Hoole Rangers will celebrate our 25th anniversary in the summer. To recognise this milestone, we plan to arrange a football match on Saturday 19th May, featuring as many of our past and present players as possible. We will follow this with an evening social event for everyone who has been involved with the club over the years, such as players, committee members and their families.
In order to get an idea on the number of players for the match and total numbers for the evening event, we would like to invite any past players or committee members to get in touch with either Glyn or Mark Roberts on any of the contact methods below…or with anyone else connected with the club.
The Chester and Wirral Football league (CWFL) have been quick to recognise that football needs to become more flexible in order to accommodate modern lifestyles, weekend working, family, and wider social activities. Many players cannot commit to being available every Saturday, so last season, CWFL started Friday and Monday night leagues where teams play on artificial pitches under floodlights. This was so successful it has grown for this season, and the league are now looking to extend their scope to allow Saturday Development leagues. This is where clubs can enter new teams into a Saturday league, but have total control of who and when they play. The goal is to allow clubs to grow their playing staff, offer an opportunity for players with limited availability to play without the pressure of being available every week, and ultimately encourage new teams to be entered into the full-time leagues at some point.
The team status update below is by Adam Roper, club Coach and first team vice captain:
Firstly as a club we have reached our 25th season this year which is a fantastic landmark for us and I know all the lads are really proud to be part of a team that has been built up and maintained through thick and thin by the Chairman Glyn Roberts and First Team Manager Mark Roberts. There are few examples of clubs that have survived for this length of time and this is due to the commitment and continued effort that they both still put in on a weekly basis and their enthusiasm is infectious and a great motivator for all the players. In terms of our performances and progress this season so far, I think it would best be described as mixed. We have put in some really good performances and come away with draws rather than the wins that the effort and application has deserved and this has seen us in a somewhat false position in the league as we reach the half way stage. This has motivated the lads even more than ever to ensure we come off the pitch with the three points each week and we are still confident that we can progress up the table in the second half of the season with plenty of key fixtures still to come over the next few months. In terms of players we have a great mix of youth and experience in the squad including an ex-professional along with a couple of league veterans who bring masses of ability and know what playing in this league is about whilst at the other end of the scale we have a great group of younger lads just finding their feet but with bags of skill and potential and this is why as well as the first team this year we have also put together a development squad to allow all of the players signed for the club to experience competitive football and put themselves in a position to break into the first team when opportunities arise. The development team fixtures are being arranged as and when the first team schedule allows and this is a great opportunity for any new players or people looking to play competitively to sign for a great local club and get involved.
Glyn Roberts Mobile : 07515 805966
Mark Roberts Mobile : 07427 553731
Facebook: Mark Roberts or you can search for Hoole Rangers FC