Fabrice Muamba was a guest coach at Bolton Wanderers Community Trust's Gifted and Talented programme last Thursday evening.
The former Wanderers midfielder made a surprise appearance at the session, with the youngsters - aged ten and eleven - given the opportunity to learn from a man who has been in their position previously and forged his own way in the professional game.
Currently embarking on a career in coaching after retiring, the 29-year-old helped out in the session which is attended by players who have been identified as stand-out talents in the Trust's various football courses.
Working alongside coach John Oliver, Muamba helped the budding footballers and honed his own talents as he works towards a career on the other side of the beautiful game, all while being filmed for a special documentary set to air later this summer.
Following the session, he took time to pose for photographs with the children and also signed autographs.
For more information on Bolton Wanderers Community Trust's football courses, please visit their website which can be found HERE.