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What BSFA can offer your child

The BSFA Academy offers your child a unique opportunity, whether it’s a regular weekly after school session or an action-packed holiday camp week in the school holidays BSFA will create a fun, exciting and enjoyable environment to learn all aspects of the game. Your children will love being expertly coached by very experienced ex Professional footballers filled with lots of fun and games.

 We will also teach the technical and tactical aspects of the game through skill practices like Penalty shootouts, crossbar challenges, conditioned games and small-sided matches. Each session will be for boys and girls of all abilities with a possible progression in to an elite academy based on selection.
All sessions will be age specific and carefully selected on ability to ensure your child is active at all times.

It is important that all coaches are DBS checked, hold an up to date Welfare Safeguarding certificate and have completed and hold an up to date First Aid Trained certificate. We like to think that once you have dropped your child off you can have peace of mind knowing your son or daughter will be safe and looked after.

Medals and Certificates are a regular activity and will be awarded to the children that the coaches feel tried hard, listened and performed well. These achievements include Best Attitude, Player of the Day, Goal of the Day, Player of the Week, Most Improved and many more.

We like to think that we have the complete package for every child, whether your child has never kicked a ball before or they are looking to progress and improve on what they have already achieved at grass roots level? We can help take your child to the next level.

We have strong links to many Professional Football clubs in particular AFC Bournemouth, where all our coaches are involved in some capacity. With every coach having played a combined total of 938 appearances for AFC Bournemouth it remains our priority to recommend players to a club that is close to our hearts. We have already seen a few BSFA players progress into the Academy, Elite ID and ID Centre.

Brian Stock: Lead Coach for AFCB Elite ID under 8’s
James Hayter: Lead Coach for AFCB Elite ID under 7’s
Shaun Cooper: Coach for AFCB ID Centre
Alan Connell: Coach for AFCB Academy under 12’s

Every coach has experienced exactly what your child is going through and have been fortunate to live that dream…
We strongly believe that all our coaching has to be fun and engaging, that way every child will Listen, Learn and Improve when we have their attention.

We would like to thank all the children that have attended so far and also the parents for their kind feedback, some of which you can see below….

For more information please contact Brian


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BSFA Summer Camp Success

So after 3 amazing weeks our BSFA summer camps have unfortunately come to an end. We have seen many children during that time having fun, making friends, improving individually and playing with a smile.


We reflect on what has been an incredible start for BSFA. We are delighted with the amount of children that have attended and those that kept coming back which reflects all the positive feedback we received from many parents.


BSFA have many people to thank for the recent success, we are very grateful for the use of the excellent facilities at Queen Elizabeth School, the staff were always very helpful and made our time there a smooth and successful one.


Elite Skills Arena supplied us with their state of the art technology which the children really enjoyed and benefitted from. Having the full ICON and competition on the last week rounded off a superb first partnership with one another.


We were also treated with the appearance of AFCB star Junior Stanislas, we would like to say a big thank you for taking the time out to come and present some medals to all the star struck children.


Again i have to thank all the coaches for all their hard work during the August camps, we were tested at times with weather, accidents, our organised water fights, tying many shoe laces and many multiple questions from the children haha….


We decided to launch BSFA this summer during the school holidays after all the coaches attended their UEFA B coaching courses. We have had many questions regarding future after school sessions, birthday parties, adults training and one to one sessions….

The cameras were there to film our first ever BSFA Summer Camp so please check it out…

The Summer Camps were just the beginning, we have something very unique in that all our fully qualified coaches are ex-professional footballers and have enjoyed great careers.
Soon we will be releasing venues, dates & times for:

After School Sessions

Elite Training

October Half Term camp

And the possibility of including professional coaching for adults (evening)


A huge thank you to everyone that has already attended a BSFA session, we hope to see you and anyone else that would like to enjoy one of our sessions very soon….

Many Thanks

Brian and the Team

Who has made it into the B.S.F.A France Euro 2016 dream team?

BSFA’s Dream Team of Euro 16

B.S.F.A have chosen their best eleven players so far from France 2016…. See who has made it and why!!


