Non-League Club Directory Logo

Sholing FC

Currently Playing In:

Southern League Division One South West


For someone not close to the Hampshire club, it may difficult to follow their name changes, but whatever their title, it can be seen very clearly that the club has enjoyed a superb burst up the rankings since joining The Hampshire League.

The original works team Thornycrofts,who had enjoyed the headlines in an FA Cup match against a powerful Burnley side in 1919, gradually disappeared and as Sholing, who took over the title from the equally successful VTFC, the club immediately became a power at Southern League Division One level.

Under the leadership of Dave Dapier, the well respected manager appointed in 2008, the club have had the frustration of reaching the play-offs three times without gaining promotion but they are most certainly considered one of strongest clubs in the division.


Club Factfile

Previous Name(s):
Woolston Works, Thorneycrofts(Woolston) 1918-1952, Vospers 1960-2003 and VTFC 2003-2010
VT Group Sportsground, Portsmouth Road, Sholing SO19 9PW
02380 403 829
Record Attendance:
Most Recent Senior Honour:
Hampshire Premier Division Champions 2003-2004

Club History

Click on a year to see photos, articles and more details about the season.

1991-1992Hampshire League Division Three11th
1992-1993Hampshire League Division Three3rd
1993-1994Hampshire League Division Two11th
1994-1995Hampshire League Division Two13th
1995-1996Hampshire League Division Two5th
1996-1997Hampshire League Division Two9th
 1997-1998Hampshire League Division Two1st
1998-1999Hampshire League Division One16th
1999-2000Hampshire League Division One2nd
 2000-2001Hampshire League Premier Division1st
2001-2002Hampshire League Premier Division4th
2002-2003Hampshire League Premier Division2nd
 2003-2004Hampshire League Premier Division1st
2004-2005Wessex League Division One12th
2005-2006 Wessex League Division One4th
2006-2007Wessex League Division One3rd
2007-2008Wessex League Division One2ndDavid Dapier
2008-2009Wessex League Division One2ndDavid Dapier
2009-2010Southern League Division One South4thDavid Dapier
As Sholing FC
2010-2011Southern League Division One South2ndDavid Dapier
2011-2012Southern League Division One South4thDavid Dapier
2012-2013Southern League Division One South7thDavid Dapier
2013-2014Southern League Division One South

Best Year icon = Best Year


We Want to Hear From You!

Tell us your stories and send us photos through our FaceBook page. Click here to join us.


From around the web

Like the site?

The new edition of the Directory contains even more!