Big time chance for young players

TECHNICAL director and Rangers under/15 coach Stewart Montgomery and under-16 coach Paul Ribie have Portuguese contacts.

They'd applied for the club's under/15s and 16s to play in the annual Vila Franca do Rosario international tournament in Lisbon.

Pie-in-the-sky stuff and nothing more was thought of it. Then about six months back an invitation arrived.

Rangers contacted Football NSW, went through the hoops and now 40 players, parents and staff will be off to Lisbon.

"We are not aware of any other Australian club participating in an international youth tournament, let alone one of this status," Payer said.

Rangers have won the last three Football NSW youth championships, so as Payer said, some players may be dreaming of a one-way trip.

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