Sports in South Wiltshire & North Dorset

Cambridge crumble as Salisbury sizzle

By Chloë Hills Sunday, October 15, was yet another action packed weekend in the Futsal Super League. FC Salisbury United played host to Cambridge United Futsal Club at Five Rivers Health and Wellbeing Centre. Having never lost a competitive match, Salisbury were keen...

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Non-League Day

This Saturday, October 7, Salisbury FC take part in the annual ‘Non-League Day’ for their match against Paulton Rovers. The aim of the day is to reward existing fans and tempt new fans to come and watch some non-league football. It’s the international break for...

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Ridley rampant as Salisbury Soar

Salisbury Women FC sit atop the Wiltshire County Women's & Girls league, having won their first four games of the season, scoring 14 goals and conceding just five. For 12 of those goals, there is something in common - the scorer. Zoe Ridley, 16, from Salisbury,...

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New and better but is it worth it?

Tack, kit and all the bits and pieces we buy for our horses can cost a lot of money - but, much of it is essential. How do we decide what we need to have – what type/size/make - and what is 'just a nice to have?' I’m going to take a look at this under the headings of...

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Wilton Touch Rugby Day

Are you looking for a day of fun, food and festivities? Then why not come down to Wilton Carnival Family Fun Day and Touch Rugby Festival on Saturday July 22, and join in on Castle Meadow! As well as continuing The Wilton Carnival, the aim of the day is to raise funds...

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Angus gets a deserved double honour

Teenager Angus Corrie-Deane, from Teffont, has learned he is to be part of Team GB at this year's Nations Cup Team in Dressage. British Dressage announced the four-rider team for this year's Dressage Nations Cup held in Saumur, France, at the end of April. At several...

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Cycling circus rides again

A group of Salisbury FC fans successfully cycled 140 miles to Bideford, North Devon, to raise money for ‘Children With Cancer UK’. The group of fans cycled to Salisbury FC’s last league game of the season, setting off 7am from the Raymond McEnhill Stadium on April 21....

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Whelan to miss play offs

Influential midfielder Tom Whelan will miss the vital Salisbury FC Evo-Stik Southern League Division One South & West play-off semi-final against Evesham United on April 25. Tom sustained a blood clot in his calf - believed to be a complication of being caught...

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Local talent is key aim for new Bemerton boss

By Will Bradley Rae Hughes, 35, will replace Graham Kemp as the new manager of Bemerton Heath Harlequins.  The former Downton manager takes over the Wessex League club at the end of the season, replacing Kemp who took over the team in March, 2015. Rae successfully led...

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Bemerton start search for new boss

By Will Bradley Bemerton Heath Harlequins have started the search for a new manager for the Wessex League Club. Current manager Graham Kemp, 52, resigned last month and will step down at the end of the season after two years in charge of the local side. “We had a...

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Salisbury FC concerned about city centre incidents

Salisbury Football Club is concerned to hear of incidents that took place in the city centre before their match against Hereford FC on March 25. The match passed without any problems inside the ground however issues occurred prior to the game. "We believe these issues...

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Racecourse gallops to success

By Will Bradley Significant investment for another premier season at the popular track is giving Salisbury Racecourse a good run into the new season. The racecourse team are gearing up for another successful summer of 16 flat-race meetings and live-music events at the...

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Visible police presence at Ray Mac

Police will be visible in the city this weekend when Hereford FC play Salisbury FC at the Raymond McEnhill stadium on March 25. Concerns have been aired about the behaviour of a small minority of Hereford supporters and some online speculation has signalled potential...

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Bass on the ball for Salisbury FC

By Will Bradley Young Alex Bass, 18, has commanded his position as first choice goalkeeper at Salisbury FC and is now targeting promotion in this, his debut season for the club. The highly-rated energetic keeper is currently on a season-long loan from Portsmouth FC....

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Harry to hit the 500 match milestone

By Will Bradley Loyal football fan Harry Newton, 26, will watch his 500th Salisbury football match on March 25 against Hereford FC. Popular Harry, who lives in Dinton, has cerebral palsy and is confined to a wheelchair, yet still travels to matches at home and away to...

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Ticket-only for top of the table clash

It’s an ‘all ticket’ match for the Salisbury FC Evo-Stik Southern League Division One South & West match at home to Hereford on March 25. Salisbury Football Club has followed advice from Southern Football League and all tickets have to be purchased by March 24....

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Nadder Centre to be a sustainable community campus

By Will Bradley The Nadder Centre Tisbury celebrated the official opening of the new £8million vibrant community hub with an open day on March 2. Baroness Scott of Bybrook, OBE, leader of Wiltshire Council unveiled a special plaque in front of a large crowd to mark...

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Dutton returns to the Mac for another promotion shot

Former Salisbury City FC promotion-winning captain Brian Dutton, 31, has signed for Salisbury FC on loan until the end of the season. He is targeting another swift promotion for the Old Sarum Club. “I'm looking forward to helping the chairman and the board, Steve and...

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Council invest in health and wellbeing

By Will Bradley The official opening of the new £8m Five Rivers Health and Wellbeing Centre in Salisbury was marked with an open day on February 9. Baroness Scott of Bybrook, OBE, Leader of Wiltshire Council, officially opened the centre with Centre Manager Paul...

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Prolific Bennett takes charge in promotion race

By Will Bradley Justin Bennett, 34, is hoping to boot Salisbury FC to promotion after scoring in his sixth successive match against Didcot Town FC on February 4. The prolific striker has scored 23 league goals in his debut season for Salisbury FC and is enjoying...

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Salisbury Women FC needs extra funding

By Will Bradley Dan Jones, manager of Salisbury Women FC, is appealing to the community for more funding to help the newly-formed club. Dan has launched a fundraising campaign and hopes to raise £5,000 to help finance the club’s activities. “The new side is part of...

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Shaftesbury skiing siblings set 2017 target

Shaftesbury skiing siblings Lloyd and Elodie Wallace continue to push the limits in 2017 in Freestyle Skiing. Lloyd will be following the World Cup tour via USA, South Korea, Belarus and Moscow after a summer training in Switzerland. He is the only British skier on...

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Future of Salisbury FC stadium – talks ‘hopeful’

By Will Bradley A confident Salisbury FC chairman David Phillips revealed on January 5 that he is still in intense negotiations with Andy McEnhill and the trustees of the Raymond McEnhill Stadium about the successful club’s future. He hopes to extend the stadium lease...

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