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
Grass roots football and Covid 19 "lockdown"
Under the current government restrictions, grassroots football below National League is suspended.
Team of the Week
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Sad news - James Dempsey & Kevin Briody
We are sad to advise that ex-player, James Dempsey, passed away on Christmas Eve aged 37. He is brother of ex-player Peter, son of John and nephew of Eddy, Tommy & Michael.
James was a West Ham supporting goalkeeper in the early 2000's and enjoyed the tours to Vilnius, Prague, Riga and Ljubljana. James' funeral is on January 25th.
We have also learned that Kevin Briody, ex-player, has passed away after fighting a cancer for the past year.
Kevin was a skilful and committed winger and often featured in the same team as his brother and work partner, Gerry RIP.
Funeral details not available at present.
Our condolences to the Dempsey and Briody families.
Deo Duce Foundation
We are pleased to announce the formal launch of this charity, a collaboration between the club, past players and past pupils of the Salvatorian College. The aim of the charity is to support young people achieve their potential. Full details are on the web site www.deoducefoundation.org.uk.
The initial trustees include Eddy Dempsey and Eddie McGillycuddy, who would be happy to receive any enquiries for donations or funding at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many of you might be aware that former player Anthony O'Leary suffered a major stroke some 20 months ago and has, until recently, been in a residential care home during his recuperation. Whilst improving, his recovery is a slow process, but he has now been able to return home. We have just heard that Olly has just successfully undergone a triple heart by-pass operation and is recovering well.
There is still a long road ahead and Gary Hays has set up a facebook donation page to provide some financial support to the family at this difficult time. You can find the Go Fund Me page here. We send Olly our best wishes for his continuing recovery and our support for Mandy and the family.
Tour Lisbon 27 May 2021
The first tour for five years is planned for the May bank holiday next year. After the disappointment of losing this year's tour due the covid pandemic, the numbers are looking great for the tour with many new tour faces (and some very old ones returning for a swansong). There will be many songs! Let's hope the latest spike in covid has abated enough to enable the tour to go ahead this year.
Well done to Dan Forde for organising.
"Once a Salvo..."
The magazine for past pupils of the school has been published with our very own super model, James Smith, on the cover.