New 3G pitch facilities; watch highlights of the official ceremony

Our new 3G pitches at Chapel Gate were officially opened to students and members of the public at a special celebration ceremony on 23 November 2023. Please take a look at this short video to find out how the pitches are benefitting those in the local area.

Throughout the day, we spoke to a number of people who were involved behind the scenes, such as Helen Palmer, Head of Sport & Culture at Bournemouth University (BU); Dean Potter, Head of Grant Management at the Football Foundation and Jim Andrews, Chief Operating Officer at BU.

We were also delighted to talk with Emiliano Marcondes, AFC Bournemouth player, Fiifi Asafu-Adjaye, President of the Men’s Rugby team at BU and Holly Humphreys, AFC Bournemouth player, to find out what the new community pitch means to them and the wider community.