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Management Team:

Dave Diaper - 1st team Manager
Marc Diaper - 1st team Assistant Manager
Kevin Harnett - 1st team Support Manager
Iain Calder - 1st team Coach
Nick O'Donnell - Goalkeeping Coach
Joel Whitfield - Physio
Matt Ferris - Assistant Physio
Terry Miller - Team Support
Gary "Onion" King - Team Support
Dominic Ing-Seaborne - Team Support

Playing Squad: (click a photo to enlarge)


Dave Diaper - Joined the club as manager in 1999 from B.A.T. A former Southampton Schools & Hampshire Representative player, "Diapes" clubs include Cadnam, BHC (IoW), Pirelli, AC Delco, Otterbourne & Netley Vics. Now with over 1,000 games as Manager under his belt for the Boatmen, with 11 major honours, capped with the FA Vase victory in 2014

Kevin Harnett - Played for Swaythling Athletic (now Eastleigh FC), Brockenhurst, Pirelli, Winchester Castle & AC Delco. Kev qualified as a coach in 1988 and was at the Southampton FC centre of excellence for 4 years, whilst being a coach at AC Delco, before moving to be first team coach at Pirelli for 10 years. He joined Sholing in 2003.

Marc Diaper - The Sholing record appearance holder with 650 games for the Boatmen, Marc retired from playing after winning the FA Vase.  He was persuaded to come out of retirement a year later to turn out for AFC Totton. After being forgiven for that indiscretion, he became assistant to his Dad in 2016.

Iain Calder - Played for Vospers and also Follands & Brockenhurst.  Iain guided his Sholing Youth team for 6 years up to U18 level before becoming Development Squad Manager.  He stepped up to first team coaching duties in 2017

Nick O'Donnell - Joined Sholing as Goalkeeping coach and back-up keeper in 2018. Played for many years at Follands then went to Brockenhurst, where a bad injury forced him out of playing full time, so took up coaching.

Byron Mason - DOB 1 March 87 - One club player, "By" has made over 500 appearances for the Boatmen and been club captain for 10 years.  Proudly lifted the FA Vase with Dave Diaper at Wembley in 2014.  A natural leader, central midfielder Byron is the beating heart of the team and loves a headed goal too.

Marvin McLean - DOB 20 August 87 - Another player who has spent all his career at Sholing, having played originally for the Reserve side and was also partly responsible for bringing the Mason brothers to the club.  "Marv" has played over 600 times for the Boatmen and famously scored the winning goal at Wembley in the FA Vase.  Spent most the time as a left winger, but in recent seasons moved to left back and excelled in that position.

Kevin Brewster - DOB 25 July 82 - "Brewy" is in his 14th season with the club, having also played for Gosport & Winchester City.  Kev runs the club's popular soccer schools and remains one of the best deadball specialists in non league football.  He also has the rare honour of winning the FA Vase with two different teams.

Lee Wort - DOB 19 August 91 - "Boozer" came through the Reserves to become one of the most lethal strikers in local football, scoring over 220 goals for the Boatmen. Was leading scorer in the Southern League South & West and part of the FA Vase winning team. Lee had a trial at Accrington Stanley before playing for Gosport & Poole Town, returning to Sholing in 2017.

Dan Mason - DOB 5 June 92 - "D-Dan" youngest of the Mason brothers and another to feature for the Reserves in a couple of Soton Senior Cup wins for the club.  Was on loan at Follands for the Vase winning season, but since then has scored goals for fun for the Boatmen, hitting over 180 in the last 4 seasons with many of them being spectacular finishes.

Dan Miller - DOB 2 April 94 - "Millsy" is a dominant centre half, who came through the youth system to break through into the first team at just 18 years old. Despite playing over 250 times at this level, has only been booked 3 times. As the Sholing fans like to sing... "you'll never beat Dan Miller"

Alex Sawyer - DOB 22 September 92 - "Al" is an attacking midfielder who progressed from Youth to Reserves to first team and was part of the Vase squad, coming on as a sub at Wembley.  Great supplier of inswinging corners, which he's even scored direct from a couple of times. Contributed 20 assists to goals in season 17/18.

TJ Cuthbertson - DOB 18 June 89 - "Teej" was with Portsmouth FC academy originally and has also played at a higher level with Eastleigh & Gosport and won the Wessex League with three teams, Sholing, Blackfield & Winchester.  A rampaging right back, who delivers a great cross on the run.

Jack Smith - DOB 29 July 88 - "Jacky" joined Sholing in 2014, a verstile player who can play in either full back position, centre back, but mostly in midfield.  Injuries have restricted his appearances, but a player that always gives 100% and never lets the team down when called upon.

Ryan Gosney - DOB 13 March 93 - "Gos" is arguably one of the very best keepers at this level of football and has improved every season since joining Sholing in 2014 from Follands, having also played at Winchester City.  Has kept over 50 clean sheets in over 150 games for the Boatmen.

Jamie Bulpitt - DOB 11 December 94 - A tenacious midfielder who never shirks from a challenge, "Bully" was at AFC Bournemouth's academy as a kid before being signed up by Eastleigh. He would later play for AFC Totton and Lymington before joining Sholing in 2015.

Owen Roundell - DOB 23 March 97 - Another player to have been promoted through the Youth system into the first team, "Ozie" is a classy central defender, who likes to get the ball down and play who also has the nice habit of popping up with vital goals.

Jake Hoole - DOB 6 July 98 - Spent time at both Saints & Pompey's academies, before joining Sholing and is fast approaching 100 games for the first team.  "Jakey" is skilful on the ball and likes to run at players, with an eye for goal too

Owen Royl - DOB 22 October 99 - "Young'un" shows a maturity that belies his age, whether playing in midfield or full back or centre back, Owen has quickly fitted into the first team after captaining the FA Youth Cup squad that did so well to reach the 2nd round in 2017

Bradley Targett - DOB 14 May 01 - Was soon clear that "Bradders" was ready for first team football, despite only being 16 when he made his debut in 2018.  Blessed with pace and finishing ability, he doesn't look at all phased playing against much older & more experienced players.