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Eastleigh FC v Aldershot Town live on BT Sport

Eastleigh Football Club is delighted to announce that its first ever home fixture in the Conference Premier has been selected for live broadcast with BT Sport.

As a result the fixture will be re-arranged from its original date of Tuesday 12th August to Thursday 14th August at 7:45pm.
Further Eastleigh FC matches for live broadcast will be announced at a later date.
Other League fixtures announced for TV are as follows:
Saturday 9 August - Bristol Rovers v Grimsby Town – kick-off 12.45pm
Monday 25 August - Forest Green Rovers v Bristol Rovers – kick-off at 12noon

Pre-season fixture v AFC Bournemouth

Eastleigh FC are happy to announce a pre-season fixture vs. AFC Bournemouth on Tuesday 15th July at 7:45pm.
AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe will bring his first team to the Silverlake Stadium in what promises to be a good test for the Spitfires as they prepare for their first season in the Conference Premier.
Tickets will be £8 per person or you can take advantage of all 5 pre-season home fixtures for £10.
Please see below for Eastleigh’s full preseason schedule:
Saturday 12th July - Marlow FC (A) 3pm
Tuesday 15th July – AFC Bournemouth (H) 7.45pm
Thursday 17th July – Swindon Town FC (H) 7pm
Tuesday 22nd July – Billericay Town FC (A) 7.45pm
Saturday 26th July – Crawley Town FC (H) 3pm
Tuesday 29th July – St.Albans FC (A) 7.30pm
Friday 1st August – Northampton Town FC (H) 7.30pm
Monday 4th August – Southampton FC Development Squad (H) 7pm

Conference Premier Fixtures 2014/2015

The Conference Premier fixtures for the 2014/15 season have been announced.
Richard Hill and his squad will head north to Nuneaton Town on the opening weekend before our first home game three days later when we host Aldershot Town.
Our 13th league fixture takes us to recently relegated Bristol Rovers, with the home game against The Gas men scheduled for the end of September.
We face away games against Grimsby Town and Gateshead in quick succession in late March before a home fixture vs Dover Athletic
We host Woking on Boxing Day with AFC Telford United and Braintree Town away other fixtures over the festive period.
A trip to Lincoln City is the final away game with the last game of the league season taking place at the Silverlake Stadium when Kidderminster Harriers will be the visitors.
Please note: All these fixtures are subject to change due to live television selections and the impact of other competitions on the schedule.
Full 2014/15 Fixture List
Date Opponents Home/Away Sat 09-Aug-1…

Ben Wright signs permanent deal with Spitfires

Eastleigh FC is delighted to announce the signing of Ben Wright from Salisbury City pending the finalisation of paperwork with the FA.
Wright began his career at Basingstoke Town before moving to Hampton & Richmond where his prolific scoring attracted the attention on then Fulham manager Roy Hodgson where he passed a medical and looked set to sign. However, Hodgson backed out of the transfer at the last minute, and he instead joined League One Peterborough in 2009.
Since then he has gone on to play for Grimsby, Crawley Town, Braintree Town and Salisbury City from where he was loaned to the Spitfires and scored an impressive 11 goals in 15 games to help us clinch the Skill South championship last season.
We welcome Ben back to the Silverlake Stadium and wish him a successful time at the club.

Glen Southam released

Eastleigh Football Club are extremely disappointed to report that their club captain Glen Southam has been released from his contract with immediate effect.
Glen has been an inspirational skipper and a major factor in our promotion to the Conference Premier. He has conducted himself on and off the field in an exemplary manner and is rightly very highly regarded by everyone at the club.
Unfortunately personal circumstance has dictated that Glen needs to find another club potentially but we are hopeful that will be with another Conference Premier team so that the fans will get a chance to see him in action at the Silverlake again this season and show their full appreciation.
Club chairman Stewart Donald commented “I am very close to Glen, who has become not just the clubs captain but also a good friend. 
"He leaves the club with my best wishes for the future and thanks for everything he has contributed. He has played a huge part in our recent success and I will always be extremel…

Stanley signs for Spitfires

Eastleigh Football Club is delighted to announce Craig Stanley as their fourth signing of the summer.
Stanley began his career with Walsall before moving to Hereford United in 2004. He became a key member of the side that clinched promotion to the football league after play-off victories over Morecambe and Halifax Town in 2005/06.
Stanley captained the England National XI to a 4–1 victory over the Netherlands on 29 November 2006, winning the European Challenge Trophy.
Stanley then went on to make over 170 appearances for Morecambe in League Two before joining Torquay United, Bristol Rovers and Aldershot Town who he left at the end of last season after failing to agree a new contract.
We welcome Craig to the Silverlake Stadium and wish him a successful time at the club.

Pre-Season Fixture vs Southampton FC Development Squad

Eastleigh Football Club are delighted to announce a pre-season fixture vs. Southampton FC's Development Squad.
The game will take place at the Silverlake Stadium on Monday 4th August at 7pm.

