Sponsor Spotlight
Nov 11, 2022

Introducing our Sponsor for the Stalybridge Celtic game

Pete Wooding

A big welcome to our Match sponsor for the game against Stalybridge Celtic, Pete Wooding and his guests.

Peter is the type of person who reinforces just why we are all passionate about non-league football.

At 87 years young he is normally found on matchdays in the draughty programme hut trying to sell out our matchday programme come rain or shine, but his relationship with the Rangers goes back a long way.

Born in Wellingborough, Northants he has been a regular supporter since 1967. Pete comes from a family of six and has been living in Stafford since 1958 after marrying a Stafford girl Margaret who he lost when she was only 53. Pete has 2 sons and 2 grandchildren.

After 5 years at RAF 16MU as an instructor he joined BRC Engineering at Lichfield Road, Stafford firstly as a spot welder and then as an instructor teaching and mentoring new employees. He was to stay with BRC for 32 years until the factory closed. A few part time jobs followed until he officially retired in 1995.

Pete sponsors todays match and is joined in the Chairmans Suite by his partner of the last 22 years Mavis, his son & daughter in law Nigel and Karen and grandson Josh together with 4 guests.

Between 1969 and 1982 Pete was part of a Development Committee at SRFC raising funds for the club through Lotto, Match Raffles and running coaches to away games during the Wembley years. In one golden year in the 70’s they raised £17,000 of much needed revenue. Pete’s earliest memory of an SRFC game was in November 1957 when he watched us beat Elsmere Port 2-1 in the Cheshire League in front of 120 fans. His favourite memory was at Oxford in 1972 when we played Yeovil in the FA Trophy Semi final winning 3-0 in front of a huge crowd which he remembers as a ‘joyful happy day.’

Pete wants only the best for his beloved Rangers and wants to see us win this league and progress in the National league and he believes this is important as ‘Success brings a smile to the faces of Stafford people’ but urges fans to be patient.

Whilst Pete doesn’t go so often to his favourite holiday destination of Benidorm these days, he is a constant ray of sunshine at Marston Road driven by his mantra of ‘Be Happy and have great friends around you’.

We are so lucky to be surrounded by people like Pete and we wish him, Mavis, family, and friends a wonderful day and thank them for their support as todays Match Sponsors.

If you want to find out more about sponsoring the club in any way, please contact Roy Sales by email or call him on 07921 943112.


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