Croydon Rangers Gridiron Club

Welcome to the Croydon Rangers, one of the founding clubs in this state and a proud member of Gridiron Victoria.

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2016 Men’s Fixture out now!

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The 2016 Gridiron Victoria Men’s Fixture has been released!

The Rangers will host 5 times at Ranger Field on the following dates (all 2pm kickoff)

  • Saturday 18th June (opening weekend) vs CRUSADERS
  • Saturday 2nd July vs PREDATORS
  • Saturday 16th July vs BUCCANEERS
  • Sunday 24th July vs WARRIORS
  • Saturday 20th August vs PREDATORS

The full 2016 Gridiron Victoria Senior Men’s Fixture is available on the GV Website.

2016 Senior Men’s Fixture

Rnd Date VS Time Host
1 Sat June 18 Crusaders 2:00pm RANGER FIELD
2 Sat June 25 Royals 10:30am Predators
3 Sat July 2 Predators 2:00pm RANGER FIELD
4 July 9-10 BYE BYE BYE
5 Sat July 16 Buccaneers 2:00pm RANGER FIELD
6 Sun July 24 Warriors 2:00pm RANGER FIELD
7 Sun July 31 Miners 2:00pm Miners
8 Sun Aug 7 Crusaders 2:00pm Crusaders
9 Sun Aug 14 Royals 2:00pm Royals
10 Sat Aug 20 Predators 2:00pm RANGER FIELD
11 Sept 3-4 BYE BYE BYE
12 Sat Sept 10 Buccaneers 2:00pm Buccaneers
13 Sat Sept 17 Warriors 10:30am Monash
14 Sat Sept 24 Miners  6:30pm Miners

Preliminary Finals: October 8-9

2016 Gridiron Victoria VIC BOWL XXXII Sunday 16th October in Melbourne


Junior & Women’s Season Finale

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Another week of mixed emotions for Croydon Gridiron as the Junior and Women’s teams played at home for their final regular season game.

The Under 19’s went into the match knowing playoffs were out of reach but looked to finish 2016 strong.

A see-sawing battle was tied at 22 at the main change before an impassioned plea by the coaching staff to dig deep in the 2nd half lead to a blowout Ranger victory.

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Croydon Rangers 10th Life Member announced

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The Croydon Rangers Gridiron Club are thrilled to welcome the Club’s 10th Life Member.

Voted in unanimously at last weeks AGM, Stephen Churchill is widely considered a Club legend, and his honor roll reads very impressively:

  • 6 x Club MVP (now known as the Smith-Churchill Trophy)
  • 9 x Club Offensive MVP
  • 3 x VGOA Best & Fairest Winner
  • 179 Senior Games for the Rangers (5th most Club history)
  • 3 x VicBowl Winner (1997, 1998, 2004)
  • Club Captain (2007)
  • Australian Representative (2005)
  • Senior Offensive Coordinator (2010)
  • Junior Team Captain (1998)
  • Junior MVP (1999)
  • Junior Championship Winner (1999)
  • Junior Co-Head Coach (2001)
  • AND numerous years on the Club’s committee.

A fitting addition to this elite group of people that have given that so much to the Club.

Congratulations Steve!


Mixed results again in week 4 of Junior & Women’s Ranger football

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Junior Rangers in Week 4 Action

Another mixed weekend for the Croydon Rangers as the Junior and Women’s seasons continue to head in different directions.

The Ranger ladies crossed Melbourne Saturday night to take on the newest kid on the block, the Melton Wolves under lights.

The home team has been building towards their first season for more than 12 months and would prove a formidable host against the undefeated Rangers.

Undeterred, Croydon quickly stamped their authority on the game as Bliss Love crossed for the first touchdown of the game. Quarterback Vanessa Roman would heed inspiration from Head Coach Jamie Stafford and keep the football for the 2 point conversion.

Soon after, running back Tanya Russell would motor 40 yards for another touchdown and a solid 14-0 lead heading to the main break.

Melton would respond quickly in the 3rd quarter, adding a pair of touchdowns to shave the deficit to only 2 points 14-12 Croydon at 3/4 time.

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2016 Week 3 Juniors & Women’s Mixed Results

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Ranger women move to 2-0

A mixed result for the Croydon Rangers in round 3 Gridiron Victoria action last weekend.

The Under 19’s squad, fresh from a pair of solid performances compiling a draw and victory the first two weeks went up against the reigning champion Melbourne Uni.

A see-sawing struggle approached half time with only a score in it before Quarterback Tom Veale completed a deep pass to Callum Thompson for the touchdown. The Rangers completed the scoring play one man short on the field and went to the main break trailing 6-8.

An avalanche of injuries ravaged Croydon in the 3rd term as Melbourne Uni took advantage and started piling on the score. Such was the extent of the injuries that Conor Merrigan Turner played both ways all day and even saw offensive lineman Ben Guscott at defensive back.

The young Rangers couldn’t keep up, falling to the champs 44-6 to sit on the cusp of the playoffs at 1-1-1.

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