Re-branded Gers looking forward

Arniston Rangers Community Club, Newbyres Park, 15 Hunterfield Road, Gorebridge, Adults and kids in Arniston kit at the ground
Arniston Rangers Community Club, Newbyres Park, 15 Hunterfield Road, Gorebridge, Adults and kids in Arniston kit at the ground

Gorebridge junior football side Arniston Rangers begin a new journey this Saturday, and hope to encourage the local community to join them.

Re-branding themselves as Arniston Rangers Community Sports Club, their Newbyres Park home will host the official launch of a more inclusive club, eventually boasting teams in other sports.

After nearly going bankrupt a year ago, the club hope this launch signals a bright new chapter.

Club secretary Colin Wilson is excited about the future at Arniston Rangers.

He said: “The committee is all in place now, so Saturday is just to get ourselves into public view, so it’s all go now.

“It was going to be just a football community club but now its for all sports to get everyone involved.”

At the launch day on Saturday there will be a whole host of attractions.

Around the pitch there will be a bouncy castle, a disco, speed cage football, and a tombola. And, perfectly highlighting the new more inclusive, community feel at Arnsiton Rangers, the local Scouts will be selling juice and sweets, campaign group ‘Gorebridge Cares’ will be providing face painting and Arniston Rangers 2002 team will be manning a food stall.

On the pitch Arniston Amateurs will take on ‘Arniston Codgers’ (a team made up of the youth team coaches) at 11am, the club’s younger players will then show off their skills, before the first team take on Camelon in their final pre-season friendly at 2.30pm.

Arniston Rangers Community Sports Club launch day, Saturday 11am-4.30pm, at Newbyres Park, Gorebridge.

Read more on this story in the August 1 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.