Athletic Football Club Bournemouth, commonly referred to as AFC Bournemouth, is an English professional football club in Bournemouth, Dorset, England. The club competes in the Premier League, the top division of English football.
AFC Bournemouth Youth Development System
The AFC Bournemouth Academy is composed of numerous teams that make up the Club’s grassroots football. The lower categories include U18 and development squad, in which the young footballers grow as players and people, with the support of the group of coaches who prioritize the development of the player, without obviating the competitive aspect.
AFC Bournemouth Recruitment Trials
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AFC Bournemouth History
AFC Bournemouth is a professional association football club that plays its home games at Kings Park in Boscombe, which is a suburb of Bournemouth in the county of Dorset in England. The team is now playing in the Premier League, which is the top tier of club football in England. The club was initially established in 1899 under the name Boscombe, then in 1971 they changed its name to what it is now. Since 1910, Bournemouth’s home games have been held at Dean Court, which has earned the team the nickname “The Cherries.” They took their inspiration for their home uniform from the colors worn by the Italian team A.C. Milan, which are red and black striped jerseys with black shorts and black stockings.
Before moving up from the Hampshire League to the Southern League in 1920, the team was a member of many regional football leagues and participated in them. They were accepted into the Football League in 1923 under the name Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic, however back then they went by a different name. They were in the Third Division South for a total of 35 years, during which time they were crowned champions of the Third Division South Cup. They were placed in the newly reorganized Third Division in 1958, and while they experienced relegation in 1970, they went on to gain instant promotion the following season, 1970–71. After being demoted to the Fourth Division once more in 1975, Bournemouth were promoted once more in 1981–82, and after winning the Associate Members Cup in 1984, they went on to win the title of the Third Division in 1986–87. They played in the second division for three years before the club went bankrupt in 1997. As a result, they were demoted to the fourth tier in 2002 and had to play there until 2003, when they won the play-offs and were promoted back to the second tier.
Eddie Howe was hired as the new manager of Bournemouth at the end of 2008, after the club finished the year by going into administration for the second time and being demoted back down to League Two. Bournemouth achieved their goal of playing in the top division of English football for the first time thanks to manager Eddie Howe, who led the team to three promotions in just six years. This was accomplished by finishing in second place in League Two in the 2009–10 season, again in second place in League One in the 2012–13 season, and by winning the Championship in the 2014–15 season. The team remained in the Premier League for the first five seasons of its existence until being demoted in the year 2020; however, they bounced back into the top flight of English soccer the following year as runners-up in the Championship, this time with Scott Parker at the helm.
AFC Bournemouth Stadium
The Dean Court football stadium is located in Kings Park, Boscombe, which is a neighborhood of Bournemouth, Dorset, England. It is the home field of AFC Bournemouth and is now known as the Vitality Stadium due to a sponsorship deal.