UNFORTUNATELY I was unable to attend the match at the weekend – it’s a shame as I spent three days last week in Yorkshire on business so I could have made it easily if we had played mid-week, writes Rangers commercial manager Stuart Maun.
Unfortunately the lads returned home empty handed from their travels to Frickley, but have made the most of a fixture-free week with train- ing and match reviewing, and are ready to bounce back this weekend.
Thanks to those that attended the 60s night at Stafford Rangers on Friday night last week in aid of Katharine House. The event raised £735 for the charity. Well done to all involved, and thanks to Nick Oldfield and the Stafford Support group for arranging.
This weekend we welcome Matlock Town to Marston Road. Sponsoring the match is the Cooper family who are dedicating the game to
Gordon “Monty” Cooper who passed away earlier this year. Monty was a lifelong Boro’ fan, inherit- ing this passion from his father Thomas who watched them play back in the 1880's. Monty's family also had Rangers’ connections; his son Terry played for them in the mid sixties and his nephew Roger Jones had three spells at Marston Road, scoring in each round of the FA Cup during Rangers memorable year of 1975.
His motivation to watch the Rangers through all weathers in his later years displayed his true feelings for this great club. It’s nice that the family still want to get involved and support the lads, something that Monty would have been very pleased about I’m sure.
Let’s hope we can get a win this weekend for them, and for Monty too.
Next week the club will once again be support- ing the schools football tournament taking place at King Edward’s High School. This will be the
third year that Rangers have attended the event. It is arranged by Dawn Gibbs from KEVI and involves schools from all over Staffordshire. The winners of the tournament end up with a match day experience at Stafford Rangers.
I would also just like to wish everyone taking part in the Run2Brum event next week.
For those that haven’t heard about this it involves one of our sponsors (Ben & Frank Delli- compagni from Francescos) along with other Staffordians who will be running from Stafford to Birmingham, then running in the Birmingham Half Marathon, all in three days, raising funds and awareness for the Children's Cancer Centre Appeal at Birmingham Children's Hospital.
If you fancy donating anything then visit www.justgiving.com/run2brum. Last week an event held at The Post House raised £5,000 for their charity .
Good work everyone!