28 August - Get well soon Bill
Everyone at Sholing FC wish ex-player and long time supporter, Bill Beaney, all the best and a speedy recovery after his operation. Hope to see you back down the Silverlake soon cracking jokes!
22 August - Annual General Meeting
Sholing FC AGM will be on Tuesday 26th August, 7:00pm for a 7:15pm start in the clubhouse at the ground. All fans are welcome to attend. Media, please make yourself known to Greg Dickson and Dave Diaper in advance.
21 August - Coach to Merthyr
We are running a coach for the trip to Merthyr Town on Saturday 6th Sept (National Non-League Day). Cost is £15 per person. To book, please contact Greg on email@example.com or 07948 832944
17 August - Wim-away-a-Wim-away
Sholing make the trip down to Dorset on Tuesday night to face Wimborne Town (7:45KO). After three games, both sides have identical records having won one & drawn two, but even the goals for & against are the same too. The Magpies recently drew 0-0 with newly promoted Wantage Town, although by all accounts they should have comfortably won that game. Their first win of the season was against Larkhall, but also got an impressive draw away at early promotion favourites, Merthyr. Sholing will be sweating on injuries to Barry Mason & Sam Olaofe, who were both forced off on Saturday after heavy challenges (putting it mildly).
Wimborne's ground is behind the Hospital on the narrow Cowgrove Road. It's 40 miles from Eastern Southampton via the M27 & A31. Just past Ferndown, take the roundabout exit onto the B3073 & into Wimborne Town Centre, follow Park Lane, East Street & King Street (B3082) and turn left just past the Hospital into Cowgrove Road with the ground on your left. For Sat-Nav the post code is BH21 4EL.
Admission prices are £9 for adults, Concessions £5 and Under 16's £2. Sholing will play in Yellow
We have also had it confirmed that our game on Bank Holiday Monday at AFC Totton will kick off at 3pm.
Bristol Manor Farm won 3-2 at Petersfield Town to be our opponents in the FA Cup. Tie will be played weekend of the 30th August at the Silverlake Arena, but the exact day & time has yet to be confirmed. News will appear here when finalised.
15 August - Concession Prices
As a reminder, below is what falls under the "concession" price at the turnstile:
- Over 65's
- Southampton FC Season Ticket Holders
- Student Cards
(Saints season ticket & student cards must be shown at the turnstile)
So all the above can gain entry for just £5!
12 August - 50/50 Prize Draw
Every home game you have the chance to win some cash & help Sholing FC in the process. "Sholing Golden Shot" draw tickets are available from the turnstile for £1 a ticket. The winnings are 50% of the total ticket receipts and the lucky ticket number is announced at half time over the tannoy. The more tickets sold, the bigger the prize! The average prize was over £50 last season, with the highest being a whopping £115!
11 August - Dave Fear looks ahead
Joint first team Manager, Dave Fear, addressed Sholing fans ahead of a busy first week of the new football season.
"At last the season begins. I'm very much looking forward to 2014/15 and the new challenge with the first two homes games of the campaign this week (Wednesday against North Leigh & Saturday against Stratford). I am confident that with the continued support of the ultras, all our fans, committee members and volunteer staff, our new management and squad can continue progressing in the right direction and add to the success of last season."
"I'm proud to say that two of my former youth players, Mike Carter & Lee Wort, have gone on to sign at a higher league level. They will be sorely missed within the club and I send them my best wishes for the future."
"With a tough campaign ahead us the positive vibes throughout Sholing FC will make Season 2014/15 a very enjoyable experience I'm sure."
"On behalf of fellow first team manager, Mick Marsh, as well as all the coaching & playing staff, thank you all for your continued support and hard work on and off the pitch, it can't be done without you!"
10 August - Lee Wort joins Gosport Borough
Lee Wort has signed a contract to join Conference South side, Gosport Borough. After a three week trial at League Two side, Accrington Stanley, their manager, James Beattie, declined to offer Lee a full time contract, but Gosport were quick to snap him up. There was a lot of interest in signing Lee from other local clubs, but at Gosport he'll be reunited with Mike Carter and there are a few other familiar faces down the M27. There was a chance that Lee might return to Sholing, but it's only right that he tests himself at a higher level, having been by far the best striker at Step 4 & 5 Level of Non League for the last 3 or 4 seasons.
Lee came through the Sholing youth system and started scoring goals for fun in the reserves in 2009/10. Since breaking into the First Team the following season, he's averaged between 40 & 50 goals a season. He probably helped to set up just as many too.
Everyone at Sholing FC wish Lee all the best at his new club & he'll always be welcome back at the Silverlake Arena. Lee & Mike Carter will be pitchside before the game on Wednesday evening to say thanks to the Sholing fans.
