About Rangers AFC

From 1993-96 the National League was replaced by Superclub, a regional competition with a final National round (Rangers qualified for the 1993 National round). Rangers applied unsuccessfully for entry to the National League when it was relaunched as a summer competition (1996-98). The National League was relaunched as a winter league in 2000. Canterbury United was formed with the backing of all Canterbury clubs to replace Christchurch City in the National League from 2002 (when the League reverted to summer). The National League was discontinued in 2003. In the summer of 2004-05 the New Zealand Football Championship was launched with Canterbury United one of the franchises included. Players with Canterbury United can be registered with a 'winter club' such as Rangers. In 2006-07 the Academy squads of National League franchises began participating in the National Youth League.


This page (still under construction, complete from 1957 onwards) deals with Rangers first team in the CFA Divisions prior to the Southern League. Rangers were Hurley Shield Champions in 1916, 1922, 1931 (shared in 1931).

The Final of the 2008 Coastal Spirit Tournament between Western and Christchurch United has been postponed to 8pm, Tuesday 11 March. The 3rd place playoff, Nomads United v Ferrymead Bays will take place at 6.15pm on Tuesday 11 March. Coastal Spirit FC have uploaded a temporary website with contacts, news and notices, and 2008 Tournament details. The full CSFC site will be launched nearer the start of the 2008 season. Christchurch United have replaced Halswell United in the Coastal Spirit Pre-Season Tournament Coastal Spirit FC's first match is now against Christchurch United on Thursday 14 February, 8pm. Rangers' 2007 Player of the Year, Symon Beedles has been included in Canterbury United's squad for the 2008 National Youth League (NYL). The NYL commences on Sunday 27 January, with Canterbury visiting Otago United. Canterbury United's first home match is against YoungHeart Manawatu on Sunday 10 February at 12.45pm at English Park, ahead of the Canterbury United v Auckland City match at 4pm.