Rangers name their top women's squad for 2021
A lot can change in 6 months, just ask some of the top Rangers players named today in the new Women's Federation League team. The Rangers squad today was named and for most of the team this will be their first experience in the higher women's leagues, and something they wouldn't have thought was possible at the end of last season.
Building on consistent improvement for the past four seasons Rangers with the support of a strong coaching trio made the decision to push higher and create a pathway for high performance athletes. Training three times a week the squad is yet to play a game but will be buzzing to start their pre-season fixtures in a weeks time.
Out of the seventeen players named, five have made the step up from the Rangers prem team last year to compliment the young players that have joined from various clubs from around Taranaki. It is exciting for the club to have this pathway and to join the men in the higher leagues. The squad has room to add a couple more players if there were women around Taranaki interested in playing at this level and they would be welcomed at training.
The season starts on Easter Sunday the 4th of April with a home game against Massey University at 12.30pm
The squad is here Lizzie Ingram, Jess Browne, Kendal Moore, Aimee Wisnewski, Caitlin Bowles, Sophie Campbell (GK), Lilly Dowsing, Zara Erol-Watt, Ruby Hales, Magda Herlihy, Heidi Johns, Holly Kleinsman, Emma MacArthur, Tiaan, Neatherway, Saskia Pelham, Mya Watkins, Tsehai Viliamu (GK).
Coaching Team - Andrew Moore (Head Coach), Tony Kleinsman and Richard Hales (assistant coaches)