Robbie Brady, Jeff Hendrick and Matt Lowton delighted youngsters at Burnley FC in the Community’s Soccer Schools during visits to courses run over half-time week.
Hendrick and new signing Brady and showed their support for the Community department’s work by attending a session at Bacup & Rawtenstall Grammar School.
Brady joined the youngsters for a game before young fan Joe re-enacted his point-winning free-kick against Chelsea, right in front of the man himself!
The Clarets' pair then joined participants for photos and gave some encouraging words of wisdom of how to improve their game.
As a new arrival at Turf Moor, Brady is keen to get involved in the positive work of Burnley FC in the Community and thinks programmes such as the Soccer Schools are having a big impact on local children.
He said: "It's always good to come to events and see the kids getting out and playing.
"It brings back memories of coming and playing football on days like this and getting to enjoy times with their pal and have a kick-about, so it's a great day."
Burnley fan Ana, 10, said: “It was so good to meet the players. I couldn’t believe it when they walked in. The Soccer Schools are so much fun, I love playing football all day and I’m learning lots about passing and teamwork.”
Meanwhile, Lowton called in at the Turf Moor Elite Training Centre Soccer School to join youngsters in a game and sign items.
Burnley FC in the Community deliver a number of Soccer Schools during the school holidays for children aged 5-12 in areas across East Lancashire. The programme will be expanding and holding courses across five sites during the Easter holidays.
Sports Development Officer Sam Howell delivers the Soccer School programmes and believes the course is a fantastic opportunity to keep children active during the school holidays.
He said: “Our Soccer Schools have been really well received and we always receive positive feedback from both children and parents.
"The sessions offer quality coaching in a safe and comfortable environment and give participants the chance to learn playing skills and techniques whilst making new friends.”
Details of Burnley FC in the Community’s Easter Soccer Schools will be announced soon.
To find out more information about the programme visit www.burnleyfccommunity.org or contact Sam Howell on 01282 704716, firstname.lastname@example.org