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04-Apr-17 Respect Trophy for Verwood Town - Verwood Town - win the "Alf Peckham Respect Trophy" and the £400 cheque which goes with it at the Sydenhams Wessex Presentation night held on Saturday at the Novotel Southampton.
14-May-17 Annual General Meeting Homepage Headline - "Pulling together"
..for Julia's House. The opportunity was taken at the Rossgarth Presentation Day of presenting a cheque for £1000 to Julia's House representative Alicia Poulson. The amount was raised by the Verwood football community of Verwood Town FC, Rossgarth Youth FC and Verwood Girls FC over their collective charity weekend of 11th and 12th March. Click picture to enlarge.
09-May-17 Annual General Meeting Homepage Headline - "Annual General Meeting"
The Verwood Town FC Annual General Meeting will be held at the Verwood Sports and Social Club on Thursday 8th June starting at 8:00pm
07-May-17 Presentation Evening Homepage Headline - "Presentation Evening"
The Club End of Season Presentation Evening was held at the Carlton Hotel East Overcliff, Bournemouth on Saturday
Awards Pictures here A full list of winners across First, Reserves and Ladies Teams are as follows:-
First team ’Player's Player’Russell Dyer
First team ’Manager's Player’ Russell Dyer
First team ’Goal of the Season’ Ryan Kelly (vs Poppies)
First team Supporters Matchman ’Player of the Year’ Russell Dyer
Chairman's ’Young Player of the year’ Max Fletcher
Reserve team ’Player's Player’ George Thomas
Reserve team ’Managers Player’ Harrison Harding
Reserve team ’Goal of the Season’ Jamie Webber
Ladies team ’Player's Player’ Kerry Dewsnap
Ladies team ’Managers Player’ Megan Hodd
Ladies team ’Goal of the Season’ Kirsty Jeziorek
Verwood Town FC ’President's cup’ Nigel Watts
Verwood Town FC ’Committee Cup in Memory of Matt Lusted’ Ben Kelly and Joe Kimber
28-Apr-17 Golf Day a Roaring Success Homepage Headline - "Golf Day a Roaring Success"
24 Teams, good weather, fine facilities - A great day was had at the Verwood Town FC Golf day held at Crane Valley. Like any fundraising event sponsors are essential, Verwood Town FC are very grateful to all the sponsors who contributed on the day and also a very big big thank you must go out to all of the helpers/volunteers for the day.
The prizes were as follows:-
Individual 1st Place:John Astley (46pts)
Team 1st Place:Wot No Pars (130pts)
Steve Donachy (c), Mark Donachy, Alan Wakeford & Adam Long
Team 2nd Place:Team Kris A (128pts)
Kris Anderton (c), Andrew Loader, Danny Loader & Andrew Antell
Team 3rd Place:WG&R (124pts)
Sam Corby (c), Joe Horsfall, Liam Dengate & John Astley
Hole #6 Nearest The Pin:Adrian Arnold
Hole #13 Nearest The Pin:Colin Dyson
Hole #18 Nearest The Pin:John Kennard
Hole #2 Longest Drive:Gary Martin
Hole #14 Longest Drive:Mark Donachy
22-Apr-17 ..and so endeth the Season Homepage Headline - "..and so endeth the Season"
The First Team ended the match and their playing season with a Ryan Kelly goal, unfortunately our opponents had already scored four. The planning starts for next season!
Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Ben Kelly
20-Apr-17 headline We'd like to thank all the sponsors who are kindly contributing to our golf day next Friday 28th April. Your support is essential for the day and very much appreciated - Golf Day Sponsors Poster
15-Apr-17 Late Comeback Not Quite Enough Homepage Headline - "Late Comeback Not Quite Enough"
When Poppies added two goals to their half time 1-0 lead it looked all over. Two goals in quick succession put Verwood back in the game but came a little too late to create enough chances to grab an equaliser Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Ryan Kelly
08-Apr-17 Bashlead Homepage Headline - "Bashlead"
Bashley secure the points at Potterne with a 4-0 win. Three goals in the first half and a second half penalty consign Verwood to a 4-0 defeat Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Russell Dyer
04-Apr-17 Golf Day Update - We currently have one team place left as we have extended our original 20 team provision to 24. We would like to thank all the sponsors who have kindly contributed to the golf day and welcome any further sponsors who may wish to come forward. We will make special mention to you all in due course. There will be some great competition trophies and prizes on offer on the day as well as some premier golf course vouchers to be auctioned AND a prize draw with some cracking prizes.
04-Apr-17 Presentation Night 2017 Homepage Headline - "Presentation Night 2017"
Menu booking form available here. Returns to Dan Scott (07971 275248 danny5062@gmail.com) with payment by 30th April please
01-Apr-17 Fletcher Leveller Earns Draw Homepage Headline - "Fletcher Leveller Earns Draw"
A second half goal from Max Fletcher provides Verwood with a well earned point at Amesbury Town. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Russell Dyer
