Yellow Cherries hit the back of the net

Yellow Cherries hit the back of the net. (l-r) Amy Marks from AFCB, Steve Cuss, AFCB’s Head of Community, Fiona Harwood from Yellow Buses and Cherries’ ace Dan Gosling.

While the football season is now over Cherries’ Community Sport’s Trust will continue to drive safety lessons into schools with the help of Yellow Buses.

AFC Bournemouth’s partnership with the town’s brightest bus company has seen hundreds of local children benefit from the ‘Soccer Safety School’ over the last two seasons.

And it is continuing through the summer term and will kick off again in September and run the whole of next season.

Cherries’ ace Dan Gosling is the ‘player ambassador’ for the safety school that has been developed by Steve Cuss, the club’s Head of Community.

Steve said: “The safety school highlights the risks and dangers that children face when out playing.

“These involve road safety, which is something that Yellow Buses are experts in.

“The Soccer Safety School is designed to engage the children in a fun way – and in all departments!

“It’s been a hugely successful partnership with Yellow Buses and the children have really benefited.”

Dan Gosling said: “Being player ambassador for this project has been very rewarding and hopefully the safety lessons will stay with the children as they get older.

“All the players at Bournemouth started by kicking a ball around outside and we want youngsters today to have that same pleasure, but also to be aware of the dangers.”

Fiona Harwood, from Yellow Buses, said: “We’re looking forward to working with Cherries’ Community Sport’s Trust for a third season.

“The school children thoroughly enjoy it and they are also learning important lessons.”

 

 

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About Yellow Buses:

Yellow Buses operates a fleet of 140 buses and 18 coaches with a staff of over 410. The company carries just under 15m passengers a year with its vehicles operating nearly five million miles across the Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch and East Dorset area. Yellow Buses is part of RATP Group, the world’s fifth largest public transport provider.

RATP Dev

RATP Dev is a RATP group subsidiary set up in 2002 to export the Group’s operation and maintenance knowhow outside the historic network operated by RATP in the Paris region. RATP Dev now operates in 14 countries on four continents (United Kingdom, France, Italy, Switzerland, Algeria, Morocco, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, India, China, South Korea, the Philippines and the USA). In 2015 RATP Dev generated revenue of more than 1.1 billion euros.

 

RATP group

With 14 million passengers every day worldwide, RATP group is the fifth largest urban transport operator in the world. The multimodal network operated by RATP in the Paris region, with its 14 metro lines (including two driverless lines), two regional express network (RER) lines, seven tramway lines, 350 bus lines and shuttle services catering to the region’s two international airports, is the largest of its kind in the world to be managed by a single company.

RATP group can devise, design and implement infrastructure development projects, operate and maintain networks irrespective of the transport mode (metro, regional train, tramway and bus) and develop innovative services to promote mobility such as passenger information, electronic ticketing, pricing and customer marketing. The automation of Paris metro’s Line 1, which was completed at the end of 2012, is a world first and once again has demonstrated the ability of RATP group to complete particularly complex projects.

 

RATP group has a workforce of nearly 60,000 worldwide and in 2015 generated revenue of 5,556 million euros.