AIM Altitude has teamed up with AFC Bournemouth to provide support to young people in the form of free football coaching. September 8th saw the signing of contracts between the aircraft interiors manufacturing company and AFC Bournemouth, the home team of AIM Altitude, which in 2015 successfully made it to the premier league.
Premier League Kicks, is the premier league’s flagship community programme, that uses the power of football and sport to inspire young people. The Community Sports Trusts programme runs every night of the week and AIM Altitude is supporting the Christchurch area on Monday evenings for boys and girls aged 8 – 19, along with fellow aerospace specialist and neighbour on the Aviation Business Park in Bournemouth, Curtis Wright.
Colin Thornton, Group Design and Engineering Director at AIM Altitude, commented: “AIM Altitude is keen to support young people in the local community to help build self-esteem and hope for a brighter future. Our collaboration with AFC Bournemouth is an ideal platform for this to happen.”
Tyrone Mings, who has played for AFC Bournemouth since 2015, is the project ambassador and will work closely with AIM Altitude and Curtis Wright to provide positive roles models and a healthy environment where young people can develop their skills and confidence.
Members of staff at AIM Altitude will also be volunteering to join the training sessions. Natalie Varney, marketing executive at AIM Altitude, said: “This new hands-on collaboration is incredibly exciting. We are keen to see the positive changes that can be made for the youth in our local community and how our own team will thrive, as well as enjoying the opportunity to assist young people in their home town and getting involved in making a difference.”
Mudeford Wood 5-6pm for boys and girls aged 8-13 years of age
Mudeford Wood 6-7pm for boys and girls aged 14-19 years of age