Category: Eastleigh

Wessex Heartbeat summer ball raises thousands

Representatives and supporters of Wessex Heartbeat gathered at Eastleigh’s Concorde Club recently for the charity’s annual Summer party – raising an impressive £19,000. Held in a beautiful marquee within the grounds of the club, the charity event was attended by 130 guests and featured entertainment from a number of performers – including harpist  Amy Pritchard,…

Open Sight in Eastleigh receives cash boost

Open Sight in Eastleigh has become one of the first beneficiaries of the Hendy Foundation which was set up to support charities and good causes in the south. The Hampshire charity has been given £1,000 by Hendy Foundation which chair Norma York would be used to fund a day out for the blind and visually…

Eastleigh lose 1-0 away to Yeovil Town

Yeovil got their National League campaign up and running with a 1-0 victory over Eastleigh last as Ben Strevens Spitfires couldn’t quite get an equaliser. The newly relegated side started their season with a defeat to Barnet on Saturday but they got off the mark at the second attempt courtesy of Courtney Duffus’ strike, with…

Eastleigh win opening game of the season at home to Notts County

Ben Strevens’ Spitfires beat Notts County 1-0 at home on Saturday at The Silverlake Stadium as Reda Johnson’s 13th minute goal was enough to secure all three points in front of 2,668 spectators. Recently relegated County, who made six signings on Thursday after a takeover of the club was finally completed last week, were handed an early…

Eastleigh sign Tyrone Barnett

Ben Strevens’ Spitfires have signed striker Tyrone Barnett (Eastleigh’s recent trialist) before Saturday’s Vanarama National League opener at home to Notts County. The 33-year-old began his career in the youth set-up at West Brom and has enjoyed spells with a number of football league teams before being released from Cheltenham Town last season. He was…

Poppy Appeal for Eastleigh

The Royal British Legion is urging the great British public to join forces with them this year and volunteer for the charity’s annual Poppy Appeal. Most importantly, volunteer Poppy Appeal Organisers, responsible for areas of Eastleigh and Chandler’s Ford, are needed to run the appeal in these towns this year. With the current organisers standing…

Airport helps European Aerial Dance Festival to fly high

Southampton Airport is supporting the tenth birthday edition of the annual European Aerial Dance Festival held at The Point, Eastleigh from 5 to 17 August. The popular and internationally acclaimed event is presented by aerial dance company Gravity & Levity and is also supported by Arts Council England. The Festival is curated by Gravity &…

Eastleigh lose 1-0 to Southampton U23s

Ben Strevens’ Spitfires lost their final pre-season friendly 1-0 to Southampton U23s tonight at The Silverlake Stadium before facing Notts County on Saturday at home in the Vanarama National League. Southampton U23s came the closest in the first 15 minutes with Dan Nlundulu narrowly missing. Sam Smart whipped in a promising ball for Eastleigh moments later…

Youthful Eastleigh side lose to AFC Stoneham 2-1

Ben Strevens’ Spitfires lost 2-1 away to fellow Eastleigh based side AFC Stoneham on Friday evening in a pre-season friendly as the hosts proved too strong for a young Eastleigh side. It was a really friendly atmosphere at the club, something I’m sure AFC Stoneham is looking to achieve. The hosts found the net after…

Eastleigh beat Oxford United 3-0 at home in pre-season friendly

Ben Strevens’ Spitfires got their home pre-season campaign underway in style with a 3-0 victory to a youthful Oxford United. The League One visitors named a youthful side against The Spitfires as Ben Williamson claimed a brace and Andrew Boyce got Eastleigh’s third. Williamson opened the scoring for the hosts in the 13th minute after…

Eastleigh’s 2019/20 season kit revealed

Eastleigh have revealed it’s brand new kits for the 2019/20 Vanarama National League season produced by LAB sports. All three kits touch on the history of the club with special references on the bottom left of the shirt. The home kit has the numbers ‘1946’ representing the year the club was formed. The away kit…

Eastleigh to host Notts County on opening day of the season

Ben Strevens’ Spitfires will host Vanarama National League newcomers Notts County on August 3at the Silverlake Stadium to kick-off their 2019/20 season. Eastleigh side will travel to Huish Park three days later, as they face the other team relegated from League Two, Yeovil Town. The festive period remains a local one, as the Spitfires head…

Super summer of sports and activities for 8-16 year-olds

A summer programme giving Eastleigh Borough’s eight to 16 year–olds a chance to try out a range of sports and activities runs from 29 July to 23 August. Park Sport 2019, organised by the Council’s SportWorks team, takes place at 15 venues across the Borough.  The programme offers a heavily subsidised programme, at just £1 booking fee per child per session, and includes sailing,…

Max Stryjek returns to Eastleigh

Max Stryjek has today re-joined Eastleigh Football Club on a free transfer following the expiry of his contract at Sunderland. Stryjek came through the youth ranks at Polonia Warsaw before his move to Sunderland in 2013. In 2015 Stryjek moved to Boston United on loan from Sunderland and made 12 appearances for The Pilgrims. The…

Barton Peveril Director Writes Children’s Book

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College’s Director of Maths and Computer Science, Kyle Evans, has written and published his first Children’s book. The book, titled Here Come the Numbers, is a fun rhyming book for children and adults about square numbers, negative numbers, prime numbers and other number-related topics. Author Kyle Evans, who worked with Illustrator…