Join us for an audience with AFC Bournemouth’s Scott Parker, Lewis Cook, Katie Scadding, Steve Cuss and Dr Andrew Mayers on Wednesday 2 February.
Bournemouth University is the official higher education partner of AFC Bournemouth, a partnership that benefits staff, students, supporters and the local community. Each year, the partnership is celebrated through the BU Big Match, one match in the AFC Bournemouth fixture list that showcases the partnership. As a part of the BU Big Match, join AFC Bournemouth Manager Scott Parker, midfielder Lewis Cook, Katie Scadding, Steve Cuss, and BU mental health expert Dr Andrew Mayers in an hour-long discussion about resilience, and the importance of positive mental health in sport, and in life.
The event will take place virtually and details will be sent to you closer to the date, with tickets available through Eventbrite.
For further information on this event please contact [email protected]. Find out more about the guests below:
AFC Bournemouth's manager joined the Club in June 2021, following a successful spell in charge of Fulham, who he managed in the Premier League following successful promotion from the Championship. Scott also had a successful playing career as a central midfielder for clubs including Chelsea, West Ham and Tottenham, winning `18 England caps and featuring at Euro 2012.
Lewis Cook joined AFC Bournemouth from Leeds United in 2016 and experienced four years of Premier League football with the Cherries. Lewis captained England under-21s to the Toulon Tournament final, which they won, and will be hoping to add to the senior England cap he received in 2018.
Katie is AFC Bournemouth women's team no. 1, having stepped up from youth football in the 2017/18 season. Katie has kept goal as AFC Bournemouth women's team have risen to the fourth tier of the women's football pyramid. Katie currently works for AFC Bournemouth's Community Sports Trust, coaching hundreds of children and adults each week.
Steve Cuss is an experienced manager and community champion. He currently manages the AFC Bournemouth women's team, is involved with coaching at BU, and has been Head of Community at the Cherries since 2002.
Dr Andrew Mayers
Dr Mayers is an academic psychologist at Bournemouth University, specialising in mental health. He is a patron for Dorset Mind, and involved in a range of charity activity promoting positive mental health and care.