Rangers RAP – 16/03/2024

March 17, 2024

It is great to see teams training and playing matches – the 2024 Football and Netball Seasons are underway!

In the lead up to the first round of the competitions, please ensure you have supported your team by being prepared and keeping up with the information sent out by the Club and team managers.

Also make note of the various upcoming events and see how you can get involved with the great things that go on at Rangers.

I wish everyone a happy and healthy lead up to the first round of your season and look forward to hearing from you about your experiences at Rangers – would love to receive photos, match reports and any other feedback you have.




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Club Registrations

The season is fast approaching, and Community Team training is scheduled to start the week commencing 25th March. Team formations have been sent out, so please check you emails for any updates from DRIBL. For training and coaching options, please refer to the details below.

All inquiries regarding Community Football should be directed to the Junior Football Secretary at juniorfootball@chatswoodrangers.com.au


Our online shop has been restocked so there are plenty of shorts, socks, playing shirts and other items ready to purchase.


Coaching at Rangers

This year, the Junior Football Committee have decided to change the way we engage coaches for Community Teams. The general expectation for Community Teams is that a parent will volunteer for the role of coach. We thank these volunteers in advance for their time and effort and will work with you to ensure you have training and support as needed.

If a Community Team wishes to engage a paid coach, the process this year is as follows:

  1. Contact the Club via footballdevelopment@chatswoodrangers.com.au and express your interest in a paid coach. If you have a particular coach in mind provide their details. We will then follow up to collect any necessary information and start the search for a suitable coach.
  2. Once a coach has been selected and the team manager has agreed, we will engage the coach using our Coaching Agreement outlining the coaching expectations and commitment, as well as the terms of the agreement, including all costs. We have devised a standard approach to coaching fees, so costs are more consistent and equitable for everyone.
  3. Players/parents will receive an invoice from the Club for the season’s coaching fee, which the Club will use to pay the coach on a monthly basis and to cover any additional costs.
  4. Coaches will liase with our coaching coordinators to ensure they are equipped for their sessions and are provided the opportunity to continue their coaching qualifications as needed.

Our aim with this approach is to ensure greater consistency of the coaching experience across the Club and to develop a coaching program that sees our players and teams develop their football abilities and get the most out of their training sessions. We also believe this approach will reduce any potential risks involved with engaging third-party coaches.

If you are interested in coaching at Rangers, or know someone who is, please send an email to footballdevelopment@chatswoodrangers.com.au and we will include you on our register of coaches.

Refereeing at Rangers

Interested in turning your love of football into a chance to earn some extra cash? Then why not sign up to become a referee in 2024?

The newly formed Northern Suburbs Football Referees Association (NSFRA) is up and running and will be providing referees for all NSFA games this season. Joining up has never been simpler with registrations now open.

If you are a new referee (you must be 13 to register) all you need to do is register, complete the online laws of the game and then enrol in an upcoming course. Your registration fees include everything you need to referee – uniform (3 shirts, pair of shorts, socks and a hat), whistle, flags, notebooks and the all important red and yellow cards. If you were previously a referee, you can also sign up and get set for the 2024 season.

There are plenty of upcoming courses so get in now and you will be all set for the upcoming season. Anyone can become a referee, Mums, Dads, players and siblings and is a great opportunity to learn more about the game and be involved.

All details including how to register can be found in the link below


Gretchen Atkins and Sebastian Ruskin are our amazing Referee Coordinators this year so they will be in touch with all Rangers Referees and will be the point of contact for all inquiries. For now, if you are interested in refereeing, send an email to admin@chatswoodrangers.com.au

Football Development Program

The teams are progressing well after a few weeks of pre-season training. We are looking forward to seeing the players, new and old, develop over the season and are very excited to be working with Vision Football in the U10-U18 teams and with Hansel Pereira and his team of Rangers coaches for the U8 & U9 teams.

All inquiries regarding the Development Program should be directed to the Football Development Coordinator at footballdevelopment@chatswoodrangers.com.au

Ways to Get Involved

  • Junior Football Equipment Coordinator – The role involves coordinating the handout and collection of team uniforms and kits, advising the Junior Football Secretary of equipment needs and other support as necessary. This role can be shared between two or three people if needed.
  • Junior Female Football Coordinator – a role that is more important than ever and one which we are yet to fill. This role supports the ongoing development of our Girls teams and their transition to the Womens competitions. Working with the rest of the Junior Football Committee, this role is vital in ensuring we continue to cater for girls and women across the Club. This role could be shared between two people.



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Our players are registered, teams are formed, and coaches assigned – YEY!

Thank you to all of our players, parents and officials for your efforts over the past month. The final piece that will set us up for the season ahead, is a call out for Team Managers.

Thank you to the parents who have volunteered to be a Manager for your child’s team. We still have 8 teams without a Manager so please consider taking this on. It’s a great way to be more involved in your daughter’s sport. The key roles of the manager are to assist with communication amongst the parents, ensure the equipment is brought to all games and training, and to reach out to another team manager if you need to borrow players for game day. The role is not too onerous but it is crucial for ensuring a smooth & well-organised season for all.


Training for the season has started. All training is held on Wednesday evenings at the Bicentennial Netball Courts, Willoughby. Please park in the bottom car park. The top car park is reserved for patrons of the gym whilst there are construction works underway.

