This month, I’ve been quite busy, running sessions at Bournemouth University. This week will be last of the 5-week programmed sessions for NCS, ran with myself and the Bournemouth University Relays team Zoe and Terri.
I would have delivered these yBall sessions too more than 200, NCS students. Each session is very fulfilling, at the beginning of each session we run team-building exercises and programs that challenges them.

At the end of last month, the yBall team ran a session at the Littledown family fun day, with over 10,000 visitors on the day, a very busy day for us playing games all day, and introducing yBall to the community.

During the month I run yBall sessions over New Milton, on a weekly basis, which will resume after the summer breaks on Tuesdays 4:30 till 5:30 at the Memorial Centre.

At the end of the month, the yBall team arranged a match between St Joseph Primary School and Winton Primary at Bournemouth University. A well-contested match played with respect and honesty and sportsmanship.

Tonight the Tesco staff played a game of yBall this is the start of many games to come, the next one will be in a few weeks time.

September will see the start of the yBallers kids camp, at Bournemouth University, plus the start of two new schools.
#hardworkworks #MTAG #MORETHANAGAME
#BournemouthUniversity #Relays#NCS

Supporting Special Children and their Relatives and Friends
Saturday Multi-Sports Sessions

yBall – April/May 2019

We are excited to introduce a new sport to our Saturday morning Multi Sports
sessions in April/May 2019 – there will be a 5 week block of yBall, with myself Vince Golden

as our coach . It’s a catch and pivot, non-contact sport played with a soft nerf
ball, played with music in the background – a very inclusive sport, incorporating
agility, balance and coordination, and lots of fun too! Sessions are at Ashely Junior School.

This club is for children with additional needs from 7 to 19 years. Parents do not
need to stay with their child as support workers and volunteers will help the children.

Scarf New Forest Logo

Scarf (Supporting special Children and their Relatives and Friends) is a charity based in the New Forest, Hampshire which organise regular term time clubs, social and holiday activities for children with special needs and their families.  Children are aged 0 -25 and have a range of disabilities and special needs, such as Down’s Syndrome, autism and cerebral palsy.

There approach is not just to meet the needs of the disabled child, but also to recognise the impact on the whole family, all of whom need fun and support.

The aim to create an inclusive and welcoming environment in which disabled children and their siblings feel comfortable and able to participate in a wide range of activities, and where adults and carers can enjoy meeting others in similar situations to themselves.   

Our term-time clubs include a Drama Club, a Youth Club and a Saturday morning Multi Sports Club.  During the school holidays we run a programme of activities for children with special needs as well as their siblings to take part in (with parents/carers staying for holiday activities).
Scarf is a parent-led charity.    


Through the support of EnergiseMe, yBall will be running session throughout the year.


yBall  a fun based, catch and pivot, non-impact sport played to music. 

A blend of American football & Netball.
We  feel  it  can  make  a  difference  at  all  level with  our  all-inclusive gender/ ages style  of  game-play, 
a  local  and  fresh  twist  to  the  sporting  norm.


As seen on TV, Played by the England Rugby & Football team in there training sessions.

And once again the England Rugby team are off to a flying start.

yBall is great for hand to eye skills, speed, plus movement within any game.

The first taster session,



Energise Me exists to beat inactivity. Evidence shows that even a small amount of regular physical activity or sport can make a significant difference to the wellbeing of the people and the communities we serve; so we want to help you get up and get moving.

The EnergiseMe objectives

To promote community participation in sport and healthy recreation for the benefit of everyone living in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.  They want to secure a healthier, brighter future for all our communities.

How are they going to do this:

  • By working with and through local agencies to increase levels of participation in sport and physical activity.
  • Promoting and providing programmes and services for sport, recreation, physical activity, informal education and other leisure time activities for healthy recreation.
  • Promoting and providing facilities and services for recreational, sporting or other leisure time activities in the interests of the people of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight – whoever they are and whatever their needs.
  • Improving and maintaining good health and well-being through participation in healthy recreation.
  • Promoting and providing education, training and coaching courses which promote physical health and fitness.
  • Facilitating and providing impact evaluation, performance measurement and intelligence on sport, recreation, physical activity and wider health and well-being for the benefit of our communities and the people in them.

