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Welcome to the New Forest Football Academy

The New Forest Football Academy is the official Academy partner to Premier League AFC Bournemouth, bridging the gap between grassroots youth football and professional Academy football.

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The Academy coaching team aim to provide the perfect training environment for young aspiring footballers, striving to achieve their footballing potential.  Our Academy training centres are designed to run in partnership with your child’s current weekend grassroots youth football club commitments, to maximise player development.

The Coaching team work to our progressive and periodised coaching methodology, in line with the AFC Bournemouth Academy syllabus and the FA’s 4 corner long-term development plan for youth footballers.

We are very proud to be the official Academy partner to AFC Bournemouth. Over the past four years, more than 40 of our players have progressed into AFC Bournemouth set up and other professional Academies. When we feel that our Academy players are ready for their next steps, we liaise with the AFC Bournemouth trial periods for these specific players. We offer our termly player review meetings with parents working with you to set specific targets and long term goals.

Please explore our website to find out more about the New Forest Football Academy and how you child can get involved in our programmes.

The New Forest Football Academy

We are very proud to be the official Academy partner to Premier League AFC Bournemouth. Our Academy training centers run alongside your child’s current weekend grassroots youth football club commitments, to maximise player development.

The Coaching team work to our progressive and periodised coaching methodology, in line with the AFC Bournemouth Academy syllabus and the FA’s 4 corner long-term development plan for youth footballers.

Futsal and Goalkeeper are both a part of the Football Academy

Football Programmes

After school football to develop technical & tactical play in small-sided games.

  • WHEN: After School
  • LEVEL: All
  • AGE: 5 – 13yrs

A fun introduction to football, building confidence, and encouraging team play.

  • WHEN: Various
  • LEVEL: All
  • AGE: 2 – 4yrs

Build confidence whilst developing technical and tactical understanding.

  • WHEN: Saturdays
  • LEVEL: All
  • AGE: 4 – 7yrs (School Yr R-2)

Enjoy the School holidays, make new friends and develop your football.

  • WHEN: School holidays
  • LEVEL: All
  • AGE: 4 – 13yrs

Residential Football Tours

The New Forest Football Academy offers a wide range of football tours tailored to school groups, grassroots youth football clubs and football academies from the UK, Europe and the rest of the world.

As a feeder club to AFC Bournemouth we’ll organise coaching sessions with the Academy coaching team, daily fixtures against our Academy teams and for international tours we can provide complete English players immersion within our Football Academy programme, developing confidence in English through football.