Over the summer, yBall has been delivering sessions throughout Dorset, to some of our inspirational students in some fantastic school. This summer would yBall at the Littledown family fun day, as we have done for the last three years, with more than 10,000 people coming event. yBall still has strong links with Bournemouth University, running session throughout the summer, one beening NCS,
National Citizen Service engaging with more than 500 stundents over the summer, some. The foucses for the students, was not only playing yBall but to engage in team-building game, a tour of Uni, lecture on the University facilities at BU and AUB, showing students that they can be anything they want to be. yBall has now on board Five RELAYS Ambassadors from Sports Bu these volunteer students working on their degrees, putting theory into practice, with discussions at the end of the sessions.

Again the key focus is FUN, FUN, FUN, through sports, while coaching the core elements within the game.HAND TO EYE SKILL, MOVEMENT, SPACE AWARENESS, TRACKING OF THE BALL, OFFENCE & DEFENCE DECISION MAKING, BUT MAKE IT FUN TO PLAY.

yBall at Tesco

yBall is now embedded in Tesco’s in Bournemouth, This year seeing more inter-department matches, built around team spirit and team building plus focused on mixed-gender teams.

While still running the session with New Milton county council community program, the yBall team have started running a session at EagleWood School, to which we are in our Seventh week, coming to a conclusion at Christmas, and restarting in the new year, with yBall games, team bulding and a new gardening outdoor project.

About Eaglewood School

Eaglewood School is a unique educational provision, providing a safe and supportive environment for young people aged between 7 and 16 years old. We are a school for young people who are finding mainstream education difficult. Young people develop at different times depending on the environment and their experiences. Eaglewood school prides itself on recognising young people’s emotions.
Using detailed assessment packages and specific targeted work, we challenge and teach young people how to manage their emotions whilst maintaining academic progress. Issues can include inadequate social skills, self-awareness, motivation, self-regulation or empathy or any combination of these. This work helps young people develop socially and emotionally to unlock their personal barriers to learning as well as life itself.

OFSTED says in July 2019 “Pupils make strong progress during their time at the school and most are able to successfully return to mainstream schools. Many pupils achieve significant improvements in a relatively short period. The carefully crafted culture of the school and its curriculum enable many pupils to make strong progress in their social and emotional development” (July 2019).


 AFC Bournemouth Elliot​ Head
U9 & U10 Lead Coach

This week the yBall received an email inviting us to deliver a session to the Academy players aged 9-12, at the LeAf Academy. A great opportunity to assist other premiership team find the new talented players for tomorrow, today.


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.
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#BournemouthUniversity #Relays#NCS

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.


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 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.



Working with NCS this summer for the fifth year at Bournemouth University.

For the yBall team the fun start’s again, delivering sessions to more than 200 students.

National Citizen Service (NCS) is an experience you really don’t want to miss. If you’re 15 to 17 years-old, this is your chance to embark on exhilarating challenges, make your mark and build skills for work and life. More than 400,000 young people have already said YES to NCS

Adventure phase 1                                       

Discovery Phase 2

Social Action Phase 3


On phase one, it’s time to challenge yourself!

Living with your team at an outdoor activity centre, you’ll get to know some amazing people and enjoy some quality time away from home.

The best part? You’ll find yourself in a group of 12-15 incredible people you’ve never met before – people who will change your life and whose lives you’ll change.


In your team, you’ll get the chance to take on some adrenaline-fuelled challenges like rock climbing, canoeing, hiking and archery. Even if you’re the biggest scaredy-cat, you’ll be a rock climbin’, zip wirin’, canoe-conquerin’ machine in no time!

Life throw’s you many challenges, and  NCS helps you build new skills for life, with like minded people. Built around you, plus a fantastic team, Come and make new friend’s.


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