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Station Road, Cardiff
029 2056 6223
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.
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.
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.
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