Annual General Meeting
Thursday 2nd July 7.30
Jubilee Field Pavilion
First Team Friendly
Saturday 4th July - 3pm
Sway v Weymouth Reserves
Jubilee Field, 7:30pm start
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 August 15th.
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.
Sway FC are holding trials for their U18 Hampshire Youth League team on Sunday 5th & Sunday 12th July, at Jubilee Field (SO41 6HA).
Please contact manager Ben Howlett email@example.com for more details or turn up on the day.
Sway on home run
Thanks to the availability of our lush Jubilee Field pitch, Sway begin their comeback into the Hampshire league with a run of home games against Andover Lions, AFC Petersfield and Michelmersh & Timsbury. The first game is on 15th August. See Fixtures/Results for details.
New U18 management unveiled
Sway FC is pleased to announce the appointment of our new U18 management team of Ben Howlett, Luke Hirst, and Chris Jackson.
All three are currently studying for their BA Hons in Football Studies at Southampton Solent University, and all are Saints Foundation coaches.
Ben, who will be joining us immediately, is an FA level 1 & 2 coach and has a L3 Diploma in sport studies.
Luke is currently coaching in the USA and will be joining us at the start of the season. He is an FA level 1 & 2 coach, an FA level 1 goalkeeping coach and is an FA level 7 official. He also manages Botley U13s, is part of the UK Elite Soccer and Tecnico coaching staff and is working towards a UEFA B coaching badge.
Chris is currently coaching in the USA before coaching on a P&O cruise. He will be joining us at the start of the season. Chris is an FA level 1 & 2 coach, an FA level 1 & 2 goalkeeping coach and is part of Premier Coaches staff.
Sway FC thank former manager Rob Mathews for recommending our new management team.
Details of the U18 trials will be announced very shortly, to register you interest please email either firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Exciting programme of friendly fixtures
In preparation for our first season in Hampshire Division One, Sway FC have set up some interesting friendly games to get the new squad ready for a match-winning start.
First up we welcome Weymouth Reserves to Jubilee Field on Saturday 4th July at 3pm. Other teams coming to play on our excellent-looking pitch include Lymington, Ferndown, Bournemouth Electric and Bournemouth Sports.
The game against Lymington will be the first time we compete for the Chris Sirl Memorial Cup. A loyal supporter and great friend of the Club, Chris sadly died at the end of last year.
Two "double-header" events have been arranged:
The Club bar will be open to refresh supporters and players at all our home games.
See Fixtures/Results for a complete fixture listing.
Further fixtures for Reserves and First Team to be announced.
Sway get the toughest draw in League Cup
Sway have drawn last year's Premier League champions Hamble Club in our first foray into the Hampshire Puma Engineering League Cup. Last season "the Villagers" lost only five games; so a tough start for our lads. And they will be keen to win having been knocked out by fellow Premier team Clanfield in the first round last season. The date of the game has yet to be announced.
Hampshire Premier League Division 1 starts on Saturday 15th August. Fixtures will be announced as soon as they are released from the league.
U18s management changes
Rob Mathews and Danny Aston leave their posts as U18s managers.
The club thanks them for all their efforts over the past season and wishes 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.
Keith Petty honoured at Presentation Day
At the end of season presentation event at Jubilee Field Sway FC made a special tribute to long-serving linesman Keith Petty by presenting him with the John Rushton Trophy. Keith has been running the line for Sway since the 1960s, hardly missing a game. The trophy is presented in honour of the late John Rushton who was a local sports enthusiast. It is presented on an annual basis by one of the four Jubilee Field sports clubs, this year being the turn of Sway FC.
Amongst the players Ben Haffenden cleaned up most of the awards winning U18s Manager's Player, Players Player, Presidents Young Player of the year and Top Scorer for the Reserves. The U18s Golden Boot went to Aidan Lacy whilst James Langdown was awarded the U18s Most Improved Player award.
For the Reserves, Tom Ritchie received the Manager's Player award with Josh Borrowdale receiving the Players' Player award.
The First Team award for top scorer went to Matt Hillyar.
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, were are now competing in division 1 of the Hampshire Premier League.
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 fielding three teams in 2015/2016:
Sway First Team play in Division One of the Hampshire Premier League. They are managed by Dan Marks and Nathan Lucas.
Sway Reserves, managed by Chris Groves, with Paul Nineham as Assistant Manager, compete in the Bournemouth First Division.
Sway Under 18s are in Division 3 of the Hampshire League.