Old Salvatorians F.C. was formed in 1953 by a group led by Fr Thomas Hennessey as a section within the Old Salvatorians Association. The aim was to provide a social forum for the enjoyment of football for past pupils and teachers of the Salvatorian College.
After a season playing friendlies, the first League games in the Old Boys League were played in season 1954/55. We have a photo of that original League team on this web site here .
The Club led a nomadic existence with numerous homes, including the Alma public house in Harrow Weald (now flats!), Kenton and Harrow Cricket Clubs, which the Club helped with an extension to the bar. In 1995, the Club left Harrow Cricket Club to reside in its "spiritual home" at St. Joseph's Community Centre until its closure in 2000. Since then a successful six years were spent at Wealdstone Social Club before short spells at LNER in North Wembley and Broadfields Country Club.
Salvo negotiated a tenure at The Hive, Barnet FC’s new training facility on the site of Pince Edward's Playing Fields, another of the club's historic playing facilities. Facilities were second to none in the league, attracting Brazil and other international teams. With hospitality at Conways4 (now Doolans) on Honeypot Lane, Salvos regenerated the atmosphere of the “good old days”, drawing praise from members, opposition, referees and locals alike. This facility was lost when Barnet made The Hive its home pitch, moving from Underhill.
Since 2012, the Club has played at the Metropolitan Police Sports Ground in Bushey and enjoys the high quality pitches and hospitality there, whilst continuing to frequent Doolans.
A major milestone was achieved in 2010/11 season with the Under 17 side from St Joseph’s Youth FC joining en masse; this mutually beneficial link continues and is a key source of new players, giving them a smooth passage into adult football.
Old Salvos currently run 6 sides in the Amateur Football Combination, reputed to be one of the biggest leagues in the world with around 300 teams turning out every Saturday.