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
Champion weekend No 2!
Following the 2s and 3s winning their leagues two weeks ago, the 1s folowed up with a hard fought 2-0 win against Latymer to secure the Senior 2 North 2 title this weekend. Goals from Man of the Match Jamal Yates and Mohammed Zubair were enough to secure the victory.
Having been relegated from Senior One North in 2018/19 and jus surviving relegation last season, the side has developed drastically under the stewardship of James Smith and Sean O'Connor (clothes dry yet, Sean?) and led from the front this season.
This means Salvos top three sides have secured promotion tis season, whilst the 4th xi are currently fourth in 2 North after fine second half performance - and an Adam Roe hat-trick - secured a 5-2 win. With one game to go, 4th is a strong possibility - a great outturn given there are three clearly stronger teams than the rest in the division.
Congratulations to all members and managers of all teams ahead of the final fixtures next week.
And well done to the AFC for agreeing to resume the season after the December lockdown when many, if not most, leagues chose to end the season.
For a full list of Results, upcoming fixtures, scorers and league tables, click on the team link below:
End of season presentations
The annual awards event will take place on the 3rd July from 2pm. Venue will be confirmed week commencing 1st June and cost will be £20 which will cover the cost of a buffet and initial free drinks.
Sad news - Barry Cummins and Ray Davies
Two long standing stalwarts of the club from bygone years have sadly passed away.
We have only just heard that Ray Davies died last August following a long illness. A 1st xi player and former club secretary, Ray was finance director of Glaxo. He is credited with co-ordinating early league efforts to have Salvos removed from the league - once by explaining the correct interpretation of its own rules to a disciplinary committee.
Barry Cummins passed away Thursday 3rd June after a heart attack. Barry was a superb footballer, renowned for his passing and stamina, representing the 1st XI for many years before moving to play higher level, later returning to the club's lower sides. A strong player and true gentleman on and off the pitch.
Details of Barry's funeral arrangements will be posted when known.
Our condolences to the families of both. RIP Ray and Barry.
Once a Salvo...
Did you go the Salvatorian College or have an interest in how the school is developing? With news of past pupils, current developments, the latest edition of the magazine for past pupils and teachers, members of Old Salvatorians FC is now available via the following link: Ctrl + Click: https://pub.lucidpress.com/onceasalvofeb21/
Deo Duce Foundation
The charity established by past pupils of the Salvatorian College and Old Salvatorians FC, DDF will be hosting a Fund Raising Golf Day on the 10th September 2021 at Stanmore Golf Club. Full details are on the web site www.deoducefoundation.org.uk.
Entries are £100 per man - breakfast, goody bag, green fees, on course refreshments, post golf canapes and live music on the terrace, 3 course meal and live music from the Bible Code Sundays all included. Raffle, auction and spot prizes on the day as well.
Please contact trustees Eddy Dempsey, Eddie McGillycuddy or Martin Reilly directly for sponsorship and participation opportunities or contact via firstname.lastname@example.org