The players joined more than 60 children on the soccer camp, taking part in a Q&A session with the group, and handing out match tickets for the game against QPR to the kids with the best questions.

The players also handed out medals, posed for photos and signed autographs for every child on the course.

The two-day ‘Train Like A Pro’ course has given children aged 5-14 the chance to practice their skills just like the professionals do, with many of the drills taken right off the Boro training pitch.

The MFC Foundation also ran a ‘Girls Only’ coaching session, as well as a multi-sports activity day through the rest of the half term week.

On his first Boro community visit, Mikel said: “I really enjoyed visiting the kids at the soccer school and seeing their happy faces. The children had lots of good questions for me and the boys, and I hope the winners enjoy coming to the match.”

Wing added: “The facilities are fantastic for the children to play on, and you could see that they were really enjoying themselves on the pitch.

“They’re very fortunate to have access to sport centres like this, and I hope they continue to enjoy their football for years to come.”

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Take a look at more images from the Foundation holiday course in the gallery above.