Matthew Bates took time out to call in on our Community Sports Foundation Soccer Course at High Tunstall Primary School on Thursday afternoon.
The Pools boss went along to meet the youngsters who had enjoyed their week on the Course, pose for photos and sign some autographs.
Bates was also grilled with a number of questions about his career from the children, ranging from how many goals he scored to which player he would sign if money was no object!! (Messi was his answer, by the way.)
He was then on-hand to present some medals and trophies to the youngsters who had excelled in terms of attitude, ability and teamwork before getting back to The Vic to finish preparations for Saturday’s game at Havant & Waterlooiville.