The Committee

Through various roles, the committee ensure there is a Club development strategy and together make decisions for the benefit of the whole club.

The Roman Rangers Committee are all volunteers who work together to provide direction and support for the club. We meet regularly through the year, but much of the work is done via email and text.

Through various roles, the committee ensure there is a Club development strategy and that it is being adhered to, make decisions for the benefit of the whole club, carry out all the administrative duties that enable the club and its members to function effectively, ensure the safeguarding of every member and liaise with the F.A.

Join the team

We are always looking for additional help to support the club and welcome interest with open arms.

If you would like to help run our great club, please contact the Club Secretary. Don’t worry if there is no apparent role vacancy, we are likely to be able to find a role, or responsibilities, suited to your skillset.

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Current Available Roles

We are always looking for additional help to support the club and welcome interest with open arms. Please see the current committee roles we have available.

  • Club Secretary
  • Committee Member
  • Committee Member

If you are interested in filling any of these roles, please Contact us to discuss further.

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Roman Rangers Gary Tinkler

Chairman Gary Tinkler

I'm Gary Tinkler and I'm the Roman Rangers YFC Chairman.

I have been with Roman Rangers since 2015, initially as a Dad watching my son train with Tony Rawles and Jo Friday. I was a friend of one of the other Managers in the club who advised that Tony was running sessions for kids of my sons then age and to bring him down. It was the same friend who advised Jo that I was an ex Semi Pro - football player, so Jo decided to ask after only the second training session if I was interested in coaching.

Since that moment I never looked back. Having had such a great experience of grassroots football with Stafford Falcons in Stafford, where I grew up, I always knew I wanted to give something back to football, so I accepted the role as Manager of my sons U7 side.

Only a few weeks later as the season was about to kick off, the club held a committee meeting with all the managers, so I attended to get a feel for what I had let myself in for, it was then I saw that there was only 5 or 6 committee members running this well-established club. They were doing so much with so little, So, after I asked if they needed any additional support…. To which they accepted with open arms.

After the first season, the then club secretary stepped down and the Chairman asked if I was up for taking this on. Having been a part of some great clubs and with secretary’s being so influential on how things are run in the clubs I have been a part of, it was a huge honour and step up but one that I felt I could do to help shape the future not only of the club but all the players, parents, managers and coaches that I could help, guide and support.

It’s been challenging for sure, but with the football history I have, it's certainly helped me and I hope others of Roman Rangers to make it what the club stands for today with our philosophy. I have been fortunate to drive the club forward in establishing the girls training sessions that have been running for a number of years now, and we have also hit a milestone of our first Girls team playing in an organised league within the MK / Bedford area. We are also working to find a more permanent home for the club.

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Roman Rangers Nikki Henshaw

Treasurer Nikki Henshaw

I'm Nikki Henshaw and I'm the Roman Rangers YFC Treasurer.

My name is Nikki Hanshaw, I have been involved with RRYFC since 2012 as a parent and since 2013 on the club committee.

I have served in my current role as Club Treasurer since 2016. It is my responsibility to check the club accounts and ensure that payments are being made to and from the club. If you have any questions regarding payments, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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Roman Rangers Eleanor Upton

Welfare Officer Eleanor Upton

Roman Rangers Eleanor Upton

Welfare Officer Eleanor Upton

I'm Eleanor Upton and I'm the Roman Rangers YFC Welfare Officer.

My twin sons joined Roman Rangers in 2017 and I’ve been on the committee since 2019.

I am one of the Club Welfare Officers and I am responsible for implementing club safeguarding practice and the FA Respect Programme. I make sure all coaches have in date DBS checks and deal with any issues or concerns regarding child welfare (including child protection).

If any player, parent or coach has concerns about a child's welfare (both inside and outside of football) then please contact me.

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Roman Rangers Sean Fenn

Registration Officer Sean Fenn

I'm Sean Fenn and I'm the Roman Rangers YFC Registration Officer.

