09 May
Ian Pearson

On Saturday 8th May we returned to training!! This is always an exciting time but this season it is extra special. With so much disruption and an uncomfortable amount of time without any 1st team action, this really did feel like the new beginning that we’re all desperate for. The lads, and a few trialists,…

08 May
Ian Pearson

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of former Salisbury City FC player, Bobby Andrews. Bobby was 69 and still well known and liked around the Football Club. Although statistics from his era are a little sparse, we believe that he made his debut in the 1974/75 season, after joining from Shrewton…

07 May
Ian Pearson

The Salisbury FC Development team in season 20/21 have been playing in the open age premier division of the Hants Combination & Development league on Saturdays. The season has seen the side which had an average age of just 18.5 years on target to finish in the top 4 and have won high praise for…

27 Apr
Ian Pearson

We did the March lottery draw on Tuesday at the Ray Mac. Thanks to Debbie Berry from Latestop who drew the numbers. Congratulations to the following winners of the March windfall lottery. Monthly Draw Winners 1st Yemi Odubade £153 2nd Sandra Johnson £91 3rd Josh Sommerton £61

26 Apr
Ian Pearson

Salisbury FC will be joining the planned social media boycott across English football which is due to take place this weekend from 15.00 on Friday 30 April to 23.59 on Monday 3. Although we rely on these outlets to inform our supporters and interact with our local community, we believe that action needs to be…

26 Apr
Ian Pearson

Title image by ©Roger Elliott Joe Willis came to the Ray Mac on a one-month work experience during February of 2020. He featured in the squad three times and made two appearances, one start and one as a second-half substitute. On Saturday, at just 19, he made his first-team debut for Walsall FC in League…

20 Apr
Ian Pearson

Salisbury FC wishes to announce that Alan Green is retiring from his role of Commercial Manager with effect from 30 April 2021.  As many people will know Alan has been involved with the club for many years, first as a player, then a sponsor and latterly as the Commercial Manager and, will still be involved…

15 Apr
Ian Pearson

Title image by ©Roger Elliot Is that a light at the end of the tunnel I see?? We’re thrilled to announce that the pre-season fixtures are in place for the 1st team. I know that players, staff and supporters are desperate to get going again and we now have a date to aim for (pine…

10 Apr
Ian Pearson

As I announced last week during the Ask The Gaffer video the following players have signed for next season. Antonio Diaz Charlie Davis Harry Baker Marvin Brooks Charlie Kennedy Oliver Knowles Samuel Roberts We’re now pleased to announce that we have secured the return of three more players from last seasons squad. Daniel Fitchett Emmanuel…

29 Mar
Ian Pearson

I’ve spent the morning with the folks at Salisbury FC Walking Football which took place at Salisbury and South Wilts Sports Club on Wilton Road. It was great to see so many players turn up and excited to play football again. As I chatted to various members, they all said how much they’d missed the…

23 Mar
Ian Pearson

Replica kits have been reduced to £29.50 for adults and £19.50 for kids! Grab a bargain for a limited time. We’re also launching a limited-edition Polo shirt. These smart navy blue tops are the same ones worn by the coaching staff. There aren’t many available so don’t miss out.

22 Mar
Ian Pearson

A new Facebook page became a trip down Memory Lane. Dave and Simon from Cara Glass called in at the Ray Mac for a chat about their new Facebook page. We went back to the 70s with talk of the FA Cup first round and we find out that Dave’s claret is not red at…

19 Mar
Ian Pearson

The FA has finally ratified the decision to curtail the 2020/21 Pitching In Southern League Premier South season. With this news, the Salisbury FC Chairman, Ian Hammond has issued the following statement covering the financial situation at the club and news regarding the season tickets from last season. We now know for certain what has…

19 Mar
Ian Pearson

The Steve Claridge Football Foundation is holding an open day for anyone interested in the last few positions available for the 2021 intake. Come and see what the Academy can offer, the facilities and meet the tutors and coaches. School leavers taking their first steps into further education can join an exciting and comprehensive college…

