Stafford Rangers v Brackley Town

Stafford Rangers v Brackley Town

Arrangements for the Brackley Town Game

We look forward to welcoming Brackley Town to the Stan Robinson Stadium on Saturday 18th November KO 3pm for the next round of the FA Trophy.

This will be an all pay game and tickets can be purchased on the gate by either cash or debit cards.

The day will be a particularly busy one for all at the club with both the JD and Stan Robinson suite in full use for 70 delegates from the FA and Karate grading event. We give a very warm welcome to attendees of both events. Both rooms were booked in advance of Saturdays cup game. The car park will also be extremely busy with large sections cordoned off for these events so we ask you to get to the ground early and consider alternative parking options.

Fans will be using the Chairmans Suite bar and the Fans bar and access to both will only be allowed via the gates which will open from 12.00 to help the logistics of managing a very busy day in the club. Both bars will be open from 12.00 but we will need your patience at peak times as we try to accommodate everyone’s needs. Fans will need to use the toilet facilities during the day under the stand. We expect to close the Fans bar at the end of the game but will depend on how busy it is, but the Chairmans Suite will be open to all fans after the game. The members bar will reopen at 6pm.

We have adequate levels of staffing in all areas.

Only the FA delegates and Karate will be allowed to access the club through the front of the Social Club wearing recognised lanyards and wristbands.

Utilisation of all our rooms is great for the club it will bring challenges on the day. We have tried to do everything we can to help with these and ask for your support and patience.

We hope that it’s a great day for the club on and off the pitch and look forward to seeing you all.

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Managers Q&A

Managers Q&A

Fans to get their chance to ask questions

We are delighted to announce that whilst there is no football this Saturday rangers first team manager Matt Hill, will be hosting a fans Q & A session at the ground.

All fans are welcome to attend this event which will take place in the Chairman’s Suite from 12.00 to 1pm on Saturday 4th November. Matt will be available to answer questions together with Director of Football Andy Fearn. No tickets or reservations are needed. The bar will be open from 11-30 am to 2.00pm.

Should you not be able to attend, you can e- mail your question in advance to

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Club Communication

Club Communication

Joe Dunne leaves and Statement from the Club

Joe Dunne

We would like to extend a much overdue thanks to our ex player Joe Dunne for his service to Stafford Rangers and apologise to him on a personal level for not communicating to you the fans in a timely manner. We were genuinely sorry to see you go but a decision was made to go down a different road by both parties, that is football. Both club and player must accept this and move forward. Joe, we wish you all the very best at wherever you play your football in the future and hope everything you do on and off the pitch meets your needs and goals.

Club Communication

Stafford Rangers Football club accepts that communication recently in terms of the team and players was poor and we apologise for this. We have tried over the last couple of years to ensure information gets out to fans as soon as possible highlighting issues both on and off the pitch that we believe you should be aware of, last week we failed due to several factors.

This lack of information then led to false rumours and interpretation on social media that enabled certain individuals to fuel the fire creating unnecessary tension and criticism of the club at an already difficult time. If information was provided quickly and clearly this may have diminished the hostile reactions and criticism we received, we will try our best to ensure it doesn’t happen again.

Every player, manager, director, volunteer and fan are frustrated by our position in the league, everyone wants success, we understand your frustration and disappointment and share it. When things are bad, we need to stick together and get behind the club.

Your club is run, managed and driven in the main by people who give their time up for nothing and we do not have large numbers of people to call upon. It is always hard, always challenging. If you would like to be part of the solution, write to the chairman in the first instance, should you want to help on match days or want to join the board.

We understand passion and accept that everyone has a right to their views and can express them however nothing justifies the reaction during and after the Bamber Bridge game from a very small number of people acting in quite frankly an unforgivable and disgusting manner. Please do not let anyone justify using aggressive, inflammatory and appalling language and threatening behaviour that was evidenced at the end of the game by saying they are passionate about the club. That is simply not good enough.

Unacceptable threatening behaviour was used by several individuals at both the Bamber Bridge game and away at Radcliffe and staff, directors and team managers were abused. Those responsible should be ashamed of themselves, you know who you are!

We are now in the process of issuing banning orders against them and they will not be allowed entrance to the ground with immediate effect.

We are attempting to build a community club encouraging children to the rangers through one of the many junior football teams or encouraging them to visit through extremely favourable access. The actions of a minority will simply not be allowed to overpower the majority who mirror our visions and aspirations and want Stafford Rangers to reflect not just a football club that performs on the pitch, but a club built on respect. Without that we have nothing.

