AFC Bournemouth were pleased to deliver a unique Premier League Kicks session with REIDsteel in Christchurch.

French midfielder Romain Faivre, picture far right in the photograph, and assistant first team coach Steve Fletcher took part in the session and spent time with youngsters participating.

Our operations director Donna Campo and buyer Naomi Bodman watched the action unfold at Mudeford Wood Community Centre.

The Premier League Kicks project with AFC Bournemouth offers free football and additional opportunities to more than 1,000 young people locally every year.

Donna told afcbTV: “It’s really important for us to give back.

“We’ve been at our home in Christchurch for over 50 years and, although we export all around the world, our base is still really important to us.

“We have employees that live locally and others that have grown up here so it’s really important that we do something in this area. We’re really proud to play our part in the success of the sessions.”

Naomi added: “It’s really great that we are able to put these sessions on specifically in the Christchurch area, and provide that opportunity for local young people.

“It’s really good to see them running around, girls and boys, getting the fresh air.”

Since the initiative was launched in 2006, more than half a million young people have benefited on a national level with Premier League Kicks.

Steve Cuss, head of community at AFC Bournemouth, said: “REIDsteel are a really strong partner for us and allow us to continue our Premier League Kicks sessions.

“Premier League Kicks is really important in getting youngsters out at the weekend and in the evenings so we are really grateful to them.”

Sessions take place at Mudeford Wood Community Centre on a Wednesday between 4pm and 5pm for ages 8-10, and between 5pm and 6pm for ages 11-14.

There is no pre-registration needed for any of the sessions, as they all operate on a turn-up-and-play basis.

(Picture: AFC Bournemouth)