17 Mar
Ian Pearson

Our catchup lottery draws took place today at the Ray Mac. Four draws, including the end of 2020 Super Draw were made by Matthew Cross from Aquatec. A huge thank you to Matt for joining us and pulling out the numbers. I would also like to welcome Aquatec to the club as sponsors. It is…

15 Mar
Ian Pearson

Next Season Subject to the FA Council ratifying the FA Alliance Committee’s decision to ‘curtail’ the 2020/21 season when it meets on Thursday 18th March, the Board of the Pitching In Southern Football League has decided that the 2021/22 season will commence on Saturday 14th August for all four divisions. The FA Cup Extra Preliminary…

09 Mar
Ian Pearson

This is your chance to ask the Gaffer whatever you want, within reason. We’ve not been able to have a Fans Forum for quite a while. So, Steve and I would like to invite you to submit your questions. It would be great to have them submitted as a video. Grab your mobile and take…

24 Feb
Ian Pearson

The FA have announced that the alliance and leagues committees have made known their intention to curtail the 2020/21 league season for steps 3-6 of the National League System. Salisbury FC is at step 3. This will be presented to The FA Council for ratification. More will follow from Salisbury FC when the FA Council…

14 Feb
Ian Pearson

Our first virtual ‘night in’ was a great event. 3 games of bingo, a load of chat and lots of laughs. It was great to see so many people get involved. Friends and strangers coming together online and finding plenty to talk about. A bit like when you’re at the match. But at home with…

12 Feb
Ian Pearson

Update The funeral will take place at Salisbury Crematorium on Thursday 11th March 2021 at 3:45pm but will be a private cremation for close family and friends only due to current COVID-19 restrictions. Family flowers only.  Donations, if desired, to Salisbury Hospice Charity – c/o I. N. Newman Ltd, Griffin House, 55 Winchester St, Salisbury…

12 Feb
Ian Pearson

We wish to provide the following update to Clubs in relation to the potential continuation or curtailment of the 2020/21 season at Steps 3 to 6 of the National League System (NLS). The Alliance Committee (Steps 3 & 4) and Leagues Committee (Steps 5 & 6) met on 8 and 9 February, respectively, to discuss…

03 Feb
Ian Pearson

Antonio Diaz is returning to National League South side Hungerford Town for a second loan from the 5th of February for another month. Antonio was kind enough to have a chat with me today about how things are going. How has it been so far at Hungerford? “It’s been really good so far. The lads…

25 Jan
Ian Pearson

Since we were placed back into lockdown, I’ve been trying to think of a way to bring our supporters together. Loneliness might be an issue for some, but even if not alone it might be nice for people to connect with others. How about a bit of FREE online bingo? I have been running online…

26 Jan
Ian Pearson

It is with regret that we bring you news of the passing of staff member, Roy Lewin. Our thoughts are with his friends and family at this sad time. He will be missed by all of us at Salisbury FC. John Harper, Salisbury FC’s Deputy Safety Officer said the following… “Roy Lewin served the club…

14 Jan
Ian Pearson

With the current concerns and restrictions, it is difficult to attend Alec’s funeral. I know that most staff and many supporters would have attended under usual circumstances. As so many of us can’t be there, we’re pleased to be able to share with you the link and login credentials for the live webcast that will…

07 Jan
Ian Pearson

Alec’s family have been in contact with both Ian Hammond and myself. I have been asked to share the following information regarding the ceremony and details for anyone wishing to make a donation to the Wessex Neurological Centre. The funeral is at Test Valley Crematorium on Friday the 15th Jan at 1.45 pm. Numbers are obviously…

06 Jan
Ian Pearson

Have you been following the virtual Whites on YouTube? The first season is now coming to an exciting conclusion. Will we get promoted? You can find out in the latest episode which is below. You can now get your name or a (family-friendly) name of your choice into the game and support the Stars Appeal….

