Scunthorpe United defender Jack King says the work that the club does in the community is crucial.King was speaking at Thursday's Scunthorpe United Summer Soccer camp, where young, aspiring footballers got the chance to meet the first team squad, as well as partaking in various other activities.
"These schemes bring young people into the game, I used to attend these kind of schemes when I was growing up and I know it's something that I'll never forget," he told Scunthorpe-United.co.uk.
"It's good for the kids to get a glimpse into the life and see how football clubs are run."
The defender also spoke of how important it is that the club's name is out in the public eye.
"To get the club's name out there is really important," he said.
"The people who do the work in the community get the club out there every time they do the work, which is vital."
New signing King was quick to highlight again just how much of a positive experience that both the work in the community and the soccer camps are for youngsters.
He said: "It's great for the lads to get the chance to meet the players and so on.
"For a lot of the kids it'll be their first time seeing a stadium, so hopefully one day they can make it and I'm sure days like this will stand them in good stead."
Our community courses continue over the next few weeks, here are details.