About

Paget Rangers are a non-league football club based in Sutton Coldfield, North Birmingham that were originally founded in 1938 by pupils from the Erdington based Paget Road School.

The club established themselves as one of the leading sides in Midlands non-league football during the 1960s and 70s, winning the Midland Combination championship on four occasions as well as winning numerous prestigious cup competitions.

In 1987 the club achieved promotion to the Southern League for the first time, however a mass exodus of players to local rivals Sutton Coldfield Town, saw the Bears relegated at the first attempt.

Paget Rangers achieved promotion back to the Southern League in 1995 after winning the inaugural Midland Alliance championship. The Bears were to play in the Southern League for six successive seasons before being relegated back to the Midland Alliance.

After suffering financial trouble and relegation in the early 2000s the Bears eventually folded in 2002. Just eight years later there was discussion online about a potential return to action for Paget, which became a reality in 2011 when current Chairman Matthew Dainty reformed the Club.

Under Matt Dainty’s reign the Club has gone from strength to strength. Initially the club was placed in the Birmingham AFA, winning the league title and  Senior Cup in their first season back. After a successful application to the Midland Combination (now Midland Football League) entering Division Three, Paget have been promoted twice in three seasons to Division One. The latest promotion coming in the 2016/17 season which saw the Bears also win the Les James Challenge Cup for a record sixth time.

Over the years the Bears have played in many locations in North Birmingham including at their original Springfield Road ground in Walmley, at their second home ground at Vale Stadium in Castle Vale, the Central Ground in Sutton Coldfield, the Gas Ground in Erdington, and most recently the Trevor Brown Memorial Ground in Boldmere. For the 2018/19 season the club has signed a long term ground sharing agreement with Sutton Coldfield Town.