Football stars coach primary school children in Inverness

BBC Sportsound roadshow
Former Celtic goalkeeper and Ireland international Pat Bonner passed on some goalkeeping tips to the youngsters

Many people have childhood memories playing football in the park, jackets for goalposts, pretending they're playing with the stars.

For a group of primary school children in Inverness, that dream became a reality.

BBC Scotland's latest Sportsound Roadshow featured pupils from Lochardill Primary School in a master class at Bught Park.

Former Celtic goalkeeper and Ireland international Pat Bonner led the session, alongside Inverness Caledonian Thistle manager John Hughes and assistant Russell Latapy.

Speaking after the session, Latapy said clubs had a responsibility to get young people into the sport.

"It's about coming out to grassroots areas like this and passing on some of the experience and knowledge that we've acquired over the years," he said.

"This is where I started playing football - in a setting like this - and it's really good to be here giving something back to these young kids.

"Not all of them will have the chance to make it in professional football, but the main thing is to get them off the street and give them a love for the game of football."

Donnie Hossack, from Thistle FC, said the session had been great experience for the kids and had also given him coaching ideas.

"It's been fantastic," he said. "Even the wee tips that they've given and their enthusiasm.

"It gives me so much encouragement and obviously for the kids too."

BBC Sportsound will be touring the country between now and May along with some more well-known names.

For more information check out Sportsound on BBC Radio Scotland and on Twitter via @bbcsportsound and @bbckennymac.

To find out about taking part in football training in your area, go to the BBC's Get Inspired pages.