#CSCotM returns for the 2019/20 season, and it is time to announce the first winners.
Congratulations to all involved at Bessingby Park Rangers, it gives us great pleasure to unveil you as the Charter Standard Club of the Month for September.
Formed in 1973 the club started off on a strong footing, continuing to grow at a steady pace. In 1980 they merged with with the Venture's Boys Club, this move allowed them further stability and the opportunity to make use of the Field End Recreation Ground.
Fast forward 39 years and you arrive at the present day, the club has gone from strength to strength; once made up of just 4 teams they have expanded to a total of 17 affiliated teams. They have continued to improve their youth provision, with 15 active teams from U7 to U16, whilst looking to expand what the club can offer, having founded a women's team who are heading into their second season. They have also created a pathway for their younger players to transition into the adult game by introducing their new men's team for the upcoming season.
To reinforce the prosperity the club is showing on the field, 2019 has seen the club rebuild the clubhouse that they share with Ruislip and District Amateur Boxing Club. They couldn't have done this without the support of Hillingdon Council, but it gives the club a secure home, where for the first time they will have the clubs first full size football pitches.
The volunteers continue their commitment to growing the club for the future and ensuring that they can give local children of all abilities the opportunity to play the beautiful game for years to come.
Club Secretary, David Butterfield said:
"It is so important for a club of our size to be Charter Standard which proves to parents and clubs alike that we run the club to the high standards that The FA require. We are so proud to be a Charter Standard club, as we have been for many years now, thanks to the continuing support from the Middlesex FA.
Winning this award gives our volunteer coaches, managers and helpers an extra reason to be proud to be associated to our football club and hopefully attract more young coaches and children to come and play football and enhance their knowledge and skills."
Like the majority of our clubs, Bessingby Park Rangers are solely volunteer led, offering their time to give back to the children of the local boroughs. Their aim is to keep them off of the streets and in a safe and controlled environment, encouraging them to use football as a tool to learn respect for everyone on and off the field.