AFC Bournemouth has teamed up with Time Business Systems to inspire young people across the region to adopt a healthy and active lifestyle.
The year-long programme will start in September and be delivered by AFC Bournemouth’s Community Sports Trust in partnership with 22 local schools.
Members of the Cherries first team squad will visit the school children, who will also have the chance to win free match tickets and mascot packages for home games at the Goldsands Stadium.
Pupils will also be asked to design a healthy diet plan for Paul Groves’ side as part of the programme, which will finish with a five-a-side tournament at the end of the season.
Time Business Systems has been a leading provider of digital office equipment and document workflows for the last 15 years. Based in Christchurch, it has had a long standing association with the football club.
Managing director Selwyn Burke said, “As a local company, we are delighted to be given the opportunity to support the club in expanding its community programmes.
“Nowhere is this more important than in our schools, and the timing couldn’t be better. The Olympics has been truly inspiring for the next generation and this
project will certainly go a long way to keeping the momentum going.”
Cherries commercial director Rob Mitchell said, “The timing of the scheme is absolutely perfect, coming off the back of the Olympic Games.
“Hopefully, lots of children in and around the town have been inspired by Team GB and are hoping to become the next Jess Ennis or Mo Farah, and this programme can help them on their way.
“It’s another great initiative from the club and we can’t wait to get started.”
For more information contact head of the Community Sports Trust Steve Cuss on 01202 726 342 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.