AFC BOURNEMOUTH star Aaron Ramsdale kicked off his role as ambassador of a Dorset care provider by visiting a Bournemouth care home.

The goalkeeper launched the new role with Care South as the charity celebrated their sixth season in partnership with AFC Bournemouth’s Community Sports Trust.

The England under-21 international started life in his ambassador position by stopping off at Wickmeads care home, in Tuckton, for activities, fun and socialising.

During the afternoon of games, residents kept 21-year-old Aaron on his toes, while there were prizes given out and he signed memorabilia, including photos for new home manager, Tracey Walker.

Aaron said: "It was great fun to come out and play a few games with the residents.

"We were all having a bit of a laugh and a joke. Desmond, he’s a good player. He’s 96 and he’s given stats even I didn’t know.”

The visit marked the next chapter in the partnership between Care South and the Community Sports Trust, which runs regular sessions at the care provider's care homes.

Through the partnership, regular activities and events are organised by the trust, helping residents of all abilities to stay active and provide an opportunity to socialise and share footballing memories.

Tracey said: “It was a pleasure to welcome Aaron to Wickmeads and the residents really appreciated his time.

“I’d particularly like to thank Aaron for spending so much time with Cherries fan Desmond, who was keen to discuss the club’s recent form.”

Care South chief executive Simon Bird added: “We’re now entering our sixth year of our partnership with AFC Bournemouth and the club’s community sports programme.

"Care South is delighted with this project, which bridges the generation gap and provides meaningful and stimulating activities and engagement to our residents.

“This is Aaron’s first visit as our ambassador and it is nice to see how popular he is with residents and staff already.”