AFC Bournemouth Community Sports Trust offer weekly coaching sessions to a variety of different age groups across the local communities of Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch and Brockenhurst. The sessions engage with young people from one years old, to the over 50s, and offer opportunities for all abilities to get involved.
There is no pre-registration needed for our sessions, unless stated, registration must be completed on arrival.
If you are interested in taking part in any of our participation based activities, or would like to know any further information please contact Head of Community Steve Cuss on [email protected] or call 01202 726343.
Mini-Cherries is a twice weekly toddler football session, which aim to help children learn the basic principles of play such as sharing and communication, along with improving their basic motor skills; balance and coordination. The most important part of the Mini-Cherries session is the introduction to football for children aged 1-3 years old and enjoyment for learning the game.
Please note that Mini Cherries will only run in term-time.
|Wednesdays, 10.30am-11.30am||The Branksome Centre||Ages 1-3||£2 per person|
|Thursdays, 10.30am-11.30am||The Shack||Ages 1-3||£2 per person|
Minikickers is one of the more popular weekly sessions, reaching over 200 children a week at the Vitality Stadium alone. The sessions last an hour in duration invite children to join in and learn new skills through ball each, skills and dribbling games, along with shooting drills and small-sided matches.
Please note, sessions at Vitality Stadium are subject to the availability of the 3G pitches due to Premier League matches. Parents will be contacted via text, and messages will be displayed on Community Sports Trust social media in the event that the session will change venue.
|Tuesdays, 4.30pm-5.30pm||Brockenhurst College||Ages 4-8||£2.50 per person|
|Thursdays, 4.30pm-5.30pm||Brockenhurst College||Ages 4-8||£2.50 per person|
|Saturdays, 9am-10am||Vitality Stadium||Ages 4-7||£2.50 per person|
|Saturdays, 10am-11am||Vitality Stadium||Ages 7-11||£2.50 per person|
|Sundays, 9am-10am||Vitality Stadium||Ages 4-7||£2.50 per person|
|Sundays, 10am-11am||Vitality Stadium||Ages 7-11||£2.50 per person|
Premier League Girls Sessions
The Premier League Girls programme is a girls only football initiative which provides girls the opportunities to play football in a fun and safe environment. The Premier League funded project has helped AFC Bournemouth Community Sports Trust to engage with on average over 200 girls during these sessions over the past two seasons.
|Tuesdays, 5.30pm-6.30pm||Potterne Park||Ages 12-16||£2 per person|
|Thursdays, 5.30pm-6.30pm||Brockenhurst College||Ages 7-16||£2 per person|
|Fridays, 5pm-6pm||The Bourne Academy||Ages 7-16||£2 per person|
|Sundays, 11am-12pm||Vitality Stadium||Ages 7-16||£2 per person|
Premier League Kicks
The Premier League Kicks programmes continues to expand now offering free football sessions in Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch, Brockenhurst and Verwood. The popular AFC Bournemouth Community Sports Trust project offers free football and additional opportunities to over 1000 young people locally a year. The project encourages young people to get involved in playing sports in the evenings and at weekends, which sees them benefit from a healthier lifestyle, improved well-being and most importantly offers them a safe environment to enjoy themselves and have fun with friends.
The Premier League Kicks project offers sessions to mixed groups, as well as a girls only evening session. Sessions for children aged 8-13 years old are coached sessions, whereas sessions for those aged 14+ are tournament style sessions.
|Mondays, 5pm-6pm||Mudeford Wood||Ages 8-13||Free of charge|
|Tuesdays, 5.30pm-6.30pm||Brockenhurst College||Ages 8-13||Free of charge|
|Wednesdays, 4.30pm-5.15pm||Potterne Park||Ages 8-13||Free of charge|
|Wednesdays, 5pm-6pm*||Vitality Stadium||Ages 8-10||Free of charge|
|Wednesdays, 6pm-7pm*||Vitality Stadium||Ages 11-13||Free of charge|
|Thursdays, 4.30pm-5.30pm||Turlin Moor Youth Club||Ages 8-10||Free of charge|
|Fridays. 5pm-6pm||The Bourne Academy||Ages 8-13||Free of charge|
|Sundays, 5pm-6pm||Vitality Stadium||Ages 8-13||Free of charge|
|Sundays, 6pm-7pm||Vitality Stadium||Ages 8-13||Free of charge|
Both sessions which run on a Wednesday at Vitality Stadium, must be pre-booked here.
|Mondays, 5pm-6pm||Mudeford Wood||Ages 14-19||Free of charge|
|Tuesdays 5.30pm-6.30pm||Brockenhurst College||Ages 14-19||Free of charge|
|Wednesdays, 5.15pm-6pm||Potterne Park||Ages 14-19||Free of charge|
|Thursdays, 5.30pm-6.30pm||Turlin Moor Youth Centre||Ages 11-16||Free of charge|
|Fridays, 6pm-7pm||The Bourne Academy||Ages 14-19||Free of charge|
|Fridays, 7.30pm-9pm||Vitality Stadium||Ages 14-19||Free of charge|
|Sundays, 6pm-7pm||Vitality Stadium||Girls only 11-16||Free of charge|
|Sundays, 7pm-8pm||Vitality Stadium||Ages 16-19||Free of charge|
AFC Bournemouth run weekly Walking Football coaching sessions in partnership with Care South. Walking Football is a version of the popular sport, with a few small rule changes. One of the most important changes being that it must be played at a walking pace.
These sessions are offered to both men and women aged 50+ and encourage them to keep fit and healthy without playing an especially competitive or demanding sport.