1 February - Joe Adams joins Wigan Athletic
Joe Adams has signed a professional contract with League One promotion candidates, Wigan Athletic. The club is delighted for Joe, who joined us in the summer on trial and it became instantly apparent that he was a special talent who would soon be playing at a higher level. After a week long trial at Wigan, they were very impressed and offered him an 18 month contract with an option for another year. The 17 year old put pen to paper and then scored on his debut for Wigan U18's.
Dave Diaper said : “Joe is a great character. He came to us in pre-season and as soon as we started the training session, it was apparent that he was very good technically.
“He’s a lovely lad and thoroughly deserves this opportunity to progress and I think Wigan is a great platform to do that. He’s a very grounded player and he’s like a sponge with how he’s willing to learn and listen.
“His progress was always going to be beyond our club. We’d just like to wish him all the best and we’re going to keep track of his progress. I expect so much great things from him, and I’m sure he’s going to be working hard to that affect, and I know Wigan will be a very important part of his journey.”
Further proof that playing for Sholing gets you noticed by scouts and professional clubs. Everyone at the club wishes Joe all the best and we look forward to following his progress.
9 July - FA Competition Draws
In the FA Cup Preliminary Round, we will visit either Tadley Calleva or Baffins Milton Rovers on Saturday 21st August. We have skipped a round of the FA Trophy, but in the 2nd Qualifying Round it's another away draw, this time at Thatcham Town. In the FA Youth Cup Preliminary Round, the U18's will be at home to Bournemouth Poppies on 3 September. If they win that tie, another home tie awaits in the 1st Qualfying Round versus either Alton or Andover Town.
5 July - New Shirt Sponsor : MSP Capital
We are delighted to announce that MSP Capital will be our home shirt sponsor for 2021/22 ! The Poole based Property Financing company will have their logo on our red & white home shirts this season as well as branding around the pitch. Chairman, Gerry Roberts, said : "This is a big coup for Sholing to be supported by MSP Capital and we can't wait to work with them this season". "MSP Capital are also the shirt sponsors at AFC Bournemouth, so their pedigree in supporting football is clear and we look forward to a successful partnership on and off the pitch".
1 July - 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.