Management Team:

Dave Diaper - Manager
Marc Diaper - Assistant Manager
Kevin Harnett - Support Manager
Iain Calder - Coach
Jamie Cotton - Goalkeeping Coach
Joel Whitfield - Physio
Charlie Kirby - 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 - Second in the all time appearances 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

Jamie Cotton – Jamie is an UEFA qualified goalkeeping coach with extensive experience at Southern League. Has previously coached at this level with Petersfield Town, Winchester City and most recently AFC Totton.

Joel Whitfield - Physio Joel has been at the club since 2015/16. Studied at University of Chichester in 2014. Joel has a Degree in Sports Therapy (BSC Hons)

Matt Ferris – Matt joined in March 2018 as a Physio and operates fully with Joel on match-days. Matt studied at University of Chichester also gaining a Degree in Sports Therapy (BSC Hons) in 2016

Byron Mason - DOB 1 March 87 - One club player, "By" has made over 550 appearances for the Boatmen and been club captain for over 10 years.  Proudly lifted the FA Vase with Dave Diaper at Wembley in 2014 as well as 5 other trophies as skipper. 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 - Became the club record appearance holder when he surprassed 650 appearances in August 2019.  "Marv" famously scored the winning goal at Wembley in the FA Vase in 2014.  Spent most the time as a left winger, but in recent seasons moved to left back and excelled in that position.

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 200 in the last 5 seasons with many of them being spectacular finishes.  Scored 64 times in 2019/20, in an incredible goalscoring season.

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 300 times, has only been booked 4 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 18 assists in season 18/19.

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 and made over 200 appearances for Sholing.

Ryan Gosney - DOB 3 August 91 - "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.  Recently made it 100 clean sheets in just over 200 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. Recently passed the 200 game mark for the Boatmen.

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 and is fast approaching 200 games for Sholing.

Jake Hoole - DOB 6 July 98 - Spent time at both Saints & Pompey's academies, before joining Sholing and has already made 150 appearances for the first team.  "Jakey" is skilful on the ball and likes to run at players, with an eye for goal too, scoring 14 times in 2019/20, his best haul for the club.

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 and in his first full season found the net 20 times, including getting the winner in the Russell Cotes Cup Final.

Stuart Green - DOB ? - "Greener" has been a goalscoring attacking midfielder wherever he's played. He joined Sholing in October 2019 from Bognor Regis. Previously, he's also banged goals for Winchester City, Moneyfields, Salisbury & AFC Totton.  He marked his debut for the Boatmen by scoring twice.

Dean Faithfull - D.O.B. 23 May 87 - Centre Half "Deano" has returned for his 2nd spell at the club after previously appearing for the Boatmen in the 2014/15 season

Marlon Mason - D.O.B. 01 December 95 - "Bricks", cousin of Byron & Dan, started with Sholing Reserves before making his first team debut in 2016/17. Spent a year at Hamble Club before the speedy front man returned to the Boatmen in 2019/20

Jack Nicholas – D.O.B. 19 November 01 – Jack, a forward, is another product of our successful development squad also plays for Sparsholt College made his debut 18/19 season

Aidan Radford - D.O.B. 17 September 01 - Aidan joined from New Milton Town in the close season and also attends Sparsholt College

James Lauder - D.O.B. 12 November 98 - James is studying at Solent University having previously played at Dunstable Town

Tobi Falodi - D.O.B. ? - 21 year old Defender "Tobes" joined Sholing in 2019 after a couple of seasons at Brockenhurst