NF Football Academy


The NF Football Academy supports and develops our top players by providing the highest level of coaching and player development.

Elite fixtures are played against the top Academies from across the region, including our link club, Premier League AFC Bournemouth Academy.

The NF Academy does not impact on players continuing to play for their Sunday grass-roots team or attending any other courses with us. We prepare our players for elite level Academy performance working to the AFC Bournemouth ID Centre syllabus during each term.

New Trialist Applications…

If your child is interested in joining the Academy please scroll to bottom of the page to complete an Academy Trial application form. The Academy Coaching team will then be in contact to discuss your application for the Academy.

  • Lymington – Woodside Park (Age Groups U6 – U10)
  • Brockenhurst – Brockenhurst College (Age Groups U11 – U14)
  • Hythe – Noadswood School 3G (Age Groups U6 – U10)
  • Ringwood – Ringwood Leisure Centre 3G (Age Groups U6 – U10)
  • New Milton – Ballard School (Age Groups U6 – U10)

New Forest Soccer

18 of our Academy players have progressed to AFC Bournemouth over the past 2 seasons!

We are one of only three Academies from across the South with an official link with AFC Bournemouth Academy, offering the following benefits to our players:

  • Sharing the same coaching syllabus with AFC Bournemouth ID Centres.
  • Coach Jesse & Coach Hugh from the NF Academy perform a scouting role for AFC Bournemouth and liaise regularly with their Head of Academy recruitment, Carl Robson.
  • NF Academy teams are invited to attend the AFC Bournemouth festivals held at their Academy training ground during the School Holidays.
  • Compete regularly in fixtures against AFC Bournemouth ID Centre/Academy and other elite Academies.


How do I apply for an Academy Trial?

To apply for an Academy trial please fill out the form below, we will then contact you to discuss your application.

Trials are held at regular intervals at various centres in the New Forest and surrounding areas.