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Sandown Sociedad were founded in 2002 and since then has gone from strength to strength.

In their first Year they Won the FTP Division 2 Beach Soccer League title, the Wight Crystal Charity Shield and were voted FTP Beach Soccer Team of the Year. Tony Kerr Won the FTP Golden foot scoring 48 league goals.

2004 saw the emergence of Sandown Sociedad Youth making Sandown Sociedad the Biggest Beach Soccer Club in the UK. Sandown Sociedad Youth went on to do the double that year. Tony Kerr picked up the EBS Golden Foot in his first season in the Premiership aged 16.

In 2005 Sandown Sociedad had 3 players Selected for England, all 3 played in the EBSL in various European venues. With Manager Luke Kerr becoming an England Coach and taking the England Team to Norway. 2005 also saw Sandown Sociedad become UK Champions and Sandown Sociedad Youth win the Championship for the second year running.

2006 Saw Sociedad Star Striker Jamie O'Rourke Captain England in the EBSL and FIFA World Cup Qualifier's. Jamie also scored two hatricks for England against Holland & Belgium. Luke Kerr as Coach and O'Rourke & Breingan as players featured in England v Brazil in Durban South Africa, the match was screened live on Euro Sport to 92 countries.

2006 also saw Sociedad win the Hampshire FA Cup and become Premiership runners up once again.

2007 saw Sociedad play against some of the biggest names in world football, July saw them invited to the Cofidis Cup and play Vassco Da Gamma, Benfica and Celta Vigo.

Sandown also won the Carlsberg Edge Tour Event 07 on the IOW beating old rivals the Bees in the final 4v3.

2008 saw Luke Kerr become the UK's first ever FIFA Beach Soccer Instructor after attending the course in Marseille France part of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup along with football and beach soccer legend Eric Cantona.

2010 Saw Kevin Barton in his first year as 1st team Manager win the IWBSA Premiership title for the first time in Sociedad's history and add the Championship title to Sociedad's already impressive trophy cabinet.

2012 Saw Sandown Sociedad win the UK Super Cup for the second time in their history and be crowned the UK's best beach soccer club and thanks to this success players from the winning team were selected for England in late 2012 and early 2013.

Since 2003, 11 Sandown Sociedad players have represented England on the International stage.


Sandown have now established their self's as one of Europe's biggest and best beach soccer clubs.




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