Bill Foley, the owner and chairman of the Vegas Golden Knights, announced a relationship today, February 1, between his Premier League team, AFC Bournemouth, and the Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club (DLVSC), the city’s top non-profit junior soccer organisation. Through this relationship, AFC Bournemouth will provide coaching education to the Club’s personnel and conduct a clinic for local players this summer (details to be announced soon), while AFCB will

“I’m excited to forge this connection between AFC Bournemouth and the City of Las Vegas that means so much to my family and myself,” he said. “This aligns with our commitment to supporting youth sports, which we have demonstrated with football in the Bournemouth region and hockey with the Vegas Golden Knights. It is a collaboration that gives the Downtown Las Vegas Soccer team coaches access to some of the best minds in the game, as well as a professional team for their players to root for and hope to play for one day.”

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“Our club is excited to partner with Premier League team AFC Bournemouth,” stated Gary Soresman, DLVSC Executive Director. “As a club that has traditionally taken pleasure in being a community-based organisation that makes choices in the best interests of its players, this feels like an excellent fit. We are excited about what the future holds for this fantastic game and the AFC Bournemouth club.

Maintain a consistent, visible presence throughout the DLVSC organisation and events.

Steve Cuss, AFC Bournemouth’s Head of Community and Manager of the AFCB Women’s Team, will manage the relationship. Cuss, a UEFA licenced coach, and his crew will provide coaching seminars for DLVSC staff both in person and electronically, as well as open a clinic for local youngsters in the Las Vegas region.

The organisations will commemorate their relationship with a viewing party for AFC Bournemouth’s match versus West Ham today at 11:30 a.m. PT at MacKenzie River Pizza, Grill & Pub in City National Arena, situated at 1550 S. Pavilion Centre Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89135. The AFCB match will be livestreamed on Peacock Premium.

DLVSC will promote AFC Bournemouth in the Las Vegas Mayor’s Cup International Showcase, the country’s premier youth football competition, which the Club conducts every February (Feb. 17-19 for boys and Feb. 23-25 for girls) and October and attracts teams and players from all over the world.

AFC Bournemouth is now ranked 12th in the Premier League, following a record-breaking month. In December, striker Dominic Solanke was named Premier League Player of the Month, marking a first for the club. AFCB has also advanced to the fifth round of the English FA Cup after defeating Swansea City 5-0 last Thursday.

ABOUT THE VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS

The Vegas Golden Knights are a National Hockey League franchise owned and operated by Black Knight Sports and Entertainment LLC. Established by Owner and Chairman Bill Foley and his family, the Golden Knights were the most successful expansion franchise in North American professional sports history in 2017-18 and won the Stanley Cup in 2022-23. For the latest news and information on the Golden Knights visit vegasgoldenknights.com and follow the team on

ABOUT THE DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS SOCCER CLUB

The Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club, founded in 2005, is a non-profit organisation dedicated to providing education, development, and support for children soccer, as well as opportunities for players of all skill levels, from beginner to advanced, from age three to professional. DLVSC seeks to provide programmes for all types of players from all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds, as well as to equip its staff with the tools necessary to make our community a better place.

DLVSC also sponsors the Las Vegas Mayor’s Cup International Showcase (lvmayorscup.com), which is the country’s largest international football competition. Visit downtownlvsc.com for more information about the DLVSC and its programmes.

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ABOUT AFC BOURNEMOUTH

AFC Bournemouth is a professional football club based in Kings Park, Boscombe, a suburb of Bournemouth, Dorset, England. The club competes in the Premier League, the highest division of English club football. Formed in 1899 as Boscombe, the club adopted its current name in 1971. Nicknamed “The Cherries,” Bournemouth plays its home games at Vitality Stadium, at Dean Court. The home colors are red-and-black striped shirts, which have been a tradition dating back to the club’s establishment.

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