Pre-Season Friendlies Announced

Pre-Season Friendlies Announced

 Friendlies Announced

With our pitch not available until the end of July our CONFIRMED schedule to date is as follows:

SATURDAY June 25th – Eccleshall FC – AWAY – KO 3.00pm

      Stafford Rangers

 

SATURDAY July 2nd – STILL TO BE CONFIRMED – AWAY FIXTURE

 

SATURDAY July 9th – Newcastle Town – AWAY – KO 3.00pm

Newcastle TownStafford Rangers

 

SATURDAY July 16th – Coleshill Town – AWAY – KO 3.00pm

     Coleshill Town      Stafford Rangers

 

TUESDAY July 19th – Hednesford Town – AWAY – KO 7.45pm

  Hednesford Town   Stafford Rangers

 

SATURDAY July 23rd – Sutton Coldfield – AWAY – KO 3.00pm 

   Sutton Coldfield Town  Stafford Rangers

 

TUESDAY July 26th – Hanley Town – AWAY – KO 7.45pm

   Hanley Town   Stafford Rangers

 

SATURDAY July 30th – Hednesford Town – HOME – KO 3.00pm

   Stafford Rangers   Hednesford Town

 

SATURDAY August 6th – STILL TO BE CONFIRMED – HOME FIXTURE

NPL here we stay!

NPL here we stay!

Northern Premier League it is

Stafford Rangers FC can confirm, that we will be playing in the Northern Premier League for the forthcoming 2022/23 Season.

Pitch Improvements

Pitch Improvements

Boost the Boro Lottery finances pitch improvements

As part of our commitment to continually improve the football club and our facilities, we are delighted to share the news that following the 5-0 home victory over Ashton United last Saturday, we immediately started pitch renovation works.

Rangers have engaged David Rhodes, who specialises in football pitches and maintenance, to undertake the improvements, he will be working closely with our dedicated groundsman Dennis Ecclestone and his team to ensure the Marston Road surface is in top condition for Matt Hill’s side ahead of the new season, with a surface worthy of the passing style our team deserves.

This project is funded by our Boost the Boro Lottery, so everyone at the football club would like to say a huge thank you to the amazing support from the members of this scheme, which makes these works and other ground improvements possible.

You can join the lottery from £5 per month, from which 3 lucky winners are chosen for the chance to win 1st Prize – £500, 2nd Prize – £100, 3rd Prize – £50.

The next steps and ongoing assistance of the lottery:

In addition to these works, we have also applied to the Premier League Stadium Improvement Fund for a 70% grant towards the cost of a brand-new irrigation system, which will include break tank and booster set to overcome issues the football club experiences due to a low mains water pressure in the area. This will make care of the playing surface easier during the season.

The balance of the irrigation investment will be paid by the lottery, taking its contribution towards pitch improvement works to around £9,000. We will keep you updated as the grant application progresses.

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Fans Representative Appointed

Fans Representative Appointed

New Fans Rep Appointed

Fans Rep - Luke BotfieldAs everyone is aware some weeks ago we reached out to our supporters to get nominations from Fans looking to take on the challenging role of Fans Rep.

It was the intention that the nominees would be voted for by fans with an on line poll.

Unfortunately we received only two applications which was a surprise to us. Our objective is to generate even better communication between supporters and the club and ensure we are fully aware of suggestions fans have to improve any area of the football club or business and benefit from skill-sets that we are not aware of, to improve our commercial activity.

The aim was a genuine and open one as we continue our quest to take the club to a higher level and meet our goal of being the best club on and off the field, in non-league football.

We have made huge steps forward in the past 18 months despite horrendous trading conditions due to Covid-19 and whilst there are still many obstacles to overcome we are a different club on and off the field than we were only a couple of years ago.

Our two nominees were Denis Ecclestone and Luke Botfield. Both great loyal fans and we thank them both for stepping up to the mark. Due to his time consuming responsibilities as our groundsman, Dennis has decided that he has a great deal to do already and decided to step aside. Dennis does fantastic work for the club and we thank him for his continued support and commitment. He is an unsung hero and we are very grateful for all his efforts that take up so much time.

We are now delighted to tell you that we have invited Luke Botfield to join us as the Fans Rep for the next 12 months. We are sure you will congratulate and thank Luke for putting his name forward and can have confidence that your views opinions and suggestions will be communicated directly by him to the Boro Development Group (BDG) in the first instance who will then make representation to the Board when required.

Luke, a local Stafford man, has been a fan of Stafford Rangers for many years has developed strong relationships with many supporters and views fans as an extended family. He believes strongly that improving relationships will make us stronger and is determined to do everything possible to achieve this. His day job delivers excellent listening and communication skills which are vital ingredients to all areas of every business.

Luke states ‘I really look forward to working with everyone to ensure that we reach our objectives. We can all play a part in the Stafford Rangers family and I’m delighted to be invited in to the role and assure all fans that I will listen and do what I can to help the club I love’.

You will be able to contact Luke at fansrep@staffordrangersfc.co.uk, so that you can communicate with him directly.

All the best Luke and Welcome.

Staffs Senior Cup Final Update

Staffs Senior Cup Final Update

All the details for the Staffs Senior Cup Final

Stone Old Alleynians v Stafford Rangers FC
Pirelli Stadium, Burton Albion FC
Wednesday 4th May 7.45 KO

Pirelli Stadium
Burton Albion FC
Princess Way
Burton upon Trent
DE13 0BH

If the match results in a draw it shall be decided with the taking of penalties.

Ticket prices:
Adult £10
Concessions £5 (Senior Citizens over 65 and students aged 16-21 with a student card)
Youth Free (15 and under)

Admission:  We can confirm that CARD and CASH will be accepted on the turnstiles by the staff at Burton Albion.

Car Parking: There is a large car park at Burton Albion, but we expect this to be filled, so would suggest arriving in good time to secure a space. Burton Albion as a club will be charging £3 for parking.

Turnstiles: The turnstiles in use on the evening will be ABC and DEF. Turnstiles will open 90 minutes before KO, along with alcohol sales in the concourse.

Both our supporters coaches are now both sold out and will leave Marston Road at 5.30pm.

The Social club will be open from 4.30pm for pre journey refreshments.

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Thank-You Volunteers & Fans Forum

Thank-You Volunteers & Fans Forum

Volunteers Thanked and Fans Forum

On Saturday 30th April Matty Hill, Dale Belford and Andy Fearn would like to celebrate a successful season with all the volunteers who have given their time freely this season, to assist in the running of Stafford Rangers.

At 12 pm in the Chairman’s suite there will be a thank-you drink and a buffet lunch.

At 1.00 pm all fans are welcome to attend an end of season forum and suggestion session, with Matty.

See you all there !