Hills Rangers – Club update – April 11, 2021

 Hi folks, please review this whole of club update.  

We still need 2 x canteen managers – please review the attached Job Description for details on what is required.
NOTE: as a canteen manager, you are not expected to run the canteen on game days so you will not miss out on watching your own player/s at their match/es.
Please email Stew Luxton via email: president@hillsrangers.com if you are interested in this role or want to talk about the role in more detail. 

Please note – Players are required to wear black dress pants, black shoes and their club polo when arriving at matches. The club polo must be tucked in. Team managers will be reinforcing this point in the lead up to games. 

The merchandise shop will be open on Tuesday and Thursday this week from 5pm to 6pm at Sawyers Valley oval. All players are welcome.
The first round of the season is just 3 weeks away. Fixtures are being finalised by the WAFC, we will let you all know as soon as they are released. 
Don’t forget to check our website: www.hillsrangers.com and we also have a Facebook page: Hills Rangers Football Club.
Keep your eye on these pages to ensure you have the latest information about the club and the season ahead. 
Thanks all, 
Hills Rangers Committee.

Hills Rangers – Reminder – Footy fees and Merchandise shop opening hours

Hi all, this is a reminder to pay footy fees if you have not already done so.

Juniors – $130 (Yr 3 to 6 girls)
Youth – $210 (Yr 7 to 12)

Hills Rangers Football Club
BSB: 633000
A/c: 151181856
Ref: Surname/Yr

If you wish to make a payment arrangement please email the treasurer Brett Pickering at treasurer@hillsrangers.com. If you are claiming Kidpsort (only $150 this year) please forward your unique code to the treasurer for processing.
If you are a new player your fees must be paid in order to collect your kit from the merchandise shop. If you have an enquiry regarding merchandise please email Hayley Brydson at merchandise@hillsrangers.com.

The merchandise shop is located at Sawyers Valley oval and will be open for new players on Tuesday 30th March and Tuesday 6th April from 4.30 to 6pm. The shop will be open to all players on Thursday 8th April from 4.30 to 6pm.

Thanks all,

Hills Rangers Committee.

Footy tipping comp

Footy Tipping – Update

Hi folks, if you are having trouble using the link sent out yesterday to register for the tipping comp, then the following is another way to register.

  1. Go to www.footytips.com.au
  2. Click on the Play Now link at the top of the screen
  3. Follow the steps to create an account and log in, or if you have an account
    already, log in.
  4. Once you are logged in, enter ‘Hills Rangers tipping comp 2021’ into the
    search bar.
  5. Select the comp to enter – the password is ‘Rangers2021’.

Best of luck to all:)


Hi folks, we have set up a tipping comp for the club. Its free to enter, and we will have prizes – we just don’t know what they are at this stage:) 

Enter now as the first game is only a few days away.  

Click on this link to enter: https://www.footytips.com.au/comps/Hills_Rangers_tipping_comp_-_2021&p=Rangers%202021 

The password to join is Rangers2021. 

The name of the competition is ‘Hills Rangers tipping comp 2021’.

NOTE: you will need to create an account on the Footytips website if you don’t have one to join this comp.  

Good luck to all, 

Hills Rangers Committee.  

Pre season training – change of venue

Hi all, pre-season training is on again this week from 5:30 to 6:30 at Sawyers Valley Oval. See you all there and please pass on the message to others.

Pre-season training

Hi all, a reminder that pre-season training starts this Thursday. 

Where: Eastern Hills High School Oval

Time: 5:30 to 6:30


* byo water bottle, sanitise your hands before and after the session

* you must arrive and leave the training session wearing a mask, and only take it off when you are training

* we will need everyone to sign into our COVID register

* if you are unwell or have any cold like symptoms then do not attend the training session 

Parents/carers are welcome and encouraged to help run the session, please advise if can help run a drill. All equipment and instructions will be provided. 

See you there, Hills Rangers Committee.

COVID update

Due to the COVID lockdown implemented by the WA Government from 6pm Sunday 31st January, all pre-season training is postponed until further notice.

We will advise next steps once the lockdown is lifted.

Thanks, Hills Rangers Committee.

Season 2021 – Whole of club update – Jan 2021

Hi folks, it’s hard to believe that we are now starting to talk season 2021 for the Rangers. The Committee has met a few times already and this update is to bring you all up to date on our plans and highlight some key points at this stage of the season.

Items for discussion in this update:

  • Emails, our website and communications
  • Teams in 2021
  • Player fees for 2021
  • Player registrations
  • Coaching nominations
  • Club committee roles to be filled
  • Sponsorships
  • Fundraising
  • Key dates for the season
  • Pre-season training

Emails, our website and communications

We are still having issues with our service provider around our club emails, in the meantime, please use hillsrangersfooty@gmail.com to email the club.

We are investigating alternative providers at the moment.

Teams in 2021

Junior teams

  • Girls – Yr 3-4 and yr 5-6

Youth teams

  • Girls – Yr 7-8, 9-10 and 11-12
  • Boys – Yr 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11-12

Player fees for 2021

Junior teams – $130

Youth teams – $210

Player registrations

Player registrations are now open. Use this link to register for the 2021 season:


Coaching nominations

Those of you that are keen to nominate to coach a team this season need to email hillsrangersfooty@gmail.com with the following information.

