Club News and information
  Previous news stories can be found in the news archive accessible from the site menu  
  Forming a NEW U7 Team for the 2019/20 Season !  
  2019/2020 Lostock Rangers under 7s.  

From April of 2019 Lostock Rangers will be presenting a new under 7’s team!!!

A team that we hope will follow on the same pathway as all of our successful junior teams. We are now looking for parents who would like their children to play football, to put their name down and come along and train with us in April. Under 7’s teams tend to fill very quickly as it’s the initial step into grassroots football. Please express interest early!!! We will look to have a squad of 10/11 children for next season. Our pricing for yearly subscription is very competitive to say the least. We train throughout the year and our coaches and managers give unrivalled time and commitment to the groups they take on.

The team will be managed by Nathan, who previously managed under 10’s through to under 12’s. He also managed at under 7’s. We will also add expert coaching from our enthusiastic coaches and allow young ones to learn from older children in a buddy system at training. Anyone expressing interest is welcome to contact the club via Facebook, email or telephone. This team is open to boys and girls.

We hope to see plenty of kids in the near future training with us. Anyone wishing to learn more, can also look on our Facebook page to see what the club is all about.

Thanks and we look forward to hearing from you soon

  U11 Team prepares for new season as U12's  

The Lostock Rangers Under 11 team had a good solid 2017/18 and are now playing friendlies in preparation for life as the U12 team in the 2018/19 season that starts in September. This photo was taken after a successfull friendly against Inter Cheadle in July.

U11 july 2018


Lostock U17 Division Winners 2017-18


The club would like to congratulate the U17 team manager and players for their outstanding achievement during this seasons campaign.

Not only did they win their division title, but they did it without loosing a single game. 15 wins and a single drawn game.

U17's Champions

We are just waiting for a photograph of the team accepting their award from the league and will post i here when it is available.

  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  

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."

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  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.

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 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. 

  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.
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  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

  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