Adam Federici will be swapping his goalkeeping gloves for gardening gloves as he signs up to become Green Goals’ new ambassador.

The Australian shot-stopper, signed by Eddie Howe ahead of the club’s first ever Premier League campaign, has pledged his name and services to the award-winning environmental project which aims to improve Bournemouth and the surrounding areas.

Federici is the latest name in a list of successful Cherries players who have shown support for the campaign, which is a unique mix of football, education and business, after club legends Steve Fletcher and Stephen Purches previously did so.

As part of his commitment to the cause, the ‘keeper will attend local events which are funded by the Green Goals Community Fund as he helps to spread the word to ensure Dorset becomes a better place to live, work and visit.

Cherries commercial director Rob Mitchell said, “We are delighted that Adam has agreed to be our new Green Goals ambassador. We are now into the sixth year of the project and having an international goalkeeper on board will ensure it goes from strength to strength. As always, my thanks go to all of our partners who’s financial support to the community fund and enthusiasm ensures it continues to grow.”

Green Goals is supported by AFC Bournemouth, Bournemouth Borough Council, Bournemouth University, Eco Sustainable Solutions, Green House Hotel, J&G Environmental, New Earth Solutions, Village Hotel and W+S Recycling.

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