Black Country Rangers F.C.

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Black Country Rangers
Black Country Rangers F.C. logo.png
Full name Black Country Rangers Football Club
Nickname(s) BCR
Founded 1996
Ground The Grove, Halesowen
Chairman Paul Garner
Manager Wayne Spicer
League West Midlands (Regional) League Premier Division
2017–18 West Midlands (Regional) League Premier Division, 4th of 20
Website Club website

Black Country Rangers Football Club is a football club based in Halesowen in the West Midlands. They are currently members of the West Midlands (Regional) League Premier Division and play at the Grove in Halesowen, groundsharing with Halesowen Town.

History[edit]

The club was established in 1996.[1] In 2007 they joined Division Two of the West Midlands (Regional) League.[2] The club were Division Two champions in 2009–10, earning promotion to Division One. They were Division One champions the following season and were promoted to the Premier Division.[2]

Black Country Rangers' first season in the Premier Division saw them finish as runners-up.[2] The club also won the JW Hunt Cup, beating AFC Wulfrunians 4–3 in the final.[3] They retained the cup the following season with a 4–3 win over Wolverhampton Casuals.[3] In 2018 the club was restructured and renamed Black Country Football Club, although the first team continues to play under the name Black Country Rangers.[4]

Honours[edit]

  • West Midlands (Regional) League
    • Division One champions 2010–11
    • Division Two champions 2009–10
  • JW Hunt Cup
    • Winners 2011–12, 2012–13

Records[edit]

  • Best FA Cup performance: Preliminary round, 2013–14[2]
  • Best FA Vase performance: Second round, 2012–13[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mike Williams & Tony Williams (2016) Non-League Club Directory 2017, Tony Williams Publications, p453 ISBN 978-1869833695
  2. ^ a b c d e Black Country Rangers at the Football Club History Database
  3. ^ a b J.W. Hunt Cup winners & finalists JW Hunt Cup
  4. ^ Announcement - Club Restructure Black Country F.C.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 52°27′13.83″N 2°03′27.76″W / 52.4538417°N 2.0577111°W / 52.4538417; -2.0577111