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19 March Changes to the teams in Bay One and Two:
Bay One: Plains Rangers,Katikati, Taupo Lakers, Otumoetai Legends, Whakatane Town, Te Puke, Rotorua Utd, Kawerau Sports
Bay Two: Otumoetai Special Reserve, Whakatane Town, Papamoa A, Rotorua Utd, Papamoa Old Boys, Tauranga Blue Rovers, Tauranga City Relics, Tauranga City.
The league's fixtures are not out yet, due to start in first week of April. The first round of the Bay Cup is on May 18th.

18 March Check out a couple of photos of the game on Photo of the week (link to the right). Thanks Chris.
Another good Phoenix win last night, totally dedicated to the families of the tragic, horrifying shootings in Christchurch. Mandi's free kick was about as good as Caleb's goal yesterday!

17 March A minute silence in respect to the terrible events in Christchurch on Friday preceeded Rangers next preseason hit out. Rangers men had a very good work out in their game hosting Rotorua United. In hot conditions at the Edgecumbe Domain, Rangers were determined to be patient passing the ball around. This proved their undoing in the first section of the 3 x 30 minutes game. They were caught on the ball in front of goal and the visitors scored. Up front Sam Christieson went close twice for Rangers, hitting the post and scraping the post. Rotorua pounced on a moment of indecision after the break and doubled their lead, but Rangers kept up their passing game and a good move saw Xavier Bain score a nice goal, beating the keeper from 20 metres. Soon after, Caleb Hyndman had Rangers back on level terms with a thunderous shot that dipped and flew into the back of the net. Into the final third, Ben Burr had a couple of chances for Rangers, but Rotorua scored with a well taken goal. Rangers showed excellent attitude to keep their game going and were rewarded when a free kick was won and Petir Gray hit a shot round the wall that the keeper couldn't keep out. Rangers kept up their work rate in the heat, and after playing several triangle passes, young Ben Burr had a shot that was parried but Xavier raced in to blast it home. Rangers 4, Rotorua 3. It was a competitive, evenly fought game, good value for both teams.

15 March Rangers men have another preseason game tomorrow (Sat) at Edgecumbe against Rotorua United, starts 2pm. Players be there 12.30pm. At training last night Jaiden looked like he was saving up all his accurate shots at goal for another day! Maybe Saturday, maybe not.
The teams are out for the BOP leagues:
Bay One: Plains Rangers,Katikati, Taupo Lakers, Otumoetai Legends, Whakatane Town, Te Puke, Rotorua Utd, Kawerau Sports, Tauranga Blue Rovers, Tauranga City.
Bay Two: Otumoetai Special Reserve, Otumoetai Green, Whakatane Town, Papamoa A, Papamoa B, Rotorua Utd, Ngongotaha, Papamoa Old Boys, Tauranga City Relics.
Women's Bay One: Ngongotaha AFC, Plains Rangers, Te Puke, Tauranga City, Taupo, Whakatane Town, Papamoa , Tauranga Blue Rovers, Otumoetai.

10 March Rangers had a good first pre-season game, hosting Otumoetai. They played on a pitch at the Edgecumbe Domain, with Awakeri's field not deemed playable. Near the end of the first third, Andy Willis flicked the ball through to Jamaal James, who scored with a calm finish. The visitors replied with a well taken goal. In the second 'half' Petir Gray scored a screamer from 25 metres, but Otumoetai replied straight away when Rangers defence didn't deal with a bouncing high ball. Into the final stanza and the visitors scored after a one-two around the last Rangers defender. Rangers 2, Otumoetai 3. It was good to see a debut from Ben Burr, who combined well with Caleb Hyndman and Sione Lotu up front in the middle 30 minutes. Welcome back to Jamaal, who did well in the midfield, combining with Petir and Hus Gray very well. The Edgecumbe Rugby Club hosted the footballers afterwards with a great feed.
On Sunday, the Phoenix blitzed Central Coast 8 - 2 away from home, to climb to 4th on the table. Should make for a good run towards to the finals. Check out our Phoenix pages.
This Saturday Rangers have another pre-season game lined up, against Rotorua Utd. Venue TBC.

5 March Rangers men are currently training at the Edgecumbe Domain, on the back field of the Edgecumbe Rugby Club. 6pm Thursdays, all welcome. They have a pre-season game this Saturday, at Awakeri, 2pm kick off against Otumoetai. Be there 1pm, or around 11am if you want to help mark out the pitch.
Rangers women are training at Awakeri Wednesdays 6pm. All welcome.
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14 February Rangers AGM tonight had a good attendance. Christian, Chris and Margaret were re-elected in their positions. Congratulations, keep up the good work! Carl Imlig and Matt Eveleens are the women's team coaches for the new season, the women's trainings start on Wednesdays at 6pm, men's continue on Thursdays at 6pm, all welcome.
Subs have gone up, mainly because of Waibop raising their fees considerably. Adult fees are now $170, with juniors $100.
A new club rule that any fines for yellow or red cards need to be paid before the next match.

