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Christmas and New Year are Over – Mardi Gras Is Upon Us

We hope everyone had a fantastic silly season and have now recovered.

2014 is shaping up to be a big year for the Sydney Rangers with Darwin Out Games, two overseas tournaments, Mardi Gras Soccer Tournament and Parade, The Trashes Cricket Fundraiser, and numerous social and fundraiser activities.

We look forward to your continued support and participation this year.

The Build Up Continues to Mardi Gras

Planning is now under way for Mardi Gras participation in Fair Day, Soccer Tournament and the Parade. Volunteers and participants are required for all to make the events successful. Please nominate via the links below.

Fair Day

We are seeking volunteers to help us man our store at fair day. The more the merrier. We want to keep shifts to no more than three hours, so obviously the more that volunteer the shorter the shift. There will be a minimum of two but preferably three volunteers on at anytime to ensure a good social atmosphere and fun day can be had. This is an excellent opportunity for the Club to raise awareness in the community of our activities (who knows we may even get more sponsors and membership deals), gain new members, and actively participate in our community. Please volunteer your time by following this link. If you would like to assist in developing the stall prior to the event please also let us know in the email.
When: Sunday, 9th February 2014 – 10am to 7.30pm
Where: Victoria Park, Camperdown

Register at: The committee.

Soccer Tournament

Saturday 22nd February 2014, sees the 6th Mardi Gras Football Tournament played at the newly resurfaced Bat and Ball Park at Moore Park. The tournament offers both a men’s and women’s competition and players can enter as a whole team or as individuals. This years tournament boasts qualified match officials, all day BBQ and drinks, entertainment and for the very first time a smaller field for kids matches. The Sydney Rangers Football Club encourages all players and supporters to bring their kids (or someone else’s kids) to join in the fun. Depending on final numbers, teams will consist of either 6 or 7 players and players of all skill levels are encouraged to join in the fun.

When: Saturday, 22nd February 2014 – 9.30am to 5pm
Where: Bat and Ball Park, South Dowling St, Moore Park (Due to repair work this venue my change – we will immediately advise however)
Cost: $15 for Sydney Rangers, Flying Bats and Mardi Gras members. $20 for all others.

Register at: Eventbrite

Mardi Gras Parade

We urgently need to get expressions of interest from interested people to participate in the parade. We need a minimum of 50 participants to make it viable. At this time we already have 10 Brazillian dancers volunteering for our Carnivale theme. Entries for participants closes on the 8th of January. If we dont make the numbers by this date, the Sydney Rangers will not place an entry in this years Mardi Gras Parade.
When: Saturday, 1st March 2014 – Evening
Where: Oxford St, Darlinghurst
Cost: $50 per participant.

Register at: The Committee

Winter Competition Registration

Sydney Rangers will commence taking registrations for the Winter Competition from 01 Jan 2014 via MyClubmate. All players need to be full paying financial members of the Sydney Rangers to play in the winter competition. If you intend playing winter 2014 you must login into your Sydney Rangers MyClubmate account and ensure all information is upto date including a photo and that you are paid up and financial with the club as a full fee paying member. This is your opportunity to volunteer to coach, and/or manage team, and advise your preferred playing team and position.

Once you have checked the Sydney Rangers site you will need to login to the Balmain and Districts Football Club MyClubmate and ensure the data is properly reflected in your account. The registration fees this year are $395 and will be required to be paid in full prior to commencement of the season in early March 2014. For those who did not play last season and wish to do so this season, ensure your details are all correct on the Sydney Rangers site and the Committee will transfer your data to Balmain. Just make sure you email the committee to remind us. Lastly make sure you put down under team preferences and notes that you want to play for the Sydney Rangers teams.

Those who think they may have an issue in achieving this amount in can organise through the Treasurer, Paul via committee to participate in a registration payment saving scheme of which you can provide $50/week directly into our account for 8 weeks to ensure payment is made at the required date. The email link above provides a template for you to complete to participate.

This season we will again be running three teams, an over 35, and all age A and B. This season Billy Kennedy will be Coach and Manager of the over 35 team, Dan Lord will Manage the B team with Ben Bagshaw as Coach. The A team final management line up will be confirmed in the coming weeks.

6 Rangers celebrate a birthday in January:

Duncan Jones – 4th
Bryan Tanswell – 14th
Erwin Wong – 16th
Shah Sabri – 17th
Tom Dougherty – 21st
Ben Bagshaw – 29th

The Trashes

The Sydney Rangers FC and Sydney Flying Bats are proud to announce "The Trashes" a fundraiser for Community Brave.

The Trashes is a 10 Over Cricket Competition open to players and friends of the Flying Bats, Rangers and Community Brave. Players register individually and will be assigned to a team on the day to ensure a social and fun day is had by all.
A BBQ will be provided for an additional cost of $3 for a sandwich (vegetarian or sausage) and $2 for softdrinks.

Spectator are welcome, with a Dress Up competition at the ground for Blokiest Bloke (female entries only), Miss Trashes (male entrants only), and Trashiest at the Ground (mixed).

