News and Events 2021


The Government has now removed all remaining COVID-19 Protocols.

From Thursday 24 February 2022:-

• People will not be legally required to self-isolate if they test positive for COVID-19, however, the Government advises that they should stay at home if possible and avoid contact with other people.

• People will not have to take daily tests or be legally required to self-isolate following contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

The Government has also confirmed that sport specific COVID-19 Guidance is no longer required.


Saturday 12TH March 2022 - 2.00pm KO

Venue: Alton Town FC, GU34 2NB

Over 50’s Veterans match

FDSFL Rep Team v England Veterans

Entry by donation – Raffle prizes, bar and food

Sponsored by R.S Purdey Roofing Contractors

Match Ball – All about flooring 

Wednesday 15th December

FDSFL Rep Team 7 North End FC Veterans 3

A very competitive game played at Farnham Town FC. FDSFL represented by players from Snowgoose, Woking, Bourne Blades, Headley, Sandrock, Godalming, Tadley, Farnham and Ropley.

FDSFL started well with Cook chipping North End’s keeper twice. At 5-3 keeper Sam Brierley (Snowgoose) saved a penalty. 2 goals in the last 5 minutes gave the Reps a 7-3  win. Scorers- Stuart Cook x3, Darren Wheeler x2, Aaron Roberts and Chiller.

23rd October 2021

FDSFL over 50's Rep Team 4  RAF FA Veterans  0

Played at Alton Town FC, goals from Steve Stairs, Arron Roberts and Ian Savage gave the Reps a convincing win (see Gallery).

Sunday 22nd August

PHILLIS TUCKWELL CHARITY MATCH 10-30 KO @ Farnham Town FC Sunday  22nd August featuring FDSFL Rep Team v Ropley Veterans FC. All players to bring a raffle prize. Bar open after match. Under 13's game as a match opener KO 9-30. Ground will be open from 9am.

Wednesday 12th May

FDSFL over 45 Rep Team v Alresford FC Vets, 7-30pm ko at Farnham Town FC, GU9 7EE.

Wednesday 14th April 2021 

FDSFL Reps   5   Havant and Waterlooville Legends   3

This eagerly anticipated fixture featured players from Ropley, Farnham, Hambledon, Sandrock, Woking, Tadley Calleva, Holybourne, Milford & Witley and Bourne Blades. As expected they were given a tough game by a strong Havant and Waterlooville Legends line up featuring ex-Arsenal star and UEFA Cup winner Ian Selly playing alongside a host of ex-Conference League Players. Things looked ominous to start with when the legends monopolised possession for the first 10 minutes before the Reps managed to touch the ball.

The Reps soon got in to their stride and went 1 nil up with a goal from Shaun Lyndon (Milford). Selly then showed his class and levelled the score with an audacious chip from 40 yards giving keeper Robbo (Holybourne) no chance. The Reps came back and snatched a 2-1 lead before the break with a goal from Neil Evan (Hambledon). Some enthralling football in the 2nd half saw the scores level at 3-3 with 10 minutes to go before goals from Ropley duo Andy Radcliff and Dan Layton sealed another victory for the FDSFL Rep squad.

Many thanks to Havant & Waterlooville FC for bringing a strong 18 man squad, we look forward to the return encounter in the near future.

Havant & Waterlooville Legends: Neal Spaulding (GK), Chris Ferret, Gary MacDonald, Aaron Cook, Simon Barnard, Brian Wood MC, Mat Jones, Craig Anstey, Ian Selly, Dean Blake, Darren Robson, Dave Town, Matt Pattison, Duncan Leahy & William Martin

Future Pub quiz: Which Rep keeper conceded a goal against Ian Selly, ex Arsenal UEFA Cup Winner?

Thursday 18th March 2021

For All

Latest Covid-19 update from Hampshire FA

On Monday 29 March, As Part Of The Next Stage Of The Government’s Roadmap Out Of National Lockdown, Outdoor Sports Facilities Can Open, And Organised Outdoor Football Can Take Place.

We've now published our updated guidance, based on the latest Government advice available, which applies to all outdoor youth and adult football and Futsal, including all formats of the game.

Tuesday 5th January 2021

Coronavirus - Latest instructions from the FA

For All

Message from Darren Parker, Operations Director, Hampshire FA.

Please see below FA statement following the new national Covid-19 restrictions and lockdown;

As a result, the impact on ‘non-elite’ football in England will include the suspension of fixtures and training across the following with immediate effect:

- Steps three to six of the National League System

- Tiers three to seven of the Women’s Football Pyramid

- Regional NLS feeder leagues

- Barclays FA WSL Academy League (unless under elite status)

- FA Girls Regional Talent Clubs (unless under elite status

- All indoor and outdoor youth and adult grassroots football, including under-18s (except organised outdoor football for disabled people, which is allowed to continue)

Vitality Women’s FA Cup (which is currently classified as ‘non-elite’ at this stage in the competition)

It is extremely important that clubs, players, coaches, match officials, league officials, volunteers, parents, carers and facility providers adhere to the Government’s new national COVID-19 lockdown restrictions and we implore everyone to follow these. 

