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Girls and Women's Football


AFC Bournemouth’s Community Sports Trust are pleased to have implemented their growing girls’ development pathway for the 2022/23 season.

The programme will see 350 girls and women participate in a wide-ranging number of sessions on a weekly basis.

The following training is now in place, with the girls’ programme supported by Bournemouth University:

Premier League Kicks

  • For girls aged 12-16
  • Sessions at Vitality Stadium’s 3G
  • Every Friday from 6.30-7.30pm
  • 36 girls per session

Emerging Talent Centre

  • Three age groups consisting of U10s, U12s and U14s
  • Invite-only sessions at Slade's Park 3G
    • U10s train between 6pm and 7:30pm
    • U12s and U14s train between 6pm and 8pm
  • Goalkeeping and strength and conditioning sessions included 
  • Games program during school holidays 
  • Working in conjunction with the FA 
  • Express your interest here 

AFC Bournemouth Girls’ Team

  • Four age groups consisting of U10s, U12s, U14s and U16s
  • Sessions at Slades Park
  • Session time dependant on age group
  • 78 girls involved overall

Female Football Education Programme

  • For girls aged 16-19
  • Based at Brockenhurst College
  • Full-time college course
  • 50 girls involved overall

Women’s Senior Teams (first team and development squad)

  • For women over the age of 16
  • Sessions at Ringwood Community Hub 
  • Session time dependant on squad
  • 41 women involved overall

Head of Community Steve Cuss shared his delight with afcb.co.uk at the programme. 

“We are delighted to be working with over 350 girls on weekly basis via the girls-only pathway. We have the desire to provide a platform for them to enjoy their football, alongside allowing growth and development as they progress through the pyramid with the ambition of reaching their potential.” 

Further information on available sessions, please contact Steve on [email protected] or 07973893594.


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