Sports in South Wiltshire & North Dorset

Parental pride recorded in photos

By Kerry Elsworth Growing up, my own mother was incredible as she took on every role imaginable within the football club in our village so that my brother and I could play. I am originally from Stalbridge, Dorset but I am a graduate of Photojournalism at University of...

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Real Madrid in Tisbury

Real Madrid, one of the world's best football clubs, is giving young English football players the opportunity to experience top-class coaching this summer, reports Cllr George Jeans in his June newsletter. The Real Madrid Foundation Clinic will be at the Nadder...

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Dorset catches out Wiltshire

By Roy Honeybone Wiltshire hosted the final round of T20 matches that would decide which team would be attending Finals Day.  Dorset held the upper hand as they had previously won all six of their matches. However, Wiltshire could catch them if they were able to...

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Aiming for Olympic success

Mitchel Brown, a student at Fairfield Farm College, is celebrating a variety of sporting triumphs over the past few months, including ranking highly in a range of competitive athletic events. Mitchel is a keen runner and the 100m and 200m are his main events. He is...

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What’s Next For Salisbury Walking Football?

For many, the love for football often goes beyond watching it on television as several people per year are joining football teams up and down the country. But what about those that are over 50? Well, the Salisbury walking football team brings the 5 a-side game to...

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Dinton bowls them over

Dinton Short Mat Bowls Club tasted success in the Wiltshire Winter League, winning the Southern Division with 52 points, five points ahead of Market Lavington. Both teams progressed to the Stevens Cup League play-offs at the end of April against winners and runners-up...

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Down came the rain

Wiltshire v Wales T20 games, Warminster, Sunday June 9 Wiltshire and Wales battled it out in two T20 matches with Wiltshire knowing success could ease them into contention for the finals if Dorset failed to beat Cornwall.  Wales won the toss and elected to bat first...

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Whites sign Weymouth striker

Salisbury FC have announced the signing of another prolific goalscorer, 29-year-old Warren Bentley from Weymouth, who claimed the title in last season's Premier Division South. Bentley, who started his career with Alresford Town has also played for Hungerford Town,...

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Laverstock Ladies hold open training

Looking to join a football team? Now is the perfect time to do so as Laverstock and Ford Ladies FC will hold an open training session on Tuesday, June 25. In the upcoming season, the team will play in the South West Women's League. See information below. The team also...

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Wilts to play Oxfordshire in Unicorn quarter-final

Wiltshire progressed into the quarter-finals of the Unicorns Knock out Trophy when they beat Devon at Warminster last Sunday on a bowl out by 4 to 3. They were 118 for 5 wickets (Tom Morton 29, Ed Young 33 not out) after 26 overs when rain prevented anymore play. They...

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Whites to hold youth trials and open sessions

Salisbury FC Youth will hold open training sessions for age groups U14 and down throughout June and invite ambitious and talented players to compete for a spot on their U17/18s teams. If you have a child who is keen to play, visit the Open Training Sessions site for...

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Salisbury to host National Walking Football event

Salisbury to host a walking football charity event raising money for the Stephen Darby Motor Neurone Disease Foundation. The city will take on teams from Liverpool FC, Arsenal, Tottenham, Portsmouth and other league clubs in a tournament at Salisbury Rugby Club on...

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Local rider joins ‘Podium Potential Pathway’ squad

Rising dressage star Angus Corrie-Deane has taken another huge step up in his quest to become a British Olympian. Angus and his top horse Tiny Tempur (pictured right)were invited to join the British Equestrian Federation/UK Sport-funded squad of eight future dressage...

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Wiltshire knocks out Devon

By Roy Honeybone Wiltshire beat Devon in the Unicorns National Trophy knock out match at Warminster on Sunday,  July 2 after finishing it off indoors and moves on to the next round. Wiltshire won the toss and elected to bat first. Devon were boosted by the inclusion...

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South Wilts move to first after home win

By Roy Honeybone On a hot, pleasant summer’s day Havant won the toss and opted to bat first. After an early breakthrough Harry Gadd 46 and Peter Hopson 45 moved the score on from 16 for one to 108 for two at lunch. The run rate was far from intimidating and lunch...

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Hayward bats it home

By Roy Honeybone South Wilts won the toss against Bournemouth CC on home soil on May 25 and, for the first time this season, opted to bat first. Tom Morton was soon in his stride and the loss of a couple of early wickets brought James Hayward to join him. These two...

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New-look pool opens with a splash

Renovation of Shaftesbury’s Oasis Pool is complete and the season has officially opened. Shaftesbury Town Council worked on the project in partnership with Nikki Dodds from ‘Build Love’ social enterprise, representatives from Guy’s Marsh, and Weston College....

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Whites adds another from Wimborne

Salisbury FC has confirmed a second signing from local rivals Wimborne Town, 21-year-old goalkeeper Gerard Benfield (pictured). Based in Poole, Benfield joined Wimborne in July 2016 from Hamworthy United and has been on Salisbury's radar since the 2017/18 season...

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First home game for county CC

Wiltshire play their first home competitive match of the season on Sunday, june 2 at 11.am, when they take on Devon at Warminster in the 2nd Round of the Unicorns Knock Out Trophy. This is a 50 over a side competition with the winners away to either Wales or...

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Alex Mundell a winner at Westminster

By John Ruskin City of Salisbury’s Alex Mundell won the London university colleges’ Westminster mile after a battle at the front of the field all the way from the start on The Mall to the finish outside Buckingham Palace. She crossed the line in 5min 21sec to take her...

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Saturday League merge with Andover

It is challenging times in grassroots football. After 127 seasons, Salisbury & District Football League has decided not to run the Saturday League in its current format next season. Instead, the league has joined Andover Saturday League in the hope that Saturday...

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Football’s future swarm to the Ray Mac

More than 900 players aged six to 14 took part in Salisbury FC Youth’s annual six-a-side tournament at the Raymond McEnhill stadium during the weekend of May 18 and 19. The tournament was an opportunity for children to play on a top-quality pitch in a stadium and feel...

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Whites sign prolific striker

Salisbury FC has signed Toby Holmes from local rivals Wimborne Town. During the season just ended, the 26-year-old scored an impressive 30 league goals, despite that Wimborne finished 14th. Manager Steve Claridge, pictured above with Holmes, commented: ”We are...

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Sports centre under pressure

Chalke Valley Sports Centre’s annual meeting on May 29 will hear that the past 12 months operations resulted in an £800 loss, despite successful grant applications and fundraising. Secretary Chris Rothwell said Michaela Johns were praised for doing a “fantastic job”...

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