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Turn up and play 

There are plenty of turn up and play opportunities for both adults and children with disabilities, throughout the week in Bournemouth and Poole. 

Session  Age group  Time  Location  Price 
REACH Mental Health  16+  Tuesday and Thursday, 3.30-4.30pm  Vitality Stadium  £2.50 
Down Syndrome specific  16+  Every other Wednesday, 8-9pm  Vitality Stadium  Free 
Hearing impaired  16+  Every other Wednesday, 8-9pm  Vitality Stadium  Free  
Pan-disability (all disabilities)   16+  Wednesdays, 6.30-7.30pm  Pelhams Park  £3 
Disability Kicks (learning difficulties)  16+  Thursdays, 10.30-11.30am  The Bransome Centre  Free 
Cerebral Palsy specific  5-16  Thursdays, 4-5.30pm  Littledown Centre  £3 
Hearing impaired  5-16  Thursdays, 4-5.30pm  Littledown Centre  £3 
Frame football  5-16  Thursdays, 4-5.30pm  Littledown Centre  £3 
Pan-disability (all disabilities)  5-16  Thursdays, 4-5.30pm  Littledown Centre  £3
Powerchair  All ages  Fridays, 5.30-7pm  Purbeck Sports Centre  Free 


The Partnered Schools Scheme provides six weeks free coaching in schools. The offer covers PE lessons, lunch clubs or after school clubs, free of charge to main-stream schools with SEND pupils or SEND specialist schools. It also offers additional resources alongside CPD opportunities for teaching staff. 


FA Talent Hub – The Talent Hub teams are part of the FA Pathway, and offer talented individuals with Hearing Impairments, Cerebral Palsy or Visual Impairments the opportunity to play football at an elite level.

Powerchair – There are two Powerchair Football teams, who represent AFC Bournemouth in their respective competitions. One team plays in the South East Regional Powerchair Football League, whilst the other plays in the WFA National Championships and both teams compete in the WFA Cup.

Ability Counts  - Ability Counts Senior and Youth teams compete in the Saints Foundation Pan-Disability Leagues. Representing AFC Bournemouth in competitive and participation leagues, are teams at aged Under-12, Under-16 and Senior Level. All Ability Counts teams are supported by Cathedral City. 

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