AFC Wimbledon Player Appearance

AFC Wimbledon players passed on tips to young footballers during the summer holidays – and even joined in the matches!

Lyle Taylor, Egli Kaja, Will Nightingale and Deji Oshilaja made it an extra special day at an AFC Wimbledon Foundation summer holiday course with their appearances proving to be very popular on the day.

AFC Wimbledon Foundation Director Philip Rudling said: "The player appearances were much appreciated by the Foundation, as the kids were very excited to meet and play football with their idols. First-team players also enjoyed joining in the football with the kids and at the course they also handed out medals and signed autographs."

Those children who attended also received a match day ticket for the first home league game for AFC Wimbledon against Shrewsbury Town on Saturday.

The summer holiday courses run by the AFC Wimbledon Foundation are now in their final week, but there's still time to get involved!

Once again, this year it has been a tremendous success with children in the community with our Foundation coaches putting on dribbling, passing and shooting tutorials. As part of the course, Dons first-teamers have been attending to offer advice to young footballers.

The Foundation also recently launched its 'Little Kickers' summer holiday course programme for 4-6 year olds. The aim is to focus on improving the basic fundamentals of football, including ball mastery, dribbling and basic game understanding.

In addition, next week the Foundation is introducing a Girls Only Football Week (21-24 August from 10.00 am-11.30 at Wimbledon Park), hosted by coaches Emma O'Connor and Georgia Heasman. The course will take place in a fun and friendly atmosphere, providing girls aged 5- 13 of all abilities with the opportunity to play football.

AFC Wimbledon Summer Holiday Course

Our Summer holiday courses create a fun and friendly environment for children aged between 4-13 years .

For the first time AFC Wimbledon Foundation will be running a LITTLE KICKERS session aimed at 4—6 year olds looking to improve basic fundamentals of football such as; Ball mastery, dribbling and basic game understanding.  Little Kickers will be available during weeks 1-4 during the summer holiday10am-12.00pm.

Alongside our LITTLE KICKERS we will be continuing to run our usual Summer holiday course session aimed at 6—13 years olds 9.30am—3.00pm. Each day of the summer holiday course will be based around a footballing topic such as; dribbling, passing and shooting.

Each week of our summer holiday course we will have a meet a player day in which an AFC Wimbledon professional football player will come down and do a meet and greet with the participants. 

For one week only AFC Wimbledon Foundation will be running a Girls only football week. This will be a fun and friendly atmosphere giving girls aged 5- 13 of all abilities the opportunity to play football. it will be ran on Monday 21st through to Thursday 24th August. This will be ran by our AFC Wimbledon Foundation Female coaches Emma O'Connor and Georgia Heasman.  The session will be ran from 10am - 11.30am. 

All Foundation coaches are FA qualified and hold up to date First Aid,  Safeguarding and DBS checks.

LITTLE KICKERS: £10

Holiday Course half day £15

Full week of Half day: £60

Holiday Course full day £20

Full week of Full day: £80

Girls Only Week: £6 per session

How to book:

'Click Here for PAYPAL' and follow the steps below:

1 Log in to your account

2. Click Send money

3. Enter holidaycourse@afcwimbledonfoundation.org.uk into the search bar

4. Select how much to transfer and add a note of ‘Holiday Course Payment’

OR

Pay on the day:

Cash or Cheque on the morning of the day that you bring your child.

Dates:

Week 1: 24th—28th July

 

Week 2: 31st July—4th August

Week 3: 7th—11th August

Week 4: 14th - 18th August 

Week 5: Mon 21st - Thurs 24th GIRLS ONLY

Wimbledon Park,

Revelstoke road,

SW18 5NN

How to get there:

Nearest Train station: Wimbledon Park Station

Nearest Bus Stop: Revelstoke road, bus stop K

Car Park: on site via Revelstoke road entrance.

For enquiries: Holidaycourse@afcwimbledonfoundation.org.uk

 

 

 

Wimbledon Park Disruption

Saturday morning football session at Wimbledon Park will be disrupted over the next 3 weeks due to the Wimbledon Tennis. We will then continue on Saturday 22nd July before then running the Summer Holiday football camps for weeks 1 - 4. 

