Docking Rangers FC

DRFC is for all to enjoy the beautiful game. Players:

Adam Ayres
Tom Collinson
Joe Dean
Robert Eves
Kris Goldsmith
Aaron Howell
Dominic Howell
Callum Howell
Sean Leys
Carl Meek (Player/Manager)
Tom Pettigrew
Ricky Ramshaw (Captain)
Michael Rodwell
Matthew Rowe
Jamie Sands
Benji Waterson
Ashley Woodhouse
Ross Woodhouse

28/07/2021

Great start to the week for the reserves winning 4-0 against Colkirk!

We go again tonight as the Development squad are at home to Runction Holme, 7pm kick off.

Great start to the week for the reserves winning 4-0 against Colkirk!

We go again tonight as the Development squad are at home to Runction Holme, 7pm kick off.

27/07/2021

Busy week of friendly fixtures for the Kings this week starting tonight as our reserves welcome Colkirk, 7pm kick off!

Because of the fixtures, there will be no training on wednesday night.

Busy week of friendly fixtures for the Kings this week starting tonight as our reserves welcome Colkirk, 7pm kick off!

Because of the fixtures, there will be no training on wednesday night.

[07/20/21]   Game night at the lane tonight.

7pm kickoff

Vs South Creake.

Always an entertaining game on what will be a great evening for it. ⚽

Photos from Docking Rangers FC's post 12/07/2021

*UPDATE.

The club has been invited along with the Parish Council and Playing Field Committee to a meeting to be presented a business plan for the new pavilion that was requested.

Thursday, July 22nd 2021
6pm start
@ Docking playing field.

We have been asked if we could use our platform here to further invite those interested within the club or general public to help spread the word on what people are trying to achieve in the village.


So please share or spread the word about this meeting to help fully inform the community on what is happening on their door steps.

With so many committee's being involved it is an ideal opportunity for anyone interested in this project to come along and listen to what great things can come from this.

We are aware everything is in place and good to go for us to try and help raise some funds for this and start the build. We are just waiting on the small issue on Land ownership from potentially the current landowners to the Parish Council.

so come along and hear what the next steps could be once that has been resolved.

Photos from Docking Rangers FC's post 10/07/2021

Thankyou to Heacham Minors for hosting our Under 8's at their tournament today. The team had an absolute blast and came away with some great performances and smiles.

Photos from Docking Rangers FC's post 10/07/2021

Feels good to be back on the pitch!

Docking Res: 4
Swaffham A: 5

A good performance and 4-2 up going into the last 15. Lot of positives to take from the first friendly of the season.

Docking goals from Tom Hawkins, Ross Christopher Woodhouse, Lloyd Osborne & Ricky Ramshaw

[07/10/21]   All the best to our under 8's at the Heacham tournament today. Enjoy yourself team. ⚽

[07/10/21]   Today, our new look Reserve team will be taking on Swaffham A.

2pm kick off at Bradmere Lane

Please get down and support if you can

Photos from Docking Rangers FC's post 06/07/2021

Pre season is now in full swing for the kings! Next session is Thursday, 7pm start.

[07/06/21]   For anyone attending training this evening, we will be using hunstanton playing field instead, 7pm start. See you there!

[06/30/21]   Another great turnout for training tonight! Just a reminder that from next week we will be switching to training on Tuesday and Thursday nights.

[06/29/21]   The Under 16’s had a game of foot golf before their presentation on Saturday. Good to get the group together for a final time, lots of fun had by them all and plenty of smiling faces, Billy Cole winning the event on the day.

Season Awards went to ……
Managers Player - Jamie Tooth
Players Player - Noah Fox
Supporters Player - William Fowle
Goal of The Season - Seth Meek
Most Improved - Bernie Woolsey
Respect Player - Noah Fox

Special Loyalty Awards for 6 players who have been with the team from Under 7’s all the way through to the Under 16’s devoting their entire youth football to the club went to …..
Bernie Woolsey
George Newell
Jack Matkin
Liam Spooner
Seth Meek
William Fowle

A big thank you to all who have been involved with the team in every aspect over the last decade, giving them an opportunity to play football and grow as individuals in both a personal and footballing aspect.