8 February Ex-Rangers Ashley Hawkes was in the crowd at Newcastle watching the Nix and the Jets play out a hugely entertaining game. Both keepers were men of the match! Both Kiwis. Check out our Nix pages.

4 February Good to see ex-Rangers player Juan Propato in the crowd at the Perth Glory game, sadly Juan wearing a Phoenix shirt didn't influence the result as the understrength Nix lost to the league leaders 3 - 0. After our kickabout this Thursday, we can go home and watch the Nix attempt to knock over Newcastle Jets.
The Plains Rangers AGM is coming up, after training on Thursday 14th.

26 January The Nix grabbed a 1 - 0 win against Melbourne City tonight, thanks to superb display from keeper Kurto in the second half. We were great in the first half, but Kurto pulled off heaps of saves in the second.
Thursday night was good again, about 20 people at Awakeri. Highlights: Alex Dalgity's long throw-ins, Jamaal's excellent header from JP's cross and Andy riding away on his Indian Scout motorbike. See us all again next Thursday, 6pm. All welcome.

22 January A good turn out at the kick around last week, we played 11 v 11. Another one this Thursday, 6pm at Awakeri, all welcome (men and women).
The Phoenix continued their excellent run to nine games unbeaten with a 3 - 3 draw away to champions Melbourne Victory on Sunday. Krishna scored two more goals. They have whizzed home, ready to take on Sydney tomorrow night. Wouldn't it be good to be in Wellington for it!
The council have been putting time into fixing some areas of our training and playing fields. Yay!

14 January Rangers first pre-season kick around this Thursday at Awakeri at 6pm. All welcome!! Bring a cold drink.
The Phoenix set a new club record on Saturday, going eight games unbeaten with a 3 - 2 win against the Mariners. One lucky person in the 10,000 crowd won $30,000 for being in the lucky seat! It wasn't Bazza! Check out our Phoenix pages.
All Whites' greatest ever player Wynton Rufer had a heart attack during the week, but after CPR from bystander, he is expected to make a full recovery. If you have never seen him play, have a look at these goals he scored for the Auckland Kingz when he was player coach in their first year in the Aussie National League, at age 37. The first one is amazing! His nephew Alex Rufer is playing centre midfield for the Phoenix.

9 January 2019 Happy New Year everyone!!! For Phoenix fans it's been a great new year so far. The unbeaten run continues (7 matches). Can the Nix make a new club record this Saturday? It'll be tough, with their 3rd game in a week. A couple of Rangers players will be in Wellington to try and cheer them on!

There is lots of fascinating news and trivia from 2017 - 18, 2015-16, 2013 - 14, 2008 - 2012, 2007-06, 2005, 2004, 2003 and 2002 and beyond. Have a read!