We have met with the team managers this week to establish a new process for getting information out to you by way of a regular newsletter, which will be posted on the website and social media and hope to get the first one out to you in the next couple of weeks.

We will also be looking at our whole media set up and looking at the various non-official channels, which operate using our badge and SRFC will tell you who is representing the club officially from that point on. Some individuals also seem to believe that they can also operate in a position within the club, an official channel, and then disrespect that position by using their personal voice on social media criticising the club, that will change, you can’t have it both ways.

We were appalled to see that some openly criticised stewards who do a thankless task for a pittance of a return. We thank them all for their continued support and we will also be looking at introducing further stewarding to ensure that everyone complies with our vision of a respectful ground, where our young supporters and their parents are protected from the side of football no one likes. This all comes at a financial cost within an organisation where the expenses are always greater than the income. Additional expense that we can’t afford.

This is not the type of post the club wants to make. We accept that a few mistakes have been made, but the actions of a few will not be allowed to diminish a club that so many support and so few work hard at making it a better place and a credit to the town it represents.


Stafford Rangers Football Club

John Mac’s Great Trek

John Mac’s Great Trek

But I would walk 2,400 miles

Over the 12 months from 1st October 2023 – during which he will celebrate his 78th birthday – John Macmillan, the chairman of our charity, Stafford Rangers in the Community, is going to walk SIX MILLION PACES – roughly 2,400 miles or 92 marathons or Land’s End to John o’ Groats and back and then back to Bristol – to raise money for sports camps.

In August, we held our first sports camp which was completely free and included a cooked lunch every day. It lasted 4 days and attracted 65 children aged 12 and under each day. Feedback from parents was 100% positive.

This just awesome Kirsty L.

It was amazing. My 2 have had a brilliant time Melanie W.

[My son} and his mates had the best weekJanine R.

We could only run the camp because of a £10,000 grant from the National Lottery. The cost was about £5,500 so there is just enough left to run another camp in the October half term.

John’s target is £30,000 so we can run at least 6 more camps focusing on children and adults from disadvantaged backgrounds. Will you please help by sponsoring him via his Just Giving page and spreading the word among family and friends? John will be posting bulletins about his progress every month on Stafford Rangers web site.

Many thanks for your support.



Squad Update

Squad Update

Keke adds firepower

Keke Jeffers

We can announce the signing of 18 year old striker Rakealan Jeffers on an initial one month youth loan from Stoke City. Rakealan is rated highly by Stoke City and will benefit from game time, whilst at the Boro. Permission has been received to play Rakealan in the FA Trophy and he comes straight into the squad for tomorrow’s game at home against Sporting Khalsa FC.

Jole Torrance has completed his loan period at the Boro and has returned to parent club, Salford City FC and we would like to thank Joel for his time at the Boro and wish him every success in the future.

Finally, we can confirm that Academy prospect, Lewis Keeling, a 19 year old midfielder has signed first team forms and will be in contention to join the squad tomorrow. Lewis has been training regularly with the First Team and is showing real potential.

Welcome to the BORO Keke and congratulations Lewis

Summer Sports Camp Success

Summer Sports Camp Success

Summer Sports Camp is a big hit with the kids

Summer Sports Camp 2023

Thanks to the super-human efforts of Community Engagement Officer and Rangers Academy coach, Andy Turner, and the grant he helped us win from the National Lottery, the first big venture by Stafford Rangers in the Community was a huge success. Supported by the five Academy lads the charity put though the FA stage 1 coaching course, Andy coached and entertained 65 youngsters from the Stafford area at the Stan Robinson Stadium for 4 hours on each of four days of the last week in August. A free lunch was provided for all of the children each day. At the end they were each given a complimentary ticket for a Rangers home game. As the scheme was such a success, we plan to repeat it in October half term week and, funds permitting, during most school holidays in the coming years.

Each Sports Camp costs the charity roughly £5,000 to put on and our National Lottery grant will only cover one more camp in October. If we are going to be able to continue with this important initiative and expand it to reach more young people and bring in more sports, we need to raise significant additional funding each year. Will you support this great scheme by making a donation, however small? You can do so by visiting our Just Giving page. If you are a UK taxpayer you can increase the value of your donation to the charity by 21% by agreeing to Gift Aid it – don’t worry, the extra money comes from the government not you!

Many thanks for your support.

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