9 August - Ground new name - "The Mackoy Stadium"
Sholing Football Club are delighted to announce the new name for our ground with immediate effect is : THE MACKOY STADIUM
The club are thrilled to have Mackoy Groundwork and Civil Engineering as owners of the stadium naming rights. Sholing Chairman, Gerry Roberts said : "This is a major coup for the Boatmen to have a company of Mackoy's size and standing as our partners". "We look forward to working closely with them as we continue to grow Sholing FC in our community". "New branding will appear at the ground entrance and around the Mackoy Stadium over the coming weeks."
Mackoy is the leading groundworks and civil engineering company in the south, designing, building and implementing essential groundworks infrastructure for the UK’s most prestigious national property developers.
Mackoy is pivotal to residential developments by laying the essential foundations for a home to be built and a community to thrive. The work we do is vital to protect investments, environments and people – as well as future proofing the homes that are being built.
These multi-million pound contracts have paved the way for Mackoy’s significant growth in its sector, going from a family-run business to a 300-sized team of operatives. Behind its success, Mackoy passionately give back to charities and local communities with regular fundraising and sponsorships for worthy causes.
Website : www.mackoy.co.uk
Phone : 02380 767166
1 August - New Away Shirt Sponsor - Clarke Willmott
Pleased to announce that CLARKE WILLMOTT Solicitors will be sponsoring the Sholing change kit for the new season. With offices in Southampton and around the UK, Clarke Willmott is a leading law firm that takes pride in being different. Their strong reputation is built on genuine client relationships and their exceptional people – each chosen for their industry knowledge and passion for their field, as well as their first-class legal credentials.
20 July - Kevin Brewster moves on
"Brewy" has left the Boatmen to play his football this season at Follands Sports. Everyone is very sad to see a true club legend move on, but Kevin will still be a big part of the club and his Soccer Schools will continue every Saturday morning and during school holidays. Brewy played 486 times for VT/Sholing, with probably as many assists and also a large number of wordly freekicks as well. Kevin had this to say on Facebook:
I just wanted to Thank everyone at Sholing FC for all you have done for me over my many years. There are soo many memories that will stick with me forever. From winning leagues, cups the FA Vase campaign in 2014 to what the club did in memory of my late dad Derek, I will always feel part of the Sholing FC family.
Thank you to the Fans for singing my song and cheering us on. And to all the players I have played with throughout my years and brought us so much success both on and off the pitch. And to Diapes for signing me all those years ago and helping us achieve what we have.
I’m getting very close to retirement but wish the lads Good luck in the new league this season and hope that the club achieves the best it can.
Love you all and See you all soon! Uptheboatmen!, Brewy x
Club would also like to place on record it's thanks to both Pete Castle & Jack Smith for their service to the Boatmen. "Pistol" made 201 appearances and was part of the Vase winning side. We wish him all the best on joining his father & brother at Hamble Club FC. Jack made 135 appearances for Sholing and it would definitely have been many more if it wasn't for some unfortunate injury lay-offs. Good luck to "Jacky" in the future.
5 July - New Home Shirt Sponsor
Delighted to announce that SOUTH COAST BUILDING GROUP will be sponsoring the Sholing FC home kit for 2019/20! - Jamie Chalmers, Managing Director of our new sponsors said : “South Coast are delighted to invest in a local community club that mirrors our companies big ambitions, values and drive. We are extremely proud to share this next stage of growth and development with Sholing FC”
28 June - Season Ticket Prices for 2019/20
Find below our season ticket and matchday admission prices for the new season! Following our promotion to the Southern League, there is a modest increase in prices to reflect the additional costs we incur being a Step 4 club, including much more travelling. However, we have kept the increases to a minimum and we will be one of the cheapest places to watch football in the South at Step 4 level. We have also kept our Concession list the same as previous seasons, so those aged 60 and over will qualify for reduced prices. Also in the concession bracket are Students and the disabled. ST holders will also receive a £1 discount off home Cup matchday admission.
Taking advantage of our early bird offer will save an adult £42 over the course of a full season of 19 home league games. It's a £20 saving for Concessions.
To apply for a season ticket, please download, print and complete this form (will download automatically) : SEASON TICKET FORM
For more information and to purchase a season ticket, please contact Greg Dickson : email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07496 804555
19 May - Sholing in Southern League South Div 1
1 May - Sholing FC Code of Conduct
IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ
Football belongs to, and should be enjoyed by, everyone equally.
Sholing Football Club is committed to creating and maintaining the safest possible environment for supporters, officials, players and volunteers. This applies to everyone, irrespective of their age, culture, ability, gender, sexual identity, language, racial origin or religious belief.
Sholing Football Club will not tolerate racist or sexist abuse at our games, be they home or away.
Sholing Football Club will not tolerate bullying, verbal abuse or physical assault.
If you hear or see any of the above at one of our games or on our property, please report it to a club official immediately.