Football is a vital part of British culture and history. Clubs have been at the heart of communities for decades, unifying people from all walks of life and helping youngsters find their purpose on the field. The Salisbury Football Club in Wiltshire is a testament to the power of this great game.
The club dates back to the 1900s, with Salisbury City playing in the Southern League Second Division from 1906 to 1911. The leagues broke numerous records and defeated countless opponents season after season, helping build the game as we know it today. In 2014 Salisbury FC came under new management, and the club was tasked with building a winning league from scratch.
Today, Salisbury FC mentors many rising stars, including the volunteer-run Salisbury FC Youth team which strives to give young boys and girls a pathway to play professionally. Along with its youth section, the club also offers walking football for players in their 50s. “Salisbury FC Walking Football keeps older players active and socialising,” says Assistant First Team Manager Callum Hart. “Three of the lads have even gone on to play for England Walking Football, which has been a fantastic experience for them.”
While the leagues are still in early development, the club has kicked off the 2023 season strong and is currently sitting mid-table in 12th position. “The change of first team manager that recently occurred means adjusting to his way of working, but it has been an easy transition,” says Callum. “We are already looking forward to pre-season so we can shape a winning first-team squad in anticipation for the start of the 2023/24 season.”
Storage King are proud sponsors of Salisbury FC. If you’d like to support the teams in their journey to the top, visit the Salisbury FC website to see how you can get involved. Be sure to follow the club closely as they gear up for what’s expected to be an action-packed year!