The Fawley Parish Council Grounds Team continued their off season renovations on our pitch today by seeding the pitch.
The pitch renovations at Fawley AFC have started today first with a Verti-Drain carried out followed by Scarification. Pictures below.
Fawley are delighted to announce a new pitch maintenance deal has been agreed with the Fawley Parish Council Grounds Team and the work will start as early as next week.
Since the closure of the Waterside Sports & Social Club in December 2016, Fawley AFC have had to take on the regular maintenance work themselves. Committee members and players having to learn quickly as they volunteered roles from grass cutting to seeding in the off season.
Last season Fawley Parish Council came in around midway and begun the basics whilst the club was trying to get on it's feet financially after the early floodlight issues drained all resources. However we have now re-negotiated what works will be carried out and are pleased to share with almost everything available will be done.
We are confident that our pitch condition will improve dramatically in terms of playing surface and grass coverage.
- Verti-Draining throughout the season
- Pitch Fertilizing in the Summer & Winter
- Top Dressing
- More regular cuts
- More regular markings
The Fawley Parish Council Grounds Team have good man power and are all very passionate with their work carried out. The latest equipment and very knowledgeable staff. A prime example is Blackfield & Langley's pitch which they look after, widely regarded as one of the better pitches between both Wessex Divisions in recent memory.
We're pleased to say our pre-season friendlies have been scheduled already for the first team.
Wednesday 4th July 2018 - Sholing FC - Home
Wednesday 11th July 2018 - Blackfield & Langley - Home
Monday 16th July 2018 - Colden Common - Home
Friday 20th July 2018 - QK Southampton - Home
Saturday 28th July 2018 - Bournemouth - Away
Tuesday 31st July 2018 - Bemerton Heath - Away
We’re delighted to welcome Steve Griffiths to the club as our new Reserve Team Manager.
He joins the club after many successful years with Athletico Romsey FC, beginning in Southampton Junior 7 winning promotion after promotion, to winning the Southampton Premier Division last Saturday.
Steve was also Chairman and dealt with many responsibilities off the pitch, including creating additional sides and attracting sponsorship opportunities.
Welcome to the club Steve!
We are an established non-league football club based in Holbury, Southampton. We are currently looking for sponsors and if it were possible we would very much welcome the opportunity to speak to you about this. We are run by volunteers and are an completely self funded sports team of which all funds go towards running costs and continual improvements where possible.
It's been a well documented difficult time for everyone involved with Waterside Sports and Social club, none more so than the staff who lost their jobs overnight. Despite this set back, there has been an enormous amount of effort by some highly motivated individuals to keep the sports clubs functioning for the whole community (cricket, bowls and tennis too) which is a huge asset to not just current members, but future generations too.
This means that with the continued help from businesses in the community we can continue to offer a good level of non league football to play and watch in the area with a team made up of local players from the Waterside, most of which brought up from our very large youth setup.
The key factors with Fawley AFC are community and youth. The waterside community have rallied together and help save the sports clubs from extinction. The youth can continue to enjoy and develop their football from the ages of seven all the way up to adults. Please take the time to review just a small number of options below where your business can sponsor us. The help is invaluable and the club volunteers will go the extra mile to ensure your business gets full value for their contribution.