Rangers Rugby Club caters for both junior and senior players.
RANGERS RUGBY JAB REGISTRATION DAY – Saturday 4th March
* Family Social Touch Rugby – Tuesday’s from 6:00pm – 7:00pm (Gold Coin donation)
Established – 1955
For many years the country areas of Tasman, Upper Moutere, Dovedale, Ngatimoti and Taperwera struggled to maintain rugby teams in each area. During the war Upper Moutere and Dovedale combined and after the war Upper Moutere, Tasman and Ngatimoti re-entered teams in the junior competition, Dovedale joining Ngatimoti.
In 1949 more players were available and the Dovedale and Ngatimoti clubs amalgamated to form a Central club.
In 1954 meetings were held in Tasman, Upper Moutere and Central clubs to consider amalgamation, the idea was not well received by club administrators but playing members took matters into their own hands. A trip had been arranged for a game with Murchison by one club and as they had difficulty making up numbers, players were invited from the other two districts. It was during this trip the new amalgamation was born.
At a latter meeting in the Neudorf hall some administrators still expressed concerns, but the playing numbers voted unanimously for the amalgamation of the 3 clubs. So on the 26th of January 1955 the Rangers Rugby Football Club was officially formed by the players for the players from Tasman, Central and Upper Moutere Clubs.
Today Rangers Rugby Football Club is a vibrant, well run club with a great base of talented players. They have had a very successful 2011 season with many players being selected for various age group representative teams.
President: Anne Grange
Headquarters: Moutere Hills Community Centre and Sports Complex
PO Box 37
Upper Moutere 7144
Mark 027 422 9949