Pulling it all together

News from the BCG and the Club

Whilst the last 3 months have been awful on so many levels we may now be starting to see the possibility of returning to some kind of normal, whatever that will be.

Your involvement with the club recognises our main responsibility in the months to come, which is to go on, and hopefully be able to play our part in making everything a little better in all aspects of our community and within our football club. We all have a responsibility to remember what has happened and learn from it.

It seems a good time to bring everything up to date for you in one communication. What have we achieved as a group? What we are in the process of doing (or trying to) and what is being worked on currently?

So here we go, some you will already know some you may not.

  • You have raised over £52,000 from sales of shares and virtual games initiatives, just fantastic and humbling.
  • Your actions have been recognised by the rest of your football family with the chairman of the NPL recognising you as’ Inspirational’
  • Your actions have helped to currently stabilise the financial position of the club.
  • All available government funding in its different guises have been applied for and received.
  • We responded to your requests and set out 5 clear objectives at the start of our Stand Together campaign which you responded brilliantly to and we have all ‘Come Together’ to move forward. The 5 clear objectives were to:-
    1. safeguard the Football Club from extinction from the unprecedented challenges we all face;
    2. protect our employees as far as we can in both an economic sense and in respect of our duty of care. We will need them in the future and we owe them;
    3. minimise disruption;
    4. follow the government guidelines of social distancing & prevent the spread of Covid19;
    5. communicate our position to fans in a clear manner on a regular basis.
  • We have implemented many IT changes to facilitate payment of different initiatives and changed the website to improve our communication. We have established robust financial models to ensure best practice decisions.
  • We have tried to communicate effectively with you and set a tone and message we can all buy in to. We have delivered messages through traditional and electronic channels better.
  • We have set out a vision we can all buy into and drive forward – ‘To make Stafford Rangers the best club in non-league football, on and off the pitch’.

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Brief Squad Update

As things begin to take shape, a number of players have agreed to return to training with the club, once required clearance and rules are in place.

Players from the 2019/20 season are Lewis King, Jon Brown, Josh Burns, Danny Burns, Jon Moran, Josh Green, Sam Coulson, Alex-Ray Harvey, Tom Thorley, Theo Bailey-Jones Joe Cuff, Evan Garnett, Owen Turner.

Confirmation of signings and additions will be released in due course so please keep following us for further updates.

National Volunteers Week – Thank You!

This week is National Volunteers Week and, during this period of being football free, we can reflect on how much volunteers do for clubs like ours, up and down the land. Where non league clubs would be without volunteers, you just have to wonder. From cleaning dressing rooms and getting the kit ready, to working on the pitch, selling programmes and draw tickets, then working on projects to raise money for improvements and infrastructure, it all helps the club and community pull forward, together.
Our own current situation has seen a Business Continuity Group come together, as volunteers, and help keep the club alive, out plans in place to move forward and keep the club in the public eye. Some work has continued at the ground, with all of the correct measures, while we hope those that can safely volunteer will pop along and help out with some of the usual Summer work that is carried out.
Looking forward, we would love our band of volunteers to grow, while also encouraging our next generation to get involved and help forge further relationships around the club. Every Summer we call for volunteers to come forward and this year is no different. In the coming days we will make a further announcement regarding volunteering, so please keep watching!

Boro Put Building Blocks In Place!

Stafford Rangers Football Club are delighted to announce that, after extensive work behind the scenes, Stafford Rangers will be fielding an u21 team in the Midland U21 West Division (20/21 Season) – competing against teams such as Kidderminster Harriers and Halesowen Town.
The u21 team will be managed by Oz Rowley and Colin Phillips.
The team will be playing home games at Stone Old Alleynians, Wellbeing Park Ground and will be an important part of the building blocks for Stafford Rangers to provide a pathway to senior football.
If you would like more information or would like to sponsorvolunteer to assist or have any questions about this new team then please email SRFCDevelopment@gmail.com
The u18 team plays Midweek in the Midland Floodlight Youth League, Northern Premier League and managed by Oz Rowley, John Psaras and Colin Phillips
If you are a Talented local under 21 player or know of one – please get in touch!
Information about trial dates and games will posted via social media (see posters)
Regards,
Oz

 

Jake Charles Moves On

We can announce that Jake Charles will be joining Farsley Celtic, in Vanarama National League North. With the club being a few miles from Jake’s Leeds home and being a division higher, the decision was quite a draw, especially in the current climate.

Although Jake’s contract with Rangers had expired, Farsley had the decency to approach us for permission to speak with Jake, so we thank them for their conduct over the matter and we wish Jake the very best for the future and thank him for his service. 27 goals in 71 appearances made Jake a favourite with many fans. All the best, Jake!

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