Children at Verwood First School and Nursery recently inspired by the European football championships showed off their skills to coaches from AFC Bournemouth.
The Reception year were put through their paces by staff from the club’s Community Sports Trust.
Verwood First School is part of Wimborne Academy Trust (WAT), which produced England’s Ben White and Chelsea FC’s Tino Anjorin.
Georgia Matthew, Early Years Lead at Verwood First School, said: “The children really enjoyed it.
“They worked on their skills and played a game. The coaches were great and really encouraged them.
“Those who weren’t hugely into football are now much more interested. And who knows, in the future one of these children might be pulling on the England shirt.”
David Staddon, one of the coaches, said to afcb.co.uk: “The club’s community trust reaches 4,000 people a week – from two-year-olds to 99-year-olds.
“We love working with Reception children as they clearly love being outside running around.
“Their enthusiasm is infectious and we hope to get around more of Wimborne Academy Trust’s schools.”
Image: Georgia Matthew, back row second from left, and on her left is coach David Staddon, along with Verwood First School’s Oak Base, the reception year