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.”