Official Club link to the AFC Bournemouth Academy

The New Forest Academy supports and develops our players by providing the highest level of Coaching and elite fixtures against the top Academies from across the region, including our link club, AFC Bournemouth. Our NF Academy does not impact on players continuing to play for their Sunday team or attending other courses with us, but is there to prepare players for elite level Academy performance.

Over 15 of our NF Academy players have already progressed into the AFC Bournemouth set up and as a result 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, competing against AFC Bournemouth and other elite Academies.

To discuss your child attending a trial for the NF Academy please contact the Coaching team on 01590 381311 or email

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