Croydon Rangers Gridiron Club

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

New players are always welcome, no experience necessary!

Feel free to contact us if you are interested in joining up!

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Now recruiting for Women’s & Junior’s

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The Croydon Rangers Gridiron Club are now recruiting for our Women’s and Junior’s (under 19’s) teams for the 2015 season.

No experience necessary! Now recruiting!

Croydon Rangers Women's Team

Training is held at Ranger Field, Springfield Avenue Croydon

  • Tuesday & Thursday nights 6:30 – 8:30
  • Saturday morning at 10am (until games start)

Contact the Rangers today if you are keen to play!

Junior & Women’s Season kicks off mid September and runs approximately 8 weeks.

Croydon Rangers 2012 Junior Gridiron Victoria Champions

Week 12: Rangers defeat Miners 14-0

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Brock Wellington joins the 100 games club

The Croydon Rangers march towards the 2015 playoffs gathered momentum as they defeated the Berwick Miners 14-0 at home on Saturday.

With more than 30 years of history in the stands as the club celebrated their homecoming weekend the Rangers were methodical in handling their oldest rival.

The defense pitched their second shut out of the season despite repeatedly being backed up in the shadow of their own end zone with several goal line stand.

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Week 11: Rangers clinch another playoff berth with big win

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Croydon Rangers defeat Predators 34-7

The Croydon Rangers advanced to 7-3 on the season and clinch a finals berth with a comprehensive 34-7 victory over the South Eastern Predators.

With only 3 weeks left in the 2015 Gridiron Victoria regular season, the Rangers will feature in the Division One playoffs having missed but once in the past 2 decades.

As an arctic blast moved through Melbourne’s inner west the Rangers defense suffocated the Predators opening drive to quickly return the ball to the men in green.

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2015 Senior Men’s Season

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The 2015 Gridiron Victoria Senior Fixture has been released! The Rangers will host 5 times at Ranger Field on the following dates (all 1:30pm starts):

  • Saturday 2nd May (opening weekend) vs BUCCANEERS
  • Saturday 23rd May vs PREDATORS
  • Saturday 27th June vs ROYALS
  • Saturday 4th July vs WARRIORS
  • Saturday 18th July vs MINERS

The full 2015 Gridiron Victoria Senior Men’s Fixture is available on the GV Website.

2015 Senior Men’s Fixture

Rnd Date Opp Time/Result Host
1 Sat 2nd May Buccaneers W 37-27 RANGER FIELD
2 Sat 9th May Royals W 58-0 Geelong Buccaneers
3 Sun 17th May Warriors L 28-17 Melbourne Uni Royals
4 Sat 23rd May Predators W 37-27 RANGER FIELD
5 Sun 31st May Miners W 23-12 Western Crusaders
6 Sat 6th June Crusaders L 37-18 SNHC
8 Sat 20th June Buccaneers W 9-6 Geelong Buccaneers
9 Sat 27th June Royals W 14-8 RANGER FIELD
10 Sat 4th July Warriors L 42-16 RANGER FIELD
11 Sat 11th July Predators W 34-7 Western Crusaders
12 Sat 18th July Miners W 14-0 RANGER FIELD
13 Sat 25th July Crusaders L 22-13 Berwick Miners

Preliminary Finals: August 8 & 9

2015 Gridiron Victoria VIC BOWL XXXI Saturday 15th August

Round 2 Round Up

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Week 2

The Croydon Rangers have moved to 2-0 on their 2015 season with a 58-0 win over the Melbourne University Royals.

The Rangers’ defence was able to hold off every drive the Royals threw at them, with Michael Davern, Liam Fordham, Foo Yi Lee and Rhys Simpson stopping three drives with interceptions.

Jack Plunkett played a fantastic game at wide receiver catching several huge throws, but ultimately not rewarded with a touchdown. Josh Petracca picked up the first Ranger touchdown with a fumble recovery on the one yard line. Jordan Beck would strike next, finding a hole and exploiting it. He would score from 52 yards out. Ian Box would score on the drive, making a catch deep in coverage. Jordan Beck would score his second breaking free for a 78 yard touchdown. Ian Box would score on the next drive picking up his second touchdown for the day. Todd Dawson would manage to squeak by three defenders for his first touchdown, with Lucas Huysmans scoring on the next drive. The final drive would result in Quarterback Jon Johnston scoring from 4 yards out.

Album of the action thanks to Chromagraphics Photography

The Rangers play defending champions Monash Warriors at Melbourne University in Round 3, this Sunday at 1:30pm.

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