Bournemouth FC’s Dan Gosling this afternoon welcomed sixty Dorset schoolchildren to the Coles Miller Soccer Safety School at AFC Bournemouth.
The midfielder is an official player ambassador for the scheme and was at the Goldsands Stadium to watch the 6-7 year-olds from Winton Primary School learn vital tips through the medium of football.
Coles Miller Soccer Safety School helps to safeguard children by teaching them how to recognise and avoid dangers on the road and around the home.
Leading local law firm Coles Miller has teamed up with AFC Bournemouth and the LV=Streetwise interactive safety centre in West Howe for the project.
The Winton youngsters were among more than 1,500 Dorset schoolchildren taking part in the county-wide safety initiative.
Speaking about the scheme, Gosling said: “I’m really pleased to be a player ambassador for the Coles Miller Soccer Safety School.
“The AFC Bournemouth Community Sports Trust does excellent work in the local area with lots of different projects and this one is no different.
“Staying safe while out and about has always been an important thing for children to be aware of and it’s a message I want to help reinforce.
“I was always outside playing football when I was younger and was told that I needed to make sure I stayed safe and made responsible decisions.
He added: “I have only heard good things about the project and the LV=Streetwise centre, so I’m looking forward to getting more involved in the future.”