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10 04, 2024

On the ball with AFC Bournemouth

2024-04-11T10:57:04+01:00April 10th, 2024|Categories: News|Tags: , |

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 […]

24 05, 2023

Premier League Kicks is a winner with REIDsteel

2023-05-24T16:53:48+01:00May 24th, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , |

AFC Bournemouth duo Antoine Semenyo and Steve Fletcher were the star attractions at a special session of REIDsteel-sponsored Premier League Kicks in Christchurch.

Striker Semenyo and Cherries legend and first team coach Fletcher took part in the event at Mudeford Wood Community Centre.

The pair also conducted an enlightening question-and-answer session when Semenyo was asked about his maiden Premier League goal which came against Leeds.

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

Sessions take place at Mudeford Wood Community Centre between 4pm and 5pm on Wednesdays for ages 8-10 and between 5pm and 6pm for ages 11-14. There is no pre-registration required as they all operate on a turn-up and play basis. Some 59 children have taken part since last October.

Donna Campo, operations director at REIDsteel, headed down to watch the session with colleagues Lisa Cherett, Lee Stevens and Peter Reid.

Donna said: “We have sponsored this campaign for the past season and a half, and we became involved because community is really at the heart of what we believe.

“Our factory has […]

12 12, 2022

REIDsteel backs Premier League Kicks

2022-12-12T09:49:29+00:00December 12th, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

REIDsteel has sponsored AFC Bournemouth’s Premier League Kicks project in Christchurch for the 2022/23 season.

The initiative offers free football and additional opportunities to over 1,000 young people in the local area every year.

The project is backed by a player ambassador from both the male and female team while staff of REIDsteel will have the opportunity to volunteer at sessions and support community coaches.

Rob Mitchell, commercial director at AFC Bournemouth, commented: “We are delighted that REIDsteel have agreed to sponsor our Premier League Kicks project this season.

“It highlights their commitment to support and enhance the local community, which is something AFC Bournemouth feels passionate about.

“The Premier League Kicks project has already had a massive impact within Christchurch and continues to allow youngsters the opportunity to play football and make new friends.”

Donna Campo, operations director at REIDsteel, said: “As a business with Christchurch at its heart for more than 50 years, we’re proud to support the Premier League Kicks campaign and enable young people in the town to enjoy these exciting sessions.

“AFC Bournemouth’s focus […]

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