[06/26/21]   Due to the England game on Tuesday we will be sticking to training on Wednesday night, 7pm start!

Photos from Docking Rangers FC's post 23/06/2021

Great to see new and returning faces for the first training session of the season! Training going forwards will be tuesday and Thursday evenings. 👑⚽️

12/06/2021

Football. It's just a game!

The football world is with you Erikson ❤️ 🙏

Football. It's just a game!

The football world is with you Erikson ❤️ 🙏

Photos from Barnetts Thornham's post 11/06/2021

Great people,
Great business,
And great sponsors to our team

Please spare a few minutes to nominate Barnett's with us. All the best guys.

[06/07/21]   So it’s an end of an era for our Under 16’s... The group finished their last ever game on the winning side of a 10 goal thriller with Terrington at the Lane. Starting brightly the home side however found themselves 1-0 and 2-1 down. A hat trick from Noah Fox and a Henry Smith brace ensured Docking regained control playing some good passing football in the process. The visitors rallied and scored either side of a Liam Spooner strike. The hosts could have extended their lead when a good Seth Meek run saw his effort come back off the inside of the post and then Liam Spooner with a fine drive also striking the upright. Final score 6-4 to the young kings.

All at the club would like to say a big thank you to all who have supported the team over the past decade along with the support of numerous sponsors particularly S1Builders and Brancaster Oysters in recent seasons, with out you all the opportunity for the team to Develop and enjoy their football simply would not have been there. For those in the team who are looking to step up to our Development side in the next season or so, the journey continues......

#upthekings

Photos from Docking Rangers FC's post 29/05/2021

Team updates.

The under 8's travelled to Leverington recently and put together a good team performance with lots of energy with some good work by all. But came up just short with a 3-2 loss in a tight game.

The Under 16’s welcomed West Winch in a friendly. Docking took an early lead with a calmly taken Seth Meek penalty. Liam Spooners attacking runs were causing problems for the opposition and he helped himself to four goals as did the lethal Noah Fox. Jamie Tooth got a second half hat-rick and Samuel Watson scored with a fine finish after a determined run. Lots of promising performances with Billy Cole in particular impressing. Our visitors scored three times as well before a serious injury to the their keeper resulted in the game finishing early at 13-3. The club extends our best wishes to the player and hope he makes a full recovery.

The Reserves team welcomed Primary Cup Quarter Finalists in a friendly at the Lane in what was a very exciting game. 6-4 to Docking was the final score with goals from Leon Enefer (2), Callum Howell, Joe Leverett and man of the match George Smith (2). Dan Horspole made some good saves in goal and there was a really promising performance at Left Back from Josh Bailey.

At the same time the First team welcomed Birchwood in a relaxed atmosphere in a game that meant nothing to either team. No more evidence needed than both teams watching the goal fest on the Res game over warming up. And so both seemed to use the game for a bit of experience and experiments with positional changes. The game ending 2-2 with goals from Ash Woodhouse in the 1st half and Tom Hawkins in the 2nd.

First team Mom - Preston Sharpe.

20/05/2021

Recent match/team updates..

Over the few weeks a lot of football has been played.

We must start with the Under 8's who continue to show great progression and they entertained a solid Reffley team. Both teams put on a fantastic and entertaining contest with both teams scoring long range goals, goalkeepers pulling out great saves, some fantastic tackling, passing and the ability to move as a team.

The Under 16's have been working hard in training. preparing themselves for their next challenge.

