Garforth Rangers AFC formed in 1996 and boasts a development squad, a junior section and an established senior set up. In 2013 the Club was incorporated as a company limited by guarantee known as Garforth Rangers Association Football Club Limited.
In 2002 the club was awarded FA Charter Standard Development Club status which we proudly upgraded to the FA Charter Standard Community Club status in 2008. This is the highest allocade that the FA award to grass routes clubs and a status we maintain to this day.
The development squad is the future of the club and boys and girls aged 4 – 6 learn to play football with a smile under the guidance of fully qualified coaches. Training is on a Saturday morning and held all through the season on the Astro surface at Garforth Academy.
The club’s junior section caters for boys and girls from the ages of 7 years up to 18 years. Teams currently compete in the Garforth Junior League the West Riding Girls League & the Selby Junior League.
The club’s teams have won league titles and cups in Garforth Junior League, Charles Rice League & West Riding Girls Football League. In season 2005/06 the club’s U12, U14 & U16 sides created Barkston Ash FA history by winning the District’s Leigh Walker Cup, Deighton Shield & Junior Cup competitons. It was the first time in it’s 100 year + history that the District’s 3 Junior competitions were held by the same club in one season. Rangers went one better and achieved the feat by winning them all on the same day.
In 2009 the club’s U14 Boys were winners of the West Riding County FA Junior Trophy. Over 100 teams entered the competition.
The club also has a well developed senior set up with teams in the West Yorkshire Association Football Team League (the initial tier of the Football League pyramid) and the Yorkshire Amateur League as well as a team playing in the West Riding Flexi League.
The club continues to grow and is now actively looking to develop a facility in Garforth to provide football opportunities for all.