Local School Student Creates Fairtrade Breakfast of Champions

Harry Cooke with the Breakfast of Champions
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Harry Cooke served up a treat for the AFC Bournemouth first team squad at Vitality Stadium on Tuesday afternoon as part of the club’s Green Goals scheme.

To celebrate Bournemouth’s status as a Fairtrade Town, a special competition, named Breakfast of Champions, was held among a number of local schools.

The competition encouraged local children to create a unique breakfast that was fit for champions, making use of at least two Fairtrade ingredients.

And Harry’s creation of a special breakfast consisting of high-energy pancakes filled with Fairtrade fruit and nuts won him a truly memorable experience at Vitality Stadium.

Not only did Harry get to serve up his breakfast alongside the club’s head chef, but he was also treated to a behind-the-scenes tour of the club’s training ground and stadium and met members of the squad.

Professor Chris Shiel, Chair of Bournemouth Fairtrade Town steering group, said: “It was a wonderful experience for Harry and we were delighted with the support given by the Green Goals team to Fairtrade Bournemouth. 

“It was also good, to see Fairtrade products available for the players too! A Fairtrade Town needs Fairtrade cherries!”

Amy Marks, partnerships executive at AFC Bournemouth, said: Amy Marks said: “We were thrilled to be a part of the Breakfast of Champions competition, in partnership with Bournemouth Council.

“Meeting winner Harry Cooke was fantastic and it makes it even more rewarding when you witness how much he enjoyed his prize and experience at AFC Bournemouth.”

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