Croydon Rangers Seniors

Mel Martin appointed 2017-18 Senior Head Coach

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The Corydon Rangers Gridiron Club are excited to announce the appointment of Mel Martin as the Rangers senior team Head Coach for the 2017 & 2018 seasons.

Following an extensive search for a replacement to fill the role held by Richard Garraway the last three years, as he heads off to coach the Victoria Eagles state team, the Rangers committee were left in no doubt that Coach Martin was the perfect choice.

Mel Martin: Head Coach of the Rangers 2017-2018

The appointment of Coach Martin is a departure from the recent Croydon Rangers coaching appointments, with the first coach appointed from outside of the Club since the turn of the century. The Club welcomes the new knowledge, thought processes and experience that this appointment will bring.

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2016 Men’s Award Winners

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2016 Men's Award Winners

The Croydon Rangers men’s team celebrated their annual season awards. hosted by our fantastic team sponsor The Hawthorn Hotel.

Congratulations to the following winners on a great effort in 2016:

Smith Churchill Trophy (overall MVP)
Nate Rhoades

Offensive MVP (tied)
Jamie Stafford & John Tanuvasa

Defensive MVP
Liam Fordham

Offensive Line
James Arthur

Special Teams MVP
John Tanuvasa

Rookie of Year
John Tanuvasa

Coaches Award
Taran Marston

Most Improved
Todd Dawson

Gil Boyd Memorial Shield (best club person)
Ash Mays

Congratulations to the following players on their games milestones in 2016

  • 200 Games: Richard Garraway
  • 100 Games: Jamie Stafford
  • 50 games: Matt LeQuesne & Julian Corbett

 It was a great event and a fitting conclusion to the mens calendar for 2016. Congratulations to all the Award winners and those who received special mentions.

We’re looking forward to seeing you all back next year!


Rangers Acknowledged at Vic Bowl Day Senior Awards Presentation

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A big Gridiron Victoria senior season culminated last Sunday with the playing of VicBowl XXXII and Division 2 Championship VI at Lakeside Stadium in Albert Park. In what is undoubtedly the best stadium used for the league’s showcase event since the early ‘90s when the match was played at Olympic Park, the weather managed to hold of mercifully for the curtain raiser – but would not be so kind for main event.

The Woodford Sport Science Consulting Croydon Rangers Gridiron Club congratulates the Monash Warriors in defeating the Western Crusaders 16-12 to take another Vic Bowl and the Pakenham Silverbacks for their comprehensive victory over the Northern Raiders 43-8.

The day also included the presentation of the GV Senior league awards, of which there were many Croydon Rangers Hawthorn Hotel senior team members acknowledged:

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Rangers back on track with week 10 victory

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Mark Doyle celebrates his pick 6

After a difficult two weeks, the Croydon Rangers have finally got a win in August, defeating the South Eastern Predators 34-14 at home on Saturday.

Having reached mid-season atop the standings, the ensuring weeks saw a heavy defeat followed by a tough draw. In their final game for 2016 at Croydon, the team got their title defense back in track with the business-like win ahead of a two week break.

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2016 Men’s Season

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The 2016 Gridiron Victoria Men’s season is in the bag!

The club hosted 5 games at Ranger Field with a 4-1 record.

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

2016 Senior Men’s Fixture

# When vs Host
1 Sat June 18 Crusaders L 48-27 RANGER FIELD
2 Sat June 25 Royals W 14-0 Predators
3 Sat July 2 Predators W 38-0 RANGER FIELD
4 July 9-10 BYE BYE BYE
5 Sat July 16 Buccaneers W 26-20 RANGER FIELD
6 Sun July 24 Warriors W 21-14 RANGER FIELD
7 Sun July 31 Miners W 54-0 Miners
8 Sun Aug 7 Crusaders L 44-26 Crusaders
9 Sun Aug 14 Royals D 20-20 Royals
10 Sat Aug 20 Predators W 34-14 RANGER FIELD
11 Sept 3-4 BYE BYE BYE
12 Sat Sept 10 Buccaneers L 14-13 Buccaneers
13 Sat Sept 17 Warriors Loss Monash
14 Sat Sept 24 Miners  W 20-0 Miners

Semi finals Saturday 8th October

Rangers vs Crusaders 11am

Heatherbrae Reserve, Officer (Silverbacks ground)

2016 Gridiron Victoria VIC BOWL – Sunday 16th October

Lakeside Stadium Albert Park


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