Horsham's young soccer players were put through their paces by one of the state's premier clubs, Ballarat City FC.
Coaches from the National Premier League side held a training clinic for members of the Horsham and District Club, testing their ball work as well as their goalkeeping skills.
Director of football and senior coach James Robinson said it was great to make the trip to support soccer in the Wimmera.
"We want to engage with the whole of Western Victoria and the Wimmera, so I think for us to show our face in Horsham is a starting point," he said.
"It's important, and we want to be able to provide support mechanisms to the club and football in general.
"It's exciting to see how forward-thinking the Horsham soccer club are."
Robinson spent seven years in the A-League as both a player and a youth coach, most recently at the Brisbane Roar, before moving into the Ballarat role at the end of last year.
The introduction of Western United, a new Victorian professional outfit, to the A-League presented an opportunity to grow soccer in the region, Robinson said.
"The pathway from grassroots to professional football is there now," he said.
"Everyone has got a role to play now, and as long we give them an opportunity, that's what matters."
Another clinic will be held on Thursday morning.
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