06 Jan
Ian Pearson

Did you know that The Steve Claridge Academy is at the Ray Mac? School leavers taking their first steps into further education can join an exciting and comprehensive college course which is focused on sport. It has an education and a practical side. As they’re a smaller college, both sides of the course will adapt…

05 Jan
Ian Pearson

The Salisbury FC Lottery December Super Windfall draw (approximately £1500) and the normal December monthly draw will take place as soon as it is safe to do so. That will also apply to the January and February draws. The Club’s Lottery is still running. We just can’t do the draws due to the current restrictions….

04 Jan
Ian Pearson

In episode 8 of Hometown Hero, David’s virtual Salisbury FC take on Taunton Town in a very entertaining Southern League Cup Final. He is joined by Salisbury Radio’s Justin Edwards who gives his expert analysis on this first shot at silverware in Football Manager 2021. A massive thank you to Justin and Salisbury Radio for…

01 Jan
Ian Pearson

A very happy new year to you all. To kick 2021 off we have a video double for you. First up is an update with Steve. We look back at 2020 with very little affection but also drill down into the Covid hangover we suffered for the Bracknell game and cover Antonio’s loan to Hungerford….

31 Dec
Ian Pearson

Antonio Diaz has moved to Hungerford Town FC on a short loan for 1 month. Hungerford has a busy January ahead of them in the Vanarama National League South so we hope Antonio gets some game-time and can help them progress. They currently sit 3rd in the table and go into the new year after…

21 Dec
Ian Pearson

I’m beginning to think my promotion of a game is a jinx! Unfortunately, the friendly match which we had planned to play at Totton is now off. This is due to some difficulty with our player’s logistics. For refunds, there’s a “Contact the organizer” option at the bottom of the ticket PAGE.

20 Dec
Ian Pearson

The full match and highlights from the Salisbury FC Dev match against Romsey. There are also interactive options so you can view any part of the action anywhere on the pitch that you choose. Here is a quick tour of our new Veo Video Page sponsored by LEDSynergy. You can view the full 90 minutes…

18 Dec
Ian Pearson

It is with a heavy heart I have to advise all our fans and readers of our website of the death this morning of our well known and respected Press Officer, Alec Hayter. I reported a few weeks ago that Alec had suffered a massive bleed on his brain and was seriously ill in hospital….

18 Dec
Ian Pearson

We’re pleased to announce that we have arranged a friendly fixture against AFC Totton. This will take place on Tuesday 22nd December and kick-off will be at 7.30 pm and will take place at Totton’s Snows Stadium. This fixture is open supporters and you can buy tickets by clicking the button below. Please read through…

17 Dec
Ian Pearson

SOUTHERN FOOTBALL LEAGUE STATEMENT 17th DECEMBER 2020 As indicated previously the Southern League Board has met following the latest Government review and they have unanimously agreed to continue with the pause of the 2020/21 season. Since the initial survey on the 2nd December, the infection rate has deteriorated in the geographical footprint of our Member…

16 Dec
Ian Pearson

Tonight (Wed 16th Dec) at 7 pm, the Premier of episode 1 of Hometown Hero went live on YouTube. Follow the journey of our virtual gaffer as he attempts to take Salisbury FC to the top of the football world. I’ve had a sneak peek at the episode. David Wressell gives us an introduction to…

14 Dec
Ian Pearson

As previously mentioned, the Frome friendly fixture was in doubt due to heavy rain that they’d had. Unfortunately, the conditions have won and the match is off. If you have purchased tickets online, please contact Frome Town FC for a refund. https://www.weareba11.com/contact-and-company-details

14 Dec
Ian Pearson

The following is a statement from the league. The Trident Leagues (the Isthmian, Northern Premier and Southern Football Leagues) welcome the decision to allow some fans into grounds situated in Tier 3 areas. However, in light of the decision of all 224 Clubs only last week to vote overwhelmingly in favour of suspending the current…

