Colchester United's U18s had an afternoon with a difference this week, as they visited a local care home to meet residents.
The U's youth team players, along with Head of Education Ian Lowe and Welfare & Safeguarding Officer Peter McCormack, visited Foxburrow Grange in Colchester on Monday afternoon.
The boys participated in a music and movement session with the residents, and also got to spend time with U's Hall of Famer Bobby Hunt as part of their visit.
Bobby spoke about his career with the U's and Ian said the players got a lot out of their visit: "It was such a fantastic experience to be able to spend time with the residents of Foxburrow Grange.
"Our Academy players are fully aware that Colchester United belongs to the community.
"By spending an afternoon with the residents, and helping the staff with instruction of an activity, it was an opportunity to develop key personal and professional life skills to succeed.
"It was also a true privilege to speak with Colchester United legend Bobby Hunt. The man is an inspiration for any aspiring footballer, and the fact he is such a genuine person and great company is an added bonus.
"We are very grateful that he is prepared to give up his time to speak with our Academy players."