Sports in South Wiltshire & North Dorset

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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.... read more

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... read more

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.... read more

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... read more

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,... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

Wilton rugby kicked into touch

By Will Bradley Wilton Touch Rugby Club, established only in April, 2015, is thriving and hoping to recruit more members in 2017 and establish a vibrant community club in the heart of Wilton. “We represent a different alternative to the gym. The sport is no contact... read more

Bowls club aims to inspire next generation

By Will Bradley Young players aged eight and upwards could become a common sight at Wilton Bowls Club this year. The club has set its sights on inspiring the next generation of bowlers and plans to establish a new junior section at the popular outdoor bowling greens... read more

Heartbroken Walker departs Whites

By Will Bradley Talismanic central defender Steve Walker, 26, left Salisbury FC on December 10 because he wants to play regular football. The fans favourite played a vital part in last season’s promotion-winning Wessex Premier League campaign. In total, he made 56... read more

Salisbury Women FC appeal for funding

By Will Bradley Salisbury Women FC are fundraising to raise £5,000 for new training kit, equipment and to cover fees for the newly formed side. Dan Jones was appointed the manager of Salisbury Women FC on October 17 and has set-up a crowdfunding page to help establish... read more

‘Not just a team that plays football’

By Will Bradley Committed to placing the Old Sarum club at the centre of the community, Thom Belk, 29, is in charge of events, press and PR at Salisbury FC. “We have to pay a high rent to be here, so we need to generate income, but we don’t have the glamour of a... read more

Dinton RFC aim for promotion

By Will Bradley Newly-formed Dinton Rugby Club are top of Dorset and Wilts South League Three and have established themselves as a force in local rugby as they aim for promotion. The club was only established last season but coaches Ben Coombes and Adam Beale have... read more

Salisbury women encouraged to pitch-up and play

By Will Bradley Influential Salisbury businesswomen Amanda Foster is spearheading a brave attempt to establish a strong women’s rugby team at Salisbury Rugby Football Club and is encouraging women of all abilities to pitch up and play at the club ground in Castle Road... read more

Champagne Charlie celebrates 200 not out

By Will Bradley Charles Aldridge, keeper at Downton FC, played in his 200th consecutive league appearance on October 15, against Ringwood Town FC in Wessex League Division One.  Incredibly, Charles has not missed a single minute of league action across six seasons for... read more

Ladies urged to get their boots on

Dan Jones was appointed manager of Salisbury Women FC on October 17. Dan previously worked with FA Women’s Premier League Side Maidenhead Ladies FC, and was chosen by Salisbury FC board. The first trial day for the potential new players is on November 6, at the... read more

Perrett sets a target and aims for promotion

By Will Bradley Salisbury FC have triumphantly won their last four games in all competitions, scoring an impressive 25 goals. Eddie Perrett, 26, has returned to the side and scored three goals in four games in a new attacking role. He hopes to take his impressive form... read more

Blue Bee puts buzz into local sport sponsorship

By Will Bradley Blue Bee Solutions is a new official sponsor of Salisbury RFC from October 5. The award-winning web design agency has joined forces with Wiltshire’s leading rugby club to support a different shape ball in the historic city after being unveiled as the... read more

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