Unfortunately the draw was enough to see relegation confirmed for us this season., and faint mathematical chance now extinguished.
25-Mar-17 A Well Done Homepage Headline - "A Well Done"
..and thank you to all those teams who attended our Quiz Night held on Saturday at the Verwood Hub. Also, a very big thank to to all those involved in the organisation of the event and making it happen.
‘Wampant Wossgath‘ wonce(sic) again won followed by ‘Game of Throw Ins‘ and ‘Hoof Hearted‘ 12 teams competed on the night.
25-Mar-17 Alresford Ahead Homepage Headline - "Alresford Ahead"
A game much more competitive than the scoreline suggests but it was visitors Alresford Town who hit the net 4 times in the second half to finish 5-1 winners. Their late penalty just added to our agony.
Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Kris Anderton
21-Mar-17 Home Alone Homepage Headline - "Home Alone"
With a run of 7 away matches to follow, our Development Squad take the victory with their last home match for a while edging Bournemouth Poppies Reserves 3-2 at Potterne
18-Mar-17 Remembered Homepage Headline - "Remembered"
A good crowd turned out for our Wyvern League match on Saturday played in memory of player Matt Lusted who tragically passed away last week.
Verwood Town & Rossgarth Chairman Martin Gilham said "A lovely tribute at today's match to Matt Lusted a young and very talented Verwood Town player who sadly passed away last week. Friends and family came to support and pay their respect to Matt who will be missed but never forgotten"
An early goal was enough for visitors Fawley Reserves to take victory in this Development Squad encounter on Saturday. We had harly started when an unfortunate own goal deflection resulted in the only goal in the match.
15-Mar-17 Charity Weekend Raises Money "Charity Weekend Raises Money"
Whilst final figures are still being confrimed, it looks like the charity weekend organised by all of the Verwood Football Clubs (Rossgarth Youth FC, Verwood Girls and Verwood Town FC) raised in the order of £1000 for Julia's House
14-Mar-17 Harlequins Have It Homepage Headline - "Harlequins Have It"
Our match at Bemerton Heath Harlequins ends in a 4-0 defeat. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Russell Dyer
11-Mar-17 Hammer Blow to Survival Hopes Homepage Headline - "Hammer Blow to Survival Hopes"
Hamworthy United win the encounter at Potterne 3-1. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Martin Smith
04-Mar-17 Second Half Slide Homepage Headline - "Second Half Slide"
Despite an even first 45 minutes which the home side edged with a late goal to go in at 2-1, Andover hit the target in the second to inflict a heavy 5-1 defeat. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Callum O'Hare
01-Mar-17 Out on a Lym Homepage Headline - "Blackfield Blow"
In gusty conditions, it was an early second half goal and a penalty at the death for our visitors Blackfield & Langley which enabled them to go home with the points
Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Russell Dyer
25-Feb-17 Out on a Lym Homepage Headline - "Out on a Lym"
It was 0-0 at half time, but a goal just seconds into the new half and an unfortnate own goal consign Verwood to a 2-0 defeat at Lymington Town as we fail to make any ground on the teams above us in the league
Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Russell Dyer
21-Feb-17 Just a Minute Homepage Headline - "Just a Minute"
Repetition as Portland United score in the first minute of each half - they also scored in the minute before half-time in our 3-0 defeat at 4th placed Portland
Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Max Fletcher
18-Feb-17 Romsey Win Wyvern Encounter Homepage Headline - "Romsey Win Wyvern Encounter"
Verwood grabbed two goals back to close the gap but it was Wyvern League leaders Romsey Town Reserves who scored one more to take the win 4-2 at Potterne
15-Feb-17 Horndean Head Home with Win Homepage Headline - "Horndean Head Home with Win"
Visitors Horndean headed home with all 3 points after their 3-0 win at Potterne
Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Liam Donachy
13-Feb-17 Quiz Night - Get your Teams In Homepage Headline - "Quiz Night - Get your Teams In"
The Hub Saturday 25th March at 7:30pm. Tickets available from:- Potterne Tea Bar on match days, Dan Scott: 07971 275248 or email chairman@vtfc.co.uk. Maximum 6 players per team £8 / head including hot food (£20 non refundable deposit, balance payable on the evening)
11-Feb-17 Good Effort but no Joy Homepage Headline - "Good Effort but no Joy"
A hard fought game and with the score 1-1 at half-time after Jordan Fisk had levelled. Hope was there but Sholing showed their strength with two second half goals.
Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Harvey Elsom
31-Jan-17 Club News Release - Assistant Manager and First Team Coach

