Club Committee / Volunteers

Darren Sunley – Club Chairman

Darren will be entering his sixth season at the club having seen, the good, the bad, and even the ugly in his tenure.

A Knaresborough native, he joined with the club struggling in NCEL Division One during their Dene Park days, and has seen it all during his time with the club.

He played a pivotal role in our re-location to Haworth Park which sparked a renaissance of the club, and then celebrated that move, with success on the pitch as we won the NCEL First Division title, the season after.

The club preserved its NCEL Premier Division status against all odds including a twelve point deduction and having at some point to play four games in a week, before the club dropped back into Division One twelve months ago, losing a final day winner takes all shootout at Goole.

After a season of consolidation last season back in the First Division, which saw the club go unbeaten in the league at home from November, it is believed that with hopefully a full season ahead, Darren can over-see another year of progress at the helm

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Dave Reader – Vice Chairman

Dave joined the club last summer, stepping into the role following a successful two year spell with East Yorkshire Carnegie (now East Hull FC).

Dave was also an integral part which saw local side AFC Rovers gaining promotion to the Humber Premier League for the first time, prior to his time with East Yorkshire Carnegie and is well respected within local football.

His time with AFC Rovers also saw them reach the Quarter Final of the East Riding Senior Cup in their first crack at the competition.

We secured the services of Reader, following Lee Myers departure from the club after Lee offered ten years of service to Rangers.

Dave was seen as the ideal fit for the club and officially joined the club last summer.

East Yorkshire Carnegie duo Leon Sewell and Chris Burke then soon followed Dave to form our first team management duo.

Alan Chaplin – Club Secretary

Alan remains our longest remaining servant at the club alongside, club president Bob Smailes.

Alan has witnessed the club re-locate, been part of two promotions, two relegations, has had a season cut short midway through and still has the desire to come back each year!

After initially joining the club some mere 20 years ago, Alan had previous secretarial duties within local football and has been involved in local football, a lot longer then his time with us, through the East Riding County FA, for whom he is also well respected.

His first involvement with us came in 2001, replacing our now matchday announcer as club secretary, and has been in the role and with the club ever since.

As well as been club secretary, Alan who is also a retired bus driver also carries out a lot of the day to day tasks at Haworth Park, his experience and knowledge are valuable and is another individual, not just respected at Haworth Park, but from far and wide.

Oliver Harsley – Press Officer

Oliver, or Ollie as he has become known has been with the club for three years and is responsible for the club’s social media presence and is also our resident interviewer and reporter.

At just 20 years old his work has drawn praise from outside the club as he also contributes to Outside the 92 magazine and is into his final year as a Hull University student.

Ollie has always had a keen interest in writing, and despite having Aspergers Syndrome does not allow this to detract from his love of the game, and Hall Road Rangers.

Ollie initially got involved with non-league football as a blog writer for Hull United, as a disenchanted Hull City fan, it is here he met with Neil Winsor.

Ollie then soon agreed to join Rangers six months after Neil joined the club, and his contributions to us have been invaluable over the last three years, and because of this he has since matured into a key member of the backroom team at Haworth Park.

Neil Winsor – Matchday Announcer

Neil is now amazingly in his third spell with the club after rejoining us from Bottesford Town in November 2019.

He first got involved with local football in 1998 with North Ferriby United as Press Officer before linking up with former Rangers chairman Jamie Barnwell at Dene Park in 2001 as Secretary.

His first spell was only brief, and returned as a supporter to follow North Ferriby, before joining Hull United in 2015, spending two years as their Press Officer and Matchday Announcer. Brief spells with Brigg Town and East Yorkshire Carnegie followed before he rejoined Hall Road in 2016. Neil witnessed the club claim the NCEL Division One title and survive the following year before personal reasons saw him depart again in 2018, a week before the start of the 2018/2019 season.

After spells with Hull United and Bottesford Town, Neil finally returned ‘home’ though in November 2019 and contributes to the graphic designs seen on social media, providing website content, as well as been the voice of the club on home matchdays. He has also been known to DJ private functions in the clubhouse.

Adam Pardoe – Turnstile Operator

Adam has been with the club for a couple of years now having originally played for our reserves. Adam offered to swap his boots though for a foot pedal and is our regular home matchday turnstile operator.

Adam did pick up playing again in 2018/2019 and was called up to play in the first team in NCEL Premier Division games against Worksop Town in front of 400 fans, and Liversedge, he even claims Joe Walton is the toughest player he has ever played against from that Liversedge game!

Adam has since returned to the turnstile though, so when you arrive at Haworth Park he will happily discuss his experience, even if he may not remember it too fondly!

 

“One of the hardest teams I know working hard to get their way to the top”

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