Rangers’ delight at county award

Bridlington Rangers Pumas U9s in action at the weekend
Bridlington Rangers Pumas U9s in action at the weekend

Bridlington Rangers JFC have been named the 2016 Charter Mark Club of the Year by the East Riding County FA.

The club has produced three England under 21 internationals in the past, but chairman John Gibson MBE said he felt the award ranked among its best achievements.

“It’s great news that Rangers have won this important award from the County FA,” he told the Free Press.

“As a club we have made tremendous progress over recent seasons, and this year we have added five extra junior teams.

“We now have 16 teams in the Hull Boys Sunday League and more than 230 players on our books.

“I can hardly believe that I started the club in 1979 with one under nines team and 11 players.

“The award is due to the commitment of the club officers, managers, their assistants, parents and, of course, our great set of players.

“Apart from their football ability, we endeavour to teach the players how to be good team members, to respect authority and obey the rules. These are all, in my opinion, important life skills.

“We believe that we provide an important service to the community by allowing youngsters to take part in healthy recreation in a secure environment.”