Sports in South Wiltshire & North Dorset

Basics of Online Roulette

Basics of Online Roulette

Ask many gambling aficionados what their absolute favourite game to play in a casino is and they will almost undoubtedly answer with the Roulette. There are very little gambling activities that can match the wheel for excitement and win-factor – there is no denying...

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Real kit has style

Real kit has style

Sports ambassadors at Wylye Valley C of E Primary School, Codford, celebrated the delivery of a new football kit. The team can now represent their school in style and show a winning presence wherever they play, thanks to generous sponsorship from local businessmen...

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Fitness open day raises money for charities

Fitness open day raises money for charities

An open day raised £600 for the charities, Salisbury Stars Appeal and South Wilts Mencap at Lifestyle Fitness Avon Valley in Salisbury on September 7 More than 300 attended, celebrating expansion at the facility, and they had free use of all facilities, including...

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New sports facility opens in city

New sports facility opens in city

Acrobatic and athletics skills will be put to the test at a new leisure spot in Salisbury. A new parkour park project by Salisbury City Council in partnership with Wiltshire Council  will provide a great opportunity to get outdoors, get active and healthier in a fun...

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It’s just not cricket

It’s just not cricket

Umpires are to have separate changing rooms at a village cricket club – to save the girls’ blushes. The problem is at 30-year-old Bishops Cannings Cricket Club, Wiltshire, which stages a lot of girl’s matches But the umpires are always MEN. It got so embarrassing that...

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Athletes score with new track

Athletes score with new track

South Wiltshire athletes can now compete and train on a first-class facility, after work to improve the athletics track at South Wilts Grammar School was completed on October 3. The work include track resurfacing and improved layout for field events, compliant with...

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Wilts futsal league kicks off

Wilts futsal league kicks off

Wiltshire’s first futsal league started on Saturday, October 5 with eight teams and more than 60 children playing at Five Rivers Leisure Centre in Salisbury. The fast-paced nature of the sport meant spectators were treated to an impressive 66 goals in the four...

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Salisbury crashes out of FA Cup

Salisbury crashes out of FA Cup

Salisbury FC missed out on progressing to the fourth qualifying round in the FA Cup for the first time since its reformation after a poor performance against visiting Margate. The 4-2 loss was littered with mistakes from the home side in the FA Cup third qualifying...

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County’s first youth futsal league launches

County’s first youth futsal league launches

A new youth league for the fast paced, technical, small sided game of futsal starts on Saturday, October 5 at Five Rivers Leisure Centre in Salisbury with four games played from 3pm to 7pm. The Wiltshire Youth Futsal League, sanctioned and affiliated by Wiltshire FA,...

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Injury forces Smith back to London

Injury forces Smith back to London

Tom Smith, who played for Salisbury FC on loan from Arsenal, has returned to the London club due to a knee injury. Smith sustained the injury against Hartley Wintney at the weekend when saving a late attempt by the visitors. Arsenal's medical staff said: "Tom has torn...

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Salisbury Half Marathon 2019

Salisbury Half Marathon 2019

More than 1,000 runners started the annual Salisbury Half Marathon Sunday, September 29 starting on New Canal and following  a flat two-lap course ending on Marsh Close in the grounds of Salisbury Cathedral. The huge team of volunteers turned out and spectators lined...

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Whites sign top-flight experienced striker

Whites sign top-flight experienced striker

Salisbury FC have signed 34-year-old Leroy Lita, a striker with both Premier League and international experience. Totalling well over 350 appearances and scoring over 100 goals, his CV includes two seasons in the Premier League with Reading and Swansea City and nine...

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Women in sport given a boost

Women in sport given a boost

A £250 donation will help with running costs and new equipment for a netball club which has players of all abilities aged from seven to 70 to play for fun, socially or competitively. Wessex Blades Netball Club was given the boost by The Co-operative Funeralcare,...

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Playing at home is still playing away for Under 10s

Playing at home is still playing away for Under 10s

An Under 10s football team can play Sunday Morning home games after all- but 25 miles away. The Good Samaritan council of St Mary Bourne, near Andover, Hants, has come to the rescue of FC Salisbury United Under 10s The parish council has agreed the team can use the...

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Salisbury five-miler champs named

Salisbury five-miler champs named

City of Salisbury athletics and running club’s new five-mile road championship, based on the results of the massively attended (105 Salisbury finishers) Overton league race produced worthy winners and top 10 positions based on official age grading percentages. They...

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Half Marathon pounds the city streets

Half Marathon pounds the city streets

Salisbury Hospice Charity has welcomed Salisbury Half Marathon as one of the charity partners for 2019. The annual event, on September 29, is the fourth hosted in the city organised by Immortal Sport. The flat route of two laps is popular with first-timers and runners...

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Whites move on in FA Cup after nail-biting finish

Whites move on in FA Cup after nail-biting finish

Salisbury edged out Thatcham Town to move on the next round in the FA Cup after a nail-biting finish. The Whites were overall the better team, but a slip-up and a wonder goal made things interesting. They were off to a flying start however as they were rewarded a...

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Watch Salisbury’s FA Cup tie live on BBC

Watch Salisbury’s FA Cup tie live on BBC

Salisbury FC enter this year's FA Cup tomorrow. In the first qualifying round, they travel to Thatcham Town with kick-off time 12.30pm. The game will be streamed live on the BBC Sport website, app and iPlayer. Salisbury look to redeem themselves after Saturday's draw...

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Smashing cup brings out club’s best

Smashing cup brings out club’s best

Worthy winners were crowned at Riverside Tennis Club’s annual tournament where young and old were served plenty of action. On September 1, the club championships ranged from Mini Reds for 8-year-olds and under up to Senior Vets for those aged 65 and over. Ben Cooke...

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Wilts end season with a win

Wilts end season with a win

By Roy Honeybone Wiltshire found themselves going into the final game of the season with everything to play for. A win would surely see them secure their place in the First Division of the new format to be introduced next year. Shropshire won the toss and elected to...

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County call-ups for Dinton bowlers

County call-ups for Dinton bowlers

Four Dinton bowlers have been called up to represent their counties in a national competition after being crowned champions of the 2018/19 Wiltshire Short Mat Bowls League. Bowlers Sue Hamilton and Dave Slater have been selected to represent Wiltshire in the upcoming...

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South Wilts finish with a win against the champions

South Wilts finish with a win against the champions

By Roy Honeybone Another season draws to a close and two teams with nothing to play for other than pride. Bashley’s victory last week ensured their first Premier League Championship Trophy and South Wilts defeat to St Cross confirmed their 3rd place regardless of...

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Frustrating FA Vase exit for Bemmy

Frustrating FA Vase exit for Bemmy

Bemerton Heath Harlequins took Premier Division leaders Alresford Town to extra time, but the home side ultimately fell short in the first qualifying round of the Buildbase FA Vase. Although Bemerton could have, and probably should have found the net to seal the...

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The man behind the lens

The man behind the lens

By Viktor Berg Roy Honeybone is a pensioner with a passion who snaps anything between 1,000 to 1,500 photographs on a “normal day’s cricket”. As an avid follower of Wiltshire cricket, he voluntarily writes detailed reports to share with local media. The reason for the...

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