Sunday 31st August - 2 pm
Under 18s Friendly
Sway v Christchurch
Sway loose narrowly in opening fixture
Sway 1 Portcastrian 2
In a close contest with both sides playing some decent football, Sway were undone by two goals in three minutes early in the second half. In an even first half, neither keepers were troubled, with Liam Welton making the most opportunities for Sway with some good runs from midfield. After going behind, the Reds wasted several good chances before James Totczyk beat the visitors' 'keeper with a powerful header.
Darren Clark, Paul Stevens, Steve Hillyer, James Pritchard, Joe Hodge, Liam Welton, Ben Johnson, Matt Smith, James Totczyk, George Briggs, Adam Gates, Luke Baker, Sam Quinn, George Edwards.
New Manager appointed
Sway are pleased to announce the appointment of Tony Knowles as First Team Manager.
Tony has significant experience in football management and will be assisted by Club stalwarts Ben Johnson and Adam Gates.
Tony's football career began in Essex playing for Canning Town, Romford FC and Ilford FC. After joining the Army he represented his squadron and later on played for Warminster Town. His first move into management was as player/coach at Bracknell Town where he later became Reserve Team Manager.
Next was Henly Town starting as Reserve Team Manager before moving up to First Team Assistant Manager. Thetford Town saw Tony as Club Coach then last season he was at Cheddar FC as Reserve Team Manager.
Sway Stride to opening win
Sway 6 Bashley Reserves 1
Sway's season finally got going with an impressive 6-1 win over Bashley Reserves at Jubilee Field. Bill Stride got the pick of the goals with a wonderful angled shot from the left to score Sway's third after he had opened the scoring on ten minutes. Under 18s star Tom Dymond put in the second while a deft backward flick from centre-back Prichard made it 4-0 at half time. In the second half George Edwards was soon amongst the goals but Bashley quickly struck back from the restart, surprising 'keeper Michael Tang with a shot from the half-way line. The impressive Jamie Chilcott finished the rout to make it 6-1.
Under 18s draw Moneyfields in League Cup
At Tuesday's Hampshire Under 18s League meeting, Sway were given a home draw in the League Cup against Moneyfields from Division 1. The team's last met in the 2011/2012 season when the Portsmouth side won 7-0 at their ground in the Hampshire Cup.
The league fixtures were also confirmed at the meeting, beginning for Sway on 7th September with an away game at Gosport Falcons.
Sway to travel to Overton in Hampshire Cup
The Reds face a difficult fixture in the Hampshire Intermediate Cup with an away draw at Hampshire Premier League outfit Overton United. The north Hampshire side, who finished 7th in the league last season, will entertain Sway First Team on 4th October.
Meanwhile, Sway Reserves, who also qualify for the Intermediate Cup, have drawn a bye.
New Management Team for the Under 18s
21st July 2014
Sway FC is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel Aston and Rob Mathews as joint managers of the club’s talented under 18s side.
The duo have plenty of coaching qualifications and are currently studying for their BA Hons Football Studies at Southampton Solent University. They will be officially taking over in late August as they are coaching for Cheltenham Town FC Community Programme for the next few weeks.
About Sway FC
Founded in 1909, Sway FC is a senior football club with a proud history in local football, having competed in the Bournemouth Hayward Saturday Premier League for many years, last being crowned champions in 2012/2013. Our ground in the New Forest village of Sway has excellent facilities with a 50-seater stand and excellent changing rooms. An attendance of 50 plus is not unusual for First Team games. In 2013 we received an award for our pitch from Hampshire FA.
Home address: Jubilee Field, Station Road, Sway, SO41 6BE
Sway are fielding three teams in 2014/2015:
Sway First Team will play in the Bournemouth Premier League. Last season they finished 7th in this league and reached the quarter-final of the Hampshire Cup. Their manager is Tony Knowles assisted by players Ben Johnson and Adam Gates.
Sway Reserves, managed by Chris Groves, will compete in the Bournemouth First Division. Last season they finished 7th in this league.
Sway Under 18s will play in Division 3 of the Hampshire League under the management team of Rob Matthews and Danny Aston. Last season they played in the City of Southampton Youth League winning both the Division One title and the Salvage Cup. They also reached the semi-final of the Hampshire Cup.