Former Saddlers midfielder Wayne Thomas has set up a Virtual Football School to keep children active at home during the Coronavirus outbreak.
Thomas, who owns ACE Academy, has been hosting the sessions live on Facebook and after a successful trial session last month, has opted to run three sessions a week on Tuesday’s, Thursday’s and Saturday’s
There are separate individual classes for children aged four to seven, eight to 11 and 12-16.
The sessions are free of charge although the academy ask anyone to make a donation where they can.
“They love their football, they really enjoy, and this will give them what they’re going to miss during this period,” Thomas told the Express & Star.
“It will give them a bit of structure and in terms of keeping fit – it has a lot of additional benefits.
“They can get out in their garden in the fresh air if they can, but even someone who lives in a flat can perform this in their space indoors.
“This won’t stop people, anyone who wants to do it will be able to take part.
“All the kids will need is a football and a few cones, or an alternative, and a helper to serve the ball.”
Anyone interested in the sessions can access them by visiting the ACE Academy Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/footballaceacademy.
The sessions will then be uploaded onto YouTube here.