at least January 12th . We will keep you advised of any changes or developments as soon as we have further clarity.

Happy New Year and thank you!
Up the Boro!

Development Squad Opportunity deadline for applications – 15th January

Development Squad Opportunity

Colin Phillips and Deb Jennings have due to time pressures outside of the football club, resigned their positions with the Development squad. Oz, the Director of Football and the club wish them all the very best for the future and thank both sincerely for their hard work and commitment.

We therefore have vacancies within the Development squad for an Assistant Manager and Matchday Secretary.

The development squad was extended this year to incorporate a new U21 team that joins the four other U18 teams associated with Stafford Rangers. The Development Squad creates a direct route for the most talented players into the Rangers first team and supports our football in the community ambitions. If you are interested in applying for either of these unpaid positions, you will need:

  • Assistant Manager: Minimum FA level 2 (ideally UEFA B), First Aid, Safeguarding and CRB/DBS Checked (all in date).
  • Matchday Secretary: Ideally – Previous experience, FA level 2, First Aid, Safeguarding and CRB/DBS Checked (all in date).

These opportunities for the right person(s) to get involved in grass roots football and the squad is now a pivotal part of Stafford Rangers Football Club. You will need to have the qualifications shown above and the passion and enthusiasm to assist driving the Development Squad forward together with the manager Oz Rowley.

Please apply in the first instance to club – info@staffordrangersfc.co.uk.

Stafford Rangers Christmas Fixtures

Stafford Rangers Christmas Fixtures

We advise all our fans that the home game scheduled for the 26th December against Nantwich is now postponed with the agreement of both clubs. All games scheduled for New Year’s Day have also been postponed.

Our stance regards to a return to football has been consistent. We do not believe the league can resume until the numbers allowed back into the grounds are high enough to make it financially viable.

We also have a duty of care to players and fans and our actions should reflect a responsible stance to the landscape being driven by the pandemic. Public Health Staffordshire also believe that games can’t be played with fans attending within current tier legislation.

Recent announcement with regards to the increasing transmission of the disease does make a return to football challenging but we will advise you as soon as more information is forthcoming.

We wish everyone associated with Stafford Rangers a very happy Christmas and thank you all sincerely for your inspirational support throughout the year. We ask you to stay safe, take great care and we look forward to a new year with hope and determination.

Stafford Rangers ‘Family’ Mourns Loss of a Gentleman

Stafford Rangers football club are devastated to hear of the sudden passing of Boro fan Steve Bull at the age of just 53.

Quietly spoken and mild mannered he was loved by all who knew him, Steve apparently had a heart condition that he kept private, not wanting to worry anyone, which epitomised the man and the great friend he was to many fans.

The football club was a great part of his life, he was a passionate supporter and for many years Steve clocked up thousands of miles following his beloved Boro on train trips and ale trails.

Stafford Rangers wish to express our deepest sympathy to his father Bob and sisters Fi and Charlotte and know all Steve’s fellow travellers, comrades and fans will want to join us in making sure they know that Steve’s Stafford Rangers family are thinking of them all.

RIP Steve.