FOOTBALL coaches from mega-rich French football champions Paris Saint-Germain have been running the rule over young starlets at a Blackburn school.

The Paris club, which boasts the likes of World Cup winner Kylian Mbappé and Brazilian star Neymar, has been treating aspiring footballers at Tauheedul Islam Boys’ High School to coaching sessions.

The current Ligue 1 champions from the World Cup winning nation have been injecting some European flair into pupils’ games to help inspire the next generation of footballers through the club’s player development programme.

Coaches from PSG have been leading weekly sessions for pupils at the Blackburn school, with each aspiring young footballer receiving expert tuition in small groups.

Year nine pupil, Amin Natha, said: “We have learnt everything from advanced ball control to wing play so far, which has allowed us to develop our skills and understand more about the tactics of the game rather than just the basics.”

The PSG Academy is designed to educate players with the Parisian techniques, methods, mentality and overall philosophy from the club that boasts the talents of modern footballing greats such as Kylian Mbappé and Neymar.”

PE Teacher at TIBHS, Peter Richardson, added: “It’s fantastic that our pupils have been given the opportunity to learn from coaches from one of the world’s leading football clubs in order to further their understanding of football.

“The PSG coaches value the importance of encouraging players to work together and enjoy possession of the ball, and our boys are thoroughly enjoying the experience.”