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

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

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

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 partner is jewel in the crown

A family-run concept jewellery and watch business has renewed its partnership with AFC Bournemouth for the sixth consecutive season. Michael Matthews Jewellery Ltd, which has a showroom in Westover Road, is continuing as a regional supporter of the Cherries. The long-established company also sponsors AFC Bournemouth’s Player of the Month award. So it was apt that flying winger Ryan Fraser, … Read More

Food for thought at AFC Business breakfast

Dozens of decision-makers and entrepreneurs gathered at AFC Bournemouth’s Vitality Stadium for the AFC Business November Breakfast event. More than 90 business delegates gathered in the club’s Top Floor Restaurant for the popular networking event. The 7.30am to 10am event was hosted by AFC Bournemouth commercial director Rob Mitchell and partnerships manager Amy Brunton. The event was sponsored by AFC … Read More

Six of the best for Cherries

Specialist broker Alan & Thomas Insurance Group has renewed its partnership with AFC Bournemouth for a sixth successive year. The Cherries’ Official Commercial Insurance Suppliers manage the club’s commercial insurance activities from their head office in Poole. AFC Bournemouth star striker Callum Wilson was on hand to present a commemorative shirt to the company’s Trading Director Mark Hasell at Vitality … Read More

Sporting legends prove the business

Two sporting heroes entertained nearly 150 directors from businesses across Dorset and Hampshire with inspirational stories at the seventh annual AFC Business Directors’ Dinner. Double Olympic gold medal rower and adventurer James Cracknell, 46, was the keynote speaker at the event, held at AFC Bournemouth’s Vitality Stadium. He spoke candidly of the trials and tribulations of being an endurance athlete, … Read More

Company protecting children online signs with Cherries

A Dorset based managed IT service provider helping children to stay safe online, has signed up to support AFC Bournemouth for another season. Bournemouth and London based IT Support Business (ITSB) has renewed its partnership with the Cherries. Under the arrangement ITSB is an official partner of AFC Bournemouth’s self-funding, non-profit Community Sports Trust and sponsors a schools project called … Read More

Cherries link with AECC University College

AFC Bournemouth have announced AECC University College as their Official Player Performance Partner for the 2018/19 season. The University College is a specialist higher education institution based in Parkwood Road, Bournemouth. By offering health science expertise and clinical services, the University College assists the AFC Bournemouth medical team to keep the Premier League club’s’ stars ready for action. The partnership … Read More