Celebrating a new era for Arniston Rangers

Arniston Rangers Community Sports Club launch day
Arniston Rangers Community Sports Club launch day

Arniston Rangers began an exciting new chapter recently, less than a year after the Gorebridge club nearly went to the wall.

Founded in 1878, Arniston Rangers Football Club will now be known as Arniston Rangers Community Sports Club, currently comprising Arniston Rangers Youth FC, Arniston Amateurs and Arniston Rangers FC.

Speaking of the launch day on August 3, which involved activities for all the family, a fun game between coaching staff and the amateur side, as well as the Junior team’s 1-0 friendly win over Camelon, Colin said: “The Arniston Rangers Community Sports Club launch day was a massive step forward in the history of each of its member clubs.

“The day showed, by the turnout, that there is great support for the community club concept.

“Since that day, we have been approached by players wanting to join, sponsors wanting to help, almost to the point where it is exceeding our hopes.”

Read more on this story in the August 15 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.