May 312020
 

Hi all,

It’s been an interesting two months at the Rangers to say the least.

The interruption of the 2020 Season due to COVID19 has seen the Club adapted quickly to changing circumstances. Regardless of the setbacks, the Committee and the Coaches have worked hard behind the scene to ensure we’re ready to go by Round 1. Some of the goals we’ve kicked includes;

  • Starting the refurbishment of the equipment shed. Massive thank you to Adam Raven, Luke Hylton, Austin Brandon, Andrew Richards and Brenton Howe.
  • Selling our new Nike polo to members. These are still available at training ($50 that go towards your Subs).
  • Recruiting more players; adding a healthy competition for spots in the First and Reserve teams.
  • Conducting our first ever online Club meeting via Zoom.
  • Hearing from our sponsors Blackfish Finance and Magain Real Estate.
  • Supporting our major sponsor, the Edinburgh Hotel & Cellars.
  • Organising our new Nike kits.
  • Preparing our new match day goals.
  • Adapting new training plans under SA Health and Federation social distancing guidelines (led by new head coach Spiros Simeonakis).
  • Conducting training sessions at Bonython Park, City Loop, Largs Bay (snake pit) and Ranger Park. Thank you to all coaches for getting these organised.
  • Welcoming new player sponsor Ozone Skips thanks to Brenton Howe. Visit www.ozoneskips.com.au for all the details.
  • Consulting the League around the 2020 season format.

We’re pleased to advise the road back to competitive football has been set out by the League.

  • The Club will field four teams in 2020.
  • Registration details will be available to all players in the coming weeks.
  • The FFA Cup / CSL Cup competitions will not be contested in 2020.
  • There will only be 14 Rounds this season for all divisions.
  • Only one spot for promotion/relegation for Divisions 1A, 2A & 3A will be available.
  • 27 June 2020: Round 1 for all divisions (fire up!).
  • 19 September 2020: Round 14 (final rounds for all divisions)
  • 26 September 2020: Semi-Final Promotion games for Divisions 1A, 2A, 3A teams only (1v4 & 2v3).
  • Date TBC: Grand-Final Promotion games for Division 1A, 2A, 3A teams only.

Football is just around the corner. It’s great to see so many people involved at training, excited about the season a head and supporting one another during these unprecedented times.

Keep up the amazing work! Go you Rangers!

Cheers,
Ali Gramazio
President
Unley Old Scholars FC

  One Response to “The Return of Football”

  1. Thank you all for such an effort organizing trainings and keeping players updated and involved.

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