Training times are:

5:30 pm – Net Set Go, U10s, U11s

6:30 pm – U12s, 13s, 14s, 15s


Round 1 games commence on the first weekend of April 2024.

v U10s, 11s, 12s play on Friday evenings

v U13s, 14s, 15s play on Saturday mornings

v Net Set Go (ages 7 to 9 years) play on Sunday mornings.

The Northern Suburbs Netball Association (NSNA) will release the fixtures / game times in the last week of March. There are no games played during school holidays. Dates for each round of games and holiday breaks can be viewed on the NSNA website at: https://nsna.com.au/calendar-4/


All players will need a uniform for Round 1 games in April. Please order your uniforms as soon as possible via the online shop at https://chatswoodrangers.com.au/shop

I look forward to seeing everyone at the courts for training in the coming weeks as the girls prepare for their Round 1 games next month.



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All teams have now been finalised and trainings have commenced. Thank you to the players who have steeped up to act as team managers and coaches – we appreciate your support!

The Senior Club are always on the search for ways to support the Club as a whole, a few ways we do this include:

  • Running weekly meat tray raffles at the Great Northern Hotel (Saturdays at 7:30pm)
  • Running social events and fund raisers – ANZAC Day and Trivia Night for example.
  • Supporting events and BBQs as needed.

We would love more support with this, so please let m know if you are keen to help.

Get involved…

  • Senior Female Football Coordinator – a role that is more important than ever and one which we are yet to fill. This role supports the ongoing development of our Womens teams as well as the transition of the junior players to the All Age competitions. Working with the rest of the Senior Football Committee, this role is vital in ensuring we continue to cater for girls and women across the Club. This role could be shared between two people.
  • Events Coordinator – we would love a energetic and fun-loving person to step forward and help coordinate the amazing events that the Senior Football Club organise across the season. You would work with team managers and event contacts to plan and implement a number of events across the season. This role can be shared between two people.



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All teams have now been finalised and trainings have commenced. Thank you to the players who have steeped up to act as team managers and coaches – we appreciate your support!

I am looking forward to a great season on and off the court and hope everyone has an amazing season with Rangers. It would be great to coordinate some social events and fund raisers this season – let me know if you have any ideas and are willing to help with coordinating these.

See you on the courts!




Football Managers & Coaches Information Evening – Wednesday 20th March from 7:00pm 

All football managers and coaches are invited to attend an information evening and social gathering at the Great Northern Hotel. This is an opportunity for the Club to pass on important information to team managers and coaches, for questions to be asked, and for us to get to know one another a little bit.

More details will be shared prior to the event but please mark it on your calendar now.

Season Opener at the Great Northern Hotel – Saturday 6th April from 12:30pm 

A chance to get together and welcome in the start of the season. This event is open to all football and netball members. While it is primarily an event for the adults, the Great Northern Hotel is a family friendly venue so we welcome families to join us. More details to be shared closer to the date.

The area near the fireplace will be set aside for Rangers players, families and friends to get together and relax. You are free to pop in anytime as a team or just to mingle with other Rangers members. If you would like to book a time for your team, let us know and we will set aside a table for you.

Trivia Night – date to be confirmed 

ANZAC DAY – 25th April 

A highlight of the social calendar and a very significant day for all Australians. ANZAC Day at the Great Northern Hotel is run by Chatswood Rangers, with respect paid to our service men and women and all those who have served in our Armed Forces, but we also have a lot of fun with meat raffles, 2-Up and great food and drink. We invite all Ranger members and friends to join us on the 25th April at the Great Northern Hotel – more details closer to the day.


All uniforms are available in the online shop https://chatswoodrangers.com.au/shop/
Please check the sizing charts before placing your order and see the returns policy before request any swaps or replacements. We are running the shop ourselves with volunteers so please be patient with the turn around time after placing your order.
Note – all uniforms worn must be the official Chatswood Rangers Uniforms found in our shop.

You have the choice of a dress (same as last year’s uniform) or the new option of a shirt.

There are various options depending on which team you are in. Look at the options below but if you are unsure, reach out to your team manager or one of the Secretaries.
U6-U11 Mixed and Girls teams – purchase playing shirt, white shorts, blue socks
U12-U18 Mixed teams – purchase white shorts and blue socks (playing shirts will be loaned to teams)
U12-U18 Girls teams – purchase blue shorts and blue socks (playing shirts will be loaned to teams)
U8-U18 Development, Super League and Diamond League teams – refer to messages you have been sent or check with your team manager if unsure.
Senior Men & Women – uniforms will be organised by your team managers.


We are extremely lucky to be continuing our partnership with Peter Day and F45 Chatswood. Peter has supported the Club for a number of years now and is an inspiration as an athlete, trainer and all round great guy. All players and members of the Club are welcome to take up Peter’s amazing and generous offer of FREE pre-season training sessions at the F45 Studio in Chatswood. Starting Monday for three weeks, you can simply drop in to F45 Chatswood at for one of the sessions below and tell them your are a Chatswood Ranger. Peter and his team will welcome you in and get you on track to be fully fit for the start of the season.

Mon-Fri 5:30am or 7:15am sessions
Mon-Thur 6:30pm sessions