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Activities for everyone, from ages 1-50+


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

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. 

When  Where  Who  Price 
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.

When  Where Who Price
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

Girls Football Sessions

AFC Bournemouth Girls Football sessions take place weekly at various venues in Bournemouth and Brockenhurst. Sessions cost just £2 per person and are open to girls of all abilities. AFC Bournemouth Community Sports Trust also run weekly FA Wildcats Football sessions at Vitality Stadium for girls aged 5-7 years old who are just starting out in football. Our Girls Football Sessions are supported by Bournemouth University.

When Where Who Price
Thursdays, 5.30pm-6.30pm Brockenhurst College Ages 7-16  £2 per person 
Fridays, 5pm-6pm  Slades Farm 3G Pitch  Ages 7-16  £2 per person 
Wildcats - Saturdays, 11am-12pm Vitality Stadium Ages 5-7 £2 per person 
Sundays, 11am-12pm  Vitality Stadium Ages 7-16 £2 per person
Supported by

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. 

Please note, sessions at all venues are subject to pitch availability and school holidays. Messages will be handed out prior to any planned cancellations. 

Coaching sessions

When Where Who Price
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
Thursdays, 5.30pm-6.30pm  Rossmore Leisure Centre  Ages 8-13  Free of charge 
Fridays. 6pm-7pm  Slade's Farm  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

Tournament sessions

When Where Who Price
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 12-16  Free of charge 
Thursdays, 6.30pm-7.30pm  Rossmore Leisure Centre  Ages 14-19  Free of charge 
Fridays, 6pm-7pm Slade's Farm*   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

Christchurch region jointly supported by...  
AIM Altitude Curtiss-Wright
Poole region supported by...

Walking Football 

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.

When Where Price
Mondays, 7pm-8pm Slades Farm 3G £2 per person
Tuesdays, 10.30am-11.30am The Littledown Centre Free of charge
Fridays, 4pm-5pm Rossmore Leisure Centre Sports Hall Free of charge

Supported by...
Care South

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