Category: Sport

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…

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…

Children’s Sport Club at The Hub

Between July 24 and September 3, The Hub based in Eastleigh on Bishopstoke Road will be running their summer holiday programme; ‘Hub Club’. The Hub is operated by the charity ‘Youth Options’, whose mission is to empower and support children and young people to improve their life opportunities for a better future. Youth Options at…

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…

Eastleigh partner with Southampton Womens

The Spitfires and Southampton Women’s FC are delighted to announce a brand new partnership between the two clubs.   This collaboration between the two clubs is aimed at enhancing the women’s game in the Southampton area and work towards the development of the game.   Next season the partnership will see Southampton play a selection…

Meet Barton Peveril’s National High Jumper

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College Student Jessica Gordon has been selected to represent Hampshire in the Senior Girls (Under 19) High Jump at the English Schools Athletics Association (ESAA) Championships, for the third consecutive year. The ESAA Championships is the 4th largest athletics event in the world and will take place in Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium…

Sports Minister and FA Chief visit new football hub

Sports Minister Mims Davies and the Chief Executive of the Football Association Mark Bullingham paid a visit to Stoneham Lane yesterday to see how work at the new multi-million pounds football hub is progressing. Based on the site of the Monks Brook playing field, the new facility consists of one full-size stadium pitch with seating…

Eastleigh sign Jack Payne

Ben Strevens’ Spitfires have signed Ebbsfleet United’s Jack Payne on a one-year deal. The 27-year-old midfielder re-joins Eastleigh, having signed on a one-month loan last season. Whilst on loan at The Silverlake Stadium, Payne made five appearances and did not experience defeat in the blue of Eastleigh. Last season, in addition to his five appearances…