Two UCLan Sports Coaching undergraduates were recently rewarded for their volunteer efforts during 2014.
Andy Hilton and Tom Storey were recognised for their excellent work, during the ceremony to launch the 10th annual Preston Sports Awards.
The pair give up their time every Saturday to conduct coaching sessions for children aged 4-13 at The Sir Tom Finney Preston Soccer Development Centre.
Andy hopes to use the experience as a platform to progress into coaching in the USA, and whilst Tom is currently keeping his options open he is hopeful the work will boost his future career prospects.
Senior Lecturer Cliff Olsson commented: "I'd like to pass on my congratulations to Tom and Andy. They both represent everything that outstanding coaching students should aspire to, which is to make a difference and a contribution to the communities they work in. Well done lads, you should be very proud."