Thirty-one young players were put through their paces during a two-hour coaching session with Dover Athletic Manager Andy Hessenthaler at Crabble on Tuesday.

The youngsters, who were aged between 14-16, got an insight into what life is like as a player under Hess as he, together with Dover Athletic Academy Manager Mike Sandmann, went through a variety of training drills with them.

Dover Athletic goalkeeper Josh Bexon and Ryan Hanson, a midfielder, who spent time on loan with us from Championship side Hull City earlier this season, and Academy defender Will Moses, also spent time with the youngsters.

The attendees were also given a tour of the changing rooms and a ball each.

Hessenthaler said it had been time well spent. “It was all about giving these youngsters from the local community the chance to come along, play on the pitch and it will hopefully help their development as young footballers.

“It went really well and I hope they gained something from his very worthwhile session – they all seemed to enjoy it!

“I was absolutely delighted to be able to help and I look forward to doing some more sessions in the future.”