Management Team:

Dave Diaper - Manager
Marc Diaper - Assistant Manager
Byron Mason - Assistant Manager
Jack Smith - Coach
Phil Moody - Coach / Head of Youth Development
Joel Whitfield - Physio
Terry Miller - Team Support
Gary "Onion" King - Team Support


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 1,100 games as Manager under his belt for the Boatmen, with 11 major honours, capped with the FA Vase victory in 2014

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.

Jack Smith - Former Sholing, Blackfield & Bashley midfielder, Jack hung up the boots recently and after a season as a coach at Hamble Club, has joined Dave Diaper's coaching staff

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)

Byron Mason - One club player, "By" has made over 600 appearances for the Boatmen, scoring 100 goals 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 was named assistant manager in November 2020.

Marvin McLean - 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.

Dan Mason - "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.  Has scored goals for fun for the Boatmen, hitting 221 in the last 6 seasons with many of them being spectacular finishes.  Found the net 64 times in 2019/20, in an incredible goalscoring season.

Dan Miller - "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 350 times, has only been booked 6 times. As the Sholing fans like to sing... "you'll never beat Dan Miller"

Ryan Gosney -  "Gos" is arguably one of the very best keepers at this level of football and has improved every season since joining Sholing in 2014.  Recently made it 100 clean sheets in just over 250 games for the Boatmen. Also has a 100% record scoring penalties.

Bradley Targett -  Was soon clear that Brad was ready for first team football, despite only being 16 when he made his debut in 2018.  Blessed with pace and finishing ability, scored the winner in the 2019 Russell Cotes Cup Final and reached 100 games and 34 goals in the 2019/20 season.

Stuart Green - "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 and went on to score 12 goals in 27 appearances and was named the Supporters player of the season.

Charlie Wagstaffe - "Wag" joined Sholing for 20/21, moving up the road from Hamble where he'd been a fixture in their team for the past 2 years. A technically gifted midfielder with an eye for a spectacular goal.

Luke Deacon -  Luke is a highly rated young goalkeeper, who came through Eastleigh FC's academy

Jo Smith - Jo made rapid progression last season, from U18's to Reserves to a first team breakthrough, with the full back making 5 appearances. Has dual-signed with Amesbury Town to gain more first team experience.

Ryan Cluett - Ryan joined the club in 2020, but was limited to behind closed doors friendlies due to the Pandemic. The right back, who can also play out wide, came through the Southampton FC Academy

Robin Nicholls - The experienced central midfielder joined Sholing from AFC Totton and he's played at higher levels in the past for Brentford & Weymouth, amongst other clubs.

Conor Whiteley - Another former Southampton Academy graduate, who has played mostly for Bashley in forward roles, hitting 35 goals in 86 Wessex League games for the New Forest club.  Has been one of the most exciting players in local football in recent seasons and is more than ready for a step up in quality in the Southern League

Martin Buckland - The young midfielder has impressed since his release from the Portsmouth FC Academy and Dave Diaper had the confidence in him to play the 17 year old in the big FA Cup tie against Torquay United.

Mitchell Byrne - Having played for Sholing Youth teams in the past, Mitch went onto feature for Team Solent and then AFC Totton, before the 20 year old centre half returned to Sholing this season

Jake Cope -  The 20 year old forward/winger was part of the AFC Bournemouth academy before joining Poole Town and then Bognor Regis.  He put pen to paper after impressing in pre-season

Josh Batt - Formerly at Hamble Club and after spending a short time playing College soccer in the States, joined Sholing in November and instantly impressed at centre back with some mature displays for a teenager

Tomasz Gruzewski - Part of the Eastleigh academy, but signed to play adult football with Sholing & the 17 year old right back looks a great prospect. In December was selected for the England Schoolboys U18 squad

Sami Makhloufi - Having been a mainstay with Blackfield & Langley for several seasons, including when they were in the Southern League, the long time target of Dave Diaper, made the switch to the Boatmen in November

Owen Roundell - Owzie returned to Sholing in December having spent the last season or so with Gosport & then AFC Portchester. The 24 year old already has over 200 apperances for the Boatmen, mostly in central defence, but has now quickly formed a good partnership in central midfield with Rob Nicholls.