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

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

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

Hotel group signs with Cherries for fifth year

AFC Bournemouth has signed up a leading local business for a fifth consecutive season. Village Hotel Club Bournemouth is continuing its partnership with the Cherries as Regional Supporters for the 2018/19 season. AFC Bournemouth partnerships manager Amy Brunton said:  “We are delighted to have Village Hotel Club Bournemouth back on board with us for a fifth year in succession. “We … Read More

Beales kick off extended deal with Cherries

Long-established department store Beales is kicking off a second consecutive year of sponsorship with AFC Bournemouth. Beales Department Stores is extending its relationship with the Premier League club by continuing as official partner of AFCB’s Community Sports Trust. The store, established in the town in 1881 and still trading on the original site, is sponsoring the Bournemouth region of Premier … Read More

AFC Business scores with World Cup event

More than 150 football fans congregated at AFC Bournemouth’s Vitality Stadium to watch England play Belgium in the World Cup as part of a social event organised by AFC Business, the club’s commercial arm, and local digital marketing agency Bespoke 4 Business Despite the disappointing result, business folk from throughout the region enjoyed curry and drinks laid on in the … Read More

Play on the pitch at AFC Bournemouth

Business people are getting a once-in-a-year, exclusive chance to play on the hallowed turf of AFC Bournemouth’s Vitality Stadium. AFC Business, the club’s commercial arm, is staging its annual Play On The Pitch five-a-side tournament on May 18. The popular event will see dozens of players emulating the likes of Jermaine Defoe and Lewis Cook by competing in a series … Read More