Harrow Borough and Ruislip Rangers announce partnership
Harrow Borough FC and Ruislip Rangers FC have announced a joint partnership for the 2021/22 season.
The clubs say they feel a partnership could be a real benefit to all involved and the local community.
As part of this agreement the clubs will form a new under-23s side which will create a natural pathway for the Ruislip youth players looking to break into senior football.
In addition there will be youth tournaments and selected games at Harrow's ground, The Rogers Family Stadium, in Earlsmead, South Harrow, for all involved in the Ruislip Rangers youth set up over the season.
The agreement will officially start on Wednesday, July 21 launching at Harrow’s home pre-season friendly fixture against Queen's Park Rangers, which kicks-off at 7pm.
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Ruislip Rangers will provide the ball boys and mascots at the game, for which tickets can be purchased online via the Harrow Borough website.
Harrow Borough chair Peter Rogers said: "At Harrow we've been aware for some time that our community links would be strengthened if we could better tie up with the local junior and recreational football scene.
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"This link gives us that opportunity, while giving our new friends at Ruislip Rangers both a means of progressing their young players who show promise, and also a hub for events and socialisation."
Borough first team manager Steve Baker added: "The success of Raheem Sterling and Bukayo Saka in England's Euro 2020 side has underlined what fabulous talent can be found at youth football level in Middlesex and West London.
"My philosophy as a manager has already been 'if you're good enough, you're old enough' and if our link-up can help set other local children on the pathway to successful careers in football, it will be truly worthwhile."