GK: Manuel Neuer: For me Neuer is still the best goal keeper in the world, he never conceded a goal in the qualifying stages and kept 4 clean sheets conceding only 3 goals throughout the whole competition, one coming from the penalty spot from Italian defender Leonardo Bonnucci.


CB: Leonardo Bonnucci: Bonnucci has had a great tournament and will no doubt attract attention from the big clubs this summer. He has been solid as a rock in the heart of the Italian defence alongside Giorgio Chiellini. He managed clean sheets against Belgium, Sweden and two-time reigning European Champions Spain.


CB: Ashley Williams: The captain and heart beat of a very brave and determined Welsh team. Someone who wears his heart on his sleeve and gives everything he has. Im surprised the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, Man Utd or Man City have not tried to sign Ashley. He is quick, aggressive, powerful and a born leader!


CB: Jerome Boateng: Up until the game vs Italy Jerome Boating never put a foot wrong. His unfortunate hand ball lead to the consequent penalty but before that he was impeccable. Keeping 4 clean sheets, his passing, aerial & physical presence was why Germany conceded only 3 goals before they were knocked out by France.


MF: Toni Kroos: There are a few contenders for this position, the likes of Kante, Modric, Ozil etc but for me Kroos is a joy to watch, he controlled every game Germany played. His range of passing is incredible and never gives the ball away.


MF: Aaron Ramsey: The Welsh team captured the hearts of the footballing world with their passion and Aaron Ramsey was one of the reasons why. His work rate, passing & runs in behind caused teams major problems throughout the tournament. He can turn defence in to attack in an instant and was a player Wales missed badly in the semi-finals. A special mention to his team mate Joe Allen, again incredible work rate to match his ability he too deserves a lot of credit for Wales successful tournament!


MF: Paul Pogba: A lot expectation was put on the shoulders of Paul Pogba before Euro 2016 and for such a young player he has lived up to that expectation. He has guided France to the finals and you can see why Manchester United are lining up a world record bid for his services. Although its not the best business in the world considering Manchester United let go Paul Pogba for nothing 4 years ago!!


MF: Dimitri Payet: Arguably for me the player of the tournament and to think he has only just broke into the national team the last year is amazing! He has had a terrific year at West Ham and brought that form with him to Euro 2016. He has a natural ability that I’m sure every football fan in the world will admire. Scoring 3 goals and gaining 2 assists Dimitri Payet will go very close to winning the player of the tournament and West Ham have a job on their hands to keep him.


ST: Cristiano Ronaldo: Ronaldo needs no introduction, although it took him 2 games to get going he has gone on to show the world why he is one of the best players ever to play the game. He is the focal point of Portugal’s success and continues to score every type of goal. His bullet header vs Wales optimised just how powerful Ronaldo is. He has scored 3 goals, gained 2 assists and guided his team to the final.


ST: Antoine Griezmann: He has had a great season with Athletico Madrid and a lot of clubs will of been keeping a close eye on him during Euro 2016. He is quick, sharp and caused teams major problems with his movement. He has delivered for France throughout the tournament with his goals and helped guide France to the final. The top goal scorer of the competition with 6 goals and also 2 assists, along with Payet he too will have a great chance of winning the player of the tournament.


ST: Gareth Bale: Before the tournament Wales were regarded as a one man team in Gareth Bale. I think not only has Bale showed just why he is one of the best players in the world but also that Wales are a complete team. Like Ramsey his work ethic rubs off on the other players. His performance against Russia was one of the best I’ve seen at Euro 2016 and his free kicks have been the talk of many commentator throughout the tournament. He has given everything for his country and to think he still only 26 years old is incredible! The future certainly looks bright not only for him but for Welsh football too.


How does this compare to your dream team, would love to hear your thoughts…..

BSFA Summer Camps Announced

BSFA have this week launched their brand new Summer Holiday Camps.
There will be 3 camps throughout August running from Monday to Friday 9:00am – 3:30pm.

Boys and Girls of all abilities aged between 5 – 12 years old are welcome on any of the days and have made it as flexible as possible ranging from full week bookings to single days to even half days.

