Salisbury FC Club Stalwart Unwell

Salisbury FC yesterday posted that long-serving club Press Officer Alec Hayter was rushed to hospital on Saturday.

Alec has been associated with the football club in its various forms for as long as most people can remember. He has written many articles, match reports and updated supporters via BBC Wiltshire on the clubs up’s and downs. He is also the clubs’ former Secretary, a role he also held for a short time at AFC Totton after the demise of Salisbury City FC.

Alec will be known by most if not all those who regularly attend Salisbury FC games and will have certainly read his match reports in the Salisbury Journal, Non-League Paper and on the clubs’ website.

Salisbury FC Chairman, Ian Hammond posted the following statement on the club’s website:

I am sorry to have to advise Whites’ supporters that our Press Officer, Alec Hayter, had to be rushed to hospital on Saturday after suffering a massive bleed on the brain.

He is currently being treated in Intensive Care in the Neuro ward at Southampton General Hospital and so far is responding well to treatment though he is still in a serious condition.

As well as preparing his match summaries, Alec was also responsible for the preparation of the match day programme, but I am grateful to Ian Pearson who is taking on this responsibility for the time being.

I am sure you will all want to join with me in wishing Alec a full and speedy recovery and like me, hope to see him back at the Ray Mac later in the season.


Salisbury Radio & Love Salisbury would also like to pass on their best wishes and hope for a quick recovery. Andy Munns, Content Manager at Salisbury Radio said:

I have worked alongside Alec on many occasions and travelled to many grounds with him to commentate, film and report on football matches. Alec knows the game inside out, both as a supporter and as an official. We hope to see Alec back at the Ray Mac again soon.

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