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      Strategy :

Wants everybody to experience the benefits that taking part in sport and physical activity brings, including:

  • Mental wellbeing
  • Physical wellbeing
  • Individual development
  • Economic development
  • Social and community development.


People take part in sport and physical activity in different ways, with many doing a range of activities.

From traditional team sports to activities like walking or going to the gym.

At yBall we are building a sport that caters for everyone.

 a new team sport that anyone can participant in.



Over the year the game has been involved, with many groups able bodied, and non able bodied. 

With players as young as 7yrs to nearly 60. We are committed to the drive, of an ACTIVE NATION.



Benefits that taking part in sport and physical activity brings, including:

  • Mental wellbeing
  • Physical wellbeing
  • Individual development
  • Economic development
  • Social and community development.      

    What is yBall?

    yBall focuses on Fun in sports

    yBall  is a catch and pivot, non- impact sport. We feel it can make a difference at all level with our all-inclusive gender/ ages style of game-play, a local and fresh twist to the sporting norm.

    In short, the yBall game is a hybrid combination of  American football, netball and Ozi Rule that provides an intense yet intuitive game that everyone can enjoy. Playable by all and on any terrain it is designed to embrace existing sports enthusiasts and people less keen on activities.

    Sessions every Wednesday outside by the Littledown Astro  pitch 19.00/20.00



A storming week, so far with yBall sports.

Tuesday was the second visit, to New Milton Rec. with Fourteen player of all ages, some mums playing with there children, and some teenagers.

Wednesday would see yBall at Bournemouth University delivering session to 60+, NCS Students. athen finishing the night at the littledown Astro pitches, again playing yball in the Community. Shout out go’s too Elsa Jo Reggie,  Sam, Issac, Iwona, Tomek, Dawidowicz, Monika, Kinga, Ogorek, Nicola, Maja a great night played at a good pace.


 Sport England has launched its new strategy today, Towards an Active Nation, 

More than one in four people in England (28 per cent) do less than 30 minutes of physical activity a week. But research shows that those who do the least activity stand to benefit the most, even if it’s just small changes like gentle jogging, swimming or playing rounders in the park.

As well as continuing to support people who already play sport, there will be a much greater emphasis on groups who are typically much less active such as women, disabled people and those from lower-socio-economic backgrounds. 

Being active helps towards Physical and mental welbeing  Sport can bring communities together, improve physical and mental wellbeing and make a significant contribution to the economy. 

A healthier, happier nation. As well as getting inactive people involved we want to give children a great experience of sport at an early age, encouraging them to participate through life and enjoy all the positives sport brings.” In the new strategy to get children and young people active from the age of five.

Most of us in England took part in sport and physical
activity at some point last year But for every person who regularly
takes part in sport and physical activity.

There is at least one with good intentions who struggles to convert their motivations
into action.They might buy the trainers or sign up for an event but never turn up. Or they might get stuck in sport’s revolving door,sometimes in but just as often out, knocked off course by everyday influences like the weather, an unpredictable work pattern or a single missed session. Critically, many of them come from the under-represented groups that Sporting Future highlights.          
yBall  is  a  catch  and  pivot, non- impact  fun based sport . 

We  feel  yBall  can  make  a  difference  at  all  level with  our  all-inclusive  mixed team style  of  game-play, 
a  local  and  fresh  twist  to  the  sporting  norm.

yBall  is a hybrid combination of  American football, netball and Ozi Rule that provides an intense yet intuitive game that everyone can enjoy, plus played to music. Playable by all and on any terrain it’s designed to embrace existing sports enthusiasts and for the less keen on activities. 

