Weekly Clubs & Activities (4-12 years)

Football and Ball Skills

Weekly classes and after school clubs for children aged 5 to 12 in Bournemouth and Poole.

Please contact us here if you’d like to list your class.

A safe place with the opportunities to make new friends, listen to music, have food, play games, have fun and learn outside formal settings.

Weekly sessions focus on sports and arts and crafts as well as themed sessions on local, national and international trends i.e. mental health, friendship and bullying.

For more information visit http://www.poolecommunitiestrust.org.uk/branksome-centre/.


Two Riversmeet Leisure Centre

A leisure centre in Christchurch where everyone can get active. Some of the facilities available include gym, swimming, football, golf, foot golf, cycling, squash and more.


Two Riversmeet Leisure Centre, Christchurch BH23 1HW. T: 01202 477987.

Dorset County Football Association

We develop and administer football across Dorset, offering opportunities to play, volunteer, coach and referee across all formats of the grassroots game in the county.

Training sessions available for everyone, from toddlers (aged 3+) to adults.

Also training and playing opportunities for children and adults with disabilities.

For more information e-mail  development@dorsetfa.com.

Everyone Active Poole

Leisure centres in Poole, accessible to everyone. Enjoy a wide range of activities, from swimming lessons, gym classes, kids activities and various sports. You are guaranteed to find something to suit your needs.

Centres in Poole

  • Poole (Dolphin) Leisure Centre. Kingland Road, Poole BH15 1TN. 01202 677217.
  • Ashdown Leisure Centre. Adastral Road, Canford Heath, Poole BH17 8RE. 0120 260 4224.
  • Rossmore Leisure Centre. Herbert Avenue, Parkstone, Poole BH12 4HR.  01202 738787.

Birthday parties available.

Ferndown Leisure Centre

Swimming, gym and fitness classes, activities for children, birthday parties and more.

Cherry Grove, Ferndown, BH22 9EZ. T: 01202 877468.

Little Kickers Poole

Football classes tailored to specific age groups. Our lessons are fun, pressure-free and taught in a way that stimulates imagination and aids early development skills.

  • Little Kicks: For 18 months to 2 years 6 months
  • Junior Kicks: For 2.5 years to 3.5 years
  • Mighty Kickers: For 3.5 years to 5th birthday
  • Mega Kickers: For 5 years to 7th birthday

For more information e-mail southhants@littlekickers.co.uk

BH Live Active – Littledown Bournemouth

Littledown is an award-winning leisure centre where people can get active, regardless of age or ability. Local families can enjoy the gym, crèche, activities for under 5’s, swimming lessons, after school activities and much more.

Other highlights include:

  • Littledown Juniors Football
  • ALTITUDE High Ropes
  • Kids Parties

For further information contact 01202 055500.


FREE football training sessions for children under the categories U3’s, U4’s and U5’s.


Our coaches are fully qualified, CRC checked, safeguarded and first aid trained, so you can have peace of mind that your child will receive a safe and fun footballing experience with Longfleet Youth FC.

If you have a child interested in coming along to see if they enjoy football then please contact Club Secretary Beverley Bowers on 07703 744564

AFC Bournemouth weekly coaching sessions

Weekly coaching sessions to a variety of different age groups throughout the week. Sessions cover children from as young as one-years-old, to adults over 50.

Mini Cherries – (1-4 year old)

Wednesday – The Branksome Centre – 10.30-11.30am – £2.00

Thursday – The Shack, Muscliff – 10.30-11.30am – £2.00

Also: Minikickers (ages 4-11), Premier league girls sessions (ages 6-16), Premier league kicks (ages 8-13 and 14+), and more.

For more information contact 0344 576 1910

Play Sportz Poole

Pre-school activity classes for the under 7’s. The classes comprise of pre-school football training as well as developing all round ball skills using a variety of sports. Our classes are designed to help coordination, agility, balance and spatial awareness.

Classes available in different venues in Wimborne, Ringwood, Ferndown, Corfe Mullen and Poole.

For further information contact David on 07885 791368.

Playball Poole

Sports classes to help children develop agility, balance and coordination, as well as endurance, strength and flexibility.

Holiday camps also available, tailored to meet the needs of younger children. These are based on sport skills for tennis, hockey, cricket, and just about any ball sport you can imagine!

Parties also available.

For further information contact 07878681241.

Poole Dolphins (Juniors U19’s & Youth U17’s)

British American Football based in Poole, Dorset. We are looking for junior players for our new team. We are aiming to run a Junior team (16-19 year old) 9v9 full contact team.

There is no strict minimum age, but 13+ is advised.

For further information check the Facebook Page: Poole Dolphins (Juniors U19’s & Youth U17’s)

Poole Town Youth FC

Football coaching by a family club. All coaches FA Qualified and CRB checked. Boys and girls of all ages, from under 7’s to 18’s.


For further details or to book a place call Elliott Head on 07974205066.

The Junction Broadstone

Pre-school, and junior as well as holiday clubs, covering a whole host of activities such as swimming, trampolining, football, gymnastics, badminton and much more.  Our Fusion Fitness is aimed at 11 – 15 year olds, as an introduction to health and fitness.  Plus there are a large amount of adult activities also available.

Station Approach, Broadstone, Dorset BH18 8AX. T: 01202 777766.