We are sad to announce that due to his changing work and family commitments, Assistant Manager Kris Anderton, felt he could not give all to the role that is required so felt he had to step down. It was with much regret that we have accepted his resignation. He remains a good friend of the club and will come to support the team whenever he can.

Manager Adie Arnold has made a few changes to the back room staff and we are delighted to announce that Christer Warren will step up to the management team as Asst Manager. Christer has a massive amount of knowledge and experience of the game having played for Southampton in the Premier League, Bournemouth and Queens Park Rangers to name a few. He has also managed local neighbours Wimborne Town. He will of course still be crossing the white lines at kick off and remain part of the playing squad.

Andy Hardiman will make the step up from the Development Squad to take the role of First Team Coach. Andy is a local Verwood lad having played for Rossgarth Youth FC from a young boy and will be another great asset to the team.
31-Jan-17 Get your Team Together Homepage Headline - "Get your Team Together"
Our Annual Quiz Night, this year at the Verwood Hub. 
Our Fun Quiz Night for all, with the usual mix of General Knowledge (with a generous helping of sports), and including picture and audio/visual rounds." For Teams of up to 6 people maximum.
28-Jan-17 Heading Home with a Draw Homepage Headline - "Heading Home with a Draw"
Two Martin Smith headers in the last 15 minutes see Verwood recover from 2-0 to earn a draw at Fareham Town. Verwood had gone two down through second half penalty which added to Fareham's late first half opener. Plenty of possession for Verwood today who would have hoped for better however neutrals would probably say a fair result on the day.
Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Russell Dyer.
25-Jan-17 More from the Vaults Homepage Headline - "More from the Vaults"
Before Christmas, we put a few 1980's programmes from our vaults into our website programme archive. Some early 90's ones have now been added - take a look in our Programme Archive
15-Jan-17 Quarter Final Defeat for Ladies Homepage Headline - "Quarter Final Defeat for Ladies"
Verwood Ladies lose 2-0 to Chickerell United in the Dorset Womens Cup Quarter Final played at Potterne
14-Jan-17 Cowes Topside Homepage Headline - "Cowes Topside"
Disappointingly for us, Cowes Sports rump(sic) home as they manage to overcome Verwood's early lead to win 2-1. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was James Bergin.
07-Jan-17 Empty Pockets at Moneyfields Homepage Headline - "Empty Pockets at Moneyfields"
Verwood aquitted themselves well at the league leaders but couldn't prevent the home side taking all three points. Only a 35th minute goal separated the sides at half-time. The second half was again competitive but Moneys added a second and another at the close to finish on top. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was James Bergin.
04-Jan-17 3 Points from 3 Nil Win Homepage Headline - "3 Points from 3 Nil Win"
New Year gets off to a good start with a valuable three points against Whitchurch United. Goals from Haskell, Donachy and Gajic. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Charlie Gajic.
01-Jan-17 Another Year Homepage Headline - "Another Year"
..is upon us. A really big thank you to everyone who has helped us and supported us in 2016. New Year action get's underway with a home match against Whitchurch United next Wednesday 4th January. A little look back through some images from 2016 Click the image for a closer look!
24-Dec-16 Rich Foreign Gentleman plans delivery for Verwood Homepage Headline - "Rich Foreign Gentleman plans delivery for Verwood"
OK, maybe we might not all get what we wish for (who knows?) - but a Merry Christmas to all our supporters and friends of the club
10-Dec-16 Verwood Island Hop Homepage Headline - "Verwood Island Hop"
A closely contended match which went to the finish with the home side securing victory with a scond goal on 89 minutes - Final score Newport 2 Verwood 0.
Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Russell Dyer.
13-Dec-16 A Grand Day Out Homepage Headline - "A Grand Day Out"
For players, and those supporters who have booked to travel with the club through club Secretary Nigel Watts to this weekends fixture at Newport on the Isle of Wight.
Please collect at Verwood Sports and Social Club from [(updated) 10:30am for a 10:45am] departure to Southampton to catch the mid-day ferry. (Return ferry will be the 6:00pm departure from Cowes)
10-Dec-16 Back in the Mix Homepage Headline - "Back in the Mix"
For the second week in succession Verwood come back from a goal down to win .. and this one lifts them off of the bottom spot.
Conceding just before half-time, it's another dramatic fightback but Donachy, Elsom and Gilbert goals make it a Verwood 3-1 win. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Harvey Elsom.
09-Dec-16 ..this time it's back to the 1920's Homepage Headline - "..this time it's back to the 1920's"
A photo of a Verwood Football club believed to be from the 20's (click image to enlarge) This picture kindly provided by Lita Thorne has now been added to our Squad page which has team pictures across the years. We don't currently have any between this one and the 1980's, anyone out there have some pictures they'd be happy to share? Webmaster
06-Dec-16 Development Squad Manager Club News Release - Development Squad Manager
Verwood Town Football Club is pleased to announce that Graham Pope has been appointed as our Development Squad Manager. Graham started senior football with Wimbledon F C then of the old Southern League. After two years with Wimbledon F C he moved to Sevenoaks Town FC, playing in the Kent Amateur League for 16 seasons gaining both League and County cup honours.

