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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Rangers Get Season Back on Track with Win Over Oldest Rival

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The Croydon Rangers knew the opening to their season was going to challenging with matches against last years two VicBowl contenders in first two rounds of the season. Following a disappointing home loss in the season opener, the Rangers turned their attention to the 2016 champion Monash Warriors, trying to avoid dropping to an 0-2 start.

In incredibly windy conditions, both teams looked to the run game to move the ball, with the wind wreaking havoc on the passing game of both teams early. The Warriors started stronger, with Australian RB Luke Jackson pounding the ball along the ground. The Warriors secured a converted touchdown on their opening drive, and signs looked ominous for the Rangers.

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The Rangers win the 2017 Women’s Vic Bowl

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The party is still raging at Croydon’s Springfield Reserve after the Croydon Rangers women’s team claimed the VicBowl, the state grand final of gridiron, with a 12-7 win over the Melbourne Uni Chargers on Saturday.

The Rangers entered the decider on the back of a perfect 7-0 regular season and a win over the Geelong Buccaneers in the semi-final.

The Rangers offence started with the ball but, for most of the first quarter, possession seesawed between the sides until Australian running back Tanya Russell charged 30 yards for the first touchdown of the day.

It was to be the only score for the half and the Rangers went to the break with a 6-0 lead.

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Ranger ladies lock up the 1 seed in the penultimate round

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Croydon Rangers women have secured top spot going into the Gridiron Victoria finals.

This weekend the team traveled to Ballarat to face the Northern Lady Raiders, a formidable team with many strong, experienced players.

In their three-season history, the Raiders are the only team the Rangers have been unable to defeat.

This story appeared in the Herald Sun

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Week 5 Colts & Women’s Results

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Another weekend of mixed results for our local gridiron club the Croydon Rangers.

Both the Senior women’s team and under 19’s colts squad headed up to DR Atkinson Reserve in Reservoir for the 3pm and 6:30pm matches respectively.

Offensive Lineman Vanessa Brown celebrates a Touchdown with QB Bliss Love

Photo: John Torcasio

In the 5th round of competition, The women’s Rangers were facing an unfamiliar opponent, the rookie Monash Warriors women’s team. Coming out of a 36-8 win against the Pakenham Silverbacks last weekend, the ladies were sitting 4-0, undefeated at the top of the Gridiron Victoria ladder. The Warriors, also fresh from a convincing win over the Ballarat Kestrels were keen to bring their win-loss tally to 3-2.

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Rangers young sensation James Dall commits to US Junior College

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It is with great pride that the Jetmaster Heat & Glo Croydon Rangers can announce that the Stuart Thompson Landscapes Colts team captain James “Speedy” Dall has signed his intention to commit to the Junior College, Garden City “Broncbusters”, based in Kansas City, Missouri.

The Rangers James Dall has committed to Junior College as a Wide Receiver

James has been picked up as a Wide Receiver but is hoping to offer more than just his ability to catch when he lands in June. James has played as a Cornerback, Kicker, Punter and even Quarterback at Colts level, and Wide Receiver and Kicker/ Punter in the Gridiron Victoria Senior competition.

James was one of three Croydon Rangers to participate in the 2016 state trip to Singapore, where he was praised by State Head Coach Robert Smith. James is one of three Australian teenagers that have targeted by the college. Garden City has a solid football program and a reputation for nurturing players that graduate to NCAA College programs, and even have NFL players among their alumni.

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