The Res team recently just lost out to West Winch in what turned out to be a goal of the season competition between the sides. 3-2
More recently they travelled to Weeting Saxon with 15 players unavailable for various reasons including a regular goalkeeper. Leon Enefer stepping up and volunteering to take the gloves. Performances continue to improve but we were just off the pace at key moments and came up short against a solid team. Our goal came from James Durham from the penalty spot but special mention to Leon Enefer who was outstanding in goal and topped it off with a Penalty save as well. 4-1

The First team recently travelled to Heacham and never really got started and looked a bit leggy. Taking nothing away from Heacham who controlled the ball better and moved it around quicker. The kings tried to make changes to kick into gear but unfortunately heacham had the upper hand. The 2nd half performance was better and being 2-0 down, knew getting a goal back would cause and interesting end to the game. But heacham were awarded a penalty when their striker ran in front of an attempted clearance and got to the ball first. 3-0 down but the kings did get one back with great determination by Tom Hawkins 3-1. The damage already done and Heacham ended up getting another with the last play of the game 4-1. The club hope for a speedy recovery to Brad Key off Heacham who suffered a broken ankle after what appeared to be simply trying to turn with the ball.

Then at the weekend the Kings entertained Horning FC in the County Cup. Well what can be said about this game. The Kings had 4/5 shots cleared off the line, a couple of 1 on 1's, their keeper pulling of some great stops and some air shots in great positions. Both teams also had penalty decisions waved away in which another game could have easily been given. The Kings also losing their keeper James Havers in the 2nd half due to injury. Sean Leys stepped up between the sticks. Somehow the game ended 0-0 with the King's wondering just how they hadn't scored. So straight to penalties it went. The Kings still couldn't finish the game when in control of the shoot out after Horning had missed two. and it went to sudden death. The King's starting to think maybe it wasn't their day. All out field players for Docking had taken a penalty and it was now the turn of Horning's last outfield player. Sean leys in goal thinking I don't want to take the next penalty so pulled out his 2nd save in the shoot out earning man of the match and the kings go through winning 7-6 on Penalties. a breathless game. A game with great sportsmanship from both on the pitch and off and a well refereed game. All the best to Horning for next season.

Man of the Match.. Sean Leys

#upthekings #barnetts

Recent match/team updates..

Over the few weeks a lot of football has been played.

We must start with the Under 8's who continue to show great progression and they entertained a solid Reffley team. Both teams put on a fantastic and entertaining contest with both teams scoring long range goals, goalkeepers pulling out great saves, some fantastic tackling, passing and the ability to move as a team.

The Under 16's have been working hard in training. preparing themselves for their next challenge.

The Res team recently just lost out to West Winch in what turned out to be a goal of the season competition between the sides. 3-2
More recently they travelled to Weeting Saxon with 15 players unavailable for various reasons including a regular goalkeeper. Leon Enefer stepping up and volunteering to take the gloves. Performances continue to improve but we were just off the pace at key moments and came up short against a solid team. Our goal came from James Durham from the penalty spot but special mention to Leon Enefer who was outstanding in goal and topped it off with a Penalty save as well. 4-1

The First team recently travelled to Heacham and never really got started and looked a bit leggy. Taking nothing away from Heacham who controlled the ball better and moved it around quicker. The kings tried to make changes to kick into gear but unfortunately heacham had the upper hand. The 2nd half performance was better and being 2-0 down, knew getting a goal back would cause and interesting end to the game. But heacham were awarded a penalty when their striker ran in front of an attempted clearance and got to the ball first. 3-0 down but the kings did get one back with great determination by Tom Hawkins 3-1. The damage already done and Heacham ended up getting another with the last play of the game 4-1. The club hope for a speedy recovery to Brad Key off Heacham who suffered a broken ankle after what appeared to be simply trying to turn with the ball.

Then at the weekend the Kings entertained Horning FC in the County Cup. Well what can be said about this game. The Kings had 4/5 shots cleared off the line, a couple of 1 on 1's, their keeper pulling of some great stops and some air shots in great positions. Both teams also had penalty decisions waved away in which another game could have easily been given. The Kings also losing their keeper James Havers in the 2nd half due to injury. Sean Leys stepped up between the sticks. Somehow the game ended 0-0 with the King's wondering just how they hadn't scored. So straight to penalties it went. The Kings still couldn't finish the game when in control of the shoot out after Horning had missed two. and it went to sudden death. The King's starting to think maybe it wasn't their day. All out field players for Docking had taken a penalty and it was now the turn of Horning's last outfield player. Sean leys in goal thinking I don't want to take the next penalty so pulled out his 2nd save in the shoot out earning man of the match and the kings go through winning 7-6 on Penalties. a breathless game. A game with great sportsmanship from both on the pitch and off and a well refereed game. All the best to Horning for next season.

