Old Salvatorians F C
Who are we?
Formed in 1953, Old Salvatorians is one of the largest clubs in the Amateur Football Combination, itself one of the biggest football leagues in the world with around 300 teams competing each Saturday. Originally formed only for past pupils and teachers of the Salvatorian College, with which the club still has close links, the club is now "open" and welcomes players who want to enjoy their football, be as good as they can and develop life long friendships.
Our philosophy is based on combining football and friendship. For over sixty years, the club has nurtured this and retains the old boys spirit of playing hard but fair, then enjoying the craic afterwards. Whether an existing or prospective player, past member, opponent, referee, other official or spectator, we welcome and invite you to enjoy our hospitality this season.
Home ground is The Metropolitan Sports & Social Club (formerly Metropolitan Police Sports Club), Aldenham Rd, Bushey, Hertfordshire WD23 2TR
Telephone: 01923 243947
For a full list of team results, upcoming fixtures, scorers and league tables, click on the team link below:
For more details of this weeks results and Team of the Week, click on the Instagram link above
Fr Peter Preston (Fr Louis).
It is with great sadness that we advise you of the death on 14 January of our Life President Fr. Peter Preston S.D.S. Fr. Peter was 86 years of age. Better known to those who attended the Salvatorian College as Fr. Louis, Fr. Peter had been in poor health for some time. He had professed for 69 years and ordained for 63.
Fr. Peter became a pupil at the Salvatorian College at 8 years of age. This was the start of a lifetime’s service to the school and the Salvatorian Order. He served as Parish Priest in Thornbury and Wealdstone. At school he was a keen sportsman and a particularly good distance runner.
After qualifying as a teacher Fr. Peter joined the staff at the Salvatorian College. As head of P.E. he was a great influence on the ‘careers’ of many future Old Salvatorian players. Fr. Peter also played for O.S.F.C. and served as Chairman for a period in the 1960s/1970s.
Fr. Peter retained a strong interest in all things Salvatorian, always asking how the Old Salvos were doing. Despite declining health (he had suffered with Parkinson’s disease for some years) he insisted on attending the recent opening of the new school where he was able to catch up with some old colleagues and pupils. Many of the latter had graduated from ‘pupil’ to ‘friend’. Noticing the new O.S.F.C. 3rd XI kit on display he was pleased to observe it was rather more the red and white of his team, Arsenal, than O.S.F.C.
Fr. Peter was a priest of great devotion to the Salvatorian Order, a fair minded and supportive teacher, a colleague and a friend. May he rest in peace.
Once a Salvo... August edition
Link to the latest edition of the magazine for past pupils of Salvatorian College and members of Old Salvatorians Football Club. is here.