Hampton Rangers

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Hampton Rangers Club House

I got an interesting email from Nextdoor yesterday. Normally Nextdoor emails are details of lost cats, broken lamp bulbs, the 116 bus being 32 seconds late (AGAIN!), suspicious activity (which normally turns out to be somebody going to work at 4am or walking their dog!) and rather banal or disappointing.
No, yesterday’s caught my eye with a very interesting article about a local football club aspiring to greater heights. Please read on….

Who are we?

Hampton Rangers Juniors is an England Accredited youth football club based in Hampton Middlesex. Formed in 1969 to provide a safe place for children to go the club has continued to grow over the last 50 years .

We are affiliated to Middlesex FA and provide coaching and organised games to over 170 children across 14 teams from the ages of 6-16. The club has had Youth Charter Standard status for the last 3 seasons and we need to continue to grow and develop. Please check our Crowdfunder

In 2019 we also become a Wildcats centre providing fun football for girls aged 5-11. We currently have 13 teams playing in the Surrey youth league from under 7’s-under 16’s

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Our popular fun Saturday morning sessions for children aged 4-8 are a great hit with over 50 boys and girls attending each week. We receive support from Middlesex FA and Surrey FA coaches

Our Ethos

Our ethos is “Football for all“ We do not offer trails at our club and believe that any child that wants to take part in the game should be provide with the opportunity to do so, we also do not believe in charging expensive fees and make our club accessible to all both physically and financially. We support ourselves in a range of ways one of which is holding our holiday club in the summer which is a popular event both within the club and within the community

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Our holiday clubs are very popular and open to the whole community. This Summer we welcomed Chelsea FC along with the metropolitan police to hold a summer holiday club as part of an outreach program.

Community impact

We have our own 3G training facility based in Oldfield Road which we also hire out to other clubs and the community. We aim for the widest possible community engagement offering facilities to vets football, adult teams through the evenings and weekend, local ladies netball and in holiday training camps for kids across the area at school age. 

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The club has won awards for support of disabled children’s groups who use our facilities with our support.  

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Our facility is great for fun football parties during the summer. Hirers can either hire the ground and hold their own party or we can organise the whole party including coaches and food for you!

Why are we crowdfunding?

We have come a long way with little. The amazing all weather pitch was supplied to us by a premiership club in 2016. We then funded the laying (see below, a massive effort).

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The pitch is now great but at the moment we are using an old shipping container as a makeshift club house/changing room/meeting room

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The current container we are using is no longer fit for purpose, the floors are rising, the ceiling is crumbing , its cold, damp and uncomfortable . There is very limited space inside for people to use it as a changing room and it is time for it to go!

What We Would Like

We would like to raise funds to build a new and sustainable clubhouse complete with kitchen and a community room where players, parents, carers and the community could meet. An artist impression of the new facility is below.

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We would like to install a kitchen & bar along with seating areas where parents can enjoy a coffee whilst their child trains or players can enjoy a drink after their match or training session. We would like to provide snacks on match or training days. It would also be used for social events such as our end of year presentations and community fund raisers.

The club house would be a great asset when we are holding our holiday clubs, it would provide somewhere safe and dry for kids to play when it rains and somewhere for them to sit and eat lunch.

The existing ‘clubhouse’ will be repurposed as dedicated changing facilities.

The club has operated for many years without a true clubhouse and we feel this is a important step in the next stage of our development.

How you can play your part

There are four simple ways to help us reach our target, and make this project a reality.

1. Make a pledge (click here) Don’t delay if you’re going to support us because momentum is key to our success!

2. Spread the word. Share our project on your social media pages and tell the world to get behind us! The more people we reach, the more support we will get.

3. Offer rewards. Get involved if you are a local business by donating things we can offer to our supporters. We will give you a shout out!

4. If you want to run your own fundraiser to support us, maybe a sponsored activity or similar, use the ‘contact project’ button at the top of our page to let us know. Setting up your own page only takes a few minutes and you won’t need any bank details. Just a fun idea!











Full details on their Crowdfunder page

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