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Eastleigh Sign Josh Hare

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June 19, 2018

Andy Hessenthaler’s Spitfires have signed defender Josh Hare. The 24-year-old signs a one year deal at The Silverlake becoming Eastleigh’s second signing of the summer. The youngster started his playing career at Gillingham before moving on to Eastbourne Borough, Leatherhead and most recently National League side Maidstone United. Josh told the official website: ‘I...
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Eastleigh Unwrapped returns this weekend

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June 18, 2018

This Saturday 23rd June Eastleigh Unwrapped, produced by The Point, returns for a free day of festival fun. Featuring circus, theatre for families and interactive workshops, the festival – now in its sixth year – takes place across Leigh Road Recreation Ground and Eastleigh town centre. This year the event welcomes back firm favourites...
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Oscar Gobern signs for Eastleigh

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June 15, 2018

The Spitfires have signed 27 year old, midfielder Oscar Gobern as their first summer signing. Oscar started his professional career at Southampton helping them secure promotion to the championship. From there he has gone on to play for MK Dons, Queens Park Rangers and most recently Yeovil. First Team Manager Andy Hessenthaler told the...
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Former Spitfires Chairman gets MBE

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June 9, 2018
Former Spitfires Chairman gets MBE

  The former Chairman of Eastleigh Football Club,  Paul Murray has received an MBE in today’s Queen’s Birthday Honours lists for “services to charity and the community in Winchester.” The local businessman who had business interests based in School Lane, Chandler’s Ford has also served as Chairman of Winchester City FC and is a...
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Local pupils reach finals of ISA National Netball Tournament

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June 4, 2018

Staff, children and parents at Sherborne House School in Chandler’s Ford are celebrating after reaching the final of the ISA National Netball Tournament which took place on the 11th May in York. Each year, the Independent School’s Association hold national tournaments in a range of sports, to bring schools from different parts of the...
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Eastleigh confirm 2018/2019 management team

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May 31, 2018

Eastleigh has revealed that First Team Manager, Andy Hessenthaler and his assistant, Ben Strevens, have signed formal contracts which will see them in charge for the 2018/19 season. Meanwhile the club is planning to hold a fans’ forum with the new owners as well as Andy Hessenthaler after the players have returned to pre-season...
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Director of Sport Becomes England Assistant Manager

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May 25, 2018

Barton Peveril’s Director of Physical Education, Luke Hampton, has been appointed as ESFA England Schools under 18s Assistant Manager. This position will then lead to Hampton becoming the England Schools under 18s Manager, in two years’ time. The Assistant Manager role, starting in September, will involve Hampton selecting the squad from regional trials, coaching...
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Former Eastleigh resident leads way for British Boccia

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May 23, 2018

Former Eastleigh resident David Smith MBE  and Stephen McGuire have both been named in Great Britain’s 10-strong boccia squad for the BISFed 2018 World Boccia Championships that take place at Exhibition Centre Liverpool from 12-18 August. Fresh from winning two gold medals at the Montreal Boccia World Open, Scotland’s McGuire is BC4 world number...
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Eastleigh reveal new ownership details

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May 16, 2018

Eastleigh have confirmed former Spitfires owner Stewart Donald has agreed to sell the club to existing board members and senior management staff following his purchase of Sunderland. A club official statement said: Eastleigh Football Club can confirm that owner and majority shareholder Stewart Donald has agreed to sell the club to the existing board...
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Upham win SFL Senior Cup on penalties

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May 14, 2018
Upham win SFL Senior Cup on penalties

Southampton Football League Senior Cup Final Comrades Sports v Upham Reserves FT 0-0. Upham Reserves won 7-6 on Penalties Both Comrades Sports and Upham Reserves fought hard for their Full Time Goalless Draw. Comrades Sports gained more chances to score, but Steve Purnell, the Upham Keeper, brought off a number of saves to deny...
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Eastleigh announce pre-season friendlies with Winchester and Reading

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May 12, 2018

Eastleigh have confirmed the first two friendly fixtures to be played ahead of the 2018/19 season. The Spitfires will play host to SkyBet Championship side Reading FC at The Silverlake Stadium on Saturday, June 30th, with kick-off at 12.30pm. Almost a month later, The Spitfires will travel to The Simplyhealth City Ground to take...
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Southampton beats London to announce 2019 marathon date

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May 2, 2018

Runners in last fortnight’s ABP Southampton Marathon may still be nursing their aching legs but organisers have already announced the date for next year’s event. The 2019 ABP Southampton Marathon will take place on April 28 and entries are already open. Early bird discounts are available for those keen enough to sign up a...
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Donald puts Eastleigh up for sale

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April 29, 2018

Eastleigh chairman Stewart Donald has put the club up for sale as he is involved in a buy-out of Sunderland. Donald has been owner/chairman of the National League club since 2011. He made a statement on the official website which you can view below: It is with great sadness and regret that I have...
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Sam Matthews Hat-Trick ensures Eastleigh end season in style

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April 29, 2018
Sam Matthews Hat-Trick ensures Eastleigh end season in style

Sam Matthews hit a hat-trick as an impressive looking Eastleigh crushed Solihull Moors in the National League. The midfielder, on loan from Bournemouth, stole the show with the first three goals as The Spitfires ended a run of four straight defeats to finish the season in style. Matthews opened the scoring in the 34th...
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Sun shines on Southampton as thousands of runners hit the streets

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April 22, 2018

They came, they saw and they pounded the pavements in their thousands. As the sun shone down on Southampton today (April 22) a record number of people took part in the ABP Southampton Marathon, Half Marathon and 10k. A huge 10,000 people signed up for the event and even the unseasonably hot weather didn’t...
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