Club News and information
  Previous news stories can be found in the news archive accessible from the site menu  
     
  2017/18 Junior Team Pages and Sponsors  
 

The existing team pages for the 2016/17 season will be updated over the next week to prepare for the new 2017/18 season. On the team pages you will find information about the team managers, coaches, training sessions and match venues as well as photographs and key information about events related to your team or the club in general.

If you have any photographs of your team that you would like to share, please send them to info@lostockrangers.org or contact Julian on 07771833515.


 
     
  2017/18 Junior Team News  
 

We can now confirm that for the 2017/2018 season our existing U9, U11 and U12 teams will be joined by new teams at Under 7, Under 10 and Under 14 age groups!

If you are considering joining a Lostock Rangers junior football team, why not attend one of our summer evening training sessions and meet some of the managers.
The Tuesday evening sessions are open to players from the age of 7 to 12 and are free until the end of August (after this time, only players registered with a Lostock Rangers Team will be able to continue training)

If you want to know about 13 year old (U14) midweek training, please contact Barry on 07899910461.

For more information about the sessions please call Nathan on 07707637410 or Rory on 07976540859. Alternatively you can also send an email to info@lostockrangers.org


 
     
  2017/18 Player Recruitment (Registration forms now available)  
  We anticipate that there will be high demand for places in teams for the 2017/18 season and some of our existing teams are already near their limit and will not be accepting any more players.

U7 - 2 places left
U9 - 2 places left
U11 - Full
U12 - Full
U14 - 4 places left
U17 - Places available - Contact the Manager
Open Age First Team - Contact the Manager
Open Age Reserves - Contact the Manager

If you are interested in joining or running a team we would like to hear from you as soon as possible.
The Club operates a strict "First come first served" basis and do not believe that waiting lists are in a child's best interest.

For more information about joining the club please call Julian on 07771833515 or send an email to info@lostockrangers.org

Click here to display the "Documents and Forms" page.
 
     
  U11 Team having fun !  
  This is one of a set of pictures captured by a parent of a player in the U11 team during a match in April 2017.
(Lostock Rangers JFC U11 team sponsored by Chili Banana Macclesfield)
 
  U11 April 2017  
  More photographs will be added to the team pages over the next few weeks.
If you have a photograph or wish to comment on a recent Lostock game or event, please sent your content (photograph, video or text ) to info@lostockrangers.org.
 
     
  New Team Sponsors !  
  Lostock Rangers are please to announce that Redrow Homes and Mannors Pimblett are joining the club as shirt sponsors for the Open age and Under 10 teams respectively.

 
  Redrow Homes  
  LRJFC
Redrow through their Woodford Garden Village development are providing shirt sponsorship for one of the Open Age teams.

Julian Pritchard, chairman of Lostock Rangers, said: "The money Redrow has donated will provide kits for one of our open age teams, as well as covering a year´s worth of match day sponsorship. We´re incredibly grateful to Redrow and their support as we are a not-for-profit organisation and we take pride in providing an effective way for everyone, of all ages, to play football or get fit. Our club is driven by inclusion and fairness; it´s not all about building a football business and winning, and we are run and operated by volunteers with very little funding from national or local bodies, so contributions from local businesses with the same mind set as us, are very much welcomed."

Jason Newton, sales director for Redrow Homes (NW), added: "Redrow loves to get involved in the communities in which it builds and we have been particularly active in Woodford, inviting local groups to apply for Redrow funding last year. We were only too happy to help out the football club as its ethos of being a welcoming and friendly club for everyone nearby is something we can whole-heartedly support."

Click here to see the full article
 
     
  More details about both sponsors and teams will be posted in the next few weeks.

Lostock Rangers JFC are very pleased to welcome both organisations to the Club family.
 
     
  Preparation for the 2017/18 season picking up pace    
 

Lostock Rangers JFC are close to announcing new teams and sponsors for the 2016/17 season.

If you would like to know more about our plans for U7,U8,U9,U10,U11,U12,U13,U14,U19 and multiple open age teams, please contact the club by sending an email to info@lostockrangers.org

 
     
  Recruiting new players / Managers and support staff for 2017-18 season   
 


Please talk to one of the club officials or visit us at the Saturday Soccer Club to find out more!

 
     
  Putting the FUN back into junior football  
 
advert space We are looking for players to take part in the 2017/18 season.
  If you are interested in joining the club or want to help or become a sponsor, please send an email to Info@lostockrangers.org or call the club secretary or chairman details can be found on the contact page of this web site.
   
 
How much does it cost?
The new club fees for 2017/18 were agreed on the 16th May 2017
Age Group space Annual Cost
Under 7 - 8   £120*
Under 9   £150*
Under 10   £175*
Under 11 - 16   £195*
Under 17 to 21   £195*
Open Age   £180
Veterans (35+)   £100
Ladies (16+)   £100
Women's Fitness   £10 per month

Includes - matches, coaching, kits, insurance,
*Sibling rate available

 
     
  “Why do we make our kids play like adults?”   
 
