It's time to put your hand up for a real grassroots football hero
Manchester United and Wales legend Ryan Giggs paid a visit to our Community Coach of the Year to see first-hand how he gets youngsters excited by the game.
The McDonald’s Grassroots Ambassador for Welsh football helped take a session with the girls from Fishguard Sports AFC, with our coach of the year Matthew ‘Minty’ Lamb and Team GB Paralympic football captain Jack Rutter.
Giggs, who won 64 Wales caps, said: “It’s great to see the work that Minty is doing in Fishguard.
“Girls football is growing and the impact that Wales made in Euro 2016 is going to see the game here grow more.
“It has impressed me how much knowledge these girls have. They gave me some great feedback about the game.
“My first experience of football was with a Sunday league team. Thirty-five years on I'm still talking about my first coach, Dennis Schofield.”
The football superstar was also in West Wales to launch the nominations window for the 2017 McDonald's Community Awards.
He said: “The impact coaches like him have needs to be recognised and the McDonald's Community Awards is a great way to do that.
“These are the people who make sure that the pitches, bibs, ball and nets are all in place. It's great that they are being recognised.
“That recognition gives them the impetus to move forward and keep coaching the kids, who will be the football players of the future.
“The community work that McDonald's do in Welsh football is very important and hopefully we can continue that.”