A pair of world famous freestyle footballers wowed teenagers at the Army Foundation College.
The F2 Freestylers surprised junior soldiers when they visited the prestigious college in Harrogate.
Billy Wingrove and Jeremy Lynch showed off their skills and filmed a video with members of Waterloo Company.
The popular YouTube stars knocked down targets on the firing range, performed tricks at the assault course and in the sports hall – the biggest in the British Army.
They invited the 16-year-olds to have a kickabout with them and praised them for their “tekkers” (technique) while wearing uniform and combat boots.
Jeremy said: “It’s a privilege being here. We want to thank the Junior Soldiers for watching our videos.
“The real heroes are the Armed Forces, they are the ones out in the world making a difference, so utmost respect to them.”
The F2 Freestylers took time out of their busy schedule to visit the military training establishment.
They arrived fresh from hanging out on Lewis Hamilton’s Yacht after the Monaco Grand Prix, and just before jetting off to the 2016 UEFA European Championship.
Billy said: “The facilities at the Army Foundation College are incredible, if you are a young person and you like sport and keeping fit then this is the place for you.
“There’s a really good atmosphere here, the place is full of young people enjoying themselves.”
Jeremy and Billy have more than a billion views on YouTube and have worked with some of the biggest football stars in the world including Messi and Ronaldo
Billy had some advice for youngsters who consider The F2 Freestylers their heroes and want to emulate their success.
“To get to where we are has taken practice, perseverance, confidence and self-belief. These are exactly the skills you need to succeed in any walk of life – including the Army.”
Billy and Jeremy – who call themselves “The World’s Best Football Duo” – invited the Junior Soldiers to knock down targets from a distance on the firing range. Log on to www.harrogateadvertiser.co.uk to see a video clip of the pair.