Car Wash - Our U13s are holding a fundraising carwash on Saturday 1th between 12-3pm at St Andrews Church on South East Rd, Sholing. Please come and support the Team whilst getting your car all clean and shiny
8 August - Kenya Calling
Sholing's fan base now reaches all the way to the slums of Nakuru in Kenya, thanks to Ultra, Jacob Matthews. He recently volunteered for three weeks work in Nakuru and as part of that trip, also had the opportunity to visit a child that he has sponsored for the past three years through Compassion UK. Jacob knew Charles was football mad but didnt know who he supported. The best present ever... a Sholing FC football shirt, along with a full explanation of our glorious trip to Wembley. A very contented boy now has a fabulous football shirt and a brand new football to show off his silky skills!
7 August - Matchday Sponsorship Opportunities
For only £100, you or your company can become Matchday sponsors for the home against North Leigh on Wednesday 13th August.
In return you'll receive:
- Name/Logo on the Front Page of the matchday programme
- Mention inside the programme with space for description of what your company offers
- Select the Man of the Match
- Presentation & Photograph with the Man of the Match
- Refreshments in Hospitality (non-alcoholic)
- Company name & link will be displayed on the Matchday Sponsors page of this website for the entire season
If interested, please contact Greg Dickson on 07948 832944 or firstname.lastname@example.org
5 August - U11 Players Needed
Weekly Soccer Schools
The school is run by Kevin Brewster, First Team Player but also our Community Youth Officer.
- School is aimed for children aged 4 - 12
- Children get to learn football skills in a fun and safe environment
- School takes place on a Saturday morning at our Ground between 10.30 - 11.30
- All players need to wear shin pads and football boots
- All our coaches are qualified and hold CRC Certificates
- Please come on down and meet the team - only £3 per session with the first session free!!!!!
- For more info please contact Kevin Brewster at Performingsports@hotmail.co.uk or 07921 903179
Today Sholing received notification from the Football Association that we have passed our annual health check to retain our Charter Standard Community award.
Welcome to the new official Sholing FC Website. Please update your bookmarks & favourites to reflect this site which can be viewed from entering either www.sholingfc.co.uk & www.sholingfc.com in your internet browsers. The Pitchero website will stop being updated.
- The site is "mobile friendly" so the full content can be viewed on your smart phones, ipads & tablets.
- We have an "App" for Android devices to act as a short-cut to the website, details below.
- More features & content will continue to be added, but we welcome feedback & suggestions. Use the "Contact us" form under the "Club Information" menu to give us your ideas.
- Photo gallaries for Match Action are now larger & clearer. Click on a thumbnail image to view larger and use the button controls to scroll through the gallery
- Videos are able to be played within the website using the standard youtube controls
- The Youth Sections information will be added in the coming days
- Also awaiting updated squad photos for the new season
30 July - FA Vase Final DVD on Sale
The professionally produced DVD called "Band of Brothers" is now on sale priced £15 per copy. The 20 minute limited edition film has behind the scenes footage of Sholing's big day at Wembley as well as the match highlights. Copies are available on Home match days from club officials. Or you can reserve a copy by contacting Dave Diaper on 07770 873555
27 July - Marv signs on
FA Vase Final goal scorer, Marvin McLean has re-signed on for another season with the Boatmen. Here he is pictured with First team manager, Mick Marsh at Goldalming Town yesterday. Another confirmed signing is former Totton & Eling player Jude Nwachukwu.
Meanwhile, Lee Wort played the last 20 minutes for Accrington Stanley in their friendly game against Premier League side, Burnley. A fantastic opportunity for Lee and everyone at Sholing FC hopes his trial at 'Stanley' is a success
25 July - Android App
You can now download the Sholing FC App for Phones & Tablets that run the Android operating system. The app provides a one click shortcut to view the Sholing FC website on your Android device
There are two ways, either scan the QR code below on a computer screen or someone else's mobile phone using the "Optical Reader" app that comes as default on most Android devices.
When scanning in the QR Code, then click on "open url" and the app will download to your device. Click on the download in your notification panel. You will probably get a warning box appear saying "Install Blocked - for security your phone is set to block installation of apps obtained from unknown sources" click on the "settings" button and scroll down to "Unknown Sources" and tick the box and then press OK. The app will then install and be available in your Application list.