  • Name
  • The team you would like to coach
  • Email
  • Mobile

We will then contact you to discuss the nomination process and next steps.

Club committee roles to be filled

The following roles are still needing to be filled – please contact the club via hillsrangersfooty@gmail.com if you are interested in undertaking these roles. Without these roles, the club will struggle to function well this season and so everyone is encouraged to volunteer to assist the club. All new members of the committee will be fully supported and receive handovers as required.

  • Treasurer
  • Equipment Manager
  • Canteen Manager x 2
  • Website and Social Media co-ordinator


We have several sponsorship opportunities this season, and detailed sponsorship proposals are available on request from hillsrangersfooty@gmail.com. If you or your workplace or a company you know might be interested in sponsoring the club, please contact us.


We have several fundraising ideas already in the pipeline, and additional suggestions are welcome anytime. We are looking for volunteers to oversee/coordinate the following fundraising events already in place. Donations of items/goods (where applicable) for any of these types of activities are welcome.

  • Bendigo Bank Raffle – tickets on sale from Feb through to May 2021
  • Bunnings Sausage Sizzle – when is tba, we have asked for this to occur somewhere in May/June/July.
  • Various raffles through the season – wood, fruit baskets, meat trays, etc.

Key dates for the season

At this stage, the WAFC have advised the season will consist of 14 rounds plus 3 weeks for finals. This takes us back to a normal schedule.

Round 1 – Friday 30th April to Sunday 2nd May

  • Round 2, 3, 4 and 5 will follow.

Bye – Friday 4th June to Sunday 6th June

Round 6 – Friday 11th Jun to Sunday 13th June

  • Round 7 and 8 will follow.

Bye – Friday 2nd July to Sunday 4th July

Bye – Friday 9th July to Sunday 11th July

Round 9 – Friday 16th July to Sunday 18th July

  • Round 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 will follow

Finals week 1 – Friday 27th August to Sunday 29th August

Finals week 2 – Friday 3rd September to Sunday 5th September

Finals week 3 – Friday 10th September to Sunday 12th September

Pre-season training

Preseason will start on Thursday 4th February from 5:30 pm until 6:30 pm at Eastern Hills High School oval. Please note that these sessions will run much better with more volunteer coaches, so please be ready to assist on the day – all the equipment and instructions will be provided.

New email address

Please use this email to contact the club from now on: hillsrangersfooty@gmail.com.

Thanks, the Hills Rangers committee.

Swan Districts Football Club paving the way for future talent

Last night our Hills Rangers Football Club Coaches along with coaches from Mundaring, Parkerville and Darlington Junior Football Club’s were exposed to development program styles and insight into training techniques that will improve football skills and participation in our great game.

Swan Districts Football Club’s Talent Manager, Greg Harding ran a session with our Y7, Y9 and Y9/10 girls with coaches were assisting and observing the best practice insight into football skills including high touch and high volume training.

Following the practical session, coaches were privileged to hear from Greg who reinforced the importance and value of community coaches and the support and initiatives on offer at SDFC. The messaging came across strong, that working in partnership with community clubs to ensure that the district players and coaches to have the best learning environment for football.

SDFC are committed to investing in coaching and game environment in our zone. To do that, we will be doing everything we can to engage with community clubs and resource them with information and footballs. Due to phones and social media, our kids are handling the ball sparingly in their spare time. To allow our players to progress through the WA talent pathway, we have to adapt and commit to finding new ways to get them the necessary volume so they can succeed in years to come. Through this program and club philosophy we hope to help our participants develop quickly so that they enjoy their footy, and we retain them year to year at all levels of the game

Greg Harding, Talent Manager, Swan Districts Football Club

Hills Rangers Football Club Coach Coordinator, Robyn Fitall acknowledged and thanked the Swan Districts Football Club and Greg for their support.

Coaches have a tough gig… to have the support of Swan Districts Football Club to share their coaching philosophy allows for the our coaches to provide the best learning environment. We know that the Swans are invested in the community and they continue to demonstrate this through programs such as these. We grateful for their insight and education for our coaches.


Shire of Mundaring supporting local footy

The Shire of Mundaring recently supported the Hills Rangers Football Club providing $2000 towards equipment and programs that enabled the host our preseason event Footy for Life program.

Whilst we did get cut short due to COVID19 we would like to thank the over 150 players that attended the event and to the parents volunteers who worked on the POD stations. Coach Coordinator Robyn Fitall described the event as a huge success.

“It was great to see so many old and many new faces either coming to play footy for the first time or returning hungry for the footy. We acknowledge and thank the Shire of Mundaring for their support of grassroots footy. Footy is a really important part of the Hills community and without their support and the support of so many parents volunteering to assist, some of them for the first time…. it wouldn’t have been able to be the great success it was without them …. it was just great to be a part of it”

The program was hosted over a 4 week period and saw its members touch the footy thousands of times, a great preparation for the season ahead.