Deal Town Rangers Football Club was formed in 1993 from a group of lads kicking a football around the North Deal Playing Field. From this modest beginning it is now one of the biggest youth football clubs in Kent. We currently have 26 teams ranging from U6s to Veterans, a mixture of boys and girls playing in six different leagues. Our home is at Goodwin College where our clubhouse is located, our entire training takes place (on the AstroTurf facility) as well as many of our matches. We also play at Victoria Park (linked to the school by gate & steps) and our U16 Kent Youth League team play at The Charles Road Ground, home of Deal Town FC. We are a ‘Charter Standard Community Club’, which is the highest accolade that can be awarded to any youth ‘grass roots’ football club. This ensures that every team has a coach who has taken FA Level 1 Coaching Course (at a minimum), treatment of injury course & safeguarding children workshop.
The club ethos is that every child shall get a chance to play football. No child is turned away and all are welcome. Whilst trophies are considered extra rewards it is participation that is our ultimate aim.
As well as providing financial support for courses for club members to progress, the club has developed former players to take on running and assisting to run our youth teams. A number of players and ex-players have qualified as coaches and now assist the club in managing and training teams. We have also paid for young referees who were former players to qualify and who now referee within the club.
The club committee is democratically elected yearly at an AGM to which all members are invited. The committee consists of 11 people, each dedicated to a specific task or tasks within the club. The committee members are extremely experienced in youth football and contain both long serving members and a Kent County FA & East Kent Youth League official.
WORKING WITH THE DEAL COMMUNITY
As well as our recently announced partnership with Deal Town FC, we have been associated with Goodwin (formerly Castle Community) College for 16 years and our community participation enabled the school to gaining funding for the Astro Turf construction. In addition we work with many of the local schools in a variety of areas, including the provision of training equipment to help them run their own training sessions. We are also proud to help support the Deal All Stars FC, which provides football and fun for people with disabilities or special educational needs.
We also provide a free Saturday Soccer Club for all children in Years R to 6 on a Saturday morning (9am to 10am). Please click here for more information.
GET IN TOUCH WITH THE CLUB
Website – www.dealtownrangers.com
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/dealtownrangersfc
Twitter – https://twitter.com/DTR_FC
Or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 01304 379677 or 07802 741203