Dialogue will continue with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, leagues, competitions and County Football Associations and we will provide further updates for the 2020-21 Vitality Women’s FA Cup, Buildbase FA Vase and ‘non-elite’ football when relevant.

We would like to thank the football community once again for its hard work, resilience and understanding during such an incredibly challenging period for both the game and wider society.


Wednesday 29th Jan 2020

FDSL over 45   1   ALRESFORD VETS   1

 Match report from Manager Clive Gatcum - A very competitive  game played by two teams with the majority of the players over 50. FDSFL found themselves a goal down at half time but Stuart Graham from Popley scored an 80th minute equaliser. The Rep Team was made up with Players from Hammer, Fleet Spurs, Hambledon Res, Farnham, Popley Res, Alton Res, Holybourne Res, Ropley Res, Woking Res, Sandrock, Bourne Blades and Headley and they all did there Club sides and the League proud, well done.

Wednesday 4th December 2019

FDSFL Reps  6   Hampshire Police  2

An outstanding performance from the Rep Team with an entertaining 1st half topped with three unanswered goals in a one sided 2nd half. After going a goal down the Reps went into the interval 3-2 up. The FDSFL Team looked particularly strong in the last 30 minutes taking the honours with goals from Stuart Cook, Grant Young and 3 from Adam Greaves. The Team was represented by players from Hambledon, Ropley, Woking, Popley, ROW, Farnham, Rushmoor, Old Wokingham and Bourne Blades with Bourne Blades providing ball boys. 

Wednesday 23rd October 2019


Playing a very competitive Gosport side the Reps found themselves 2 goals down in the first 15 minutes before settling down to play some great football. Goals followed from Ross Harwood and Stuart Cook before Adam Gatcum rifled in a third from 40 yards (as taught by his father supposedly) to give the Reps a  3-2 advantage at half time. Gosport weren't finished yet and levelled the scores with a goal 15 minutes in to the second half. With both sides probing Grant Young got the winner for the Reps 10 mins from full time.

Bourne Blades under 12s were mascots and ball boys for this game  with Tonni Ricci their manager only showing them how not to tackle, picking up a yellow card in the process.

The Reps were made up of players from Bourne  Blades, Farnham, Hambledon, Headley, Hindhead,Popley, Ropley,  Row, Woking 

and GV SUNS Australia!

Managers Clive Gatcum and Jamie Gowing expressed their admiration and respect for Gosport Borough Veterans FC for a tough match played in the right competitive spirit and congratulated their own Players for an excellent performance. Many thanks to Farnham Town FC for being great hosts providing an excellent pitch and facilities. 

Wednesday 9th October 2019

FDSFL REPS  9   PEC Portsmouth  0

Players from Alton, Bourne Blades, Farnham, Hambledon, Headley, Hindhead, Holybourne, Popley, Ropley and Woking played some of the best football played to date by a Reps side giving Managers Clive Gatcum and Jamie Gowing a selection headache for the next game. Credit to all 15 players.

Monday 12th August 2019

Liphook Utd FC   2    4  FDSFL Rep Team

Manager Clive Gatcum reported "Experience beat youth! FDSFL VETS Reps with players from Headley, Ropley, Hambledon, Farnham, Woking, Popley, Bourne Blades and Row played away at Liphook United. Goals from Grant Young (Ropley) x3 and Craig Moore (Headley) gave the Vets a 4-2 win

Tuesday 6th August 2019

Alton Town FC Reserves   8   0   FDSFL Rep Team

In their first pre-season outing a game Veterans Rep Team was outplayed by a talented, well organised and youthful home side at Alton

2nd August 2019

Rep Team News - New Management Team

Dave Hawtin has stepped down from his Management role in the Reps side. The league would like to thank him for his dedication and valuable contribution over the last two years. This year's joint Managers will be Jamie Gowing from Headley Vets and Clive Gatcum

Div 1 - Winners ROW 1st XI, R/up Headley Veterans FC
Div 2 - Winners Ropley FC Veterans FC, R/up Hambledon FC Veterans
Div 3 - Winners Overton Utd Vets Res, R/up Camberley Old Boys FC
Div 4 - Winners Woking FC Veterans, R/up OW Strollers FC
Div 5 - Winners Sandrock Veterans FC, R/up Ropley Social Veterans
Div 6 - Winners Rushmoor Community FC, R/up Wrecclesham FC Veterans