Man of the Match.. Sean Leys

#upthekings #barnetts

[05/18/21]   Club News ( 3 of 3)

The club are trying to continue with plans to build some solid foundations and that includes equipment used. And it's been decided to invest in some Dug outs (home and away) which would hopefully be portable and would be predominantly used by our youth teams currently and in the future to make sure all young players are kept safe, warm and dry on a field that offers little protection from the elements in the winter months. Then used for any adult football afterwards.

We could do with a little help to get over the line financially to achieve this. So this is a shout out to anybody that is willing and able to help in the way of a club/team sponsorships we would love to hear from you.

[05/18/21]   Club news (2 of 3)

The club are happy to announce a 3rd adult team is being set up behind the scenes for next season to help not only continue the growth of the club but to offer better playing conditions and minutes to young adults.

All clubs including us, have in the past only given the young lad/s in the adult teams a few minutes here or there during a game. This does not help their development individually or the teams. And players fallout with football and give up playing. So we are trying this next season to be a little different and our 3rd adult team would be designed to help provide young players with more minutes across our club on an adult football pitch.

We are excited to see what comes of this next season and look forward to seeing them in action more.

#upthekings #barnetts

Photos from Docking Rangers FC's post 18/05/2021

Club News (1 of 3)

A terrific announcement associated with the club that also will hopefully have an impact locally.

The Pavilion, not just for players past and present but people of the community I’m sure would agree has seen better days. Although a lot of work has been done to paint over the cracks and board up broken windows and holes, there is only so much that can be done.

Well over 4 years ago a little project started to build a better facility to drive the football club forward.

That little project has now progressed into a bigger project. Aimed not only at the development and progression of local football in our area. But to bring back to life the playing field that was once the beating heartbeat of community engagements.

Gone are the events such as summer fate’s, school sports tournaments, youth clubs and kids parties.

Gone are sports clubs/teams, the village used to have Boxing, cycling, running, a women's football team, cricket etc..

We wanted to give an opportunity for these and more to come back into the village and give the community a place they can be proud of and an area to be more social. In a world where mental health is rightly talked about highly now. It would be great to give people a venue to be able to start up different clubs. As for the football club this would give us the ability to offer Heating, proper lighting, and plumbing in a venue we have struggled with recently and to be able to offer food and drinks during and after games for all our events along with better changing areas including showers.

So two years ago the football club, playing field, parish council committees and the architect Darren French all got together to discuss building plans etc.. and once everything was in place the plans were sent off.

We have even recently expressed our thoughts on the tennis court sitting beside the pavilion crying out to be used again. We have said to both the playing field committee and Parish Council about the prospect of turning it into a 3g surface which can be used by clubs, schools and individuals and would open up countless opportunities for engagements for all ages. Such as Football, Walking football. Hockey Lessons, Tennis Lessons, Fitness boot camps, and other sports such as basketball etc.. and can be used both day and night which cannot be offered at the moment on a surface that becomes very slippery and becomes a hazard.

SO GOOD NEWS! Just before lockdown version 1 we received planning permission. Unfortunately with Covid finding the money to build paused this. But as things reopen and support from the Norfolk Football Association, Local community and Borough Councilor we hope to have more good news on this project to support the football club's future but also the village’s.

The club has a good history with the current building and has some great stories from events there as I'm sure many individual people do too. We would love to hear some. And we only wish to be able to give people the platform to help create fantastic memories in the future.

The club are trying to manage the project to allow the playing field committee and Parish council to continue the work they do in the community - check out the new zip wire installed on the field. If anyone would like to offer any support, advice or words of encouragement it would be highly appreciated as we know projects like these cannot be done single handedly and require as much support as possible.

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