Players - update

Players update
The Whites are pleased to confirm that the following have signed contracts for the coming season:

Gerard Benfield

Lewis Benson

Warren Bentley

George Colson

Aaron Dawson

Tobias Holmes

Darren Mullings

Joshua Sommerton

Elliot Wheeler

Discussions with other players are ongoing, and details will be provided at the appropriate times.

Alec Hayter

Press Officer

A statement from Chairman Ian Hammond

Statement from Chairman
The close season is always busy for negotiating new contracts for players, signing new ones, and regrettably saying goodbye to some who have served the Club well in the past.
Whilst we have announced our new signings to date, we have not yet finalised the full squad for next season so do not feel it appropriate to make individual reports on individual players, many of whom are on holiday.

What we can do though is say which players are definitely leaving the Club and we wish well in their future careers, whether in football or elsewhere.
Definitely leaving are Kane O'Keefe, Chris Shephard, Matt Partridge, Luke Hopper, Tom Whelan, Bay Downing, Jake Hallett and Claudio Herbert.

Many thanks to them all for their contribution to the Whites, particularly Kane who has been with the Club since it was reformed and has been Club Captain.

Further announcements will be made when we feel able to give a more complete picture of the squad's make up for next season.

Ian Hammond


Salisbury Football Club

Home Friendly - Saturday 3 August

Poole friendly
The Whites have agreed to a request from local rivals Poole Town to play the last of their pre-season friendly matches against the Dolphins at the Ray Mac on 3 August. The match will kick off at 3pm.


Alec Hayter

Press Officer

Additional pre-season friendly

The Whites' pre-season schedule now starts earlier than expected, on Saturday 6 July, with an attractive home game with Championship side Reading FC's under 23s, the match kicking off at 3pm.


Alec Hayter

Press Officer

Bentley Signs


The Whites are pleased to confirm that they have signed 29-year-old prolific goalscorer Warren Bentley from Weymouth, to further increase their fire-power. Bentley, who started his career with Alresford Town, went on to have spells with Hungerford Town, Gosport Borough, and Poole Town, but had attracted the attention of numerous clubs after he scored over 100 goals in two seasons at Winchester City.

Alec Hayter

Press Officer

New 3-Year Berry Deal

Berry Deal3


Salisbury Football Club is pleased to announce that we have secured a new 3-year sponsorship deal with Berry Telecom. Jo-Anne Udy, the Berry Finance Director and Ian Hammond, the Salisbury FC Chairman signed two deals at the Ray Mac. Berry Telecom have agreed to continue to be our main sponsor and additionally, Berry will now be the Club's telecom supplier.  Salisbury FC's Commercial Manager Alan Green said "I'm delighted that we have secured our valued partnership with Berry Telecom over the next 3 years, giving us both the opportunity to work together in a mutually beneficial partnership". 



Pre-season fixture prices

Preseason prices

The pricing for our pre-season fixtures have been decided and are as follows.


Adults £5.00
Concessions / Students (with id) £2.00
Children U 16 £1.00


Adults £10.00
Concessions / Students (with id) £5.00
Children U 16 £2.00

We look forward to welcoming you all back to the Ray Mac for our first home fixture against Reading u23s on the 6th of July. 

Pre-season Friendly News

Preseason fixture


We're delighted to announce that Forest Green Rovers will be visiting the Ray Mac as part of our pre-season friendly campaign. The League 2 side finished 5th last season and will be a good test for the Whites. 

Date - Saturday 20th July

Kick off - 3pm

Benfield Joins Salisbury FC

BenfieldPhotograph produced with kind permission from Wimborne Town.


The Whites are pleased to confirm that they have completed the signing of 21 year old goalkeeper Gerard Benfield from Wimborne Town, who joins the Club following team mate Toby Holmes’ recent move to the Raymond McEnhill Stadium.

The competent keeper, based in Poole, joined the Magpies in July 2016 from Hamworthy United, and had previously attracted Salisbury’s interest at the end of season 2017/18 during which he won the Most Improved Player and Players’ Player Awards.

Alec Hayter

Press Officer

Welcome Holmes - Toby Signs for The Whites

 Holmes Signs

The Whites are very pleased to confirm that they have signed prolific goalscorer Toby Holmes from local rivals Wimborne Town. The 26 year old marksman signed for the Magpies in 2016, having played for Dorchester and Poole Town, and has consistently found the net ever since, amassing 30 league goals in the season just ended. Whites’ fans will recall his hat-trick against Salisbury in April 2018, when he notched up his 51st goal of season 2017/18.

Manager Steve Claridge, pictured above with Holmes, commented: ”We are delighted to have been able to sign a player who is a proven goalscorer at this level, and he will give us something different.

I continue to try and improve our squad, and although last season we were the league’s top scorers, this exciting signing bodes well for further success in 2019/20.”

Alec Hayter
Press Officer


Provisional Club Allocations for Steps 1 to 4 2019/20

Provisional Club Allocations
The provisional club allocations for Steps 1 to 4 of the National League System have been confirmed by The FA. Here's Salisbury FC's league followed by all steps 1-4 below. The listings provided are subject to change should any allocation appeals be submitted and upheld. 



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Salisbury Hospitals Cup Final

The above game against Benerton Heath Harlequins will be played on Tuesday 23rd July, kick off 7-45pm at Laverstock & Ford.


Alec Hayter

Press Officer

Statement From The Chairman

News chairman
Salisbury FC would like to thank all of our fans for the amazing support at Metropolitan Police and throughout the season.  Thanks also to Steve, his Management team and every player who has represented the Club this season.  Whilst losing the play-off semi-final was hard to take, we should be rightly proud of what we have achieved this season and the spirit, courage and resilience of the squad.


As planning for next season continues we hope to be in a position to share news on player signings in the near future along with our pre-season plans.   


As a reminder, season tickets for next season are now available at the early bird prices, see the SFC website for details. 


Thank you again for your outstanding support and we look forward to having you all on board as we give it another go next season. 


Ian Hammond




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SFC Presentation Night

Salisbury FC Supporters' Club Special Presentations Night has been re-arranged for Saturday 11th May at 7.30pm.
Upstairs in the Ray Mac Sarum Suite, Supporters get the chance to vote for:

  • Player of the Year
  • Young Player of the Year (Under 23)
  • Most Improved Player
  • Presentation for Supporters' Club Player of the Month for April
  • The Golden Boot (most goals) will be presented
  • Players will vote for their Player of the Year

SFCSC Members FREE * Non-Members £5.00 * includes Cold Buffet * Dress: Smart Casual
Meet the Board, Manager and the Team. 50/50 Draw and Raffle.
Booking essential. LIMITED numbers please phone or text Trevor Purse 07841 385889 to confirm your tickets.