Nottingham Forest defenders Michael Mancienne and Eric Lichaj visited more than 100 children at a Forest in the Community soccer school this afternoon.
The pair went to the Forest Sports Zone in Nottingham where they held a question and answer session with the children on the course and assisted with a coaching session.
Richard Meek, Forest in the Community Football Development Project Manager, said: "The players were brilliant and answered a lot of questions. The children on the soccer school were really excited to meet Eric and Michael and were still talking about them after they left.”
The session was also an opportunity for a teenager taking part in the National Citizen Service (NCS) scheme to speak to the players after being invited down to the session.
Saturday’s clash with Sheffield Wednesday at The City Ground has been selected to raise awareness of the NCS campaign and a member of the NCS team interviewed both Michael and Eric.
Emily Moore, NCS Project Manager, said: “Michael and Eric gave great advice around teamwork and leadership that we know will benefit our NCS young people this summer.”