Or view this webpage on your Android device and click on this DOWNLOAD APP LINK
Click on "Open" and then the App will download to your notification panel and you follow the instructions as above
We hope to have an iphone & Blackberry version available soon
17 July - New Season Fixtures are out
First up for the Boatmen will be a trip to Shortwood United on Saturday 9th August. Quickly followed by two home games against North Leigh (Wed) and Stratford Town (Sat). Other notable fixtures include a visit to AFC Totton on August Bank Holiday Monday, with the return game at the Silverlake Arena on Boxing Day. We play Bashley away on New Year's Day. We are scheduled to end the season away at Larkhall Athletic, who we beat on the way to Wembley last season.
16 July - Benali's Big Run
Sholing FC wish Saints Legend, Franny Benali, all the best for his "Big Run" between all of the Premiership Football Grounds (1000 miles in 3 weeks!). Franny is aiming to raise £1m for Cancer Research UK. Full details here. Just Giving Donations Here.
To make a text donation from your mobile phone text “BIGR55 followed by the amount you would like to donate EG £1, £3, £5, £10” To text number 70070. For example if you wanted to donate £10. Text BIGR55 £10 to 70070
11 July - Red Insure Cup Draw
Sholing will visit Bashley in the first round of the Red Insure Cup (Southern League Cup). Tie to take place on Tuesday 14th October. If scores are level after 90mins, tie goes straight to penalties.
7 July - Message from the Chairman
The new season is nearly upon us and preparations are underway on and off the field for the trials and tribulations that l am sure will come our way in the days ahead.
We have a small window of opportunity to make the most of our FA Vase win and we must reach out to the business fraternity to develop relationships that will see the Club push on to sustain our Southern League Status. I hope you will get behind the new management Team and the lads as we will be there to be shot at as our FA Vase Fame proceeds us into the early season fixtures.
It is good to see that the majority of the lads have put pen to paper and along with the new signings i am optimistic about our return to the Southern League.
I will be announcing soon news of additions to the Executive Board with a view to strengthen our off field Team. - Dave Diaper
4 July - FA Competition Draws
FA Cup Preliminary Round - Sholing home to either Petersfield Town or Bristol Manor. To be played Saturday 30th August. If we win that match, next up would be Chippenham Town at home on 13th September.
FA Trophy Preliminary Round - away to Bashley on Saturday 18th October. If we win that match, next up would be either Tiverton or Wantage at home on 1st November.
FA Youth Cup Preliminary Round - home to AFC Portchester, w/c 8th September. The following round would be away to AFC Bournemouth
4 July - Hampshire Senior Cup Draw
Sholing have been drawn at home to US Portsmouth in the 2nd round of the Hampshire Senior Cup (sponsored by BSA Regal). Both clubs had a bye from the 1st round. Game to be played Tuesday 16th September. In a new rule this season, games that finish as draws after 90 minutes will go straight to penalties. No extra time.
Full draw below:
Basingstoke Town v Tadley Call/Alresford Tn
Andover Town v Whitchurch Utd/Alton Tn
Horndean/Romsey Tn v AFC Portchester
New Milton Tn/Totton & E v Fleet Town
Bashley v Team Solent
Farnborough v Newport IOW/Cowes Sp
Fleet Sp/Fareham Tn v AFC Bournemouth
Gosport Borough v Hartley Wint/Andover N.S.
Christchurch v East Cowes/Moneys
Petersfield Tn/Bournemouth v Aldershot Tn
Lymington Tn v Hythe & D/Hayling Utd
Folland/Ringwood Tn v Eastleigh
AFC Totton v Winchester City
Brockenhurst/Blackfield & L v Fawley
Sholing v US Portsmouth
Russell Cotes Cup 1st Round - Sholing home to Winchester Castle. Game to be played w/c 20th October
21 June - Season Tickets available now
Under 16: £35
Forms available to Download direct by CLICKING HERE
If further information required contact: Secretary Greg Dickson by email or on Facebook
20 June - New Signings
Club is pleased to announce the signings of three new players for the upcoming season.
Stuart Mott (central defender) pictured with 1st Team Manager Dave Fear, was the Captain of Alresford's hugely successful team last season.
Nathan Lynch (striker) is an experienced powerful front man who has played for Eastleigh, but was most recently at AFC Portchester.
Dan Mason (striker) will be known to most Sholing fans being the brother of Byron & Barry & played for the Boatmen in previous seasons.
Welcome to the club to all three!
19 June - 2014/15 Fixtures
Southern League South & West fixtures will be announced on Thursday 17th July
14 June - 2013/14 Presentation Day
Young Player : Dan Miller
Golden Boot : Lee Wort
Supporter's Player : Mike Carter
Player's Player : Mike Carter
Manager's Player : Byron Mason
FA Vase Special Recognition Awards : Matthew Brown & Marvin McLean
Clubmen of the Year : Graham "Spud" Colborne & Phil Bell
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