Abbey Rangers Football Club was formed in 1976 initially to promote and provide football for young boys between the ages of 7 through to 16, naming itself after the historic Chertsey Abbey. The club has had several homes throughout Chertsey and Addlestone and played its football wherever a pitch was available.
Over the years Abbey Rangers FC has grown enormously and needed to plant its roots in one place, the club was fortunate in finding its new home and finally established itself in its current location at the old Mead school playing fields, Addlestone Moor, Surrey. Our facilities comprise of 3 main soccer pitches, 3 minor league pitches and a floodlit training area and to welcome visiting teams and new members we have a new building mainly funded by the Football Foundation, members and friends. On the 3rd June 2008 Sir Trevor Brooking officially opened the building.
During the season 2009-10 the club had approximately 450 playing members comprising of 30 teams ranging from our new introductory level with the under 6's onto the youth teams up to under 18’s through to 4 adult men teams. The girls section at the club some small beginnings 5years ago has expanded to 7 teams with further teams planned for the coming season. Abbey Rangers take much pride in providing the community with a safe sporting environment for it’s young boys & girls. We have recently obtained the FA Standard Charter Community status which sets out the standards to which we follow, all managers must be go through an induction which includes CRB vetting and are encouraged to obtain their FA coaching badges in their first season at the club.
Our future looks bright; we secured a 28-year lease that has given us the platform to move ahead with our development plans. After completion of the new buidling our attentions are to the grounds, which include drainage to the training area, new goals for both 11-a-side and Mini-soccer and improved surfaces to all areas. Our biggest challenge is to install an all weather G3 ptich with floodlighting.
Our community work involves working with Active Surrey, Surrey County FA, local schools to encourage sport in the community through football.
The 2010-11 Season looks to be the bigest and brightest yet for the club with potentially another 5 new teams being created. If you are interested in joining our successful club, please click on your age group team page for contact details.