Trident Soccer hosted successful coaching camps at Hipsburn First School and Wooler First School during the May half-term holidays.
The fun-packed week included five-a-side games, skills coaching, attacking and defending, team work and team-shape and the ever popular speed-radar shoot-out.
Both camps were attended by Newcastle United U21 player Jonni Quinn who answered questions on Newcastle United, work ethic, training, his personal development to being a professional player and providing a skills demonstrations for the youngsters.
Jonni, from Alnwick, started training with Trident Soccer in 2001 at the Duchess High School and was a member of the Trident Academy team displaying their skills in front of the late Sir Bobby Robson at the opening ceremony of Willowburn Sports and Leisure Centre.
He said: “I have really enjoyed my time back at where my footballing career started and the Trident Soccer camps brought back a lot of happy memories. The boys and girls were brilliant and I was delighted to attend.”
Trident Soccer’s Ryan Jobson thanked the coaches, volunteers, parents and children for their support as well as Jonni for providing encouragement to the youngsters.
He said: “Jonni showed immense talent at an early age and has worked extremely hard to earn a professional contract with Newcastle United.
“He has not forgotten his early beginnings and continues to encourage youngsters to participate in active sport and grass-roots football.”