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 bounce back with week 2 win and defensive shutout

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The Croydon Rangers have bounced back in week 2 with a sold win 14-0 over the Melbourne Uni Royals.

Keen to avenge their opening round loss and with several ex team mates on the other side the ball the Rangers burst out of the blocks early.

Rangers get the win

The defense were outstanding for four quarters, pitching a shut out and making several big plays throughout the game.

Liam Fordham was instrumental at free safety with 2 interceptions and a pair of tackles. Captain Mark Doyle lead the defensive effort with 4.5 tackles whilst Tyson Burgess also had an interception and 3 tackles whilst shutting down explosive (and former Ranger) receivers all day. Jaye Anderson had the lone sack for Croydon to go with 3.5 tackles.

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Rangers begin championship defense with loss to the Crusaders

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QB Jamie Stafford rushes against the Cru

The Croydon Rangers began their championship defense with a disappointing loss, 48-27 to the Western Crusaders at home.

Last year the Crusaders got the better of both their regular season meetings and the champs were keen to flip the script.

Always a tight, bruising battle the teams traded touchdowns on three successive series to see the visitors lead 14-7 at qtr time.

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Join the United Petroleum “Fueling Communities” program

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United Petroleum Fuelling Communities Program

The Croydon Rangers have just partnered with United Petroleum as part of their UP Program – Fueling Communities.

The program provides users with a 2c per Litre discount on fuel purchases, with an additional 2c per litre going directly to the Club.United Petroleum

Join the program here

http://new.unitedpetroleum.com.au/upsportscommunity/

The Rangers encourage you all to sign up at the link below and select “Croydon Gridiron” when asked to “nominate the club you are associated with”.

This isn’t just for members, and we encourage all supporters of the Club to join up with this program. With 48 participating United outlets, there is bound to be one nearby (including Dorset Road, just 650m from Ranger Field)

UP Cards will be delivered within 21 days, and then remember to present the card each time you fill up – and be sure to think United when you need fuel.


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!


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