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Newcastle United stars Cheick Tiote and Danny Simpson dropped into Complete Football in Gosforth recently to meet youngsters taking part in Newcastle United Foundation's holiday soccer school.

The duo helped coach the 56 children in a number of drills, including shooting practice, where Tiote's team came out on top by scoring ten goals in the fastest time.

They then passed on some words of encouragement to the next generation of stars, who were honing their skills under the watchful eye of Foundation staff.

Newcastle United Foundation regularly run holiday courses at Complete Football as well as Power League in North Shields, Hirst Welfare in Ashington, Cardinal Hume Catholic School in Gateshead and will also be adding Cramlington Learning Village to the schedule for the forthcoming Easter break.

Football development manager Neil Winskill said: "Our Foundation organises holiday soccer schools every holiday and are always really well attended.

"We had more than 200 children attend our venues in February and our phone is already ringing for information about Easter. As well as Complete Football in Gosforth, Power Legaue iSoccer Dome in North Shields, Walker Activity Dome, Hirst welfare Centre in Ashington and Cardinal Hume Catholic School in Gateshead, we are delighted to announce our new venue at Cramlington Learning Village for Easter.

"These courses are ideal for parents who need childcare for the kids when they are at work, and also a great way for the children to get active, learn new stuff and meet new friends.

"When the first team players call in it makes the courses even more memorable, and we are very grateful to Cheick and Danny."

For more information on the Foundation's Easter holiday soccer schools please click here