Ruislip Rangers is hosting three events this month and releasing a book to celebrate the club’s 50th anniversary.
The club has continued grown, especially so in the last decade, bagging partnerships with QPR and Nike and has seen the men, women’s and disabled teams expand in numbers and teams.
On Friday, September 27 there will be a Gala Dinner as well as the launch of book The History of Ruislip Rangers.
Researched by club secretary Steve Roche, the book delves into the how the club formed and developed into a special youth football club.
It draws on first-hand interviews, including from the founding member and features historical records, stories, photos, facts and figures.
Steve, who joined the club in 2008 as a player before going on to become manager and club secretary, told Northwood&RuislipNews there was a lot of research involved.
He said: “People were always wondering what the kit used to be like, was there any famous players and stuff like that so I decided to start looking into the club’s history.
“Eventually I was able to meet the founding member, Derek Gumm, who’s currently 83 and still working.”
The Gala Dinner will commence at 7.30pm at The Grange Country House in Northwood. The guest of honour will be ex-QPR and England player Andy Sinton. Tickets are £35.
There will also be two more events on Sunday 29; a 50th anniversary Festival from 12pm to 3.30pm at The Great Barn in Ruislip and Ruislip Rangers Has Got Talent from 4pm till 5.30pm at Winston Churchill Hall.
Faith Tucker, star of Britain’s Got Talent 2019 will be presenting and performing on the night.
For more details on all of the events, visit ruisliprangersyfc.org.uk/celebrating-our-50th