Sorry for any inconvience this may cause and we look forward to seeing you back on the 22nd before starting our summer holiday camp. 

 

NEW Inclusive Adults League

Inclusive Adults League

AFC Wimbledon Foundation are teaming up with Tooting and Mitcham FC to run a new Inclusive Football Adult League (16+). This is a NEW pan-disability 5-a-side and will cater for all abilities. This open to teams / clubs but also open to players, so please get in touch with Emma O’Connor via email emma.oconnor@afcwimbledonfoundation.org.uk  or telephone 0208 974 5712

Our launch day is 14th May 2017, please see details below:

Day: Sunday

Arrival Time: 11:30am

KO Times: 12pm-4pm

Venue: Tooting and Mitcham FC,  Imperial Fields, Bishopsford Rd, Morden SM4 6BF

Team Layout: 5-a-side (no max player squad size)

League entry: This league is for all players with a disability such as mental health, physical disability, learning disability, Visual impaired, deaf or hearing impaired, etc.

Surface: 3G pitch

Footwear & Kit: Trainers and Football Astros. No Football Boots. Please bring shinpads.

Next league dates are 18th June 2017 and 16th July 2017.

 

To book your team entry or individual entry, pleaselink on the eventbrite and select which playing level; Blue, Yellow and Green. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/inclusive-football-adult-league-launch-date-tickets-33137044793

The colour ability levels are explain below;

Blue Level - players able to cope physically, good levels of spatial awareness, excellent ability to understand tactics and good level of physical strength and fitness.

Yellow Level - players would be mobile, have spatial and tactical awareness, knowledge

of the laws of the game and have a good level of fitness.

Green Level - Players would have limited mobility, spatial awareness and fitness.

fanActiv - Your Team Needs You!

fanActiv is a fun way for men to get active and represent AFC Wimbledon. fanActiv starts at 6:00 and ends at 8:00 on a Monday Evening. It is a 10 week programme and two weeks have already gone. Sign up now to get the most benefit.

There are some requirements though; You must have a BMI of 30 or over and you have to be 30 years or older. The sessions consist of 1 hour of physical activity and a 1 hour workshop. The programme comes with a free fibit to help measure your progress.

Your results taken from the fitbits and they will be put into a table and matched against lots of other clubs.

This can have many benefits, It could have an positive benefit on your social life and will give you a chance to get active which is something you may not get a chance to do. There is currently around 20 regular participants with room for more. If you want to sign up, contact Joe Roberts- Joe.roberts@afcwimbledonfoundation.org.uk
Telephone-02089745712

All sessions are here at AFC Wimbledon and run by qualified coaches. 
Kingston Rd, Kingston upon Thames KT1 3PB

The dates of the sessions are:
March 6th, March 13th, March 20th, March 27th, April 3rd, April 10th, April 17th, April 17th.

 

AFC Wimbledon Foundation Traineeship

We are once again running our Traineeship programme here at the club, we are again working with the English Football League Trusts chosen traineeship provider GP Strategies (Formerly B2B Engage) to offer the opportunity to young people aged 16- 18 out of full time education or employment.

The number of NEET (Not in education, employment or training) people between the ages of 16 – 24 has slowly declined over the last 2 years according to the Labour Force Survey at the Office for National Statistics. This has been helped by the popularity various outcome programmes like our traineeship programme; with the idea here to engage with 16 – 18 year olds earlier in order to set them on a more positive pathway. 

The unique setting of the football club provides an incentive for young people to come in and apply themselves to new pathway or career, this was proved last year where the trainees that we had on board with us completed the full 12 week programme and then went onto full time employment post traineeship. Feedback was very positive from out last cohort of trainees as they mentioned that the programme re focused them and helped prepare them for the world of work. Whilst gathering vital work experience in various departments of the football club.

If you wish to apply for a place on our Traineeship programme or would like to know more please contact Georgia.heasman@afcwimbledonfoundation.org.uk   

Walking Football 2017

Walking football with AFC Wimbledon resumes at Tooting & Mitcham after a Christmas break. The walking Wombles will kick off for the first time in 2017 at 6pm on the front 3G pitch for an hours worth of walking football action.   