Eastleigh FC and Joma Reveal the NEW 2014/15 Kit

Eastleigh Football Club and Joma are delighted to unveil the new home and away kit for the 2014/15 season, which is available now for pre-order.
The Spitfires have continued with their royal blue and white home and away kit due to the success and feedback of last season’s kit.

Bridle Insurance will continue as the clubs main shirt sponsor with Silverlake auto recycling also advertising on the back of the shirt. The kit is designed using 100% Polyester with anatomically placed ventilation to keep you cool and fresh. Prices start at £33 for adults and £22 for kids but there is the option of a 10% discount for all TSSC (The Spitfires Supporters Club) members.
The club is also offering the option to print your favourite player’s names and numbers ahead of our first season in the conference premier. Prices for the official conference lettering and numbers start at £1 a letter and £4 per number.
The new kit is available for pre-order now by either calling the club on 02380 613 361 or emaili…

Paul Reid signs for Eastleigh

Eastleigh FC are delighted to announce the signing of Paul Reid on a free transfer. The 32 year old defender has signed on a 2 year deal after being released from Northampton Town.

Reid started his career with his home town club Carlisle United, where his performances in the 1999–2000 season won him a £600,000 move to Rangers. In 2000 he represented the England under 19’s and was capped against the Netherlands.
During his time at Rangers, he had the opportunity to play on loan at Preston North End and Northampton Town, before he signed a permanent deal with the Cobblers in 2003. He was later sold to Barnsley in July 2004, and captained the club to promotion out of League One via the play-offs in 2006.
Reid has gone on to make over 140 appearances for Carlisle United, Colchester United and Scunthorpe before being released from Northampton town at the end of last season.
Reid is the Spitfires third signing of the summer after Eastleigh manager Richard Hill strengthened his squad with …

Pre-Season Fixtures 2014/2015

Eastleigh FC’s pre-season fixtures for the 2014/15 season are as follows:

Saturday 5th July – Eastleigh FC fun day
Monday 7th July – Away to Didcot Town FC (Kick off 7:30pm)
Saturday 12th July – Away to Marlow FC (Kick off 3pm)
Thursday 17th July – Home to Swindon Town FC (Kick off 7pm)
Tuesday 22nd July – Away to Billericay Town FC (Kick off 7:30pm)
Saturday 26th July – Home to Crawley Town FC (Kick off 3pm)
Tuesday 29th July – Away to St. Albans City FC (Kick off 7:30pm)

Friday 1st August – Home to Northampton Town FC (Kick off 7:30pm)
We will bring you further details of any other pre-season fixtures as they are arranged.

The club are also happy to announce that tickets for our three home games will be £8 or a special offer of £10 for all three fixtures. For more information or to order your you pre-season ticket please contact the club on 02380 613 361.

FREE Family Fun Day - 5th July

On Saturday 5th July Eastleigh FC will be hosting their annual family fun day at the Silverlake Stadium.
The fun day is FREE for everyone and will run from 10am till 4pm.
There will be events and games running throughout the day as well as a BBQ, live entertainment and a chance to meet the players.
For more information please call 02380 613 361.

Early Bird offer extended

Eastleigh FC are delighted to announce that due to the great initial response from fans regarding the early bird season ticket offer we will be extending the deadline until Tuesday 1st July at 5pm.
We have already surpassed our expectations with over 500 tickets being sold of which over 200 are new season ticket holders.
We are hopeful that by extending this offer it will encourage even more fans to attend the Silverlake Stadium for what is our first season in the Conference Premier.
The club are continuing to work hard both on and off the pitch with player recruitment and ground developments. The philosophy of our club is to ensure the match day experience is to the best standard possible, whilst also making football affordable for the whole community. We feel that the extension of the early bird offer will contribute to that aim.
Anyone interested in this offer should contact the club on 02380 613 361.

Jack Midson signs for Eastleigh

Eastleigh can today reveal that we have completed the signing of Jack Midson. The attacker comes to the Silverlake Stadium on a two-year deal, having played his football with AFC Wimbledon since 2011.

In his first campaign at Kingsmeadow, Midson’s 18 league goals were sufficient for him to finish tied at the top of League Two’s 2011/2012 scoring charts. Twelve months later, the striker completed another season as his club’s leading marksman. The last of Midson’s 13 strikes in 2012/2013, a penalty against Fleetwood Town, was decisive in the Dons’ retaining their Football League status.
Midson’s new boss, Richard Hill, has now secured the Spitfires’ second marquee acquisition in the space of three days, with the former Histon man’s arrival coming hot on the heels of the club’s swoop for James Constable. Hill says that the pursuit of Midson began as soon as he learned that the 30 year-old was set to become a free agent.
‘I have been speaking to Jack for a few weeks now, desperately …