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

Keeper Asmir talks to AFC Business Breakfast

  AFC Bournemouth goalkeeper Asmir Begović has told the region’s business leaders how his charity foundation and academy helps strengthen links between football and business. The giant Bosnian, capped 62 times by his country, was one of the keynote speakers at January’s popular AFC Business Breakfast event at the club’s Vitality Stadium. More than 100 people attended the first business … Read More

Star Dion heads for Cherries’ sporting dinner

Former England footballer turned TV presenter Dion Dublin will be the guest speaker at AFC Bournemouth’s next Sporting Dinner. He will be joined at the club’s Vitality Stadium on Thursday March 21 by England rugby union star Danielle ‘Nolli’ Waterman. The evening, sponsored by Frettens Solicitors, will be hosted by stand-up comedian Dominic Holland and tickets for the event are … Read More

Festive fare as AFC Business turns nine

AFC Business has celebrated its ninth anniversary with a Christmas lunch at AFC Bournemouth’s Vitality Stadium. More than 100 entrepreneurs, decision-makers and businesspeople sat down to turkey and all the trimmings in the club’s Champions Top Floor restaurant AFC Business, the free to join business club with almost 1,800 members, is the engine for all the club’s commercial activities. The … Read More

Cherries stars join Premier League Kicks youngsters

Cherries duo Jefferson Lerma and Diego Rico have joined in with more than 40 young players at the latest Premier League Kicks session at Mudeford Wood Community Centre in Christchurch. Run by the AFC Bournemouth Community Sports Trust, the sessions – which are free of charge, open to all and held across the area – welcome young players on a … Read More

Inspiring wiring

Almost 100 delegates attended an important seminar organised by Wessex Electricals during Electrical Fire Safety Month.