Pre Season Training Wed 3rd June
Sway FC start their pre season early this year due to their promotion to the Hampshire Premier League, Div 1. League fixtures are published soon but will start in August.
Training venue & start time will be announced soon.
Sway FC are grateful to all those who have supported the club through donations, advertising and sponsorships.
We are indebted to Sway Butchers for the provision of New Forest sausages to serve at the Sway FC Bar after home games.
The advertising boards at our Jubilee Field ground are shown below.
Rob Mathews & Danny Aston leave their posts as U18 managers.
The club thanks them for all their efforts over the past season & wish them all the best in their future footballing careers.
Dan is currently coaching in America, and Rob is moving onto a coaching role at Basingstoke Town FC.
Rob will be around for pre season to help in the transition to the new management team.
The club will be meeting prospective candidates in the next week.
If you are interested in the U18 management vacancy, please contact Paul Nineham at p9ham@btinternet for further details
U18's finish 5th
The U18's completed their final fixture of the season with a defeat against league champions Gosport Youth, but finished a credible fifth in their maiden season in the Hampshire League.
Sway are already planning for next season & included several Sway Junior U16's in their ranks, with Charlie Weekes in outstanding form.
Any potential U18 players looking to play at our award winning pitch in the Hampshire Youth League can contact the interim manager for more information about pre season.
Paul Nineham 07989 048801 email@example.com
Young guns show promise in Under 18s defeat
Sway U18s 1 Gosport Falcons U18s 4
With several players absent, Sway U18s took the opportunity to introduce Charlie Weekes, Max Benson, Ben Bateman and Asa Drodge from Sway Juniors Under 16s. The game also saw, utility man, Ben Haffenden donning the gloves with no recognised goalkeeper available.
In an even first half both teams played entertaining football - a credit to both clubs. But it was Falcons who scored first and they took this one goal lead into the half time break.
The second half continued as per the first until the home side lost all shape for a ten minute period. Falcons took advantage of this lapse to score a further three goals in quick succession. Sway recovered their composure and played some attractive football which resulted in Asa Drodge scoring the consolation goal to cap his 'man of the match' performance.
Season ends with big defeat
Sway 1 Ferndown Sports 7
Ferndown quickly took control at Jubilee Field, scoring early goals leaving Sway 4-0 down at the break. But the Reds came out stronger in the second half, putting some pressure on the Ferndown goal. Whilst three more goals were conceded, Sway fans were heartened by another goal from player-manager Dan Marks, his fifth in three games.
The defeat leaves Sway poised to finish bottom of the Bournemouth Premier League. And with the Reserves propping up the Division 1 table, the 2014/2015 season is certainly one to forget. Now the focus is on rebuilding the squad for next season's campaign in Hampshire Division One.
Marks scores again in Christchurch draw
Christchurch Reserves 2 Sway 2
Manager Dan Marks and Tom Linbourne notched again for Sway in this bottom of the table clash.
Reserves sign off with positive performance
Sway Reserves 1 Bournemouth Poppies Reserves 3
The Reserves completed their fixtures with a 3-1 home loss to fourth-placed Poppies.
In an even first half both sides looked to play good football with Poppies looking the more dangerous. Darren Clark in the Sway goal made two excellent saves to thwart the visitors. However, Sway were unlucky not to go take a half time lead after U18 James Langdown pounced on a poor back pass to fire against the post.
Ten minutes after the restart Sam Quinn scored for Sway from a superb free kick, fully 25 yards out. But with Poppies still creating chances, the young, inexperienced Sway side came under increasing pressure to hold on to their lead.
Unfortunately, they could not; as with 15 minutes remaining Poppies equalised from a goal mouth scramble and then punished the tiring home defence with two further strikes.
Sway were still able to take plenty of positives from the game, however, with Under 18s Langdown and Aidan Lacey both giving assured performances
Manager's dream start as Sway win at last
Parley Sports 2 Sway 6
Dan Marks made a dream start to his player-manager role at Sway, posting a hat-trick in an emphatic win at Parley. A brace from new signing Tom Limbourne plus one from Dan Fairhurst secured this impressive result,
ending a win drought dating back to November.
Sway to enter Hampshire League
Sway FC have been given the go-ahead to enter a team in the Hampshire Football League Division 1 sponsored by Puma Engineering. Despite our poor performance in the Bournemouth Hayward Premier League, the impressive facilities at our Jubilee Field ground together with our good record in previous season has caused the League Management Committee to look favourably on our application.
The move is fully backed by our new management team of Dan Marks and Nathan Lucas and will enable us to attract quality players to blend with our home grown lads. Playing in Hampshire Division 1 will require some extra travelling with teams in the current division as far afield as Petersfield and even a team called Infinity!
Under 18s lose at Ringwood
Ringwood Town 7 Sway 3
Yet another brace from Aidan Lacy provided some respite in a difficult game that saw two Sway players sent off. Rhys Whitcombe got the third for the Reds.
Sway announce new management team
Sway FC have appointed Dan Marks and Nathan Lucas as joint managers of the Senior side from immediate effect. The Club agreed with much regret to part company with Martin Spiers who, despite his efforts, did not achieve his plans to strengthen the squad. Dan and Nathan will bring in some new players for the final three league games and have irons in the fire to build a competitive squad for next season.
Sway FC would like to thank Martin for his commitment whilst at the Club and wish him success for the future.
About Sway FC
Founded in 1908, 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 at Jubilee Field in the New Forest village of Sway has excellent facilities with a first-class pitch, a 50-seater stand and a modern pavilion. An attendance of 50 plus is not unusual for First Team games. In 2013 we received an award for our pitch from Hampshire FA.
The Club runs a licensed bar at Jubilee Field on Saturday afternoons.
Home address: Jubilee Field, Station Road, Sway, SO41 6BE
Sway are fielded three teams in 2014/2015:
Sway First Team played in the Bournemouth Premier League. They are managed by Dan Marks and Nathan Lucas.
Sway Reserves, managed by Chris Groves, with Paul Nineham as Assistant Manager, have completed their season in the Bournemouth First Division finishing bottom of the league.
Sway Under 18s finished fifth in Division 3 of the Hampshire League under the management team of Rob Mathews and Danny Aston.