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Who is Bournemouth Poppies?

The club was founded on 11 September 1875, and is one of the oldest clubs in the country being founder Members of the Football Association, the Hampshire F.A. and the Bournemouth F.A. They were also founder members of the Hampshire League and up to joining the Wessex League in 1986 had spent their entire existence in the Hampshire League, except for a short spell at the turn of the century. The club played the second game in the inaugural Hampshire League campaign of 1896/97, going down 1-0 to Ryde Sports on 12 September 1896. The club eventually finished sixth in an eight team League. The club has had three homes during its history with their first ground being at a place called East Common near the railway station.

These grounds are also known as Vitality Stadium for sponsorship. It acts as the football stadium and is the home base of one of England’s top football clubs Bournemouth Poppies. This field has held other names in the past such as Goldsands Stadium, Fitness First Stadium and Seward Stadium. It is at Kings Park, Bournemouth in Dorset, BH7 7AF, England. The field measures one hundred and five meters by seventy-eight meters, and its surface is grass. Owned by Structadene, the area has a capacity of eleven thousand three hundred and sixty. It got opened in the year 1910 and underwent renovation in 2001. Bournemouth Poppies has rented the place since 1910 until the present day. This field has a rich history appreciated by both the football clubs that use it as well as the spectators who flock to the stadium now and then to watch their favorite teams go head to head.


Enjoy a Home game at Bournemouth

FROM THE NORTH AND EAST 
A338 from Ringwood – Take the second exit; signed A3060 Wimborne, going under the road you`ve just left. Stay on this road passing Castlepoint Shopping Centre (on your right). Cross one roundabout and continue on this road until you reach a second roundabout, just after passing a pub called the “Horse & Jockey” on your left, keeping in the nearside lane. Take the exit marked A347, Redhill Avenue, and pass Redhill Common on your right. Go round the one way system just after the Fire Station and continue on the A347 turning left at the filter with the pub “The Ensbury Park Hotel” immediately to your front. Turn left at the next set of traffic lights into Victoria Avenue, and then third right into Namu Road, turning right at the end into a lane for the ground entrance.


FROM THE WEST 
A35 from Poole – Take the A3049 Dorset Way, passing Tower Park (which is hidden from view) on your right, at the next roundabout take the second exit, and then first exit at the next roundabout, taking up a position in the outside lane. At the next roundabout (with a pub called the “Mountbatten Arms” on your right), take the third exit, Wallisdown Road A3049. Go through the shopping area of Wallisdown across two roundabouts. At the third one take the first exit, you will see the ground on your right as you approach the pelican crossing. At the traffic lights turn right into Victoria Avenue, and then third right into Namu Road, turning right at the end into a lane for the ground entrance.


Blogposts and News

Brading Town 2-3 Bournemouth Poppies

Brading Town 2-3 Bournemouth Poppies

Our impressive form against the Romans continued in today`s game, making it nine from nine wins-although we were made to hang on a little at the end. Kicking uphill towards the clubhouse end in the opening half we took the game to our hosts and dominated the half. Our first attack on two minutes saw a curling shot from Saadi headed away by a defender with McCormack already having made a dive, however within a minute we had taken an early lead. The ball fell nicely to Sanderson some 25 yards out and he fired the ball goalwards, it took a slight defection to go past McCormack. Five minutes on, and Gary Langrish was sent on his way from a superbly weighted pass from Beckett. The cross in to Swann saw the defender get in a fine tackle to deny the opportunity. In the tenth minute we had an attack broken up for a free kick. Saadi took it, but Brading stepped up at just the right moment (for them) to catch us offside, and within a minute Saadi had another free kick from a similar position but on this occasion it was just too far ahead of our strikers.
Our Best Starting XI

Our Best Starting XI

FC Bournemouth, also known as The Cherries, is a professional football club with its base set in Bournemouth. It takes part in the Premier League and is one of the best football clubs in the English football league. Their ground, the Dean Court, has a capacity of eleven thousand three hundred and sixty. This highly successful football team relies on the hard work of their coach as well as the team players and together, they deliver exceptional results.
Our fans in Australia

Our fans in Australia

Having lived in Bournemouth for at least twenty decades before I made a move to Australia for work, I felt lost without my home team Bournemouth FC. I lived hoping for a day when I would be back at the Dean Grounds cheering my team on surrounded by other like-minded people and it is in this hope that the idea of a Fan Club struck me. I looked around and found other people from Bournemouth who were as into the team as I was and together, we came up with a group. Currently, we have fifty members of our fan club, and we hope that this number grows in the coming years. All our activities gear towards cheering our team on and helping them in any way that we can. Our fan base keeps growing over time, and in the coming years, we will be in a position to produce magazines, organize trips to Bournemouth and acquire tickets at discounted prices. Join us today and be part of the team.
Origins of football in Bournemouth

Origins of football in Bournemouth

Bournemouth FC is a professional football club that plays in the English Premier League and got formed in the year 1890. Then, it was known as Boscombe St John’s Institute Football Club. Nine years later, they changed their name to Boscombe FC. They subsequently modified their name to Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic Football Club in 1923. AFC Bournemouth, the name they currently go by, got settled on in 1972. Since 2010, this team has played at Dean Court, and their home colors are shirts with black and red stripes and black socks and shorts. A century into their formation, this team holds a lot of promise for the future.

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