Thanks Kass!

We would like to show our appreciation to our Canteen Manager, Kassie Paice, who has made the decision to resign from her committee role at Forest Rangers FC.

We have been very fortunate to have Kassie with us on the Committee for the last few years and, in particular, in the canteen every weekend for the last 3 seasons! Her work in the Club has been very much appreciated and we wish Kassie all the best and hope to see her around the park.

Thanks Kassie!

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Thanks to our 2017 Sponsors!

Season 2017 is now over and we would like to take a moment to say a special thanks to our generous sponsors who have supported our club this year as they make such a big difference to our players and families.

Through their generous contributions, they have helped provide over 800 of our registered players with their Forest Rangers FC shirts, shorts, socks, bags, drink bottles, balls, hoodies, spray jackets, trophy’s, grounds maintenance equipment & Presentations Day’s.

We hope that they continue with their sponsorship next year.  If anyone would like to join our family of sponsors during Season 2018 and continue to lift the spirits of our teams, contact our Sponsorship Officer on 0419 682 310.

Check them out below and on Our Sponsors page.  Please support our sponsors with your business, just as they support us.

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Free Coaching Courses

St George Football Association are holding coaching sessions for all age groups led by Aytek Genc from SGFA in October and November at Peakhurst Park.

As a Club, we have made the decision that as coaching is a valuable asset and something with which we can give the best back to the players, we would like to cover the cost of the course.  We would, of course, expect that you would be coaching a team in 2018.

If you are interested to attend, please email our Secretary Tracey Alex secretary@forestrangersfc.com.au.

For more information on the courses visit http://sgfa.com.au/2017-sgfa-end-of-year-coaching-courses/.

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Summer Kick Around

Our yearly Summer kick-around starts Wednesday 4th October 2017 from 6.30pm (and every Wednesday evening after that).

Meet at Gannons Park change room – bring water and shin pads. This is aimed for male players aged 16 and up.

No need to book however if you have any questions, feel free to contact Brian on 0431 587 838 or vp@forestrangersfc.com.au.

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Help Needed at Gannons Park

We are looking for several volunteers who are able to take turns setting up and moving the sprinklers at Gannons Park.  If we don’t get cracking with this now we won’t have thick, green fields to play on next season!

If you are a regular down at Gannons or can just pop by, please give Sam a call on 0414 822 799.

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Junior Presentation Day Wrap-up

What fantastic weather we had for our Juniors’ Presentation Day last Sunday 10th September. Thanks to everyone who came along and for their patience. It was a long process with over 500 trophies handed out on the day.

 

We presented our U12B1 Boys (Minor Premiers & Grand Final winners) with their FRFC premiership jackets, SGFA Premiership trophies, and the Tom McQuinn Trophy for the most outstanding junior team in the Club.  Congrats again boys!

 

Congratulations also to the following teams:

The Norm Ward encouragement award went to U10I

Presidents Trophy for the most outstanding junior team in the Club not to win a premiership went to U14C

Secretary’s Trophy for the most improved A or B grade went to U16GB1

Treasurer’s Trophy for the most improved C or D grade went to U15C

Peter Dawson Trophyfor the most improved junior girl’s team went to U14GB

We presented some players with their FRFC 7-years & 10-years of service jerseys which is a fantastic effort so congratulations to those players also.

7 Years & 10 Years of Service Players

The kids had an absolute ball on the jumping castles & slide, and the ice creams and slurpy’s were a big hit with the kids (and dare I say the adults too!).

It was an all round wonderful family day out and a great way to celebrate the end of another season.

A huge thanks to the many helpers (committee and others) in the canteen, organising and setting up the event. A special thanks to Bob Klinker and Steve Jones who slaved away on the BBQ cooking 1000 sausages!  All our helpers did an amazing job in making the day a success and we would be lost without them.

Check out our Flickr site for pics of the day.

See you all in 2018 – Go Rangers!

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Food For Thought Before You Vote…

As you are aware, you will need to enrol and vote for representatives of the Peakhurst Ward during the election this Saturday 9 September 2017.

There are 2 loyal supporters of our club who are councillor candidates of the Peakhurst Ward, Rita Kastanias and Kevin Greene.

Rita, owner of Lugarno Deli Cafe, is a long serving sponsor & supporter of our club. Likewise Kevin & his family has always been strongly involved with the club and both have been active members and supporters of various community groups.  They are both worthy of your vote.

On behalf of Forest Rangers FC we wish them both luck in this election.

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Junior Presentation Day This Sunday 10/9/17

Our Junior Presentation Day is at Gannons Park this Sunday 10th September at 10:15am for players, families and Coach & Managers of Junior Teams (U6-U16).

All players will be receiving trophies and their pre-ordered team photos.

Soft drinks, sausages in rolls and other goodies will be provided.  There will be jumping castles at the Park for the kids enjoyment.

 

So come along, bring your family, chairs/blanket & shade, “other” drinks and snacks for the day. It will be a great day of celebration and acknowledgement of a fantastic season.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

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Senior’s Wrap It Up For The Season!

Our Senior Presentation Night went off with a bang last Saturday 2nd September 2017! There was much to celebrate this year due to the success of many teams.

AAF2 Champions Celebrate

Congratulations again to our AAF2’s for their success this year in winning their competition.

Congrats also to our 7, 10, 15 & 30 year long serving players and to the following Senior players who received the Players’ Player of the Year Award for their dedication and sportsmanship throughout the year:

O35A1 – Richard Alsweiler
O35A2 – Jono Nolan
O35C1 – Paul Stein
O35C2 – Maurice Bortolin
AAB – James Samuel
AAD – Zane Stanley & Christian de Sisto
AAF1 – Chris Weir
AAF2 – Mitchell Myers
AAG1 – Chris Vosnakis
AAG2 – Chris Millican
PL1 – Peter George
PLR – Tyler Scotton & Michael Greene
AAWB1 – Laura Redmond
AAWB2 – Larissa Trimble
AAWC – Lauren Chappell
PWL – Carly Jeffrey
18B – Shaun McManus
18C – Blake Tomlinson

It was a memorable night and we owe a big thanks to Belinda West, Tracey Alex and the girls for setting up and organising the event.

Thanks to our major sponsor St George Maso’s for hosting the event and to our many other sponsors who have supported our club this year and have contributed in making it what it is today.

We have uploaded the photos of the night on our flickr page so check them out!

Looking forward to seeing everyone back in Season 2018!  Registrations will be open from 1st week of January 2018 so look out for our posts in December.

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Gear Collection This Saturday (26/8/17)

A reminder that all Training Gear is to be returned to the Gannons Park Dressing Sheds on Saturday 26/8/17 by a coach/manager or representative from the team as per the following time slots:

U6 to u9 teams: 8am – 10 am
U10 to u16 teams: 10am – 12 noon
U17 to Seniors: 12noon – 2pm

Gear is to include all training equipment, balls, match shirts, bibs, first aid kits & coach bags as well as the remaining ref fees. Could you please ensure that Bibs and Match Shirts are washed and that the various gear is returned at the same time.

It’s important for us to get everything back so we can count, stocktake and order for season 2018.

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