Paget Rangers
  • Trevor Brown Memorial Ground
    Church Road
    Sutton Coldfield
    Birmingham
    B73 5RY
Paget Rangers are a non-league football club from the Erdington area of Birmingham, currently playing at the Trevor Brown Memorial Ground in Boldmere. Paget Rangers Football Club Proudly Sponsored By thebestofBirmingham

Paget Rangers Background

Nicknamed the Bears thanks to the Warwickshire Bear that sits on their crest, Paget compete in the Midland Football League Division 2 which is the 11th tier on the English football pyramid. Paget were originally founded in 1938 by pupils from Paget Road School in Erdington. In 1951 they moved to Springfield Road in the Walmley area of Sutton Coldfield, where they would stay for 42 years, playing a friendly against Aston Villa in 1971 to celebrate becoming the first Midland Football Combination league team to get floodlights. In 1986 Paget reached the Southern League but were relegated after one season.

In 1996, one year after promotion back into the Southern League Paget gained their highest place finish placing 5th in the Midland Division of the Southern League. That year they also finished above locals rivals Sutton Coldfield Town, but the success was short lived and after the Club moved to a new stadium in Castle Vale they were relegated to the Midland Football Alliance league in 2001, lasting only a season until folding.

Paget returned in 2011 after lifelong fan Matthew Dainty reformed the Club, with a view to competing in the Midland Football Combination again. In 2013 the Bears application was successful and the Club competed in Division 3 for the 2013/14 season.

Disaster struck last season after a major sponsor pulled out leaving the Club short of funds, and on the brink of folding. However, generous members of the community and (Glasgow) Rangers fans came to the Club’s aid raising the money needed to keep the Bears alive. Today Paget Rangers enjoys a strong friendship with the Rangers fans, who have nicknamed the Club ‘The Wee Gers’ and continue to support the team by buying replica shirts and promoting the Club on social media.

Why Choose Paget Rangers?

Some people might say that football has lost its community feel, but at Paget Rangers that sense of community and family is still going strong, and days of having a post-match pint with the players is a valued tradition. In addition to the friendly atmosphere, it’s cheaper than chips with entry priced at just £3 and just a £1 for concessions.

How Can You Support The Bears?

Keep any eye out for Paget fixtures on our ‘sports’ section and get to a game. You can even buy a replica shirt from the official club shop.

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