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Ely Rangers origins date back to 1963-64 when current chairman Graham Clarke was playing for Ely YMCA, at the time the club did not have enough players to put out a full side, so they joined with Heath Park Rangers. After just one season, a chance meeting with other boys from Ely whilst on holiday at Butlins resulted in the formation of Ely Rangers AFC in 1965. The club joined the Cardiff Combination League and quickly established themselves as a major playing force, in season 1967-68 they were crowned champions of the first division, and within two seasons in the senior division they won the first of five championships, their further triumphs came in 70-71, 75-76, 77-78 and 78-79.The club's success was not limited to the league, as they won the Combination Cup on five occasions, the City Supporters Cup four times and the Senior Cup twice. Following this successful period, the club were on the look out for a Ground of their own, so they could further their ambition of South Wales Amateur League status. In 1983 Ely Rangers moved into Station Road Wenvoe, and were accepted into the Amateur League. Success followed, winning the Corinthian Cup and the SWFA Amateur cup twice.
In the Amateur League the best finish was runners up, until the 1996-97 season where Ely Rangers won the First Division Championship under Manager John Boulton. Rangers then had to contest a play off with old local rivals Caerau Ely, at Ninian Park and won the game quite convincingly 3 goals to nil in front of 1,300 spectators, to claim their place in the Welsh Football League for season 1997-98.
In the Welsh League, Rangers spent the first three seasons in division three finishing 5th, 5th, and then runners up (drawing only 3 games and winning the rest) and in turn promotion. Division Two was a short stay of only one season finishing 3rd and again gaining promotion. Season 2001-02, Ely entered into the First Division and finished in eighth position.
Ely have gone through a transition over the past few years, current manager Julian Jenkins is investing heavily in our youth structure with over 350 juniors starting to come through the junior system.
We currently run over 25 junior teams, and 18’s and a 19’s plus a first team, playing in the third division of the Welsh League.
Dom is a powerful, traditional centre forward who certainly knows where the back of the net is. Dom is one of the finishers at this level and should, this season top the goal charts.
Dan, like his brother Adam has been at the club since his youth days, has a cultured left foot and was Managers player of the year last season with some outstanding performances.
A cultured full back or central midfielder, a player that played a large number of games this season and will once again this time around look to improve his game.
Danny re-joined the Rangers last season, and has the ability to affect the game from most positions. Due to his leadership capabilities, Danny was handed the captains armband for the 2017/2018 season.
Josh is a mercurial player with amazing talent at his feet. On times the lad is completely unplayable and has a wonderful left peg.
Lewis is the brother of Danny, and is starting to forge his way into becoming a first team regular, a fully committed player who is skillful and has an excellent first touch.
|Jordan De Silva|
Luke joined the club from local rivals Dinas in the summer, and has been an ever present since. His energy and desire to win games makes him an essential member of the squad.
Dan came to us with Nessy from STM in the summer and has been an ever present, a defensive midfielder who has the ability to turn defence into attack with a sweeping pass.
Rhys joined us from Risca last year, after spending most of his time at Barry Town. A very skillful player who can conjure something from nothing.
A young talented footballer who came through the summer trial, a former Barry Town player, also plays for the club's U19's, but is quickly establishing himself as a first team regular.
Neil is the brother of Dan, and has much needed experience of playing ata a higher level. Wacker as he is known is a full hearted utility player who every club needs.
A very powerful and quick forward who has stepped up to the Welsh League this season. Joe will bring an honesty to the teams approach, but don't blink or the balls in the net.
Jacob is a very athletic winger who has the power and pace to give any full back a tough time. Jacob re-joined the club in the summer.
A player that could catch pigeons, Keaton has come through our youth system and has a very bright future in the game.
Scott joined the Rangers in the summer, and had spent most of his youth at Cardiff City, before moving to Barry Town. Scott is a young keeper with plenty of potential and will develop over the season.
Lloyd or Nessy as he is known to his friends, came across the city in the summer from STM. A cultured full back who likes to play, will add experience to the back line.
Callum has come through the youth ranks and has played Academy football both in goal and outfield. Callum has preferred the number 1 shirt and is forging himself a Welsh League career.
One of two players who are Portuguese. Ricardo is from South Africa and has played at a very high level abroad and he has been a very influencial person within the squad.
Another young player who came through the summer trial, Aaron has one of the best attitudes at the club and if he keeps listening and learning will be a first team regular very soon.
Another gifted young player that is coming through the ranks at the club, the lad has bags of ability and is a pleasure to work with.
|Guilherme De Castro|