Many of you will be aware that the Stafford Rangers Development Squad has been extended this year to incorporate a new U21 team that plays in the Midland U21 Reserve league on Saturday morning, as Rangers look to develop a total football solution.

The U21 team join the four other U18 teams that are associated with the club.

The U21’s are managed by Colin Phillips and Oz Rowley and the squad was formed to continue to provide a pathway and natural progression for players in the U18’s.

Oz comments: “It’s fantastic that the club has taken this integrated approach on board and we will move the squad forward with our team philosophy to Out Train, Out Run, Out Challenge and Out Play.”

This new structure now creates a direct route for the most talented players into Stafford Rangers First Team, our stars for the future, and the ones you will want to watch now. The focus is not purely results based but is also set up to provide game time for first team players coming back from injury, squad players from first team and is crucial to the development of youth/academy players and triallists.

The U21’s play Home games at Stone Old Alleynians Ground at Wellbeing Park , Yarnfield Lane, Yarnfield, Stone ST15 0NF.

The first league game is this Saturday 5th September when the U21’s play Lichfield City at the City Ground, Brownsfield Road, Lichfield WS13 6AY, entry £3.00

On Monday 7th September the U18’s are at home to Telford United in the 1st Preliminary Round of the FA Youth Cup. This game is being played at Marston Road KO 7.45PM

The U21’s are very much part of Stafford Rangers but need sponsorship to help with ongoing costs that will enable us to develop players further and invest in our youth. We need a local business to hopefully get involved with supporting the U21’s so if you want to make a difference please call Colin Phillips on 07590 477602 or e mail him at SRFCDeveloment@gmail.com for more information.

If you would also like to volunteer for match day roles please contact us by completing the form below.

Colin states, “There are some wonderful opportunities to join us on an exciting road ahead. The enthusiasm and passion these young players have for the game and the skill they have makes the future really exciting. Oz and I believe it will prove to be a huge benefit to the club and in the development of future players.”