Gorleston Rangers mark end of season with presentations

The presentation table with (from left to right): Chairman Chris Dunne, President Dave Stringer, Tre

The presentation table with (from left to right): Chairman Chris Dunne, President Dave Stringer, Treasurer Sheila Read and Secretary Graham Gibbins. - Credit: Archant

Gorleston Rangers FC, founded in 1984, held its annual presentation evening at the Ocean Room to mark the end of the season.

The club entered 25 teams in the Norfolk and Suffolk Youth League, one team in the Norfolk Women’s and Girls League and one team in the Great Yarmouth Sunday league.

Probably the largest youth football club in Norfolk, GRFC is a Charter Standard Development Club and was further honoured by being named Charter Standard Development Club of the Year by Norfolk County FA, an award which was last awarded to the club in 2011/2012.

All football coaches at the club have undertaken coaching qualifications, hold First Aid certificates and have been subject to CRB/DBS clearance.

The club holds midweek sessions for under 5 and under 6 players as well as a Saturday Morning Soccer School in preparation for Development Football from under 7 onwards.

The highlight of the year is the annual club tournament to be held at the Ormiston Academy in July which attracts up to 200 teams from all over the area with ages ranging from under 7 to under 16.

The club has had another successful season with a number of teams experiencing success in both league and cup competitions.

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The presentation evening provided the opportunity for the club to showcase its achievements and celebrate together with each player receiving an individual trophy in recognition of their commitment to GRFC.

In addition to individual trophies, each team manager selected a manager’s player, players player and clubman who received an extra trophy in recognition of their achievements.

This year has also seen Daniel McNab of the under 8 Hawks being chosen to play for the Norwich City Academy next season.

The club once again has recognised the loyalty of a number of under 16 players who have played their youth football for Gorleston Rangers.

The presentation evening, sponsored by Specsavers (Great Yarmouth) was attended by approximately 1,000 people with former Norwich City manager and player Dave Stringer on hand to present the trophies.

The club is looking to expand next season and will be offering opportunities for both boys and girls who wish to play football.

For further information on how to join Gorleston Rangers FC, contact either club chairman Chris Dunne on 01493 601256 or club secretary Graham Gibbins on 01502 730923.