6 May - Dave Diaper's End of Season Summary

Another season over and congratulations to Salisbury for winning the title. They fully deserved it and I wish them well in their bid to climb the pyramid.

We started the season with modest expectations as this was year 1 of a 3 year plan where we were hoping to develop our young players by giving them the opportunity to play at Wessex Premier Level. We have not only achieved this, but we have finished Runners Up. This is an amazing achievement that we should all be proud of.

The Senior players have had a great attitude and have led by example by their professionalism and they are great role models for our younger players to follow and this has been demonstrated in the togetherness in the changing room.

Part of the learning curve is not only on the pitch, but in the mental strength required to win things which is sometimes overlooked by a manager or coach, but is a vital part of developing a quality side and a template for future success.

Many Clubs and individuals are envious of our strong infrastructure as a club and our commitment to follow planned expansion, but this Club will retain it's integrity and not get drawn into financial ruin to feed individual egos.

The Ultras have given us support home and away this season and this makes Sholing FC unique to have traveling fans who vocally show their support during a game so thank you guys and keep the good work up.

There will be ground improvements carried out this preseason, introducing more covered areas which will protect our standing supporters from the elements to entice more people through the gate.

See you all Next Season


4 May - Message from the Chairman

Although another season has finished, the hard work for next season has already begun!

What a great effort by a very young squad, with the  more experienced guys really helping the youngsters settle in.

Many people will not know this, but a massive amount of work goes on behind the scenes to ensure the continual smooth running of the club. With this in mind, I would like to thank every one of our committee and volunteers, far too many to mention personally for their fantastic efforts.

We are always looking for more helpers, so if you know anybody who would like to become involved with the club in any capacity, please get them to contact Greg, Diapes or myself.

I would also like to thank all the supporters who continued to come along and give their support to the players and the club. I know from talking to the players that your continued support is very welcome and really does make a difference.

Diapes, Stu and the coaching staff are busy re-signing all the players, Greg is busy organising friendlies and Trevor is ensuring the pitch is again in tip-top condition.

We hope to see many old friends next season and hopefully many new ones too.

Gerry Roberts

30 April -Three Masons Documentary by Danny Maiorca

The Three Masons - Documentary from Danny Maiorca on Vimeo.

29 April - Solent TV piece on Dave Diaper & Sholing

7 March - Reserve team piece

Below is a video about the young players in the Sholing Reserve side

Sholing Reserves from Jack Prentice on Vimeo.

18 February - Groundsman Interview

Below is a video of our groundsman, Trevor Diaper, being interviewed by Solent University students about the challenges of looking after the pitch during such a wet winter.

SHOLING FC from Solent Journalism on Vimeo.

28 January - Verwood Town Preview

We come into Saturday's game on the back of two defeats, albeit at the hands of a near full strength Gosport side and league leaders Salisbury. In both games, if we converted our chances we could have at least gone to penalties in the Gosport game and secured a point at Salisbury.

Lack of games due to the poor weather has halted our momentum and it has also affected our fitness levels with some players only playing 1 game in 5 weeks. This is very frustrating as we will now be facing a huge backlog of games which will see us playing most if not all midweek games between now and the end of the season. This needs to be managed correctly and player rotation needed to prevent burn out.

Enjoy the game and please come along on Wednesday to Support us when we play Winchester City away in the Hampshire Cup Quarter Final - Diapes

22 January - Message from Dave Diaper

This is a big shout out to the ULTRAS and other Sholing Fans, please make the short trip to Salisbury to support the lads because you do make a difference and the lads do appreciate your support. With Salisbury coming into the game with 8 straight wins and us with 1 defeat in the last 16 league games it should be a game to remember. Up the Boatmen!

21 January - Salisbury away game

  • Salisbury v Sholing - Saturday 3pm - Wessex Premier
  • Admission Prices : Adults £8, Concessions / Students (with ID) £5, Children (5-16) £2, Children (Under 5) FREE, Stand Seating Transfer Charge £1
  • Car Park £1
  • Post Code : SP4 6PU - Ground is North of Salisbury off the A345
  • Sholing will be in Yellow & Blue
  • Committee : Gentlemen / Ladies should please wear at least smart casual attire in the Boardroom / Executive Lounge / Anya’s Lounge – no jeans, T-shirts or trainers. Boardroom / Executive Lounge / Anya’s Lounge will open one and half hours before kick off
  • Players : Hot food or light refreshments will be available in the Main Bar after the game, located on the first floor to the left at the top of the stairs

  • Hope many of our supporters will make the trip & get behind the Boatmen!



8 January - Sholing Socks!

On sale now, the exclusive "McLean" socks!  The socks have been manufactured in England by renowned designers and lovers of Non-League Football, Trickett.  The Wool socks are in an argyle patten, red & white with yellow lines to recreate the club's main colours.  They have "Sholing FC" printed on the sole in the same font as appears on the club badge.  These are highly limited and can only be purchased directly from the Trickett website. £2 from every sale goes to Sholing FC.   The cost per pair is £12.  One size fits all (adults).   Click the link below to buy...




