Bury Rangers end of season update

MHRML Awards

U10 Whites are Yellow Division Cup winners
U10 Reds are Purple Division Cup runners up
U11 Stripes won the League Sportsmanship Award
U12 Reds are Orange Division Cup winners
U13 Reds are runners up in the ORC U13 Division Two cup U15 Reds are Premier Division winners
U15 Whites are runners up in ORC Division 3 Cup
U16 Blacks won the League Sportsmanship Award

Richard Hale 3G Pitch

The 3G all weather pitch at Richard Hale has been completed and is looking amazing. This facility will enable Bury Rangers FC to train here exclusively for 10 years, starting next season, at a significantly reduced cost to repay our investment of £50,000. The 3G pitch will also be available for schools and community use.

An opening ceremony is scheduled for 12th July, 1pm.


Bury Rangers FC has formed the Presdales Community Management Trust (PCMT) to oversee the management, pitch booking, maintenance of the pavilion and pitches at the Presdales site. The trust is a non-profit making organisation and will re-invest any profit back into the site to ensure its ongoing improvement.

As the main users of the pitch it is in our interest to make the pitches the best they can be. There are a number of improvements earmarked to the site already ranging from water bore holes, to rolling and seeding the pitches, to creating a county standard pitch through to the end goal of building a clubhouse at the site, the planning for which has already been approved.

Currently the date earmarked for handover date from East Herts to the PCMT is 1st July 2017 (subject to contract being agreed).

Phil Spears to provide a more detailed update at the Club Annual General meeting.

Bury Rangers FC Annual General Meeting

The AGM will be held on 9th July at The Hertford Rugby Club, Highfields, Hoe Lane, Ware, Herts SG12 9NZ starting at 7.30pm. Please can all Age Group Managers attend and it will be great to have as many coaches and parents also attend. This is your opportunity to ask questions to the Committee directly, hear what the Club does for your children, how it supports the local community and for you to help shape the Club for 2017/2018 and beyond.

Charter Standard Renewal

2017-18 will be our 11th season as a Charter Standard (CS) Community Club, following another successful renewal in March. We are the longest established CS club in Hertfordshire and one of the longest established in the UK.

The CS accolade comes from our drive to not just maintain, but to improve standards in the game. All our volunteers who have regular contact comply with the legal requirement to have a Criminal Records Check (DBS). We also aim to have all our coaches with a minimum coaching qualification of FA Level 1, within one year of volunteering. This qualification includes Safeguarding Children and Emergency Aid elements, as well as the obvious focus on coaching children in the game.

Further to this, we aim to have a minimum 60% of these coaches registered to the associated body, the Licenced Coaches Club.

As a reward for maintaining the Chartership, we are given two full sets of kit for children up to U12. This season, we are allocating both sets of kit to our Futsal teams, as they enter a midweek league structure for the first time.

Furthermore, Chartered Standard status allows us to apply for all manner of grants from the FA, the Football Foundation and other funding bodies. Without it, we would not have been eligible to go into the partnership that has resulted in the Richard Hale 3G development.

Plea for Support from Parents

We have approx. 600 children at Bury Rangers FC and it takes a significant amount of effort to keep the Club running. The Club is run entirely by volunteers and we are desperately short of help. We have the following important roles vacant we MUST have filled asap in order to continue functioning as a Club. Please let Angela Greenhalgh (email: redshoesonme@yahoo.co.uk) know if you are able to help support your Club with any of these roles:

Committee Secretary

Responsible for taking minutes at Committee meetings, which are generally every couple of months starting at 7.30pm for 2 hours and also the AGM.

Community Liaison Officer

Responsible for building links between Bury Rangers FC and local schools to bring football to children in the community. Time commitment: approx. 2 hours per week

Chairperson for 2018/19 season

A new Chairperson is required to provide leadership and direction for Bury Rangers FC for the 2018/19 season. Despite a number of attempts to step down, Phil has agreed to stay on just one more season. This was on the proviso that a new chairperson has been agreed for 2018/19 by the AGM on 9th July. This will ensure a similar situation does not re-occur next season and also will enable a smooth handover.

Volunteer Coordinator

Responsible for maintaining a list of recognised volunteers and establishing a constitution/code of conduct volunteers must follow. Time commitment: approx. 2 hours per week.

Bury Rangers FC Club Shop

You can purchase Bury Rangers FC kit through the online shop here.

Finally, we’d like to thank you all for your continued support in making the Club what it is. It’s your commitment to Bury Rangers FC that enables us to provide football to so many young players.

Enjoy the summer break.

Bury Rangers FC Management Committee