10 Dec
Ian Pearson

Update on a limited return of home spectators for ‘non-elite’ football clubs in Tier 3 areas The FA has today received approval from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) for a limited return of home spectators to be permitted at clubs competing in the National League System (NLS), Women’s Football Pyramid (WFP)and…

10 Dec
Ian Pearson

THE Whites exited the FA Trophy on Tuesday night after a 1-0 defeat at a freezing cold Ray Mac. The second lockdown seems to have come at the worst possible time for the Whites, who were in excellent form when play was suspended. It was a narrow defeat, and we can point to a possible…

10 Dec
Ian Pearson

After the disappointment of our exit from the Buildbase FA Trophy, I had a chat with Steve to get his view on it. “I’m disappointed with the result and especially the performance considering where we left off before the break. However, I thought Bracknell were very good on the night and deservedly won. Unfortunately, it…

09 Dec
Ian Pearson

We did the November lottery draw on Tuesday evening at the Ray Mac. Thanks to Alan Green who drew the numbers. Congratulations to the following winners of the November windfall lottery. Monthly Draw Winners 1st Nick Drew £160 2nd Keith Quaintance £96 3rd Shaun Drew £64

08 Dec
Ian Pearson

Tickets are available on the gate for tonight’s match against Bracknell Town on a first-come-first-served basis. Please remember that it is card payment only on the gate (NO CASH). Kick-off is at 7.30 pm. Tea huts are open but the bar is closed due to the current restrictions.

08 Dec
Ian Pearson

Salisbury FC facemasks are back in stock and are available in the club shop this evening. Priced at £6. Don’t hang about as they sold out fast last time. If any remain after this evening we will make them available online.

08 Dec
Ian Pearson

Online tickets will only be available until 5 pm. If any are remaining to sell on the gate we will announce that on our website and social media and they will be first come first served. To guarantee entry buying online is the safest option. Season ticket holder’s seats will be reserved until 7.15 after…

07 Dec
Ian Pearson

Our Virtual Gaffer and YouTube content creator, David Wressell set Salisbury FC fans a challenge to supply ideas for a digital 3rd kit to be used in his series of videos where he will take charge of The Whites in Football Manager 2021. The ideas were collated and developed into some great designs by Lorenzo…

04 Dec
Ian Pearson

The resumption of the Pitching In Southern League has been postponed and will be reviewed again when the national tier system is also reviewed by the Government. This will take place on or after the 16th of December. We’re awaiting a statement from the FA and will share that once it is available. The Buildbase…

02 Dec
Ian Pearson

The Football Association [The FA] has today issued updated guidance for ‘non-elite’ football in England following confirmation from the UK Government that organised sports can return from Wednesday 2nd December. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport [DCMS] has this evening issued updated guidelines on the return to recreational team sport which permits the…

29 Nov
Ian Pearson

As we have previously announced, we now have Virtual Gaffer. YouTube content creator, David Wressell has chosen to take on the challenge of taking Salisbury FC through the leagues and hopefully to the very top of digital world football on the latest version of Football Manager. Our real-world Macron home and away kits have been…

27 Nov
Ian Pearson

I’m at the top of the Easy Fundraising league table and I’m chuffed with that. Best of all, it hasn’t cost me a penny! I would really love to be knocked off the top five list though. Who’s going to have a go? How do we earn free money For Salisbury FC? Join Easy Fundraising…

25 Nov
Ian Pearson

I am sorry to have to advise Whites’ supporters that our Press Officer, Alec Hayter, had to be rushed to hospital on Saturday after suffering a massive bleed on the brain. He is currently being treated in Intensive Care in the Neuro ward at Southampton General Hospital and so far is responding well to treatment…

20 Nov
Alec Hayter

The Whites can confirm that subject to any further changes imposed by the Government and football authorities at the end of the current lockdown, our Buildbase FA Trophy game at home to Bracknell Town will take place on Tuesday 8 December, kick off 7-30 pm. No information has yet been given as to attendance by…

19 Nov
Alec Hayter

We have today heard from the Pitching In Southern Premier League of the intention to recommence the league season on Saturday 12 December, provided that the current lockdown finishes on 2 December as has been indicated by the Government. Should the season recommence on 12 December then the existing fixtures and dates will apply thereafter….

