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AFC Bournemouth has a partnership with the AECC. The college provides the club with support including treatment and rehabilitation for players and access to its specialist facilities, giving students the opportunity to work with sporting professionals.

AFC Bournemouth Manager Eddie Howe also officially opened the AECC’s open upright MRI scanner facility earlier this year. At the time, he said of the relationship: “Our partnership here has been very beneficial to us, it’s helped us get players back fit quicker and not just the treatment we receive but also the facilities here are first class. It’s been a real benefit to us.”