Category: Sport

Barton Peveril host first round of FA People’s Cup

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College hosted a qualifying round of the FA People’s Cup, for current students, on Wednesday 13th February. 7 teams competed in this round of the 5-a-side indoor tournament, consisting of both recreational and competitive footballers. The winning team will now compete in the regional competition, the winner of which will progress…

Eastleigh hold on for 2-1 win at home to Braintree

Eastleigh moved up to eighth in the Vanarama National league after a 2-1 home win to last place Braintee as they sit one place below that all important play-off spot on goal difference. The BT Sports cameras were there at The Silverlake Stadiun as TV presenter and BT Sports’ Jeff Brazier watched on. The Spitfires…

Eastleigh aims for knockout in next fight

Harry Limburn says he’s going for a knockout in his next fight. The 22 year old from Eastleigh has eased into the professional boxing ranks with three points wins and says he’s now planning to turn on the power. Limburn is fighting on promoter Steve Bendall’s show at Bournemouth’s O2 Academy on Friday, March 15…

Council helps to fund new gym at Hamble Sports Complex

  A newly refurbished gym at Hamble Sports Complex in Hamble-le-Rice has opened thanks, in part, to an investment of £125,000 from Eastleigh Borough Council’s Bursledon, Hamble & Hound Local Area Committee. The Hampshire County Council project to refurbish the gym now means that the facility boasts over 80-station gym with state-of-the-art equipment and is…

Sporting Achievements recognised at Eastleigh Sports Awards

The superb sporting achievements of talented local people were recognised at the ninth annual Eastleigh Sports Awards held at the prestigious ballroom at the four-star hotel, Hilton at the Ageas Bowl. The ceremony provided the opportunity to celebrate individual excellence, team achievement, as well as recognising those people who work tirelessly ‘behind the scenes’ to…

Eastleigh win away to Aldershot in Hampshire derby

Eastleigh added to Aldershot’s winless run as Paul McCallum scored twice in three second-half minutes to fire Ben Strevens’ Spitfires to victory in a 3-1 victory. Alex Finney lost possession to McCallum in his own area and the Eastleigh striker played in Danny Hollands to open the scoring. After the interval Aldershot levelled when Regan…

Eastleigh fans walk to Aldershot for charity

Eastleigh fans have today began their 40mile charity walk in aid of Autism Hampshire. The fans set off from Eastleigh FC on heading towards Aldershot FC for the match at 3pm on Saturday 9th February. The brave walkers aim to walk for approx 24miles today stopping over in Four Marks then completing the remaining 16miles…

Eastleigh announce fixture reaarangement

Eastleigh have confirmed that the postponed Vanarama National League home fixture against Barnet has been rescheduled. The game will now be played at The Silverlake on Tuesday 2nd April, with a 19:45 kick off. The Spitfires take on Aldershot away this Saturday as they look to continue their good form in the Vanarama National League.

Local Builders Sponsors Eastleigh Football Club Community Facility

Elliotts Builders Merchant, the south’s largest independent suppliers of building materials to the trade and public, has sponsored the new community changing room at Eastleigh Football Club.  Materials including timber, MDF and paint were donated by Elliotts Builders Merchant in Southampton to help the football club provide a new changing space for their walking football,…

Barton Peveril hosts Olympic Weightlifting

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College hosted an Olympic Weightlifting session, run by Lakeside Weightlifting Club’s Olympic Weightlifter Lizzie Havers, as part of their This Girl Can programme. 17 female students attended the session and had no prior experience of the sport. Over the course of the session, the students were taught how to perform a…

Eastleigh sign Shaun Hobson on loan from Bournemouth

Ben Strevens’ Spitfires have completed the loan signing of Shaun Hobson  from Premier League side AFC Bournemouth. The 20-year-old defender has agreed to join The Spitfires until the end of the season Speaking on his arrival, Strevens said: ‘Shaun is a player who we have monitored over the course of the season and is someone…

Eastleigh win 1-0 away to Bromley

Andrew Boyce scored a late winner for Eastleigh to end Bromley’s five-match unbeaten run in the National League and now just sit one point behind that all important play-offs spot. The triumph was a first away win since November for the Spitfires. An even first half drew to a worrying conclusion as Bromley midfielder Adam…

Olympians encourage swimmers to make a splash for charity

Team GB swimming heroes Mark Foster and Duncan Goodhew are encouraging people in Hampshire to sign up to Swimathon, the world’s biggest annual fundraising swim, to raise vital funds for Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie.   Taking place from Friday 29th to Sunday 31st March, swimmers of all ages and abilities are encouraged to…

James Vince Signs Hampshire Cricket Contract Until 2022

Hampshire Cricket are delighted to announce that captain James Vince has committed his long-term future to the Club, after signing a new contract extension which will keep him at the Ageas Bowl until at least the end of 2022. The 27-year old, who has made 347 appearances in all formats for Hampshire since making his…

Eastleigh beat Sutton United at home

Ben Strevens’ Eastleigh improved their chances of a National League play-off place as Ben Williamson’s late goal earned them victory over Sutton United at The Silverlake Stadium in front of 1872 spectators. The Spitfires got off to a quickfire start when Andrew Boyce bundled home from close range after Mark Yeates’ corner caused chaos in…