Our Walking football programme runs every Wednesday evening at Tooting & Mitcham. This session is open to over 50's and is just £4.00 per session. 

Walking football is a great way to stay active, meet new people and create new social circles in a laid back and enjoyable environment. 

  • Wednesday 11th Jan                              
  • Wednesday 18th Jan
  • Wednesday 25th Jan
  • Wednesday 1st Feb
  • Wednesday 8th Feb
  • Wednesday 15th Feb
  • Wednesday 22nd Feb
  • Wednesday 1st Mar
  • Wednesday 8th Mar
  • Wednesday 15th Mar
  • Wednesday 22nd Mar
  • Wednesday 29th Mar
 

Imperial Fields
Bishopsford Road
Morden
Surrey
SM4 6BF

 

Wimbledon Park sessions resume Saturday 7th January

Our First Saturday Football Club of the New year is Saturday 7th January.

Both our Saturday Football Club and Holiday Football Courses are open to any boy or girl of any ability between the ages of 4 -14, so come down to Wimbledon Park and join in on the fun whilst learning lots of new skills!

Saturday Football Club runs every Saturday during school term time at Wimbledon Park. No advanced booking is required; you can simply turn up and pay on any individual day!

Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am (9:45 am arrival)

 

Price: £6 per session 

You can book online below (recommended) or turn up and pay on the day. 

Dates are listed below:

  • Saturday 7th January
  • Saturday 14th January
  • Saturday 21st January
  • Saturday 28th January
  • Saturday 4th February

Half Term: 13th February - 17th February

Venue Details: Wimbledon Park, Revelstoke Road, SW18 5NN

Foundation Day 2016 #ClubTogether

The Foundation had a very successful afternoon at the home fixture v Bradford City on the 29th October. Here there was lots going on in and around Kingsmeadow prior to kick off which engaged our fans of all ages.

We had a signing stand where fans had the chance to meet Darius Charles, Dom Poleon, Dan Gallagher, Egli Kaja, Neset Beliki and Toyosi Olusanya and get various pieces of AFC Wimbledon memorabilia signed. We also had the League 2 Playoff Final Trophy on show where fans could be pictured with the illustrious piece of history. Our regular inflatable shootout was in full swing with fans having a go to win some AFC Wimbledon prizes. Surrounding this hive of activity were our trusty bucket collectors who worked tirelessly, talking to fans telling them about what we do within the community and raising funds which we are putting back into our various projects to aid the existing delivery and even look to start new ones.

Raffle tickets were on sale which gave fans the chance to win signed boots, and training kit from our 1st team.

At half time we had representatives from each of our community programmes walk around the pitch where they displayed banners of various statistics that we have hit this season. We were also joined by members of our first team who assisted in a bucket collection where Wimbledon’s number 10 Dom Poleon immersed himself in the Chemflow end collecting money for the Foundation!!!

The whole day was a huge hit with great focus placed on the Foundation and the work that we undertake. Thank you to all those who supported us. 

Wimbledon Park Football | Every Saturday during school term time

Both our Saturday Football Club and Holiday Football Courses are open to any boy or girl of any ability between the ages of 4 -14, so come down to Wimbledon Park and join in on the fun whilst learning lots of new skills!

Saturday Football Club runs every Saturday during school term time at Wimbledon Park. No advanced booking is required; you can simply turn up and pay on any individual day!

Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am (9:45 am arrival)

Price: £6 per session (pay on the day) OR book the whole of the Block and get one session free!

Dates: Block 2 of 2016/17 is made up of 6 sessions, and consists of the following dates:

There will be no session on 5th November due to Bonfire night. 

Dates are listed below:

  • 12th November
  • 19th November
  • 26th November
  • 2nd December
  • 9th December
  • 16th December

Venue Details: Wimbledon Park, Revelstoke Road, SW18 5NN 

Sport, health & inclusion....and great fun...every Saturday at Wimbledon Park

Sport, health & inclusion....and great fun...every Saturday at Wimbledon Park