Graham relocated to Bournemouth in 1994 where he has successfully managed various local teams including both Ringwood Town and New Milton who also played in the Wyvern League. Graham's appointment will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to help develop Verwood Town Football Club. The committee and supporters would like to take this opportunity to wish Graham every success for the future
03-Dec-16 Second Half Fares Well Homepage Headline - "Second Half Fares Well"
Gilbert and Atkinson goals see Verwood overturn a half-time deficit to win 2-1 against Fareham Town. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Russell Dyer
Prior to the start, and in common with every football match played this weekend, a minute’s silence was held in memory of the Chapecoense players and staff who died last Monday.
30-Nov-16 Ghosts of Xmas Past Homepage Headline - "The Ghost’s of Christmas Past" "back to the 80’s"
‘Pharaoh, Tubbs and Edge enter the goal charts and Richards nets another three in the month!
OK, no ghosts perhaps but as we approach the festive season, a look back through the archives and a focus on the 1980’s. through copies of the monthly club review ‘Kick-Off’ and match programmes in our new Archive page - access through our information page
28-Nov-16 Director of Football Club News Release - Director of Football
Verwood Town Football Club are pleased to announce Nigel Reeves has been appointed as the Director of Football

Nigel was previously involved with Verwood Town FC from 2002 including 2 years as assistant manager to the reserves in the Bournemouth Football League, then 7 years as assistant manager to the first team in the Wessex League alongside the current first team manager, and 10 years on the club committee.

Nigel is a FA Level 2 qualified coach and also a qualified referee, and additionally spent 2 years as assistant manager to the Dorset County Senior football team. He was also heavily involved prior to and during that time with Rossgarth YFC, spending over 10 years on the committee in various roles including Football Development Officer, coaching many different age groups on a weekly basis, refereeing regularly and was involved in the development of the Rossgarth 6-a-side tournament and the introduction of girls' football to Rossgarth.

