Bury Town Rams Under-10s’ players became the talk of the classroom when they received a coaching session from one of the most sought-after young talents in the Football League.
Ipswich Town star Tyrone Mings made dreams come true when he followed up on a promise to deliver a coaching session to the Bury side last week.
The highly-rated left-back first responded to a training request from Bury Town Rams manager John Byford on social media site Twitter in January, posting: ‘Ok give me a couple of weeks and I’ll be over’.
Mings, 21, was good to his word and spent an hour coaching the youngsters as well as answering questions and posing for photographs with the under-10s and under-9s Rams and Colts teams.
Manager Byford said: “It’s fantastic he was able to make it, especially as it’s nearing the end of the season and Ipswich are fighting for a play-off place.
“Professional footballers sometimes get a bad press, but he was brilliant.
“Nothing was too much trouble for him.
“It was an amazing experience for them all and we are very grateful to Tyrone for giving up his time to inspire our players.”
Mings has made headlines for several acts of generosity in recent years; in 2013 he received national publicity for donating two tickets over Twitter to an Ipswich fan who could not afford to go to a game.
He also told two Ipswich supporters in July 2014 that he would buy them a new shirt with his new squad number on it after it changed from 15 to three.