I first became involved with Roman Rangers as a parent when my son joined Jaguars U8 in the 2017-2018 season.

Enjoying my experience of coaching and seeing the club's growth within the community led me to join the clubs committee as Registration Officer in late 2019.

I believe grassroots football is not only important to keep our children engaged in sport but also to develop social skills and confidence.

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Roman Rangers Joanne Friday

Kit Manager Joanne Friday

Roman Rangers Joanne Friday

Kit Manager Joanne Friday

I'm Joanne Friday and I'm the Roman Rangers YFC Kit Manager.

My name is Joanne Friday- I have been on the Roman Rangers committee since my eldest son joined the club in 2012.

My role is now Kit Manager having previously been the Welfare Officer.
I am responsible for ordering and maintaining the clubs kit across all the different teams. I co-ordinate with the managers and coaches in order to make this aspect of the club run smoothly.

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Roman Rangers Tony Rawles

Venues Manager Tony Rawles

Roman Rangers Tony Rawles

Venues Manager Tony Rawles

I'm Tony Rawles and I'm the Roman Rangers YFC Venues Manager.

I joined the club at its inception in 2008, starting up all the club’s Under 6s and coaching my original team from under 6 to under 18. I have been on the committee in various roles since 2010 and am currently responsible for organising and managing venues throughout the season.

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Roman Rangers Sarah Tinkler

Committee Member Sarah Tinkler

Roman Rangers Sarah Tinkler

Committee Member Sarah Tinkler

I'm Sarah Tinkler and I'm a Roman Rangers YFC Committee Member.

I have been part of Roman Rangers for 4 years, both my son and daughter are part of the club! I love watching them play and supporting the club in my spare time. I look after the club social media along with a few others.

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Roman Rangers Dan Naylor

Committee Member Dan Naylor

Roman Rangers Dan Naylor

Committee Member Dan Naylor

I'm Dan Naylor and I'm a Roman Rangers YFC Committee Member.

I played for roman Rangers from u12 up to u16 where I decided to continue being involved with the club through joining the committee and becoming a coach with the Roman Rangers Girls teams.

I am usually involved with setting up and coaching the new roman rangers teams whilst they find a manager and players.

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Roman Rangers Sam Bressington

Committee Member Sam Bressington

Roman Rangers Sam Bressington

Committee Member Sam Bressington

I'm Sam Bressington and I'm a Roman Rangers YFC Committee Member.

I’m Sam Bressington and I’ve been involved with Roman Rangers since 2018, after one of my boys started playing for the club. I’m married to Colin and we have 5 children, I’ve lived in Milton Keynes for most of my life and love it here.

I feel passionately about the feel of the club and that everyone is made to feel welcome. I knew after one training session that it was the club we wanted to join. High standard of coaching and family friendly.

I’ve seen how hard members of the committee work for the club and that’s why I put myself forward via Gary Tinkler.

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Roman Rangers Emily Withington

Committee Member Emily Withington

Roman Rangers Emily Withington

Committee Member Emily Withington

I'm Emily Withington and I'm a Roman Rangers YFC Committee Member.

My son Harry has been playing for Roman Rangers since 2016. I joined the Committee in 2020 as a general committee member. I am also the Roman Rangers Jaguar's social secretary.

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Roman Rangers Terry Upton

Website Developer Terry Upton

Roman Rangers Terry Upton

Website Developer Terry Upton

I'm Terry Upton and I'm the Roman Rangers YFC Website Developer.

My twin sons joined Roman Rangers in 2017 and I’ve been involved with the committee since 2018.

I have design and coded the Roman Rangers website, working closely with the committee, managers and coaches to build the website you are using today. It is my responsibility for the up-keep, maintenance and future development of the website. I continue to work closely with the committee to ensure the website delivers the latest news and information to ensure you as parents and guardians, are well informed on both individual squad happenings, as well as the general Roman Rangers communications.

If you have any technical difficulties, concerns or general feedback in regards of the website then please contact me.

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