Why yBall.

Because both 
England Rugby & England Football,
Use yBall in there training system.
as seen on TV.






Over the years, through playing yBall we have met some fantastic students and each and every one has some value to add to the lives of others, But they don’t even know it as yet until they jump onto the NCS train.

NCS For Your Teen

NCS is proven to have a massive impact on young people’s lives.

Jermain’s Story

“I loved NCS – going away in the summer, getting to meet new friends. Being able to speak in front of people was very daunting to me at a young age, NCS has

developed that skill of confidence.”

Jade’s Story

“She met some wonderful people which she’s still in contact with now, like a big family! She came back from that a very confident person. I’m proud,
extremely proud”.

Karen, parent of Jade, NCS grad

yBall will be at the littedown tonight at 17.00/18.00

First session is free




The yBall team will be launching, their new community sessions of games on the recreation grounds, every Tuesday evening, this month at 17.00/18.00 


Please come on down and show your support, to your community.  

It’s going to be fun and games, with some music thrown in 



The Bournemouth University Relays team, plus the yBall team, will entertain around 150 students from NCS, with team building games, a tour of the university, and a full day of yBall games. Running from 9.00/ 15.30 

Then later Tonight the yBall season kick off at the Littledown Bournemouth.



The bumper family fun weekend returns to Bournemouth in July, providing families and visitors with a jumbo weekend of free entertainment and activities to look forward to.

On Saturday 28 July 2018 the Bumper Family Fun Weekend kicks off beside the seaside at Bournemouth Pavilion. Hosted on the theatre’s outdoor terrace, it promises a fun-filled day for all the family.


“The Bournemouth Pavilion Family Fun Day will entertain both the little and big kids among us, says event organiser Paul Griffiths.

“With lots of free activities for local families and visitors alike. I’m particularly looking forward to a great day on the terrace”.

There will be plenty for little ones to get involved with, from dance and drama workshops led by Pavilion Dance South West and Pavilion Youth Theatre to Terrace Tales – an interactive storytelling performance with our nautical storytellers Pirate Polly, Mermaid Molly and Scuba Stan.

A children’s entertainer and inflatable pirateship will be there for children to play on. And a variety of stalls offering an array of things to buy and see will be on display, including face painting and arts and crafts.

Live music will be playing throughout the day with tasty food and refreshments served from the Terrace Café. The Bournemouth Pavilion Family Fun Day will be bursting with lots of great things to see and do.

On Sunday 29 July 2018 the fun continues at Littledown Park. Event organiser, Natalie McMullen  adds;

“New attractions at Littledown this year will include again ; yBall on the Astro Pitch Little Landies for the children to drive, the 360° Science Dome show featuring volcanoes, you can meet Dino the dinosaur plus Minky Moos are bringing along Kylo Ren, Princess Leia as well as Superheroes and Princesses. There will be Nerf Wars and a Mini Big Top with an ariel hoop for all ages to try, along with slacklining and a tumble run, plus the chance to learn circus skills. Football coaching and a shoot out from Littledown Juniors will also be available, or try our free family classes including Zumba, Circuits and Yoga. Plus, there’s new fairground inflatable attractions.”

There will be returning favourites as well including; the Inflatable Zone, Zorb Football, Battle Zone Archery, a Falconry Display, Crazy Creatures, Sand Art and Clay Workshops, amazing martial arts, gymnastic and dance displays.

For the foodies amongst us Natalie adds:

“There will be delicious food including wood fired pizza, Mexican street food, hog roast, bratwurst sausage stall, gourmet burgers, crêpes, waffles, and milkshakes.”

Clockwork Jukebox will be returning this year playing an eclectic mix of classic and contemporary hits from the past and present live on the terrace.

For an up to date list of attractions and further information visit Facebook: Littledown Family Fun Day 2018 and Bournemouth Pavilion Family Fun Day.

Admission to both events is free, however there are charges for refreshments and some activities.