St Albans Rangers FC founded in 1985 & provides football for a range of age groups with our home ground located at Harperbury, Harper Lane, Shenley nr Radlett (WD7 9HF).
The club has youth football teams ranging from U7s to U18s playing in the Watford Friendly League on Sundays & our men’s Senior team playing in the Herts Advertiser Sunday League.
The club has an ethos of player and team development. It is important that our young players have all the fundamental skills required to play all sports, and the club supports the concept of LTPD (Long Term Player Development) where the focus is on training the correct skills at an early age. It is this approach that fosters a good relationship between the players and coach, and is the underlying reason why more of our players stay with the club up to U18s, and beyond into adult football.
Each year the U12s – U14s teams participate in an exchange tour with the Dutch club ZSV Zelos, who are based near Arnhem. This exchange has been taking place since 1993, and is unique in that the players and leaders stay throughout the trip with host families to fully experience the Dutch way of life and culture.
In 2001, St.Albans Rangers FC gained the FA Charter Standard Development Club Award, one of the first in the county to achieve this, and in 2007 won the Herts FA and FA Eastern Region Charter Standard Development Club of the Year award with Mark Simpson (Level 3/UEFA ‘B’ Coach) also being awarded the Charter Standard Coach of the Year for both the Herts FA & FA Eastern Region.
In 2009, the club was registered as a charity (reference 1130881) with the Charity Commission, and for Gift Aid with HMRC.
Now in it’s 30th season, June 2015 saw the club celebrate 30 years of providing grassroots football in the local community, a fantastic achievement for a club that started out with just a couple of teams in the summer of 1985.