31 December - 2015 in Numbers

  • 2015 in Numbers (1st Team)
  • TOTAL - Played : 58 Won : 29 Drew : 10 Lost : 19 For : 108 Against : 75
  • HOME -  Played : 31 Won : 20 Drew : 4 Lost : 7 For : 66 Against : 38
  • AWAY -  Played : 27 Won : 9 Drew : 6 Lost : 12 For : 42 Against : 37
  • TOTAL ATTENDANCE : 7,909   AVERAGE : 136
  • LEADING SCORERS : Dan Mason 30  Barry Mason 13
  • BEST WIN : Alresford 1-7 Sholing  WORST DEFEAT : Yate 4-1 Sholing

Happy New Year from Sholing FC !

1 December - Half-Season Tickets on Sale!

Sholing FC half season tickets are now available. There are 12 League matches remaining, starting this Saturday (5th Dec), so buy & save money : Adult £50, Over 65/Student/Disabled £25, U16's £15. (Please note, £1 reduction on cup entry prices as a season ticket holder) Available from Club Secretary Greg Dickson via email secretary@sholingfc.com or leave message on 07948 832944

19 October - Doug Rowe rejoins Sholing

A warm welcome back to Sholing, to striker Doug Rowe.  Dougie came through the Boatmen Youth & Reserve system at the same time as Lee Wort, Mike Carter & Dan Mason, but found first team opportunities to be limited due to array of prolific strikers we had back then.  He moved to Winchester, then Follands and Fareham, before having his most successful scoring season at Totton & Eling in 2013/14 where he bagged 25 goals in 32 games.  He suffered a knee injury that required an operation, that has limited his playing time for Moneyfields, but is back to full fitness & just needing some game time under his belt to get match sharpness.  All the remaining paperwork is expected to be completed for the 24 year old forward to be available for selection for Saturday's home game against Horndean.

10 October - Tobi Adekunle moves on

Sholing have released Tobi Adekunle from his contract, allowing him to then join Team Solent.  Tobi joined the Boatmen at the start of last season and made 45 appearances for the club, scoring twice.  The club wishes him all the best for the future.

27 September - Mick Cunningham

Club are shocked & saddened to hear of the passing of Mick Cunningham at the weekend.  Mick often photographed Sholing games for the Non-League Paper, including last week's against Salisbury.  After the game, he sent us almost 100 photos of the match for us to use free of charge and not even demanding a credit for them (although we of course, gave him one for his generosity).  He made sure he took a photo of everyone of the Sholing Youth matchday mascots that day, so they had a record of the event.  He was well liked on the Wessex League circuit and was a committee member at Verwood Town FC.  Deepest condolences to his family & friends and Verwood Town FC from everyone at Sholing FC.

10 September - Club Statement, Salisbury Admission Prices

There will be a change to the usual admission prices for the home game against Salisbury FC on Saturday 19th September.  The prices in each category will increase by £1.  Therefore, Adults admission will be £6, Saints & Eastleigh Season Ticket holders £5, Concession £4 & 12-16 year olds £3.  However, Under 12's will still receive free admission (with a fee paying adult) *

Chairman, Gerry Roberts, explained the decision : "After much discussion by the club committee, we have regrettably decided to increase our admission prices, just for this match"

"With four of our regular matchday volunteers away on holiday, this would have left us very short staffed for a game where we are expecting a large crowd.  Therefore, we are bringing in 10 paid stewards with experience of working on big football matchdays"

"However, we are not increasing food or programme prices and in fact, we aim to reduce the price of a pint of beer from the clubhouse and will be laying on a BBQ & additional refreshment facilities"

"We thank our regular supporters for their help & understanding for this one-off match"


* Footnote : Increasing to £6 for Adults for this game, brings Sholing in line with the majority of what Wessex Prem clubs charge this season.  Sholing's average league attendance is 140.  When we played Salisbury in the FA Cup in 2006, we had a club record attendance of 1,100.  With no Saints game on the 19th and Eastleigh FC playing away from home, we are planning for an attendance of 500+

24 August - Matt Brown

Message from Dave Diaper : "Congratulations to Sholing's Vase Hero, Matt Brown, on getting married last Sunday! Best wishes and good luck with your new life in the States, our loss is their gain. Thanks for all you've done for the Club and in particular those magical 90 mins at Wembley"  

Everyone at the club echo those words... although the lengths some people go to, to avoid a midweek game in Dorset! ;-)  Seriously, all the very best to Mr & Mrs Brown. Matt is a smashing lad & a great goalkeeper and will be greatly missed by Sholing FC.

18 August - Sholing FC Code of Conduct


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.

Thank you

10 August - Hampshire FA Youth Cup Draw

Sholing Youth 1st Round Hants Cup Draw

  •  U18 (Hants) Bye
  • U18 (CSYL) Bye
  • U16 Home to Boscombe Albion Youth
  • U15 Red Bye
  • U15 White Bye
  • U14 Away to Hayling United Youth
  • U13 Bye
  • U12 Red home to Oakley Youth Dynamos
  • U12 White Away to Ringwood Town Youth

 Fixtures to be played 20 September

1 August - Reduced Prices for Friendly

Club has reduced admission prices for the pre-season friendly against Petersfield Town on Tuesday 4th August.  Entry for Adults is just £3, Concessions (Over 65's, Students & Disabled) £2 and Kids get FREE admission (with fee paying adult).  Kick off is 7:45pm

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