WELSH Rugby Union defence coach Shaun Edwards treated young players to a training session at the Weymouth & Portland clubhouse.

More than 50 children from the under-12s to the under-16s took part in an hour long series of drills similar to that of a professional team.

After the session, Edwards, who also played rugby league for Wigan and Great Britain, signed autographs and had selfies taken.

Later in the evening, there was a three-course meal with parents of players, senior players, friends of the club and local businesses.

Edwards, who has also coached the Cardiff Blues and the British and Irish Lions, then held a question and answer session.

Edwards said: “Thanks for a great time in Weymouth. One of the best gigs I have been on. Top place and even better people.”