Rangers are growing

Monbulk Rangers Under-14 Spells midfielder Gypsy Davis spars for the ball with a South Melbourne player in a 4-0 win for the Monbulk girls at home.

Monbulk Rangers Soccer Club players hit full stride this weekend as the Victorian Churches Football Association competition kicked off and the Football Federation of Victoria rounds resumed after the Easter break.

Junior co-ordinator Ewa Wallis said close to 400 juniors had signed up to play soccer for Monbulk, adding to the 200 senior players competing in both leagues.

“We’ve had an excellent response in terms of registrations from a wide feeder area that stretches from Nar Nar Goon up the Yarra Valley and out to Croydon,” she said.

“Our two synthetic pitches and state of the art clubhouse in Old Emerald Road are attracting players who want a great experience but also top level coaching, and having the senior men’s and women’s teams gives our juniors something to aspire to.”

The Monbulk Rangers senior men’s team was elevated to State League 2 South East this season and has notched up several important victories to be in first place alongside Boroondara-Carey Eagles.

In the VCFA, the Under-14 Spells have started the season well winning two from two, 4-0 against South Melbourne and 3-1 versus Healesville.