Nigel's 4 children all played at stages for Rossgarth and 2 also played for Verwood Town's reserves and first team. His youngest son currently plays professional football. Nigel's appointment will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to help develop Verwood Town Football Club.
26-Nov-16 One for Sorrow and No Joy at Magpies Homepage Headline - "One for Sorrow & No Joy at Magpies"
Two second half goals seal the victory for Alresford Town as the home side take a 3-0 win Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Liam Donachy
19-Nov-16 Spirits Raised in the Rain Homepage Headline - "Spirits Raised in the Rain"
A win against Andover Town at a wet Potterne Park. Second Half goals from Harvey Elsom and Christer Warren give Verwood the victory. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Martin Smith
Prior to the match, a minutes silence was observed for Andy Dine. Andy was an Assistant and Referee on the Wessex League over many years and after his promotion in the refereeing world still maintained a keen interest in the League. Sadly he was taken ill towards the end of last season and passed away yesterday.
14-Nov-16 Race Night Many thanks to all those who came along to support our Race Night on Saturday.
Special thanks is of course reserved for organiser Dan Scott, and Steve and Jan Yerby who ran our Tote
12-Nov-16 That unfortunate 4-0 feeling Homepage Headline - "That unfortunate 4-0 feeling"
In a difficult week where we have played three of the top placed sides in the division, it's Sholing who this week come away with a 4-0 win at Potterne. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Martin Smith
08-Nov-16 Slid away in final 30 Homepage Headline - "Slid away in Final 30"
For around the hour on a wet evening at Blackfield we were level, however Blackfield push ahead decisively to win 4-0 Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Liam Donachy.
07-Nov-16 Vacancy Verwood Town FC Development Squad Managerial Vacancy
Verwood Town FC are welcoming applications for the position of Development squad manager. The current team play in the Wyvern League Western division; last season finishing 4th in the league. Training facilities are excellent with a 3G pitch being available at Potterne park in Verwood. The club are generating development plans to build stronger links with the local youth. A key aspect of the managers role will be develop local football talent.
Please send a copy of your CV to chairman@vtfc.co.uk interviews will be arranged for successful candidates. All applications will be dealt with in confidence.
05-Nov-16 Tough against Tabletoppers Homepage Headline - "Tough against Tabletoppers"
Defeat to league leaders Moneyfields in a week in which Verwood play against 3 of the current top four teams in the division. An early goal undoes Verwood once again as Moneyfields go on to win 4-0. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Harvey Elsom.
02-Nov-16 Spirited Second Half Display Homepage Headline - "Spirited Second Half Display"
Defeat to Weymouth FC in the Dorset Senior Cup tie. Some good football from both sides and an improving Verwood performance after going behind in the first half - final score 1-3. Weymouth keep on track and look for a third successive win in this competition. Liam Donachy scores the Verwood goal in a ‘never give up‘ Verwood fightback. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Harvey Elsom.
29-Oct-16 Point Taken Homepage Headline - "Point Taken"
Some different faces and a committed team performance sees Verwood take a point at AFC Portchester.
Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Liam Donachy
27-Oct-16 New Balls Thanks "New Balls Thanks"
We are kindly indebted to former player Martin Shutler from HomeXperts who has kindly donated a number of footballs to the club.
26-Oct-16 Poppies Ends Goalless Homepage Headline - "Poppies Ends Goalless"
Nil Nil in the midweek match vs Bournemouth Poppies. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Liam Donachy
22-Oct-16 Lost in the Forest Homepage Headline - "Lost in the Forest"
No joy on Saturday after the short trip across to the New Forest village of Bashley where the home side win 4-0 Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Harvey Elsom
19-Oct-16 30 minutes enough for Alresford Homepage Headline - "30 minutes enough for Alresford"
A penalty to start, and three more quick goals within the half hour seal this League cup tie for Alresford. No more goals and an even contest thereafter but the damage done for Verwood
Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Harvey Elsom
16-Oct-16 Bere Regis Take Table Top Clash Homepage Headline - "Bere Regis Take Table Top Clash"
A fast and clinically finishing first half performance from Bere Regis proves too much for our Ladies to recover in Sunday's table top clash. Verwood come alive in the second half and show to good effect the development they have made this season.
15-Oct-16 Agony at the End Homepage Headline - "Agony at the End"
A red card. a free-kick and a last gasp goal for Whitchurch ends in a 4-3 defeat for the First Team
Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Russell Dyer
14-Oct-16 Race Night Homepage Headline - "Race Night"
The Club Race Night will be on Saturday 12th November at Verwood Sports & Social - All welcome!
08-Oct-16 Uphill at Horndean Homepage Headline - "Uphill at Horndean"
A solid performance and with a bit of luck an couple of second half chances might have brought us back into it but two first half goals from the home side provide Horndean with a 2-0 victory. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Jason Collins
05-Oct-16 Midweek - defeat 3-1 in the First team home match vs Bemerton Heath. Christer Warrent with the Verwood goal on the close. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Ben Kelly
02-Oct-16 Newport Nil Nil Our new Chairman, Martin Gilham, now fully onboard from 1st October, took the opportunity to introduce himself in our matchday programme on Saturday, his article is repeated below

Good afternoon everyone
I am very pleased to be offered the opportunity to take on the Chairmanship of Verwood Town Football Club and look forward to the challenges ahead. I have lived in Verwood since the mid 80's and seen many changes and a huge growth in local football for all ages.

I first became involved with Rossgarth Youth Football Club around 15 years ago, running a team for 12 years and I am still the current Chairman of Rossgarth Youth Football Club. A clear aim during the current season is to generate closer links with the local youth clubs (Rossgarth and Verwood Girls), this will build on the wealth of local football talent, giving them a chance to progress to play for Verwood Town FC. It is always very satisfying to see players progress through the Youth Ranks and play for the Senior Team.

The start of the current season has been very challenging for Verwood Town FC with a number of committee members standing down and changes in team management. The club has pulled together during this period and plans for future growth are being generated. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all involved with the club for their support over recent weeks.

The team performance and result on Tuesday evening at Hamworthy was great to see and hopefully will provide a platform for the club to progress.

