Residents of Care South’s The Fearnes residential home in Bournemouth paid a visit to AFC Bournemouth’s Goldsands Stadium last week.
Residents were given a full tour of the stadium, where they had the chance to sit in the terraces, stand in the players’ tunnel and try out the Manager’s and coaches’ seats and the substitutes’ bench.
The tour was finished off with coffee and biscuits in the boardroom.
Karen Taylor, Home Manager at The Fearnes said: “The residents thoroughly enjoyed their trip to the Goldsands Stadium last week. We were made to feel very welcome by the AFC Bournemouth team, who spent a lot of time chatting with the residents about the history of the club and its recent successes.”
The tour comes as a result of an exciting partnership deal signed earlier this year between Care South and AFC Bournemouth Community Sports Trust. Working with the Trust, Care South residents, service users and staff enjoy regular activities led by the AFC Bournemouth Community Sports Trust, including walking football, the Extra Time scheme, the opportunity to meet players, visits to the Goldsands Stadium and matchday hospitality at AFC Bournemouth games.
Steve Cuss, Head of the AFC Bournemouth Community Sports Trust, said: “We were delighted to welcome the residents from The Fearnes to the Goldsands Stadium last week. We really enjoyed showing them around and listening as some of them talked about their memories of earlier visits to watch AFC Bournemouth play.
“We are just at the beginning of the partnership with Care South, but it is already off to a successful start, with a number of projects already underway.”