All profits from the entrants fees and BBQ will go directly to Community Brave.

In the event that weather or some other disastrous thing prevents the games from going ahead, the event will be cancelled.

Those wanting a refund in the event of cancellation must request to the Treasurer by the 2nd February 2014 or the registration fee will be taken as a donation to Community Brave.

Entry and payment is made online at Eventbrite using the following link Eventbrite for both players ($10 ticket price) and spectators (no cost) and must be done in advance to make sure catering is properly conducted and costs can be made by the clubs for ground hire and purchase of the food and drinks.

The Midnight Shift

Midnight Shift Membership

The Midnight Shift Night Club have sponsored the Sydney Rangers for a number of years, and as a result of our close association have now agreed to give membership to the Midnight Shift to all financial members of our club.

This means that on paying your fees to the Rangers, you will have your name forwarded to the Shift for issuing of one of their cards. You will then get 10% off all drink purchases and discounts and special event invitations only available to Midnight Shift Members. These benefits are in addition to the already existing deals supplied to Sydney Rangers members. Those members that are currently financial should receive further details in the immediate future in regards to your cards.

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Urgent and Final Call for Expressions of Interest for Mardi Gras Parade

This is the opening and final call for all our members keen on participating in the Mardi Gras Parade.

The Rangers are planning on placing an entry into the Mardi Gras Parade with a World Cup Carnivale Theme. If you are keen on participating and/or have friends that can play drums or are dancers (Latino) please respond via email to committee. We require a minimum of 50 people to ensure costs are reasonable. Participants will be required to pay in advance ($50) to participate to the Sydney Rangers FC Bank account (details are in the email address link above).

Nominations and payments for Mardi Gras Entry close 8 Jan 14. In addition we are seeking a working group to assist. Please respond via email at the above link to advise if you can join the working group.

If we don’t make the minimum numbers Sydney Rangers FC will not enter a float.

Important Dates to Remember

08 Jan – Mar 2014:
Summer Nights 6-a-side comp

19 Jan 2014:
Winter Comp (2014) Registration Day @ Social Soccer

26 Jan 2014:
The Trashes 14 Over Cricket Match (with the Flying Bats)
including Winter Comp (2014) Registration Day

9 Feb 2014:
Mardi Gras Fair Day

15 Feb 2014:
Mardi Gras Volley Ball Tournament
(Volunteers needed to form a rangers team. Registrations close 31 Jan 14)

22 Feb 2014:
Mardi Gras Soccer Tournament

01 Mar 2014:
Mardi Gras Parade
22 Apr 2014:
Sydney Rangers Football Club Inc AGM (Upstairs at the Midnight Shift)

10-16 May 2014:
Darwin Out Games

4-6 Jun 2014:
World Gay Soccer 7’s (Orlando Florida)

30 Jun 2014:
Membership Renewal Due (Last date to accept JF Cup and PFA players dues to become eligible and applications for membership for the events)

Saturday 19 Jul 2014:
Justin Fashanu Cup and PFA Team Selection Draw (Venue TBD)

9-16 Aug 2014:
Cleveland Games

13 Sep 2014:
Justin Fashanu Cup and PFA (Venue TBA)

Saturday 20 or 27 Sep 2014:
Sydney Rangers Winter Competition Awards Night (Midnight Shift)

Keep an eye on Facebook, the Sydney Rangers website & Twitter for more detailed information on the above dates. You can also email the Sydney Rangers Club at committee<a href="mailto:info for more information.

Register Here

Darwin Outgames

We have enough for a team in the 7 A-Side competition. Sydney Rangers will be participating at the Darwin Outgames with Akio managing the team. Akio is already looking into accommodation to reduce costs for players with the event currently slated for the entire week of 10-16 May

The current list of players are:

Danny
Shah
Darren
Sherif
Koji
Akio
Anthony
Mark

If your wish to volunteer to play please email us.

Registrations with Darwin Outgames can be made here.

Winter League Competition and Social Soccer and Summer 5 A-Side

This year the club will be using these events to assist in training and selection/grading of players for the winter competition.

Those intending playing competition need to start participating in the social sessions to ensure their fitness and skill for the winter competition are improved prior to the commencement of the season. This opportunity will also allow team managers to start prepping their teams to enable a successful competition.

Sydney Rangers intend having an All Age A and B team again this season as well as an over 35, which is the same as last year, though we expect with our new players this year, and others moving on, that the players in the teams will change this year. In the end it is about providing a competitive team for the league and providing a fun, friendly, and fit group to attempt to gain the premierships.

Mardi Gras Volley Ball Tournament

Sydney Rangers would like to put a team into the Freezone Volleyball competition on the 15 Feb 14 at Homebush. Cost is $35 per player + $25 if not a Member of State Volleyball NSW or your own state association.

Those interested in playing please email Dan. Entries close to Dan by 30 Jan so that he can submit the following day to Freezone.

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Storage Requirement

Sydney Rangers no longer have a storage facility available for club equipment. Although not a large amount, it still requires a little room. If you can assist us in providing some storage space it would be greatly appreciated. If you can assist please let us know via email.

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