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WHO ARE THE SYDNEY RANGERS?

Sydney Rangers Football Club is Australia’s first and Sydney’s only gay and inclusive men’s soccer club.

Founded in 1997, the Sydney Rangers are a group dedicated to building a competitive, social and diverse club which welcomes players of all sexual orientations and from all levels of playing experience.

Sydney Rangers, under the umbrella of Balmain & District FC, competes in the Canterbury District Soccer Football Association, and in various domestic and international competitions throughout the year.

OUR MISSION

To instil pride and achieve success on and off the football field by playing fun and inclusive soccer, and to make a positive social contribution in our community.

WHO PLAYS FOR SYDNEY RANGERS?

Sydney Rangers are a mix of players from different backgrounds, who range in age from 18 to 55. While many in the club identify as gay, there are also a number of players and officials who identify as bisexual or straight. Sexuality is not an obstacle to playing for Sydney Rangers.

WHY PLAY FOR SYDNEY RANGERS?

  • For the love of playing “the beautiful game”
  • Experience the positive health, fitness and social benefits of playing football
  • Keep in shape
  • Participate in a comfortable, supportive and inclusive team environment
  • Engage with the LGBTI community
  • Travel and play in national and international football tournaments

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT AND FUNDRAISING

Sydney Rangers is proud of our involvement and visibility in the LGBTI, football and wider community. We work closely with organisations such as our community sponsor ACON to promote positive messages of tolerance, diversity, equality, health and wellness within our communities.

We are proud to be foundation member of Pride Football Australia which aims to bring together football players and supporters, regardless of their gender or sexuality, to share their love of the game and promote equality, acceptance and diversity.

CLUB HISTORY AND ACHIEVEMENTS

Year  Achievement Host
2015 JF Cup – Winners Melbourne
2015 Fourth Winter Competition team Sydney
2014 JF Cup – Winners Sydney
2013 JF Cup – Winners Melbourne
2011 JF Cup – Winners Melbourne
2009 IGLFA – Bronze medalists Washington DC
  JF Cup – Winners Melbourne
2008 IGLFA – Bronze medalists London
2003 IGLFA – Silver medalists Boston
2002 Enter Gay Games for first time Sydney
1997 Sydney Rangers is formed Sydney

CLUB AWARDS

Annually, Sydney Rangers recognises player achievements over the Winter Competition season.  Past recipients can be viewed here.