Finally we are always looking for assistance at the committee so if interested in getting involved in any form please come and say hello and I can provide further information.
02-Oct-16 A first for our Ladies Team Homepage Headline "A first"
.. for our Ladies Team as their 5-2 victory over Wool and Winfrith places them at the top of the table for the very first time
01-Oct-16 Newport Nil Nil Homepage Headline - "Newport Nil Nil"
An entertaining Nil Nil with our Island visitors Newport.
Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Harvey Elsom
01-Oct-16 Newport Nil Nil Our great thanks to the lads from Rossgarth YFC for their help on the day (pictured below with today's Verwood Captain Dean Evans)
27-Sep-16 3-3 for Reserves at Brock Homepage Headline - "3-1 on the 3G"
Acquitting themselves excellently on the new 3G surface at Hamworthy United, Verwood take the victory 3-1. Reflecting the overall team performance it was perhaps not surprising that 7 different players were nominated for the Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" award which in the end was was just edged by Zac Phelps.
26-Sep-16 Back to te Future More from Memory Lane Back to the Future!
Some more from Memory Lane! - A couple of old images from the Eighties passed on to us by former player Alan Shakeshaft. One is the Verwood 1984 5-a-side team, another of the Verwood BFA Saturday Team (click on the pictures to enlarge)- If anyone has any more to share please let me know - Webmaster.
Rumours that any of those in the pictures still walking are starting to fancy a comeback is just speculation :-)
24-Sep-16 3-3 for Reserves at Brock Homepage Headline - "3-3 for Reserves at Brock"
The lead swapped a couple of times but it finished 3-3 in the Reserves Wyvern League match at Brockenhurst
20-Sep-16 The development squad as Verwood Town Reserves played Dorchester in the first of our matches in the John Stimpson Memorial Shield competition on Tuesday evening. Great attitude and effort was displayed by both teams in this extremely competitive match. The final 3-0 result did not reflect the closeness of the game. The team's performance provides a good platform to move forward for the rest of the season
17-Sep-16 A Busy Weekend Homepage Headline - "Early Start Late Finish"
..could be applied to both the Verwood Players, Team management and Supporters day with the travel time required, and also to the Cowes goals as the home side take the lead early and finish with more on the close of both the first and second halves. A penalty in between secured Cowes Sports a 4-0 win on the day. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Russell Dyer
16-Sep-16 Club News Release - Manager Appointments
Verwood Town are pleased to announce the appointment of new managers for both the first team and development squad. Adie Arnold has been appointed the first team manager with Kris Anderton as his assistant; Connor Jordan has been appointed the development squad manager with Andrew Hardiman as his assistant. The committee and supporters would like to take this opportunity to wish both management teams every success for the future
16-Sep-16 A Busy Weekend Homepage Headline - "A Busy Weekend"
..with all teams scehduled to be in action. On Saturday, the First Team are overseas to Cowes Sports, the Reserves at home to Team Solent. On Sunday the Ladies travel to play Poole Town
13-Sep-16 Vase Match Defeat Homepage Headline - "Vase Match Defeat"
Verwood lose out 4-3 to Bournemouth Poppies in the FA Vase match at Bournemouth on Tuesday evening. Ryan Kelly (2) and Charlie Gajic with the Verwood goals. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Charlie Gajic
11-Sep-16 Ladies in Home opener win Ladies in Home opener win
In the Ladies first home league fixture of the season, they take a 6-1 win over Gillingham Town. Player of the Match as chosen by the representative from Match Day Sponsor, Warborne Gamers Club was Karla, the boss in midfield!
07-Sep-16 All square in the midweek match against Amesbury Town. Ryan Kelly and Martin Smith on the mark with the Verwood Goals. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Martin Smith
07-Sep-16 Club News Release - Verwood Town Manager
It is with regret that Verwood Town have decided to terminate the position of Manager with Gavin Reeves with immediate effect. Gavin was asked to remain with Verwood Town as Head Coach but sadly, he has declined this offer.

The recent playing form, which has resulted in the team achieving only one point out of a possible 18 points, and the loss of key players has led the committee to this extremely difficult decision.

Verwood Town's absolute priority is to safeguard the club’s Wessex Premier League status and an improvement in results is essential due to our current League position.

