The Wairarapa College first XI football squad have been helping develop the skills of younger players this season.

Benefitting from their assistance have been the Douglas Villa Magpies Under-9 team who relished having different members of the squad coaching them on Wednesday nights.

The first XI players, who range from year 9 and year 13, also took on coaching and refereeing duties for other Wairarapa College sides through the 2017 season.

Waicol coach and assistant principal Aaron Perkins said his squad gained a lot from working with the younger boys and thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity.

“I believe it is important to give back to the community and be positive role models.

“It was a great experience for our team, working together to help young boys develop their skills,” Perkins said.