Essex-born Calum Ward joined the Cherries in 2013 and has worked his way through the club’s academy ranks.
Although he was initially turned down as a ten-year-old, he was offered terms after impressing during a trial three years later.
He played youth football for Poole Town and Wareham Rangers before joining the Cherries.
Ward attended Lytchett Minster School and has had loan spells with Totton & Eling, Bashley, Thatcham Town and Weymouth.
He has trained with Eddie Howe’s first team and been included in matchday squads for games in the FA Cup and Carabao Cup.