AFC Bournemouth has enlisted Paultons Park, a family theme park in Romsey, as its maiden Official Junior Cherries Partner.

This further cements Paultons Park's commitment to nurturing the local young generation and their aspirations for the future.

The partnership aims to facilitate a number of mutual events, inclusive of a junior football competition at Paultons Park later in the year.

Paultons Park strives to be an active contributor to its local community, annually providing considerable community assistance by way of sponsorships, partnerships, and charitable donations.

Catering to family fun, Paultons Park features nearly 80 rides and activities across five themed realms, incorporating the UK's sole Peppa Pig World.

It maintains an average 4.7 star ranking on Google Reviews, and with over 13,000 five-star reviews, is the highest-rated theme park in the UK.

In light of the partnership announcement, Paultons Park and AFC Bournemouth are gifting a day pass for a family of four to Paultons Park, two Junior Cherries memberships, and a £50 AFC Bournemouth Superstore gift card.

Families can participate through the AFC Bournemouth X account.

Rob Mitchell, commercial director at AFC Bournemouth, shared his delight and said: "I’m thrilled that we can work with Paultons Park in an exciting new collaboration between the club and such a well-known and well-loved attraction.

"It’s fantastic to have Paultons Park on board as a Junior Cherries partner, and we look forward to welcoming representatives to our bespoke events throughout the course of the season."

Rob Griffiths, head of marketing and communications at Paultons Park, added: "We are delighted to be officially partnered with AFC Bournemouth Junior Cherries. Engaging with and giving back to our community is important to all of us at Paultons Park.

"The partnership feels like a natural fit, as we share many values with the team at AFC Bournemouth. The Junior Cherries scheme is fantastic for involving young people in sport and we are very proud to be supporting those efforts."