Sports in South Wiltshire & North Dorset

White’s sunk by Submarines

Salisbury FC had to settle for silver after a quite mediocre effort in the grand final of the Wiltshire Senior Cup. Swindon Supermarine was clearly the better team at Melksham and won comfortably 3-1, despite scoring an own goal. The Whites’ starting XI showed...

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Entries open to 32nd Father’s Day tournament

South Newton & Wishford Football Club holds its 32nd Annual Father's Day Weekend Tournament on June 15 to 16. The tournament is open to boys and girls, with sections from U8s to U14s. Mixed teams are permitted along with girls teams of U10s, U12s and U14s. To...

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Wiltshire beats Dorset twice in T20

Wiltshire County Cricket Club has begun their preparations for the 2019 season. Three T20 matches over the past two weeks resulted in two wins against Dorset and a loss versus Gloucestershire. On Sunday, April 14 they beat Dorset twice at South Wilts Cricket Club. In...

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Youth team needs coaches

Sarum Youth FC is looking for parents and/or coaches with an interest in football to run new teams in the younger age groups (i.e. u7/u10s) ahead of any future player recruit. The club is community-led and Football Association-chartered, based at Sarum Academy,...

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Real Madrid up for coaching sessions at Nadder Centre

One of the world’s most iconic football clubs is in Tisbury this summer for coaching sessions for boys and girls aged six to 16. The Real Madrid Foundation Clinic is at Nadder Centre from August 26 to 30 to provide a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of top quality...

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Bea Wood takes win for England

Back to top form and running for England, City of Salisbury’s Bea Wood won the schools’ international cross country in Dublin, showing a clean pair of heels to Anna Hedley of Scotland in second and her great rival from Sussex, Bethany Cook in third. Wood’s fine...

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Fancy a flutter on your own racehorse?

Are you a horseracing enthusiast who would like to be that little bit closer involved with the action, but ownership has always seemed too complicated or expensive? Welcome to Starting Gate Racing, a new syndicate based at our stud farm in Tisbury, with racehorses...

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College and FC Salisbury United launch Futsal Academy

Wiltshire College & University Centre has teamed up with FC Salisbury United and Pezzaz Street Soccer & Futsal Club to launch a Futsal Academy, starting in September. Futsal, also known as fútsal or footsal, is a variant of association football played on a...

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Promotion secured for Salisbury Hockey Club

Salisbury Hockey Club’s Ladies 1s won 11-0 against Chippenham on March 23. They also won the league and secured promotion, with a 15-0-2 record and a whopping 81 goal difference. Captain Julie Selbie said it has been a brilliant season. "It's been a great team...

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Salisbury’s first ‘Senior Games’ planned

A new event planned this summer for the over 60s by Salisbury City Council, the ‘Senior Games’, is  an Olympic-style event to increase physical activity in older members of the community. Participants can take part in various activities, including New Age curling,...

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Wilton is open for bowls

Wilton Bowls Club hopes to start their season with an Open Day for all ages to have a go on Saturday, April 13, between 2pm and 5pm. Flat shoes is the only requirement as the club supplies the woods. If unable to attend, the coaching proper starts on Tuesday, April...

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Track back in club use

Salisbury’s only running track has been put under a new 10-year agreement, ending a long-running dispute over its use by local runners. Wiltshire Council, South Wilts Grammar School, City of Salisbury Athletics and Running Club and Salisbury City Council have agreed...

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Whites sign striker from Slough Town

Salisbury FC has signed 29-year-old striker Chris Flood. who was a Whites player in August 2009. He will be available for Saturday's game at Tiverton Town. Chris Flood scored 43 goals in 107 appearances for Slough town.    

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Whites frustrated by loss and drop

Salisbury’s 2-1 loss at home to Kings Langley on the weekend was a tough one as the visitors’ delaying tactics and the referee’s inability to get on with the game clearly hurt Whites. The home side repeatedly tried to turn up the tempo of the game, but had to restart...

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Crikey, it’s croquet

Anyone for croquet? You may never have played it, or played it in a back garden, but Hamptworth Croquet Club members want you to play with them. The club claims it is one of the few clubs in the region which play throughout the year and it is part of Hamptworth Golf...

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Reduced price for emergency staff at Whites game

At the first home game since the anniversy of the Novichok incident, Salisbury FC have reduced ticket prices for all Emergency Services Staff (Police, Fire, Ambulance, NHS) in recognition of their hard work over the last 12 months. Any EMS staff coming to Saturday's...

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Castle Combe sponsors celebrate 50th year

Independent motor factors Melksham Motor Spares is sponsoring the Formula Ford Championship at Castle Combe Circuit for a second year. A as part of 50th anniversary celebrations, the Melksham Motor Spares team will be present at some of the race track’s Action Day...

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Three leave Whites

Three players have left Salisbury FC and key player has been ruled out for the rest of the season. Jordan Alawode Williams, Siph Mdlalose and Tyrell Skeen-Hamilton have left the club after limited playtime. “These players would, it transpired, have had limited pitch...

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Salisbury runners dominate ‘Terminator’ hills

City of Salisbury athletes took the notorious 12-mile Pewsey ‘Terminator’ race by storm on Sunday, notching first place in the men’s race and winning the ladies’ team event. Stuart Holloway was the men’s winner on a multi-terrain course known for its steep hills, and...

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Elite bowls at Five Rivers

World class bowlers compete in the Open Singles Circuit (OSC) event at Five Rivers on Saturday and Sunday, March 9 and 10. Sponsored by the financial and professional services group Smith & Williamson, the weekend features high-quality bowling, as the line-up of...

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Cup run ends despite great fight

Laverstock and Ford Ladies football team has been eliminated from this year’s Womens Cup after falling in the semi-final to Wootton Bassett Town 2-1 on Sunday. Home ground advantage was not enough to topple the Eastern Division league giants, who won their...

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Whites beat fighting Laverstock for finals ticket

Salisbury FC moves on to the grand final of the Wiltshire Senior Cup after beating city rivals Laverstock and Ford FC 6-0 on neutral ground at Melksham. But Laverstock should, with an average age of 21, keep their heads high as they did well to compete with a strong...

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Cricket courses for all ages

South Wilts CC is running cricket opportunities in 2019. Winter U9 Cricket Course  The course introduces children to cricket with a firm emphasis on keeping the game ‘fun’, involving fielding, batting and bowling, group coaching, and cricket games. The course is open...

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