FOOTBALLER David Platt has been watching over up-and-coming footballers in Wrexham.
The 42-year-old former England international has been leading a three-day coaching course at Glyndwr University’s AstroTurf pitch, sharing his experience and skills with four- to 14-year-olds.
Platt, the star name involved with the Football Matters coaching course, was full of praise for what he saw.
He said: “The primary aim of the sessions is that children enjoy them and get shown different skills which they can work on at home.
“When I got involved with Football Matters, I wanted to press home that the course shouldn’t just be done as a one-off exercise but that we provide a product where we can recognise skill levels and improve our sessions week by week as we train different groups.
“The skill level of the group in Wrexham has been higher than the previous course we ran so we’ve been able to progress sessions a bit quicker than we normally would.”