We would like to thank Gavin for his efforts and wish him the very best for his future career. The Verwood Town committee hopes to make an announcement regarding the club's new manager in the near future.
03-Sep-16 Second Half Collapse After going into the interval ahead through a James bergin goal, a second half collapse provides Brockenhurst with a 4-1 win. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Martin Smith
03-Sep-16 Non-League Day 2016 Homepage Headline - "Non-League Day 2016"
Always scheduled to coincide with an international break, Non-League Day provides a platform for clubs to promote the importance of affordable volunteer led community football while giving fans across the country the chance to show support for their local non-league side
31-Aug-16 Point Taken Homepage Headline - "Point Taken"
Verwood and Team Solent end all square at 2-2 in the Tuesday match at Potterne. Another match where the lead changes hands. Charlie Gajic puts Verwood up but Solent counter well and respond with two. On 74 mins Gajic hits his second to level and Verwood finish strongly. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Ben Kelly
27-Aug-16 Reserves Rack Five Homepage Headline - "Reserves Rack Five"
The Reserves get their Wyvern League season off to a flying start with a 5-0 win against Lymington Town Reserves
26-Aug-16 Topsy Turvy Ten Goal Match Homepage Headline - "Topsy Turvy Ten Goal Match"
It ended in defeat at Fawley but lots of ups and downs on the way. Verwood off the mark first but then falling 3-1 down only to respond to take the lead 4-3. The home side win out however adding a further 3 goals to finish Fawley 6 Verwood 4. Verwood goals Kelly 3, Guthrie 1 - Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Ryan Kelly
23-Aug-16 FA Cup exit at Fareham Homepage Headline - "FA Cup exit at Fareham"
After an enterprising first 30 minutes from Verwood it's Fareham who bag the goals in quick succession to take a comfortable half-time lead and eventually the tie and progression to the next round of the Emirates FA Cup. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Zac Phelps
20-Aug-16 Classic Cup Tie Homepage Headline - "Classic Cup Tie"
A classically entertaining FA Cup tie with Fareham Town which finishes 2-2. James Guthrie scores both of the Verwood goals in a classic fightback and setup a grandstand finish. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Russell Dyer
17-Aug-16 Second Half Misery Homepage Headline - "Second Half Misery"
With Lymington Town leading 1-0 at half-time it's second half misery for Verwood as our visitors score 4 more and run out 5-1 winners Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Charlie Gajic
14-Aug-16 AFC Stoneham Ladies win 4TT Homepage Headline - "AFC Stoneham Ladies win 4TT"
Congratulations to AFC Stoneham Ladies, seen here with the Cup as winners of Verwood Town Ladies pre-season 4 Team Tournament. Winners Stoneham were followed by Winners were AFC Stoneham were followed by Verwood Town, Wool and Winfrith, and Blandford United
13-Aug-16 Brock on Top Homepage Headline - "Brock on Top"
Two first half goals for Brockenhurst set them up. Verwood denied by the crossbar twice early in the second half but succumb to a third goal 3-0 Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Tom Jackson
10-Aug-16 Cup Replay Win Homepage Headline - "Cup Replay Win"
Verwood overcome their Bristol based visitors in another close and competitive match with Hengrove Athletic in the Emirates FA Cup Replay at Potterne.
Sealed with an 85th minute goal from James Bergin making it 3-1, Verwood progress to the next round of the Emirates FA Cup where they will face Fareham Town. Following his two goals on Saturday, James Guthrie scored another brace for Verwood. Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Martin Smith
06-Aug-16 Hengrove Foxed by Guthrie Double Homepage Headline - "Hengrove Foxed by Guthrie Double"
Back to Verwood for Hengrove Athletic after the Emirates FA Cup Extra Preliminary match ends 2-2 on Saturday. Verwoods early lead was pegged back by Hengrove who went in 2-1 up at Half Time. James Guthrie netted the second of his goals in the second half to bring scores level.
Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was James Guthrie
05-Aug-16 Club Notice - Verwood Town FC Chairman "Club News Release - Verwood Town FC Chairman"

At the Club's AGM in June, Steve Jefferis indicated his intention to stand down as Chairman of Verwood Town Football Club. Regretfully, and with immediate effect, the club have accepted Steve's resignation from his current position. The club are pleased to announce that Martin Gilham has been appointed as new Club Chairman effective from October . In the interim period, any Chairmanship duties will be shared and undertaken through the Club Committee.

Steve, with the Support of the club committee has overseen the recent Team Management Changes at the club which saw Gavin Reeves appointed as the First Team manager and Kris Anderton as his assistant. With this now established, and with increasing pressures on his time Steve has decided that it is now personally right for him to take a break, stand away from club matters, and relinquish his role as Verwood Town Club Chairman and Committee member.

The club would like to place on record it's great thanks to Steve for all his hard work and dedication as Club Chairman over the last 4 years and we do hopefully look forward to seeing both Steve and his good wife Laura (who we must also thank for her tremendous support to the club) at some games in the future.