HALF DAY – £8 (9:00am – 12.30pm)
FULL DAY – £16 (9:00am – 3:30pm)
FULL WEEK – £64 discount saving of £16 (5 days for the price of 4 & to be paid in advance).

Children will have a unique opportunity to work with fully qualified ex-professional footballers such as Brian Stock, Alan Connell, James Hayter and Shaun Cooper in a fun filled environment with lots of games, prizes and guest presentations.
Every coach will hold an up to date DBS check certificate and will also be first aid trained!!!


For more information or any questions you may have please do not hesitate to contact us.

You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram (brianstockacademy) to see the latest news and announcements.

WelshFa Uefa B candidates

UEFA B with the Welsh FA

Having represented Wales at both senior and U21 level during my Professional career it felt right to join the Uefa B coaching course down in Newport with the WelshFA. Having previously experienced a similar coaching course in England i was prepared in my mind of what to expect. How wrong that proved to be!!!
I knew i needed the qualifications and training to progress into coaching but i wanted to be able to coach in my own style with my own thoughts and ideas.

Wales logo and uefa logo

With many applying only 22 candidates were allowed onto the course, ranging from past & present footballers to coaches, managers, sports scientists and analysts.
Many household names included Peter Crouch, Ahmed Hossam (Mido), Ryan Shawcross, Titus Bramble, Ian Walker, Danny Collins, Andy Payton, John Whitney, Darel Russell Stuart Fleetwood and Andy Rose.


Now its no secret to the football world the recent success of the Welsh National Football team, Was it luck? Was it down to Gareth Bale? Now don’t get me wrong Gareth Bale is a genius and his performances have guided the team to France but the next 8 days were to convince me that this process started a long time ago and that the slogan #TOGETHERSTRONGER is evident not only in the players and staff but as a nation!

Wales qualified for France 2016 with the slogan Together Stronger

After the impressive introduction we were told what to expect, my doubts were instantly squashed when they mentioned the style in how they teach to coach, they said “We give you all the tools and the framework, you create your own philosophy”.

We had 8 days of intense training some days from 7am to 10pm, our days were filled with everything you could think of to become not only a better coach but a person as well.
Some of the many topics included:

  • First Aid Awareness
  • Growth & Maturation
  • Physical Development
  • Coaching Styles
  • Game Analysis
  • Mental preperation
  • Presentation Skills
  • Child Welfare
  • Pratical Coaching
  • Planning Sessions
  • Tactical Formations

From the first day to the last i couldn’t fault a thing, the accommodation at the St Pierre Marriott hotel was first class, every meeting was professional, clear and always engaged the group. One of the most important topics in my eyes was the FIRST AID AWARENESS, we all participated and we were given some invaluable information from Kevin Fulthorpe.

Brian Stock and other candidates get to grips with the first aid course on their uefa B badges with the welsh fa.

So looking back on a very memorable experience, i revert back to what i said earlier regarding the Welsh National team. Having represented Wales in 2009 the transformation in 7 years has been incredible! With the European 2016 Championships on the horizon every member of staff and even the general public are buzzing.


So was it luck that Wales qualified? Absolutely no chance, this process started a long time ago, I believe there are some key influences over that time period from the late Gary Speed to present boss Chris Coleman. Wales Technical Director and assistant manager Osian Roberts has influenced the same process right through every age group so its not only the senior players representing their country that have the same mentality and tactics its reinforced right through the system so the transition to senior level will be seamless.

Gary Speed, Chris Coleman and Osian Roberts have influenced welsh football over the years.

I can now see why the likes of Thierry Henry, Patrick Viera, Roberto Martinez and Marcel Desailly all decided to do their coaching badges in Wales, i received incredible information that in my 19 years as a player i have never had, i learned how to coach from imaginative staff and throughout a very intense 8 days i cannot thank the Welsh FA, Osian Roberts, Carl Darlington and his team enough. The future certainly looks very bright for Welsh football.
I feel i have my own paintbrush, paint and blank canvas….. Now its up to me to go paint my own picture!

Good luck in the Euros…… #TOGETHERSTRONGER

Euro 2016 in France