Junior football is changing !
  • Smaller pitches,teams and goals
  • Child-friendly competitions  
 
 
On 28 May 2012, The FA formally ratified some of the recommendations of the Youth Development Review.
These amendments to the youth game can be found in the individual FA guidance booklets; Youth Leagues, U7/U8, U9/U10 and U11/U12 resources.

These resources and amendments have been developed over two years of research, consultations and listening to those involved in the youth game, most importantly those that play – the children.

These positive changes have been put in place to improve enjoyment, fun and development of young players allowing more touches, on a better proportioned pitch with an increase of involvement in the game as a whole. The changes within The FA’s Youth Development Review will make youth football better for everyone involved. We recognise that they present some challenges in the short-term but, with your help, we can make football better, more relevant and more enjoyable for our young players.

This is about a modern, child-friendly approach to youth football, challenging the win-at-all-costs mentality that is stifling development and enjoyment for young people. Working together with a proactive attitude, adults can help develop a better learning environment for young people that put their needs at the centre of the process.
 
  Click here to visit the English FA site for the full article   
     
 

Confused by Junior Football age groups?

 
 

Under this and under that, what on earth are the teams and managers talking about !

 
     
  For most parents (and some managers), identifying the correct age group for a child to take part in Junior football is not as straight forward as it may seem. We have created the following table to help parents and guardians to understand the age groups and provided a description for some terminology used.

Football Season – This usually starts in September and finishes in March or April of the following year.
For example, September 2016 to April 2017.

Under (number) This identifies that a team/ player are in a specific age group for coaching and matches.

The following table will relate a child's age to a team group and school year for the 2017/18 season (starting in September 2017)
 
     
 
Age on 31 August 2017 Team age group School year group
6 years of age  U7 Year 2
6 or 7 years of age  U8 Year 2 and 3
7 or 8 years of age  U9 Year 3 and 4
8 or 9 years of age  U10 Year 4 and 5
9 or 10 years of age  U11 Year 5 and 6
10 or 11 years of age  U12 Year 6 and 7
 
         
 
Play for an older age group but not a younger one?

It is possible for a younger player to play for an older age group, but in Junior football, older players cannot play for younger teams. 

 
     
  Ladies Fit for Football and football team  
 
Who says that football is just for Men!

This is an opportunity to increase your levels of fitness, have fun and if you are up for it, try your hand at learning some football skill!

Open to women from the age of 16 with no upper limit, Lostock Rangers are offering two community based schemes:

Fit for Football and Ladies Football


With the emphasis on personal fitness and team work, Fit for Football is your fun way to get fit!

This format is especially suitable for those women that want to increase their fitness with the aim of joining a team and playing football.
 
 
Want to play competitive games?

We can provide that as well.

Progress though Fit for Football and you will have the opportunity to play competitive 6 and 11 a-side-games.

All our coaches are unpaid and give their time to help the local community.

  • No registration fee
  • Sessions are free


  • The sessions take place on Saturday mornings at Lostock Hall Primary School between 9:30 and 11am and Wednesday evening from 7pm.
    If you would like to know more about Fit for Football call Catherine on 07759 481176 or send an email to event_info@lostockrangers.org.
    Click here for more information about the Women's team!
     
         
      Saturday Soccer Club – Football for Fun  
         
     

    This is a subsidised weekly event held on Saturday morning with the intention of introducing Children to the fun side of football.

    It is open to boys and girls between the ages of 4 to 13, each session is managed by a number of FA qualified coaches with the emphasis on fun, team work and football based games.

    • No registration fee
    • Each one and a half hour session costs between 2 and 4 per child.
    All our coaches are unpaid and give their time to help the local community.

    All funds raised by this activity are used to pay for venues and coaching equipment.
     
      Click here for more information  
         
      The Lostock Photo Album  
         
      The club photo album has been updated and now features photographs from events taking place between 2005 and 2014 .  
     
    Players Awards! Club Secretary giving awards Mini Tournament!
     
     

    If you have any digital photographs that you would like to donate to the album , please contact us via the club email address at event_info@lostockrangers.org.

     
      Click here to view the photo album  
     
     
      Friends of Lostock  
         
      As a major retail chain is very fond of saying... ' Every little helps'.
    This is especially true for Junior Football Clubs!

    To recognise the support we get, the club has created the 'Friends of Lostock' where we list the organisations and individuals that have supported the club over the years.

    A very big thank you to everyone listed.

    If you would like to show support for the club, team or individual in anyway, please contact Barry Lavin or any member of the club committee.

    Click here to see the Friends page
     
       
      The FA - Respect  
      Lostock Rangers fully supports the Respect Campaign  
       
      The FA - Respect Banner  
       
      Respect is The FA’s programme to address unacceptable behavior in football on and off the pitch.

    On average, 7,000 referees quit football every year at because of the abuse they receive from players and from the sidelines. Lots of children also pack it in because of the attitude and actions of over-enthusiastic and pushy parents.
     
       
      The FA is inviting every league in the country to sign-up to the principles of Respect and to introduce some practical steps at club level to ensure football is played in a safe, positive environment.  
       
     

    "Its time for Kids, Parents and Clubs to start enjoying the junior and youth game. Lets not make it a battlefield"

     
       
      Click here to find out more