Back to college for star defender Chris

Cherries star defender Chris Mepham joined in with young players at the latest Premier League Kicks session staged by the Premier League club. Project ambassador Chris attended a session for 15 participants on the 3G pitches at Vitality Stadium. Chris got involved by giving the teams a motivational talk, oversaw the five-a-side games and took part in a Q&A session … Read More

Business opportunities with Cherries

AFC Bournemouth is inviting businesses to explore partnership opportunities with the Premier League club. Amy Brunton, the club’s Partnerships Manager, told guests at the AFC Business Spring Barbecue that many and varied options were available. She said: “The football season may be coming to a close, but for the club’s commercial side it is the busiest time of the year … Read More

Doing the business for business

More than 50 business leaders and owners attended a special annual event held by Dorset’s voice of business. The Business Partner Dinner celebrates close links with the Dorset Chamber of Industry & Commerce (DCCI), now in its 70th year. It is the second consecutive year that the DCCI, with 720 members, marked a record level of partnerships. There are two … Read More

University on the ball with AFC Bournemouth

Businesses in Dorset could take a leaf out of AFC Bournemouth’s book and draw upon the skills of Bournemouth University’s students and academics. More than 70 businessmen and women heard how BU provides the Premier League club with expertise across a range of disciplines. That included a testing time 11 years ago when the Cherries could barely pay staff before … Read More

New signings at soccer school

AFC Bournemouth players Dominic Solanke and Nathaniel Clyne surprised almost 150 children at the Community Sports Trust’s latest soccer school. The Bournemouth sessions, which run throughout every half term and school holiday, are sponsored by printers CMP Print, based in Poole. After a day filled with drills, shooting practise and small-sided games, the two players arrived to give out prizes … Read More

Boss Eddie says school visits keep his stars grounded

AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has spoken of how visits to the community keep his star players grounded. The Cherries boss was keynote speaker at the annual Chairman’s Luncheon held at the club’s Vitality Stadium. Eddie told his audience of businesspeople in the Bubbles Champagne Lounge: “Being a Premier League player is a wonderful thing, but it’s like a bubble … Read More

Surman talks internet safety at school

To mark this week’s global Safer Internet Day, AFC Bournemouth vice-captain Andrew Surman was a special guest at a Bournemouth school to talk about the importance of staying safe online. He headed to Bournemouth Collegiate School along with the AFC Bournemouth Community Sports Trust to help deliver the popular Connect with Care project on the subject and hand out prizes … Read More

Cherries star Lewis earns pupils’ respect

AFC Bournemouth midfielder Lewis Cook thrilled year five pupils at Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School by coaching them in the value of respect. Corpus Christi in Boscombe is the latest school to benefit from the club’s Citizenship & Respect programme, which is delivered by AFC Bournemouth’s self-funding, non-profit Community Sports Trust and supported by Goadsby. Independent estate agency Goadsby, which … Read More