The Bournemouth University ladies football team received the star treatment on a special day with the AFC Bournemouth Community Sports Trust.
The squad started with a training session on the club’s state of the art 3G pitches, working with the Trust’s coaches on all aspects of their game.
They then got the chance to put their questions to first team stars Andrew Surman and Marc Pugh, who are key figures in Eddie Howe’s side.
With a number of the players studying sports courses, Surman and Pugh shared their experiences of preparation, recovery and sports psychology in an insightful session.
The team’s visit was organised as part of the Cherries’ partnership with Bournemouth University, which was launched back in September 2013 and provides students with discounts on tickets and work placements.
“It was great to have the university ladies team down at the stadium,” head of the Community Sports Trust Steve Cuss said.
“They are enjoying a fantastic start to the season, going unbeaten and sitting at the top of the league.
“It’s really pleasing to see them doing so well alongside the men’s team and benefiting from working with the Trust and the club.”