AFC Bournemouth Community Sports Trust offer weekly coaching sessions to a variety of different age groups across the local communities of Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch. The sessions engage with young people from one years old, to the over 50s, and offer opportunities for all abilities to get involved.
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 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, there are currently no Mini Cherries sessions running.
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.
Girls Football Sessions
AFC Bournemouth Girls Football sessions take place weekly at various venues in Bournemouth. Sessions are open to girls of all abilities. Our Girls Football Sessions are supported by Bournemouth University.
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.
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.