17 Nov
Ian Pearson

Salisbury FC supporters, Beverley and Sandra Ellis have been busy making their display for this year’s St Thomas’s Church Christmas Tree Festival. The festival has been running for 15 years at the church in the heart of Salisbury and attracts many visitors every year. Like many things in 2020, the church is adapting to the…

07 Nov
Ian Pearson

Today we’ve been informed by three SFC players that they have tested positive for Covid 19. As players and supporters have been kept separate throughout this pandemic, we feel the transfer risk is minimal. However, we want to make people aware so that if anyone that attended Tuesday evening’s match does have symptoms, they get…

06 Nov
Ian Pearson

We have made the decision to close the Ray Mac to staff and visitors until further notice. Staff are able to carry out many jobs from home as we have been set up to work remotely for a few years now. If you call the office, leave a message and we will pick it up….

05 Nov
Ian Pearson

We’re no strangers to virtual football at Salisbury FC as we had an interesting range of virtual friendlies during the summer. So, we’re pleased to announce our new virtual gaffer, David Wressell. He’s an experienced manager of the digital version of the game and when Football Manager 2021 is launched he will be aiming to…

05 Nov
Alec Hayter

In view of the lockdown due to Covid 19, the Whites took their last opportunity to acknowledge Remembrance Day before a Friendly match against Laverstock and Ford FC on Tuesday evening. Before the match, Management, players and spectators took part in an impeccably observed two-minute silence and watched a presentation on the electronic scoreboard. Images…

03 Nov
Ian Pearson

We did the October lottery draw last Saturday at the Ray Mac. All the Social distancing requirements were observed. Thanks to Colin Newbury of Wilts FA who drew the numbers. Congratulations to the following winners of the October windfall lottery. Monthly Draw Winners 1st Simon Hillier £164 2nd Julie Coward £98 3rd Ian Kirby £66

05 Nov
Alec Hayter

Salisbury FC 3 Laverstock & Ford 2 Friendly match Tuesday, 3 November 2020 By Alec Hayter With the news that players were unlikely to even be able to train during lockdown and after Gosport Borough decided to postpone our league game with them, this hastily arranged friendly at least gave one last “hurrah” before everything…

03 Nov
Ian Pearson

It all happened a bit quickly yesterday so I thought it would be good to clarify what is going on. If you know someone that doesn’t use the internet or might not have seen the information below, please let them know the late change of plan. The league sent out an email yesterday saying that…

03 Nov
Ian Pearson

As a result of the UK Government’s new national Covid-19 restrictions, and subject to Members of Parliament voting tomorrow [Wednesday 4 November 2020] and the publication of bespoke guidance from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport [DCMS], the impact on ‘non elite’ football in England will include the suspension of the following during…

02 Nov
Ian Pearson

On Tuesday evening we will now welcome local side Laverstock & Ford for a friendly match at the Ray Mac. Kick-off is 7.30 pm. This will be pay on the gate (600 max). Either via card or correct money as change will not be given. Entry will be Adults £5Concessions and under 16s £2 Draught…

02 Nov
Ian Pearson

After the Southern League emailed clubs earlier today telling us that both teams have to agree to this week’s fixtures being played, Gosport Borough contacted the league to request the postponement of Tuesday’s fixture. We’re really disappointed not to be able to welcome you all to the Ray Mac tomorrow. As you know, putting games…