Challenge Cup - Winners ROW Utd, R/up Ashridge Park Vets Old Boys
Runwick Cup -   Winners Overton Utd Vets, R/up Ashridge Park Vets Old Boys
Charity Cup - Winners Sandrock Veterans FC, R/up Woking Veterans FC
Invitation Cup - Winners Fleets Spurs Veterans R/up Wrecclesham FC Veterans 


Tuesday 4/12/18

FDSFL Rep (45+) 0 - 2 Hungerford FC Veterans

Tuesday 30/10/18

FDSFL Rep  2 - 0   Gosport Borough FC Veterans

Match report from Team Manager Clive Gatcum - A  great game played very hard by two very good footballing sides at Alton FC was won 2-0 by the Farnham Reps  with goals on 25 mins by Craig Moore (Headley) and Paul Curtin (Old Wokingians) on 80 mins. Reps side  Dave McDonald, Richard McCann, Craig Moore, Lee Johnstone, Chris Stedman (Headley ), Gary Stockwell (Overton), Terry Payne, Julian Sills (ROW 1st), Ben Biggar (Holybourne), Simon Pullman (Ropley), Paul Curtin (Old Wokingians), Dave Drinkwater (Woking), Stuart Graham (Popley)

Tuesday 6th March 2018


A fast paced, entertaining and closely fought match but one lapse of concentration and the Police Vets Team were bang to rights. A goal from Paul Curtain was enough to unlock the thin blue line 20 minutes in to the match. The visitors could do nothing about Nick Oram-Tooley speeding down the left wing at the Alton enclosure. A penalty appeal by the FDSFL Midfield was judged inadmissible by Referee Trevor Beard, meanwhile at the far end the host’s water tight defence meant the Police had no case and were unable to test keeper Keith Harrowing. After the match Jim McKell and Clive Ventham spent the evening behind bars but with good behaviour all were released at 11:30 to return home after a fine evening.

FDSFL were represented by Badshot Lea (Chopper, Jamie Gowring & Craig Moore), French Horn (Clive Ventham, Peter Browning, Semo, Steve Green & Steve Stairs), Headley (Dave Hawtin – Manager, Richard McCann & Nick Oram-Tooley), Hollybourne (Dan Biggar & Kim Lydon), Overton (Stuart Graham), Milford and Witley (Keith Harrowing) and Old Wimbledonian (Paul Curtain)

Tuesday 12th December 2017

FDSFL Rep  3    Hungerford Town  4

A closely fought battle by an over 45's squad versus Hungerford Town FC Vets finished with the visitors narrowly taking the honours 3 - 4. FDSFL goalscorers were Holybourne's Ben Biggar and Old Wimbledonian duo Richie Gallagher and Paul Curtain.

Wednesday 25th October 2017 - FDSFL Veterans Rep Team V Gosport FC Veterans 

Goals from Nick Oram-Tooley (2), Keiron Robinson, Paul Seaman and Craig Moore sealed an impressive 5 - 2 victory for the Rep Team against Gosport Veterans under lights at Farnham Town FC.

The Match started at very fast pace with both sides passing and keeping possession well, good entertaining football. FDSFL defence looked solid though and after 20 mins we took the lead with a tap in after a goalmouth scramble. 5 minutes later we went 2 up when Oram-Tooley chipped a defender and keeper from edge of the box. A few minutes later a through ball was headed down, and laid off 1st time inside for Robinson to fire an unstoppable shot bottom corner from 20 yards, 3 nil. Five mins before the break we went 4 up, I missed it fetching a stray ball but by all accounts as good as 3rd. A couple of players came off nursing injuries at half time and were duly substituted. We lost a bit of shape and penetration in the 2nd half and Gosport pulled a goal back 20 mins in to the half. 10 minutes later it was 4-2 and Gosport were starting to grow in confidence. FDSFL re-grouped and with 5 mins remaining Moore was tripped in the box and got up to blast in the penalty to make the final score FDSFL 5, Gosport 2.

Wednesday 26th July 2017 - FDSFL Veterans Rep Team v Liphook United FC

Venue Mill Chase Leisure Centre, Bordon, Hants – 8pm Kick off

Goals from Kevin Beaumont (2), Brian Wood (2), Brandon Taylor, Craig Moore and Richard McCann saw the Reps beat Liphook 7 -3 in a pre-season game. Manager Clive Gatcum reported a good 16 man squad performance with Jamie Horton looking the part between the sticks.

Sunday 21st May 2017 - Maccabi GB Masters v FDSFL Veterans Representative

The League Veterans Representative Team travelled to the National Sports Centre at Bisham Abbey for a friendly match against Maccabi GB Masters FC on Sunday 21 st May. Organiser Clive Gatcum reported “The match was played in great spirit on what could only be described as a carpet like pitch. The final score was a 4-1 win to Maccabi GB, with us winning the penalty shoot out 5-4. We were treated to fantastic facilities, hospitality and food after the match by our hosts and we all had a great day”.