The players at Ellesmere EduKick Manchester Academy received a nice surprise earlier this September when Richie Wellens, the former Manchester United and Leicester city star, came to visit.

Wellens’ appearance was both entertaining and informative for the boys at the academy. These potential football stars got the chance to ask Richie Wellens their burning questions during a Q&A session with him.

The students received another surprise when they got to practice with Wellens on the field during their training session. Wellens personally coached them during the field session of his visit, helping the students refine their abilities and techniques.

Wellens currently resides as the first team coach at league two-side Oldham Athletic, which makes him a superb choice for helping these students reach their full potential!

“It’s always great to have these guest sessions at our academy, but especially having Richie involved is fantastic!” said EduKick Manchester Director Mick Brennan. “Richie works a lot with our players in Manchester, and has a great understanding of our ethos in the academy and brings genuine energy and great advice to the sessions he does. The players at Ellesmere would have been able to take a lot for the afternoon with him, and hopefully we can get him along again soon to see their progress. A massive thanks to Richie for the session and talking with the players.”