AFC Bournemouth Community Sports Trust and Care South have successfully been working in partnership for over three seasons. The partnership encompasses two main activities: the Extra Time project and Walking Football.
The Extra Time project involved AFC Bournemouth Community Sports Trust coaches visiting the various Care South care home across Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch and other Dorset locations. As part of the interaction with the residents the Community Sports Trust coaches take part in various activities; including sharing AFC Bournemouth memories through photos and various other items of memorabilia.
A crucial part of the Trust’s visit to the homes is the Chair Football activity. The Community Coaches lead the sessions through encouraging the participants to pass the ball around the room, whilst remaining sat down. To build on the session, obstacles and goals are added, which also replicates more common football practises.
Goals - Male and Female Weekly Fitness Sessions
AFC Bournemouth Community Sports Trust are delighted to host weekly fitness sessions at Vitality Stadium for men and women aged 35+.
The sessions take place on Thursday evening’s and are offered free of charge for all to attend on a non-committal weekly basis.
The session for men takes place outside on the 3G training pitches and is made up of sports-based activities, e.g. five-a-side football. Whilst the women’s sessions take place in the East Stand gym and will be a mixture of circuit training and other indoor exercises.