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Action Photos
Prize giving 2018
Men v HNK Auckland, Chatham Cup, 28 April 2018
Men v Rotorua Sept 30 2017
Women v Ngongy, Pullar Cup 9 Sept 2017
Men & Women v Taupo August 2017
Men v Kawerau and Rotorua July 2017
Men v Rotorua, 3 June 2017
Men v Whakatane, 1 April 2017
Men v Ngongotaha, 27 August 2016
Men & Women Jubilee games 20 August 2016
Men v Taupo, 13 August 2016
Men v Papamoa in Bowl 9 July 2016
Men v Whakatane Town 14 May 2016
Women v Kawerau 1 May 2016
Men v Otumoetai 2 April 2016
Random off season photos 2015-16
Men v Papamoa 5 September 2015 BS Bowl Final
Men v Whakatane 22 August 2015
Women v Kawerau 26 July 2015
Women v Opotiki 28 June 2015
Men v Opotiki 27 June 2015 (Bowl game)
Men v Rotorua 13 June 2015
Men v Otumoetai 11 April 2015
Women in Pullar Cup tournament 21 Sept 2014
Men v Papamoa 6 September 2014
Women v Te Puke 8 June 2014
Men v Rotorua Utd 31 May 2014
Men v Kawerau, BS Cup 24 May 2014
Women v Rotorua White 18 May 2014
Women v Tauranga City 4 May 2014
Men v Te Puke 26 April 2014
Men Sponsors Cup V Whk, Women v TCU, 14 Sept 2013
Men at home to Taupo Lakers August 10 2013
Women home to Kawerau June 23 2013
Men away at Opotiki, May 25 2013
Women at home to Papamoa May 12 2013
Men at home to Taupo A May 4 2013
Men away to Katikati April 27 2013
Women at home to Whakatane April 21 2013
Men in Sponsors Cup v Whakatane Town Oct 7 2012
Men in BS Bowl final v Ngongotaha Sept 29 2012
Women at home to Rotorua Utd Sept 2 2012
Men in Bowl Semifinal v Old Blues Sept 1 2012
Men at home to Tauranga City United, August 11 2012
Men at home to Rotorua United, July 14 2012
Women at home to Kawerau July 1st 2012
Men at home to Otumoetai, June 23 2012
Men away to Te Puke June 2 2012
Women home to Whakatane May 27 2012
Men away to Taupo May 26 2012
Men away to TCU May 19 2012
Men away to Ngongotaha May 5 2012
Women away to Kawerau April 22 2012
Men away to Whakatane April 14 2012
Men Sponsors Cup v Whakatane 1sts, women v Whakatane, Sept 3 2011
Men home to Whakatane August 13 2011
Men away to Ngongotaha July 30 2011
Women home to Kawerau July 10 2011
Men home to Taupo July 2 2011
Men home to Papamoa 28 May 2011
Women away to Kawerau 8 May 2011
Men and women home to Tauranga City 9 & 10 April 2011
Women away to Whakatane 2 April 2011
Away to Kawerau April 2 2011
Sponsors Cup v Whakatane Oct 16 2010
CNS Final v Kati Sept 18 2010
CNS Cup semifinal v TCU Aug 28 2010
Home to Te Puke Aug 21 2010
Away to Taupo July 17 2010
Away to Tauranga City United July 3 2010
Home to Katikati June 19 2010
Home to Old Blues June 12 2010
Home to Tauranga City United June 5 2010
Away to Papamoa May 29 2010
Away to Ngongotaha May 15 2010
Away to Whakatane May 8 2010
Home to Otumoetai April 17 2010
Home to Opotiki, preseason March 27 2010
Away to Te Puke, preseason March 20 2010
Home and away v Rot Utd White 2009
All Whites v Bahrain plus Sponsors Cup, Nov 14 2009
Away to Whakatane Town, Sept 12 2009
Home to Te Puke, July 25 2009
Home to Old Blues, CNS Cup, June 20 2009
Home to Tauranga City United, June 6 2009
Home to Whakatane Town, May 30 2009
Away to Visique Whakatane, May 16 2009
Home to Katikati United, April 25 2009
Home to Rotorua United Blue, April 11 2009
Away to Whakatane 1sts, Sponsors' Cup Sept 27 2008
Home to Katikati, 6 Sept 2008
Away to Whakatane Town August 23 2008
Away in Antarctic conditions Tauranga City July 26 2008
Away to Fury 5 July 08
Home to Rotorua United 7 June 2008
Home to Opotiki 31 May 2008
Away to Katikati 24 May 2008
Home to Internationale, Chatham Cup Anzac Day 2008
Home to Fury 19 April 08
Away to Rotorua United April 5 2008
Wellington Phoenix David Beckham 1 Dec 07
Sponsors' Challenge v Whakatane 1sts 29 Sept 07
Wellington Phoenix game 29 Sept 2007
Away to Kawerau 15 September 2007
Away to Te Puke 18 August 2007
Home to Papamoa 21 July 2007
Away to Te Puke, Tasman Cup, 30 June 07
Home to Taupo, Tasman Cup, 16 June 07
Home to Otumoetai 9 June 2007
Home to Old Blues 26 May 2007
Home to Fury 28 April 2007
2006 Prize Giving
Sponsors Trophy v Whakatane 1sts 30 Sept 2006
Away to AFC Fury 16 Sept 2006
Tasman Bowl final v Kawerau 2 Sept 2006 match action.
Tasman Bowl final v Kawerau 2 Sept 2006, Before and After
Away to Te Puke Tasman Bowl semifinal 12 August 2006
Home to Greerton 5 August 2006
Home to Ngongotaha 8 July 2006
Away to Rotorua Suburbs 3 June 2006
Home to Taupo Nui-a-Tia 6 May 2006
Away to Te Puke 29 April 2006
Home to AFC Fury 22 April 2006
Away to Kawerau 10 Sept 2005

Away to Te Puke 9 July 2005
Home to Otumoetai 4 June 2005
Away to Whakatane 30 April 2005
Home to Otumoetai 7 August 2004
Away to Kawerau 25 July 2004
Best Insulation tournament 12 June 2004
Away to Whakatane May 22 2004 (selected pics!)
Away to Ngongotaha August 2 2003
Away to Kawerau 1st team Tasman Cup July 12 2003
Home to Kawerau May 24 2003
Away with ten men to Taupo May 3 2003
Home in friendly to Whakatane March 6 2003
Home to Rotorua Suburbs August 24 2002
Best Insulation tournament 8 June 2002
West Ham v Whakatane Sept 29 2001
Away to Greerton July 21 2001
Away to Tauranga City Utd July 14 2001
Away to Whakatane April 21 2001
Home to Rotorua City August 5 2000
Away at Otumoetai July 1st 2000
Edgecumbe v Whakatane, June 19, 1999.
Edgecumbe v Ngongotaha July 28, 1999.