28 Dec - End of an era as Barry Mason moves on
Barry Mason has left Sholing to sign for neighbours Hamble Club. Manager, Dave Diaper, explains the move saying:
“Yes it’s true, I spoke to Barry when I signed him on during pre-season and said that due to the size of the squad and our policy of giving youth the opportunity to progress, that he would not be starting every game. Baz still signed because he loves the Club. However, although he has made 27 appearances this season for the Boatmen, he felt frustrated at not starting games. I can fully understand and sympathise with that and when Knells (Ben Kneller, Hamble Manager) called me, I gave him permission to talk to him"
"I would like to publically thank Bazza for all he has done for the Boatmen and salute his loyalty and commitment over 556 games for the club and wish him well for the future."
Barry joined the club (when we were called VTFC) 11 years ago. He started at Salisbury and then played for Eastleigh before making the move to Portsmouth Road after Paul Doswell, Spitfires manager at the time, rang Dave Diaper to recommend Barry to him. He's always been a fans favourite for his wholehearted approach to the game and being a nice bloke off the pitch. Barry clocked up 556 appearances for VT/Sholing and played a big part in the club winning the FA Vase in 2014. It was Bazza's goal in the first round 1-0 win at Winchester City that set Sholing on the road to Wembley. As the eldest of the Mason's, he also was a key factor in Byron & Dan joining the club. We wish Bazza all the best at Hamble, he'll always be a Boatmen Legend.
Barry Mason had this to add "Would just like to wish everyone at Sholing all the best for the season and the future. Had some amazing times winning a lot of things and of course the FA Vase in 2014. Great people and a great club"
28 Oct - Drone footage of Fareham game
1 Oct - Four Masons
30 June - FC Augsburg train at Sholing
German Bundesliga team, FC Augsburg, used the Universal Stadium pitch to train on today, ahead of their friendly with Saints this week. They held a morning and afternoon session at the ground and our thanks go to the club volunteers who gave up their time to make sure it went smoothly. This is a short video by Augsburg filmed at our ground :
7 June - Football for a Fiver!
It's football for £5 all season long at Sholing with the announcement of a decrease in the Adult matchday admission price for 1st team games. It's £4 for Over 60's, Disabled & Students. £3 for 12-16 and U12's go Free (accompanied by an adult). Sholing season ticket holders get £1 off admission for Cup games. Development Squad prices stay the same at £3 for Adults, £2 for Over 60's and U16's free.
6 June - Sholing U16's win Spanish Tournament
Huge congratulations to our Sholing Youth team who won the prestigious "Spain Trophy" in the U17 category. The lads went undefeated in the tournament which was held to the south of Barcelona, winning all 6 of their matches and only conceding 1 goal. They had a perfect record in their group, beating teams from Spain, Germany & Italy, before sweeping through the knock-out rounds to face Spanish team, CD Cuatrovientos, in the Final, which they won 1-0. A brilliant achievement and a great football & life experience for the lads.
1 June - Thank you Budweiser!!!
We are blown away by Budweiser's £100,000 donation towards improving the Football facilities at Sholing and eternally grateful to them and the FA for listening to our story and sharing our vision.
The Full Story & Club Statement can be found here
1 June - Kit Shop for Sholing Teams
The kit shop for Sholing teams to order new Kappa Kit & training wear is now online. Please note, this shop is only for our Development / Youth / Pan Disability / Ladies sides as it includes the discounted full kit prices for bulk buys, as negotiated by Dave Diaper on behalf of the club. There will be a separate online shop coming soon for Fans and everyone else to buy replica kit & leisurewear.
The shop is run for us by SGFG and it's them you need to speak to if you have any questions. Their phone number is : 0845 241 1478 and email: email@example.com
As it says on the top of the shop, those buying for a squad should order the sizes you need and then Shaun at SGFG will be in touch to discuss personalisation & sponsors logos etc.
1 June - 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.