Development Centre

Wimborne Town are launching their first ever Development Centre in January 2020. The Centre will start with Under 13, Under 14 & Under 15 age groups.

Matty Holmes Head of the Community programme at Wimborne Town has recently moved away from his First Team Management role to concentrate on the player pathway progression at Wimborne Town and he will oversee the Development Centre Programme with Head of Youth Terry Wateridge, both Matty and Terry have a vast knowledge in Player development.

Trials for places in the new Development Centre will be held over the first weekend of November to select players that will be invited to form the new Development Centre age groups.

Closing Date for entries will be Tuesday 29th October 2019 (please download a Trial Form below).

Wimborne Town begin this exciting new player pathway, developing players in the Wimborne Town philosophy that is set from the first team down into the U19 Development Squad, and into the newly formed Development Centre.

Our qualified coaches will be as follows

Under 13 – Will DaSilva
Will has experience of working within the AFC Bournemouth Academy as an Age group coach.

Under 14s – Matty Holmes
Ex AFC Bournemouth Academy Lead Phase Coach, First Team Manager of Wimborne town FC for 3 seasons, now moved roles to Head the Development and Community programme at the club.

Under 15s – Shane Traynor
Shane has previous Academy coaching experience as an Age Group coach at AFC Bournemouth, also First Team manager at Hamworthy United and recently First Team Coach at Wimborne Town working with Matty.

Cover Coach – Matt Marle
Matt has previously worked with Eastbourne Boro and Welling Utd, Matt is a specialist in sports science and currently coaches within the Wimborne Town Youth set up.

Goalkeeper Coach
Yet to be confirmed – details to follow…


Under 14s Friday 1st November
10.30am to 12.30pm at King George V Playing Field, Ferndown BH22 9EN

Under 15s Friday 1st November
1.30pm to 3.30pm at King George V Playing Field, Ferndown BH22 9EN

Under 13s Saturday 2nd November
10.30am to 12.30pm at King George V Playing Field, Ferndown BH22 9EN

Please watch our promotional video

The Centre is designed to attract players from all local clubs, this centre is a player pathway away from the local grass roots football clubs, and will not interfere playing with your Sunday club.

Players that attend the trial session will be monitored by our coaches, players will be looked at in a training session environment and a game situation over the 2 hour trial.

Once the trials are completed all parents will receive an email to confirm selection or non-selection into the Development Centre. Each Development Centre Age Group will hold a squad of 16 players.

The Development Centre will look to start in January 2020. Sessions will be on a Monday evening once a week from 6.30pm to 8.30pm at Bournemouth University Sports Campus, Chapel Gate, Christchurch BH23 6BL.

This will be a 20 week programme with a game arranged every three weeks to be played on a Saturday.

Development Centre Trial Form

Development Centre Information


Costings for the centre are set competitively with other local centres. The centre will be open from January 2020 to June 2020, this is a 20 week period costing £220.00. Payments can be made in two instalments, with all these details given at a later date.


There will be a £5.00 game fee when attending games that the centre provides, estimated 8 games for the period January to June. One off payment off £65.00 for players training/ match kit.


Before applying to trial, please read through all the information regarding the centre and its costings. Once you are happy to trial please complete the trial form and email back to Matty Holmes as soon as possible to guarantee a place on the trials (Closing Date for entries will be Tuesday 29th October 2019).

Please be aware that we will have only 33 trial places available on each of the age group trial days. Places will be given on first come basis.