The Club are pleased to announce that Martin Gilham has been appointed as new Club Chairman effective from October. Martin, the current Chairman of Rossgarth Youth Football Club and also our Verwood Town Reserves Team Manager will need time to manage his own transition and affairs (and also take a holiday!) hence our agreed starting date of October as the new Club Chairman. In the interim period, any duties normally undertaken by the Chairman will be shared by the Committee who will also work to help manage the transition.
03-Aug-16 Portland Take Season Opener Homepage Headline - "Portland Take Season Opener"
Last season's Division One Champions Portland United win the season opener at Potterne by two goals to nil. Verwood end with nine on the field after two dismissals.
Verwood Town Supporters "Matchman" was Tom Jackson
31-Jul-16 Under Starters Orders Homepage Headline - "Under Starters Orders"
The Sydenhams Wessex League Season is about to begin!.
Our opening match is this Wednesday when we welcome last season's Division One Champions Portland United to Potterne Park
28-Jul-16 Plenty of goals in the latest pre-season match at Christchurch which ends 4-3 in the home sides favour.
25-Jul-16 Rec Level Homepage Headline - "Rec Level"
Getting Closer to the first League fixture. Another pre-season friendly, this time at Hamworthy Recreation where it ends 2-2 (H-T 1-1). Both Verwood goals from the spot.
20-Jul-16 Loyalty Card Scheme is Back Homepage Headline - "Loyalty Card Scheme is Back"
Once again, the popular Loyalty Card scheme offering discounted entrance to Home League matches will be in place for the 2016/17 Season. Cards can be purchased on match days from the Ground Entrance
19-Jul-16 Our visitors Wimborne Town edge the latest pre-season ‘Steve Moore Memorial Trophy‘ match 2-1. Late goal wins it for Wimborne
19-Jul-16 Friendlies Continue Apace Homepage Headline - "Friendlies Continue Apace"
Our First Team pre-season matches continue with the "Steve Moore Trophy" match against Wimborne Town at Potterne tonight (Tuesday). It‘s then away for three more games at Weymouth Reserves, Hamworthy Recreation and Christchurch
16-Jul-16 In the Right Direction Homepage Headline - "In the Right Direction"
Our first friendly of the pre-season was against Fordingbridge Turks. A chance for the new management team of Gavin Reeves and Kris Anderton (pictured) to give the squad a run out. Final Score Verwood 3 Fordingbridge 2.
08-Jul-16 FA Competitions Draw Homepage Headline - "FA Competitions Draw"
The draws for the early rounds of both the ‘Emirates FA Cup‘ and the ‘FA Vase‘ have been made. In the FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round we face Hengrove Athletic (away) with the winners facing the winners of the tie between Bradford Town and Fareham Town. In the FA Vase we are drawn away to Bournemouth Poppies with the winners facing the winners of the tie between Brockenhurst and Ringwood Town
02-Jul-16 Gearing Up Homepage Headline - "All Gearing Up"
Pre-Season Training is now underway. First Team Manager (Gavin Reeves - left) and Reserves Team Manager (Martin Gilham - centre) and Ladies Team Manager (Matt Dewsnap - right) will be looking to get their squads into shape and ready for the season ahead.
The first team season starts early of course with a first league match on Wednesday August 3rd at Potterne against Portland United. This is ahead of the scheduled FA Cup Extra Preliminary round tie on 6th August. The draw for the FA Cup and early FA Vase rounds is expected on July 8th. The Reserves will have a later league start in the Wyvern League and have now started to schedule their pre-season matches. The Ladies will also be expecting a later start to their league campaign but they too are already planing pre-season matches starting with a match on the Verwood 3G facility

23-Jun-16 Pre-Season Training Homepage Headline - "Time for Pre-Season Training"
... which is set to start on Thursday 30th June 7.30pm at Potterne Park. Then Tues/Thursday sessions thereafter. All welcome!
In addition the Reserves are welcoming new players for their Wyvern League campaign. The second of two trials sessions is planned for next Tuesday at Potterne Park with a 7pm start (again all are welcome
03-Jun-16 Another look back Homepage Headline - "Another look back"
...continuing with our series of end of Season Posters, this time it's the turn of our Reserves side to take the limelight with this little look back.
01-Jun-16 Players Wanted Verwood Town Ladies ....are looking for experienced players - checkout the Verwood Town Ladies site for details and more Ladies Team information
31-May-16 Assistant Appointment Kr-is Back
Kris Anderton returns to Verwood Town FC to join Gavin Reeves as Assistant Manager.
28-May-16 Manager Appointment Homepage Headline - "Manager Appointment"
Verwood Town FC are delighted to announce the appointment of Gavin Reeves as the new First Team Manager. Gavin is a very popular figure at the club following a successful spell as a recent coach. Gavin is extremely enthusiastic about the challenge ahead and we wish him all the best in his new role.

  Earlier news available from Previous Season's news Page