In the ‘Spotlight’ are Irlam Rangers Amateur Football Club (AFC) Youth team pictured with their Manager Phil Kemp following the last game of their 2013/14 Season against AFC Urmston Meadowside Eagles in the Timperley and District Junior Football League Division One.
It was also the last ever game the team would play together under Irlam Rangers Youth as Phil has taken the decision to retire from junior football. Phil has helped build Irlam Rangers AFC since 2003 as Secretary, Manager and coach. The youth team have been together since the end of the 2006/2007 Season when they were formed as Under 11’s. Since their formation they have received a number of honours including Timperley District Cup, Supplementary Cup and Division five runners up in 2008, Beechfield Tournament runners up and Timperley and District Division three champions in 2009, they were Division two cup runners up in 2010 and won the Timperley and District Divisional Cup in 2013 and in 2013 were Division three runner up.
Phil Kemp said, “I would like to thank all the lads and girls who have been part of the team over the last eight years. It has been a great time, enjoyable and rewarding. I hope the lads will continue to enjoy football in whatever aspect they choose to take, whether it is as Player’s for our Open Age team, Coach, referee or just spectator and would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the team’s supporters over the years, including our sponsors.”