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Pinsard comes in as Rangers coach

Charlie Pinsard is back as a Priaulx League coach having taken over the reins at Rangers.

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Charlie Pinsard, far right, was part of the Belgrave Wanderers coaching team as they won the Plate competition of the BWCI Minis Festival over the weekend at Footes Lane. (Picture by Karl Dorfner, 33399001)

Having previously been involved in the top flight as a coach at Bels, Rovers and North, as well as being manager of the representative side in the FA Inter League Cup competition, he has filled the vacancy left by the departure of Chris Tardif last month.

‘I can’t wait to get started and am looking forward to getting stuck in at Rangers,’ Pinsard said.

‘Whilst there is plenty of work to be done, I’m excited by the challenge and keen to help the club build on their foundations and objective to offer a great pathway from minis through youth to senior football, all topped with a strong, competitive Priaulx team.

‘The club has fantastic facilities, both at St Andrew’s and the KGV where the U18s and Priaulx sides will play, and I’ve been very impressed by the committee’s ambition and determination to get Rangers higher up the league and compete for trophies.

‘The foundations are there and I’m looking forward to working with the new coaching set-up,’ he added.

Pinsard will be joined by a new coaching team including long-time Ranger Andrew Robilliard.

He will also work closely with Ryan-Zico Black, who was appointed Rangers U18 lead coach last week.

‘We met with several candidates for this role but Charlie’s calm demeanour and enthusiasm stood out,’ said Rangers president Jono Robilliard.

‘His knowledge for the local game is excellent and the committee particularly liked his friendship and football relationship with Zico.

‘Together, we hope the two will complement each other and help progress the talent we have coming through. Our U14s were league champions, our U18s finished a close second to the standout league champions Sylvans and we blooded several U18s in the first team last season.

‘As ever in Guernsey, its “work in progress” but with the appointment of Charlie, working collaboratively with Zico and then with a youth set-up including coaches such as Stewart Moyles and Chris Tardif, I’m confident we will have a harmonious coaching framework providing a great pathway for young players.

‘As ever, though, it all takes work, positivity and a supportive network of players, volunteers and parents which we have, and are grateful for.’

Rangers will kick off their pre-season shortly and will be travelling to Jersey to play pre-season friendlies against St Ouen.